BULLDOGS BEAT TORONTO MARLIES FRIDAY IN HAMILTON

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Hockey-General News, St. John's IceCaps

20 – Louis Leblanc – Two Goals vs. Toronto Marlies

The Hamilton Bulldogs can thank goaltender Robert Mayer for their 4-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies Friday night at Copps Coliseum.   At one point early in the second period the Marlies had a 25-6 shots-on-goal advantage but trailed in the game 1-0 thanks to Louis Leblanc’s first period goal.

Playing on a line with Michael Bournival and Aaron Palushaj, rookie Patrick Holland scored his first professional goal and added an assist on the Bulldogs third goal scored by Palushaj.  Leblanc completed the scoring with an empty net goal.

Jake Gardiner ruined Mayer’s shutout bid midway through the third period.  Toronto outshot the Bulldogs 40-30. (Game and Season Statistics Below)

The Bulldogs 17th home opener was played before a crowd of 8819.  Among those in the crowd was Canadiens and Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin.

The teams will meet again Saturday night at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum.

In Junior hockey, Sarnia’s Alexander Galchenyuk picked up an assist in a home ice 6-3 home ice loss to the Guelph Storm Friday night.  Galchenyuk has 4 goals and 10 assists in eleven games this season.  This was the second of three games in three nights for the Sting.  They host Kitchener Saturday night.

Toronto Marlies 1 at Hamilton Bulldogs 4 
Friday, October 19, 2012 – Copps Coliseum

Toronto   0 0 1 – 1
Hamilton 1 1 2 – 4

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Leblanc 1 (Boyce, Tinordi), 19:13.

Penalties-Gallagher Ham (slashing), 3:27; Fraser Tor (roughing), 5:48; Leblanc Ham (tripping), 8:22; Blunden Ham (tripping), 16:59.

2nd Period

2, Hamilton, Holland 1 (Dumont, Palushaj), 17:44.

Penalties-Colborne Tor (roughing), 14:55; Kadri Tor (roughing), 14:55; Komarov Tor (roughing), 14:55; Blunden Ham (roughing), 14:55; Nash Ham (roughing), 14:55; Bournival Ham (delay of game – faceoff violation), 18:34; Dumont Ham (high-sticking), 19:38.

3rd Period-

3, Hamilton, Palushaj 2 (Holland), 4:33 (PP).

4, Toronto, Gardiner 2 (Scott, D’Amigo), 10:12.

5, Hamilton, Leblanc 2 (Blunden), 17:49 (EN).

Penalties-Zigomanis Tor (tripping), 4:13; Deschamps Tor (holding), 6:44; St-Denis Ham (tripping), 7:06.

Shots on Goal-Toronto 16-12-12-40. Hamilton 6-12-12-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Toronto 0 / 6; Hamilton 1 / 4.
Goalies-Toronto, Scrivens 1-1-0 (29 shots-26 saves). Hamilton, Mayer 1-0-0 (40 shots-39 saves).
A-8,819
Referees-Trevor Hanson (47).
Linesmen-Jordan Browne (67), Matt Traub (88).

The Bulldogs lineup for their home opener.  

Forwards

13-Steve Quailer –    57-Blake Geoffrion –      17-Brendan Gallagher

28-Aaron Palushaj – 18-Michael Bournival – 37-Patrick Holland

14-Mike Blunden –    47-Darryl Boyce –         20-Louis Leblanc

15-Kyle Hagel –         40-Gabriel Dumont –     12-Zack Stortini

Defensemen

5-Jarred Tinordi –       2-Greg Pateryn

8-Nathan Beaulieu – 32-Frederic St. Denis

3-Antoine Corbin –      4-Brendon Nash

Goaltenders

29-Robert Mayer (Peter Delmas – backup)

Scratches: Alexander Avtsin, Alain Berger, Joonas Nattinen, Morgan Ellis (injured), Cedrick Desjardins (injured)

Hamilton Bulldogs 2012-13 Individual Stats After Two Games

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
28 Aaron Palushaj 2 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 11 18.2
20 Louis Leblanc 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 9 22.2
40 Gabriel Dumont 2 1 1 2 2 4 0 0 2 50.0
37 Patrick Holland 2 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 2 50.0
47 Darryl Boyce 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 0.0
57 Blake Geoffrion 2 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 7 14.3
15 Kyle Hagel 1 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 1 0.0
13 Steve Quailer 1 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 1 0.0
12 Zack Stortini 1 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0.0
14 Mike Blunden 2 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 5 0.0
18 Michael Bournival 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 0.0
17 Brendan Gallagher 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 0.0
4 Brendon Nash 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 0.0
5 Jarred Tinordi 2 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 Greg Pateryn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
8 Nathan Beaulieu 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
3 Antoine Corbin 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 2 0.0
32 Frederic St-Denis 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 3 0.0
BENCH 1 1 0 1
TOTALS 1 8 13 20 14 34 1 0 59 0.121

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
29 Robert Mayer 2 124:52 1 0 0 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
TOTALS 1 124:52 1 0 0 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
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