SYRACUSE BEATS BULLDOGS BEFORE RECORD CROWD IN MONTREAL

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Hamilton Bulldogs, Hockey-General News

The Syracuse Crunch defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-1 Friday night  at the Bell Centre.  The game was played before 18,582 hockey starved  fans,  the largest indoor crowd in Bulldogs history.

Tyler Johnson scored twice in the third period to break the game open.  Phillip-Michael Devos and Mike Angelidis also scored for the Crunch.   Steve Quailer  scored for Hamilton, his first goal as a professional.  (Game Box Score and Bulldogs Season Stats Below)

This was men against the boys.  The Bulldogs have  the second youngest roster in the AHL with nine rookies and seven players  20 years old or younger.   The lack of professional hockey experience showed against the veteran Syracuse team fourteen  of whom were part of last year’s Calder Cup-champion Norfolk Admirals.

The clear star of the game was Bulldogs goaltender Robert Mayer who is the most improved Hamilton player from last season.  Syracuse outshot Hamilton 31-14.    Other noticeable performances came from Quailer and defenseman Nathan Beaulieu.

The Bulldogs lost the services of Blake Geoffrion at 11:46 of the first period when he was checked heavily into the boards by Syracuse defenseman Jean-Phillipe Cote.  Geoffrion suffered a skate cut and possibly a rib or shoulder injury and was taken to hospital.

Notes –  The attendance figure breaks two Bulldogs records.  On June second 2003, 17,428 attended a playoff game at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum between  the hometown Bulldogs and the Houston Aeros.  Their regular season record crowd was 15,529 at the Bell Centre  February 21st 2010, a 5-0 win over the Adirondak Phantoms.   It  is also the largest crowd ever to watch an AHL game in Canada.

Scratches –  Injured – G-Cedrick Desjardins (groin); RW-Louis Leblanc (ankle); D-Greg Pateryn (elbow). Healthy – Kyle Kagel; Alexander Avtsin.

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Friday, November 9, 2012 – Bell Centre

Syracuse 1 1 2 – 4
Hamilton 0 1 0 – 1

1st Period-

1, Syracuse, Devos 1 (Korobov, Gudas), 16:07.

Penalties-Holland Ham (roughing), 6:20; Cote Syr (fighting), 11:46; Blunden Ham (fighting), 11:46; Connolly Syr (roughing), 18:07.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Quailer 1 (Nattinen, Dumont), 2:07.

3, Syracuse, Angelidis 4 (Wyman, Brown), 19:08.

Penalties-Dumont Ham (holding), 4:51; Angelidis Syr (roughing), 9:51; Corbin Ham (tripping), 11:48; Gudas Syr (fighting), 14:35; Tinordi Ham (fighting), 14:35.

3rd Period-

4, Syracuse, Johnson 7 (Panik, Palat), 7:58.

5, Syracuse, Johnson 8 (Panik, Gudas), 10:55.

Penalties-Quailer Ham (cross-checking), 12:41.

Shots on Goal-Syracuse 11-14-6-31. Hamilton 3-5-6-14.
Power Play Opportunities-Syracuse 0 / 4; Hamilton 0 / 2.
Goalies-Syracuse, Tokarski 4-1-1 (14 shots-13 saves). Hamilton, Mayer 4-2-1 (31 shots-27 saves).
A-18,582
Referees-Terry Koharski (10), Jean Hebert (43).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2012-13 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
57 Blake Geoffrion 10 4 2 6 -2 9 0 0 29 13.8
17 Brendan Gallagher 10 3 3 6 -3 15 1 0 37 8.1
28 Aaron Palushaj 10 3 2 5 -4 2 2 0 31 9.7
14 Mike Blunden 10 2 3 5 0 24 1 0 18 11.1
37 Patrick Holland 10 1 4 5 -5 2 0 0 16 6.3
40 Gabriel Dumont 10 2 2 4 0 13 0 0 18 11.1
18 Michael Bournival 10 1 3 4 -3 8 0 0 20 5.0
47 Darryl Boyce 10 1 3 4 -1 17 0 0 10 10.0
13 Steve Quailer 10 1 3 4 -1 11 0 0 16 6.3
4 Brendon Nash 8 0 4 4 3 10 0 0 6 0.0
32 Frederic St-Denis 10 1 2 3 3 4 0 0 12 8.3
20 Louis Leblanc 3 2 0 2 1 9 0 0 12 16.7
23 Joonas Nattinen 7 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 9 0.0
5 Jarred Tinordi 10 0 2 2 -8 9 0 0 9 0.0
15 Kyle Hagel 5 0 1 1 -1 10 0 0 3 0.0
2 Greg Pateryn 7 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 10 0.0
8 Nathan Beaulieu 10 0 1 1 -1 6 0 0 20 0.0
12 Zack Stortini 10 0 1 1 -2 15 0 0 4 0.0
39 Peter Delmas 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
11 Alain Berger 5 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 7 0.0
44 Morgan Ellis 7 0 0 0 -6 4 0 0 5 0.0
3 Antoine Corbin 8 0 0 0 -5 6 0 0 13 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 10 1 0 1
TOTALS 10 22 39 60 -40 180 4 0 306 0.069

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
29 Robert Mayer 8 439:28 4 3 1 0 19 2.59 201 0.914
39 Peter Delmas 3 171:44 0 2 0 0 10 3.49 64 0.865
TOTALS 10 614:05 4 5 1 0 30 2.93 265 0.898

Linesmen-Rich Patry (52), Landon Bathe (80).

 

 

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