by STEW KERNAN
A total team effort helped the Hamilton Bulldogs defeat the Peterborough Petes 3-2 on Saturday for their first win on home ice this season.
Rebounding from a tough loss Friday night, the Bulldogs also had to dig down deep after two defensemen were forced to leave the game due to injury.
After a scoreless 1st period, the Bulldogs exploded for three goals in just over six minutes of the 2nd to take a 3-0 lead. Starting the scoring was the first OHL goal from Avery Hayes followed by a tap in from Tim Fleischer and a power-play goal from Brandon Saigeon.
Peterborough made it interesting with two 3rd period goals, but the Black and Gold held on for the 3-2 victory.
Defensemen Nicolas Mattinen, Jake Gravelle, Michael Renwick and Josh Wainman had to log big minutes after Kade Landry and Frank Jenkins both left the game and didn’t return.
The Bulldogs finish the weekend with a 2 pm Sunday matinee in Windsor.
Source: Hamilton Bulldogs