Despite Gutsy Effort the Bulldogs Face Elimination

Photo by Brandon Taylor/Hamilton Bulldogs

by SAMANTHA ZEITZ

The Bulldogs left it all out on the ice Tuesday night, but came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to the Ottawa 67’s. Despite the gutsy effort, the Bulldogs are down 3-games-to-nothing in their Eastern Conference Quarter Final series.

Chances were hard to come by in the tight checking 1st period as Ottawa took a late 1-0 lead, out-shooting the Bulldogs 9-4.

The Black and Gold seemed to find their stride in the 2nd, but it was the 67’s who took a 2-0 lead on a power-play goal at 4:38. However, the never say die Bulldogs got a power-play goal of their own at 14:36 as Arthur Kaliyev buried a nice pass from Matthew Strome at 14:36 to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Hamilton had some good zone time in the Ottawa end in the 3rd period but only managed four shots on goal. Despite pulling goaltender Zachary Roy and then getting a power play in the final minute, Ottawa held on to take the 2-1 win in Game 3.

The Bulldogs played the game without regulars Jan Jenik (injury) and Navrin Mutter (suspension).

Ottawa out-shot Hamilton 24-19.

Hamilton was 1 for 4 on the power play while Ottawa was 1 for 2.

Ottawa goal scorers were Mithell Hoelscher and Noel Hoefenmayer.

The Bulldogs will have to fight to stay alive tomorrow night when they host Game 4 at FirstOntario Centre at 7pm.

Source: Hamilton Bulldogs

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