The Hamilton Bulldogs were edged 3-2 by the Greyhounds in Sault Ste. Marie Saturday night.
Stephen Harper opened up at 11:24 of the first period as he stole the puck at the ‘Hounds blue line and skated in on a breakaway beating Brandon Halverson in the Soo net. The goal extended Harper’s point streak to 10 games on the season. The Greyhounds responded less than a minute later when they scored an unassisted goal of their own at 12:04. This time it was Boris Katchouk netting his fifth of the season for the home side.
Sault Ste. Marie would take the lead at 15:33 of the opening period when Makar Tokarev fired home a one timer from the face-off circle. Colton White and Gustav Bouramman picked up the assists on the power play goal that was scored with just one second left in In the second period the Greyhounds added to their lead with another power play goal as Blake Speers beat Charlie Graham to make it 3-1. Gustav Bouramman and Mac Hollowell set up the goal at 16:51 of the second period.
In the third the ‘Dogs would pull to within one as Stephen Harper picked up his second of the game and eighth of the season by deflecting a Jake Bricknell shot in front of the ‘Hounds goal at 9:36 of the third. Hamilton would pressure late in the period but could not score the equalizer and lost 3-2.
The Bulldogs visit Sudbury Sunday night with puck drop at 6:30 p.m. The Bulldogs next home game is Wednesday, October, 28 against the Oshawa Generals. Game time is 7:00 p.m.
Source: Matt Holmes