The Bulldogs delivered a commending performance in Oshawa as they beat the top ranked conference leaders 5-1.
Hamilton managed to score at every period, with majority of goals came in the second and third period alone. Forwards Will Bitten led the team in scoring with two goals and one assist, while Matt Luff (2 assists) led the supporting contributors in the game. Matthew Strome, Zackary Jackson and Luke Kutkevicius also scored for the Bulldogs.
The team managed a lot of shots at every period. They overwhelmed the Oshawa defense with a plethora of scoring chances, especially in the first period.
Defense and Goaltending
The defense and goaltending performance of this squad was both gutsy and commendable. The defensive unit had a strong outing, containing the Oshawa attack with near perfect success. In the third period, the Bulldogs managed to contain the Oshawa offensive unit to just six shots in goal, despite giving up a combined 25 shots in the first two periods. Discipline was good, as well as shutting down Oshawa when it needed the most.
Goaltender Dawson Carty had another solid showing in between the pipes in this game. He stopped 30 shots, with several great saves and a good poke checking. He has started to become a beneficial insurance asset for the Bulldogs.
It was another great performance in both units of special teams for the Bulldogs. In the penalty kill, the squad showed effective tactics and they complicated the power play unit of Oshawa in all of the outings in this game.
The Bulldogs had a great showing in the power play as well. They produced multiple oppurtunities at their attacking zone, eventually scoring a goal in their four tries in this game.
The Bulldogs faces off against the Ottawa 67’s on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM. This game will be televised nationally on Sportsnet.