Wolves Beat Bulldogs 5-3
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(WSCR) – Through the first two period the Wolves and Bulldogs battle back and forth, trading goals and playing to a 3-3 tie. But, in the third period, the Wolves were able to add two unanswered goals to take a 5-3 victory.
Forwards Spencer Machacek, Angelo Esposito and Michael Davies and defensemen Paul Postma and Mike Siklenka potted goals for Chicago.
Postma cracked a 3-3 deadlock 9:29 into the last frame with a power-play marker when he blasted a shot past Bulldogs netminder Robert Mayer, stick side.
Siklenka one timed a power-play shot from the top of the left faceoff circle 12:10 into the final frame to seal the 5-3 win for the Wolves.
Chicago (18-15-2-1) opened scoring when Machacek slid the puck straight into the net from the crease past Hamilton goaltender Curtis Sanford, 1:16 into the first period.
Sanford posted two saves on three shots before giving way to Mayer at 1:16 of the opening frame.
Hamilton (19-10-1-4) tied the game 1-1, 9:39 into the first frame with a power-play marker from center Dustin Boyd.
Boyd grabbed the puck in the paint and flicked it over Chicago goaltender Peter Mannino.
The Wolves regained the lead, 2-1, when Esposito redirected defenseman Boris Valabik’s shot in the slot past Mayer 12:46 into the opening frame.
The Bulldogs responded nearly two minutes after with another power-play strike from the slot from Boyd to tie the game again, 2-2.
Davies popped the puck in the empty side of the net and past Meyer from the doorstep to bring the score to 3-2 on the power play 3:21 into the middle frame.
Mayer (6-6-2) posted 21 saves in 56:17 minutes of play.
Hamilton evened out the score 3-3, 9:13 into the second period when Boyd roofed a shot from the slot over Mannino.
Mannino (12-7-1) thwarted 23 shots in the win.
The Wolves continue their road swing through Canada against the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.
A Chicago Wolves press release contributed to this article