IceDogs get back in win column
The Niagara IceDogs got back on the winning track with a 5-4 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Hamilton.
The win put an end to a six-game losing streak for the IceDogs, who last won at home Oct. 25 versus the Bulldogs.
“This one feels good for sure,” IceDogs coach Billy Burke said. “I’m happy for the guys. They deserved a result.”
Ivan Lodnia paced Niagara with two goals and three assists while Akil Thomas added two goals and two assists. Andrew Bruder chipped in with a goal and an assist.
“It was a real strong bounce back from our leaders today and everyone followed,” Burke said.
Burke also singled out a couple of first-year players for their efforts.
“We continue to see growth and development from all our rookies but in particular Dakota Betts and Tucker Tynan had very strong games,” Burke said.
Tynan kicked out 37 shots for the win, including a save on Liam Van Loon on a penalty shot.
“Tynan’s penalty shot save in the third was an enormous moment for us and saved the win,” Burke said.
Payton Vescio, Arthur Kaliyev, Jan Jenik and Tag Bertuzzi replied for the Bulldogs.
The IceDogs are in Peterborough Thursday and home to Windsor Saturday.
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