The Chicago Wolves swept their weekend games with a decisive 4-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday January 26 at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ONT.
In the first period, the Wolves got out to a 1-0 lead thanks to left wing Dmitrij Jaskin who opened scoring for the Wolves for his second time in as many games. While Chicago was on the power play, newly acquired defenseman Mark Cundari sent a pass to the point for a one-timer by defenseman Brent Regner. The rebound then popped out to the doorstep, where Jaskin wrangled the puck and buried it into the net at 14 minutes and 25 seconds.
Even though the next goal was under review for a long time, it was a good goal for the Wolves and they increased their lead to 2-0. A three-on-two rush developed to the Wolves advantage and right wing Tyler Shattock streaked into the offensive zone joined by defenseman Joel Edmundson and Dimitrij Jaskin and he released a shot on net that snuck through as Edmundson stationed himself in front of the net at 15 minutes and 54 seconds.
The goals kept coming for the Wolves in the second period. Just 1 minute and 28 seconds into the period, Edmundson received a pass from newly acquired center Adam Cracknell and beat Bulldogs goalie Robert Mayer with a quick shot for the three goal advantage.
The Bulldogs got on the board (and spoiled Climie's shutout) at 3 minutes and 24 seconds. Hamilton moved in on the Wolves' zone in an odd-man situation and right wing Christian Thomas whipped a shot past Wolves goalie Matt Climie.
At 12 minutes and 2 seconds of the period, Chicago responded to the goal as Cundari scored his first goal as a Wolves player. Forward Nathan Longpre fed a crisp pass to Cundari from the corner and the pinching defenseman shot a laser top-shelf.
No scoring was done by either team and the Wolves went on to win 4-1 and sweep their weekend in Ontario
Shots on goal
Chicago 44 Hamilton 22
Climie (Chicago) 21 of 22 Mayer (Hamilton) 40 of 44