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67’s come up short in Hamilton

The 67’s came up short in Hamilton on Saturday night in a game that was tighter than the 6-2 final against the Bulldogs would indicate.

The game was close until midway through the third period, when an offensive explosion by the Bulldogs put the game out of reach for Ottawa.

The two teams traded goals through the first two periods, with Navrin Mutter scoring for Hamilton and Oliver True, with his third, responding for the Barber Poles. Mutter scored his second of the game at the 12:50 mark of the second only to have Graeme Clarke respond with his seventh of the year to tie things up for Ottawa once again.

But things went south at the 8:14 mark of the Matthew Strome — who had two third-period goals — scored the first of four-straight goals to give Hamilton the win. Nicholas Caamano and Brandon Saigeon also scored for Hamilton.

Olivier Lafreniere stopped 24 shots for Ottawa in the loss, while Kaden Fulcher picked up the win in goal for Hamilton.

The 67’s return to action Wednesday night when they travel to Kingston to take on the Frontenacs.

GAME NOTES

  • The 67’s went 2-for-2 on the powerplay on Saturday. Hamilton was 1-for-7.
  • Hamilton outshot Ottawa 30-23 in the game.
  • Sasha Chmelevski led the 67’s with three shots in the game.
  • After a long road swing, the 67’s will return home next Saturday to host Barrie.
  • The 67’s current sit fifth in the OHL’s Eastern Conference with 28 points.

67’s single-game tickets start at $12 and are available at Ottawa67s.com/Single-Game-Tickets, by calling 613.232.6767 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place. All minor hockey players part of the 67’s Prospect Program get in for FREE. For more information on the 67’s Prospect Program click here.

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