An impressive comeback fell just short on Saturday night as the 67’s dropped a 4-3 road decision to the Hamilton Bulldogs.
A night after earning a hard-fought point in 14-round shootout loss in Oshawa, the 67’s nearly came back from a 3-0 lead in Hamilton 24 hours later.
After falling behind on first-period goals by Hamilton’s Marian Studenic, with two, and Brandon Saigeon, the 67’s fought back late in the second.
With less than two minutes to go in the middle frame, Mathieu Foget scored his fourth of the year to close the gap to 3-1. After Niki Petti made it 4-1 for the Bulldogs early in the third, Ottawa responded with goals from Mitchell Hoelscher, with his first of the year, and Patrick White, with his 20th, to make things tight late in the game.
Olivier Lafreniere was solid in relief of Leo Lazarev on Saturday, stopping 17 of 18 shots after coming into the game.
The 67’s return home on Family Day for a special Monday matinee versus the formidable London Knights. The first 3,000 fans at the game will receive a 67’s toque.
Tickets for all Ottawa 67’s home games are available at Ottawa67s.com, calling 613.232.6767 X1, or in person at The Box Office at TD Place. All minor hockey players part of the 67’s Prospect Program presented by Enercare get in for FREE. For more information on the 67’s Prospect Program click here.