A packed house at the J.L Grightmire Arena in Dundas saw the Hamilton Bulldogs shutout the Utica Comets 1-0.
Robert Mayer and Dustin Tokarski combining for the shutout.
Both teams played a tight checking first period where neither team found the back of the net.
In the middle frame Sven Andrighetto put Hamilton on the board at 3:57. Beaulieu picking up the lone assist on the goal.
After 40 minutes even though the Dogs were leading 1-0 the Comets were outshooting the home side 18-13
The third period saw the two teams exchanging chances and Tokarski making a number of key saves.
Proceeds from the game going to the Dundas Minor Hockey Association.
Hamilton open their regular season next Friday at Copps Coliseum.
The Bulldogs take on the St. John’s IceCaps.
CHML is the home for Bulldogs hockey all season long.