In their second game in as many days, the Hamilton Bulldogs dropped at 3-2 overtime decision to the North Bay Battalion.
The Battalion were on the board first, but just 36 second later, Hamilton’s Marian Studenic made it 1-1 with assists to Will Bitten and Michael Cramarossa.
The Bulldogs took the lead in the second with a power-play goal from Matthew Strome.
The Dogs took a 2-1 lead to the dressing room after 40 minutes.
It was an intense third period. Hamilton killed off a 4 minute penalty, but with the North Bay goalie on the bench, Battalion defenseman Cam Dineen beat Cole Ceci to tie the game at 2-2 with 59.9 seconds left in regulation.
It was 3-on-3 overtime.
Hamilton had a great chance to capture the win when Will Bitten and Michael Cramarossa came down alone on Battalion goalie Brent Moran, but he made a save sending Steve Harland back the other way. Harland beat Ceci to the short side for the game winner.
The loss spoiled an excellent outing from Bulldogs rookie goaltender Cole Ceci who stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced in the best outing of his young OHL career.
With the overtime loss, the Bulldogs season record is now 7-3-1-0.