Bulldogs push high-octane Wolves to the brink

Carey Price shut the door on the Chicago Wolves and Hamilton took a stranglehold on the Western Conference Final with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 at Copps Coliseum on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs lead the series three games to none, and can sweep away the Wolves with another win in Game 4 on Friday.

Price, the heralded 19-year-old rookie, made 13 of his 35 saves in the third period as Hamilton took a stranglehold on the series and closed in on its second Calder Cup Final appearance in five seasons.

Zack Stortini and Corey Locke scored second-period goals for the Bulldogs, who won their fifth straight game.

Jordan LaVallee registered the only goal for Chicago, which has dropped six of seven meetings with Hamilton this season.

Western Conference Final – Series "N" (best-of-7)
W2-Chicago Wolves vs. N3-Hamilton Bulldogs || Preview
Game 1 – Fri., May 18 – Hamilton 6, CHICAGO 5 (2OT)
Game 2 – Sun., May 20 – Hamilton 3, CHICAGO 2 (OT)
Game 3 – Wed., May 23 – HAMILTON 2, Chicago 1
Game 4 – Fri., May 25 – Chicago at Hamilton, 7:30
*Game 5 – Sat., May 26 – Chicago at Hamilton, 7:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 28 – Hamilton at Chicago, 8:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 30 – Hamilton at Chicago, 8:00

*if necessary… All times Eastern