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Bulldogs rally past Chops, gain ground in North race


HAMILTON 5, IOWA 2

Hamilton rebounded from an early 2-0 deficit to score five unanswered goals on its way to a 5-2 road win over Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena on Tuesday.

Rookie David Desharnais tallied a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs, while Sergei Kostitsyn and fellow rookie Brock Trotter also posted multiple points with two helpers apiece.

Mike Glumac lit the lamp to extend his goal-scoring run to six games (8-2-10), and Hamilton also received markers from Ryan Flinn and Kyle Chipchura, the latter going into an empty net.

Hamilton’s power play unit allowed a shorthanded goal on its first opportunity but recovered to go 2-for-5 on the night. Bulldogs goaltender Marc Denis earned the win with 23 saves, helping Hamilton win for the seventh time in nine games (7-2-0-0) and close within two points of Grand Rapids for second place in the North Division race.

Chops forward Drew Miller scored that shorthanded marker just 2:51 into the contest, and Chad Painchaud gave Iowa a 2-0 advantage less than two minutes later.