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ALBANY 5, BRIDGEPORT 3
Jakub Petruzalek posted a four-point night as Albany recovered from a 2-0 deficit to secure a 5-3 win over visiting Bridgeport on Wednesday at the Times Union Center in the 2008 preseason opener for both clubs.
Bryan Lerg netted the Falcons’ lone goal on the evening.
HAMILTON 3, TORONTO 1
Rookie center Brock Trotter tallied a goal and an assist as Hamilton posted a 3-1 win over Toronto at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Trotter made his professional debut for the Bulldogs late last season, posting nine points (3-6-9) in 21 games of action.
The teams traded power play goals in the first period, with Toronto’s Tim Stapleton lighting the lamp at 4:20 and Hamilton’s Thomas Beauregard answering at the 19:27 mark.
The Bulldogs then took command in the second period, as Trotter made it 2-1 just 1:17 in and newcomer Mike Glumac provided insurance at 18:01.
HARTFORD 3, WORCESTER 2
Matt Zaba stopped 24 out of 26 shots Wednesday night to backstop the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 3-2 preseason victory over the Worcester Sharks at the Koeppel Community Sports Center at Hartford’s Trinity College. It was the preseason opener for both teams.
In the Worcester net, Derek MacIntyre allowed two goals on 15 shots in 29:30 of play, and Ryan Daniels stopped 16 of the 17 shots he faced in 30:20 of work.
ROCKFORD 4, PEORIA 3 (SO)
Rookie Peter MacArthur scored twice in regulation and once in the shootout as Rockford edged host Peoria, 4-3, at Carver Arena in the preseason opener for both teams.
Bickell finished with a goal and an assist in regulation for Rockford, and Jake Dowell chipped in a pair of helpers.