Chicago Bulldogs 5 @ Cincinnati Swords 7 – Cincinnati came out firing in the 1st period with two goals from RJ Marshall and Andrew Bond. Chicago responded with two goals of their own late in the 1st period from Trevor Foley and early in the 2nd period by Kyle Pierce. Cincinnati regained the lead with a goal from Tanner Bennet but only to be countered by two Chicago goals by Matt Kostopoulos and Christopher Wachal to give Chicago a one goal lead going into the 3rd period. Cincinnati was not done, scoring 3 goals in the first 3:33 of the 3rd period by Thomas Clayton, Luke McCammant, and Andrew Bond. Chicago scored again from John Godfrey to bring them back into the game only down by one goal late in the 3rd period. But, that was not enough, Cincinnati scored an empty net goal by Aaron Storch which solidified the win in the Saturday night thriller.
Chicago Bulldogs 5 @ Cincinnati Swords 7 – Another thrilling game on Sunday between Chicago and Cincinnati resulted in the same outcome as the game on Saturday, a 7-5 Cincinnati win. It was all Cincinnati in the 1st period, scoring four goals from Tanner Bennet, Andrew Bond, Matt St. Martin, and Thomas Clayton. Chicago responded with two of their own goals early in the 2nd period from Toms Taurins and Luke Morin, cutting Cincinnati’s lead in half. But, Cincinnati responded with Tanner Bennet’s second goal of the game. Chicago added on two more goals. One from Ryan Maksimovic and Luke Morin’s second goal. In the last seconds of the 2nd period, Thomas Clayton scored his second goal of the night putting Cincinnati up 6-4 going into the 3rd period. Just as the night before, Chicago scored a mid-3rd period goal from Vince Bartkowiak to cut Cincinnati’s lead down to one. But, Cincinnati holds its lead and Tanner Bennet scored on a late 3rd period empty net goal, giving him his third goal of the night giving him the hat trick.
The Bulldogs host the Wisconsin Whalers Friday night at 8, followed by home games against the Minnesota Flying Aces Saturday at 5:30 and Sunday at noon. Friday's game is the first of nine straight at home for Chicago.