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Weekend recap: Bulldogs sweep Swords

SATURDAY

Cincinnati Swords 3 @ Chicago Jr. Bulldogs 6: The Chicago Jr. Bulldogs took advantage of the special teams opportunities scoring two power play goals and a shorthanded marker to beat the Cincinnati Swords 6-3. Isaac Lamb and Tyler Dalton both scored a goal and an assist for the Jr. Bulldogs. The Swords came out with a quick goal forty-three seconds into the games from Thomas Clayton but two goals from Dalton and Anthony Palermo gave the Bulldogs the lead after the first. The Bulldogs scored three tallies to bust open the game and it was left to Michael Paku to close out the game as he saved 52 Cincinnati shots for the win. 

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SUNDAY

Cincinnati Swords 6 @ Chicago Jr. Bulldogs 7 (OT): After two goals to tie the game in the third period it was Zac Edwards who scored the game winning overtime goal to give the Chicago Jr. Bulldogs a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Swords. It was a tightly contested game that saw neither team acquire more than a two-goal lead during the high scoring affair. The Jr. Bulldogs third period comeback started with a successful penalty shot from Matt Kostopoulos who beat Cincinnati goaltender Artie Haase. Luke Morin tied the game up less than two minutes later off a nice pass from Ryan Maksimovic. Finally, it was Edwards who completed the comeback scoring in the extra frame to give the Jr. Bulldogs the sweep on the weekend. Cincinnati forward RJ Marshall added his fourth and fifth goals of the season beating Michael Krch, who had sixty saves picking up the victory in the pipes for the Bulldogs.

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NEXT UP:

The Bulldogs play their fifth straight home game on Friday when Battle Creek visits Canlan Ice Sports Romeoville for an 8 p.m. puck drop.