Hamilton Bulldogs open 2022-23 season with overtime victory

Newly minted captain Logan Morrison scored in regulation and added the winning goal with four seconds to play in overtime to lead the Hamilton Bulldogs to a thrilling 5-4 victory in Guelph.

It was Hamilton’s first game of the Ontario Hockey League season and marked the first time the team played a meaningful game since the club lost in the Memorial Cup final in June.

Morrison’s first goal of Friday night’s game gave the Dogs a 2-1 lead in the first period after teammate George Diaco opened the scoring 9:08 into the game at Sleeman Centre.

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Diaco added his second goal of the game late in the second frame to give Hamilton a commanding 4-1 lead.

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But the Storm fought back and tied the game with 3:26 to play in regulation time.

Morrison’s OT winner came on Hamilton’s eighth power-play of the game, in which the Bulldogs capitalized three times.

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Matteo Drobac started in goal for Hamilton and made 29 saves in the win.

The Bulldogs travel to Peterborough Saturday night.

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