Ben Walter became the Abbotsford Heat's all-time leading scorer with a goal and an assist in last night's contest, taking over top spot from Jon Rheault with 74 points as a member of the Heat.
The home team scored four unanswered goals before Hamilton finally snuck a shortie past Barry Brust, who is now undefeated in all six of his starts so far this season. The Heat went on to add another goal on the powerplay, going an incredible 4-for-9 with the man advantage after something of a powerplay dry spell on their recent road trip. Former Flame Mike Commodore spent eight minutes in the sin bin in his first game with the Bulldogs; we'll see how much he gets to play (if at all) in his second game tonight.
Greg Nemisz was held scoreless in his first game of the season, but after not scoring for nine games, Roman Horak broke a scoreless drought of his own in his team's offensive onslaught. Last night's five goals were the most the team has scored since their October 26th 5-3 win against the Lake Erie Monsters, and needless to say Troy Ward's squad will look to achieve similar results tonight.
According to Ryan Pinder, it looks as if Danny Taylor will start in net tonight for the home team, giving Barry Brust and his lucky horseshoe a well-deserved break. It also appears that Sven Baertschi and Ben Walter will sit this one out with thus far unexplained ailments.
Puck drop is at 7PM PST/10PM ET. Go Heat!