HAMILTON, ON -- After falling to the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-1 on Thursday evening, the Abbotsford Heat were looking to avenge that loss in their rematch on Saturday evening.
They did so convincingly.
Goaltender Aaron Dell made 37 saves to lead his team to a 5-1 win and netted his first AHL win in the process. He was named the game's first star.
The Airdrie, AB product is now 1-2-0 in his AHL career with a 2.29 GAA and a .922 save percentage.
The Heat came out flying in the first period, scoring three times in a 53-second span; Corey Locke scored his first goal in a Heat uniform at 14:28, 19 seconds later, Chad Billins scored his 10th goal of the season, and Ben Street capped off the scoring spree at 15:21 with his 24th marker of the year.
Sven Baertschi extended his point streak to six games when he scored the second period's lone goal at 10:00. The Flames 2011 first round pick has registered four goals and eight points through his last six outings.
Nathan Beaulieu got the Bulldogs on the board in the third period, with a power play tally at 3:59. However, Max Reinhart iced the win for the Heat with an empty-netter late in the period.
Abbotsford’s six-game road trip will continue on Sunday, March 23rd against the Toronto Marlies at 12:30 AM MST.
1) Aaron Dell
2) Corey Locke
3) Derek Smith