Otters fall in Belleville, 4-1

Belleville, Ont. – Two first period goals by Tyler Graovac helped the Belleville Bulls earn a 4-1 over the Erie Otters Saturday night at Yardmen Arena.


Hayden Hodgson put the Otters on the board at 10:25 with his sixth goal of the season. Hodgson blasted a shot from the right circle through the blocker of Malcolm Subban for the goal.


Graovac then scored on the power play at 11:02 to tie the game at one after he banged in his own rebound. He added another goal 48 seconds later to give the Bulls a 2-1 lead going into the first intermission. The goals were Graovac’s fourth and fifth goals against the Otters in two games this season.


After a scoreless first period, the Bulls were able to get insurance with five minutes and 24 seconds remaining after Jordan Subban scored his tenth goal of the season with a blast from the right point.


Alan Quine scored on the power play with a minute and 57 seconds to go and complete the 4-1 victory for the Bulls.


The Otters return to Erie Insurance Arena for a Wendy’s Big Assist Wednesday against the Niagara IceDogs at 7:00 p.m. Bring a box of cereal or a package of diapers and get into the game for $2 courtesy of Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services. Proceeds benefit the Erie City Mission.


Locastro-Bonini Insurance Three Stars of the Game

No. 1 Star – Tyler Graovac, Belleville – two goals

No. 2 Star – Malcolm Subban, Belleville – 38 saves

No. 3 Star – Brendan Gaunce, Belleville – two assists

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