The Amerks played a home and home series with the Hamilton Bulldogs this weekend, and there was no shortage of big news. Connor Knapp played his first game, Zemgus Girgensons scored his first goal, and the diminutive Frederick Roy got into his first AHL fight, but the Amerks also sustained their first big injury this season - Cody Hodgson had a splint on his hand on Saturday and will miss one to two weeks, according to head coach Ron Rolston.
Friday night saw the Amerks hang on for a 3-2 shootout win over the Bulldogs, getting goals from Girgensons, Kevin Porter, and the shootout winner from Marcus Foligno. Girgensons deflected a shot from defenseman Alex Biega at the end of a hard working shift, and seemed glad to get the monkey off of his shoulders. David Leggio notched the win for the Amerks, and Frederick Roy impressed in his fight with an ambidextrous performance.