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Hamilton Report - Mar. 7, 2008

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Hamilton Report - Mar. 7, 2008
Kyle Chipchura has been on a roll of late, notching 11 points in his last 12 games.
MONTREAL – Just like their big brothers in Montreal, the Hamilton Bulldogs have their eyes on the playoffs.  A 7-2-1-0 stretch over their last 10 games has helped the Bulldogs’ push for the postseason.  Currently sitting third in the North Division just two points back of second-place Manitoba, Don Lever’s crew can help themselves in a pair of weekend tilts with the Moose at Copps Coliseum.  The ‘Dogs currently have a game in hand on their division rivals and will add another before the two clubs meet for the second time on Sunday.

Chip-ping in:  After a slow start upon his return to Hamilton back in January, Kyle Chipchura has heated up of late.  The 22-year-old center has earned at least a point in 10 of his last 12 games, with a trio of goals and eight assists in that span. That brings his season total to six goals and 15 points in 24 games with the Bulldogs.

Sophomore success: Matt D’Agostini may be in his sophomore season in the AHL, but the so-called “jinx” hasn’t taken its toll.  The second-year right winger is inching closer to his rookie totals, with 17 goals and 40 points through 59 games.  In his professional debut in 2006-07, D’Agostini record 21 goals and 49 points in 63 contests.

Milroy hunts Moose:  Duncan Milroy continues to follow teammate Corey Locke’s ascension on the Bulldogs’ all-time scoring list.  Milroy has 175 AHL career points, just one point back of Hamilton alum Tomas Plekanec and four shy of second-place Brian Swanson.  Milroy couldn’t have asked for a better opponent to continue his climb, with five points (4-1-5) in six games this season against the Manitoba Moose.

Veteran Brett:  Acquired back on Feb. 8 from the Red Wings, Brett Engelhardt has added a solid veteran presence to the Bulldogs.  The 27-year-old notched his first goal with Hamilton on Sunday and is plus-3 in nine games in Steeltown.

Heather Engel is a writer for canadiens.com