Darche scores twice, including OT winner, as Hamilton shades Iowa 4-3

PEORIA, Ill. – Mathieu Darche’s second goal of the game 16 seconds into overtime Friday lifted the Hamilton Bulldogs past the Peoria Rivermen 4-3 in American Hockey League action.

Darche’s first goal put Hamilton (2-0-1) on the board three minutes into the first period, a power-play marker that tied the game 1-1. Ben Maxwell and Tommy Pyatt had the other goals for the Bulldogs.

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Yan Stastny led the way with a goal and an assist for the Rivermen (2-2-1). His goal on a power-play with 3:06 left in regulation forced overtime.

Chris Porter and Jonas Junland had the other goals for Peoria.

Curtis Sanford earned the win for Hamilton with a 20-save performance.

Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots for the Rivermen.