The St. John's IceCaps fell 3-2 to the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday night at Copps Coliseum in their first road game of the 2013-14 season.
Hamilton scored twice shorthanded, including Patrick Holland's eventual game-winner in the third period, to hand St. John's its first regulation loss of the season. Michael Blunden had a goal and an assist, while Dustin Tokarski made 33 saves for the victory.
Andrew Gordon and Ben Chiarot scored for the IceCaps and Eddie Pasquale stopped 31 of 34 shots.
The IceCaps continue their brief two-game road trip in Toronto Saturday afternoon to face the Marlies