The Rochester Americans dropped to the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-2 tonight in the second of back-to-back matches with their North Division rivals at Copps Coliseum. The loss drops the Amerks to 0-3-0-0 against the Bulldogs this season and is the fourth straight for Rochester. Hamilton’s Ryan Russell took control of the game and earned the top star position with a hat trick of goals to top Rochester for the second of two back-to-back home games against the Amerks. Russell was perfect scoring three goals on three shots earning his fourth, fifth, and sixth goals of the season. Marc Denis made 24 saves for the win. Rochester was led by two scores coming from Jordan Henry and Michal Repik. Henry put in his first of the season as Repik earned his fourth bringing his point total to eight (4+4) on the season. Henry opened the scoring in the contest, putting the Amerks first goal of the game on the board and tallying his second point this season. The score was unassisted 18:48 into the game. Hamilton tied the game at one apiece with a short handed goal in the second period. Ryan Russell put in the puck after receiving a pass from Kyle Chipchura. The Amerks answered back just 31 seconds later on the power play as Michal Repik scored his fourth goal of the season. Repik put the Amerks up 2-1 with the go ahead from Rory Fitzpatrick and Jason Garrison with 13:23 left on the clock in the second. Russell again tied the game during the third period has he scored his second goal of the night with a puck that came this time from Ryan White and Chipchura as he gained his second point with two assists to Russell. The scoring continued later in the third for Hamilton as they scored two back-to-back short handed goals just 25 seconds apart. Matt D’Agostini scored his first of the night adding to his three game scoring streak as Russell boasted a hat trick with a third assist from Chipchura who received a pass from Alex Henry. The game finished 5-2 with an empty net goal by Bulldogs Yanick Lehoux on an assist from Henry as he received his second point of the game. Rochester returns home for their next game on Wednesday, November 19th as they host the Toronto Marlies for a 7:05 p.m. North Division matchup at The Blue Cross Arena.