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Bulldogs Recall Antoine Corbin from ECHL, Hagel Wins Award

BULLDOGS RECALL ANTOINE CORBIN FROM BULLS

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
04/15/2013 1:15 PM –
HAMILTON, ONT – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Bulldogs have recalled defenceman Antoine Corbin from the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL.

dc81cb71c0ac4e1557a551dcorbinCorbin, 20, played 30 games for the Bulldogs earlier this season recording three points (1 goal, 2 assists) and 22 penalty minutes. Corbin was reassigned to the Bulls on March 20th and played six games notching one goal and accumulating 18 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 206-pound defenceman spent parts of five seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Prince Albert Raiders and the Kelowna Rockets registering 70 points (27 goals, 43 assists) and 269 penalty minutes in 189 regular season games.

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KYLE HAGEL NAMED BULLDOGS’ 2012-2013 IOA/AMERICAN SPECIALTY AHL MAN OF THE YEAR

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
04/11/2013 12:13 PM –
HAMILTON, ONT – The Hamilton Bulldogs are proud to announce that Kyle Hagel has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Hamilton community during the 2012-13 season.

Hagel, a Hamilton native, created a “Stick to Reading” program for two schools in his hometown. Hagel, along with other Bulldogs’ players, made numerous visits to Hess Street School and St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic School to promote literacy and encourage the elementary school students to read. In addition, Hagel created a contest to reward the students in each class who read the most books within a six-week time frame with prizes including the opportunity to play in a ball hockey game with the team, a chance to tour the team’s dressing room, meet-and-greets with Hamilton players and free tickets to Bulldogs games.

Hagel also participated in many team events throughout the season such as a team visit to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton which included a community skate at RCAF Flyers Arena, the McMaster Children’s Hospital visit, several community practices and skates with minor hockey teams in the area and the Bowling with the ‘Dogs event.

Hagel graduated with a degree in Political Science from Princeton University and always reminds the students that even though he is a hockey player, he still found time to study and get through school. Hagel hopes to continue to encourage students to keep reading as it is an important aspect in school and in life.

Hagel is now one of 30 finalists for the AHL’s 2012-13 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honoring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced by the American Hockey League on Apr. 18.
The Hamilton Bulldogs have had two previous winners of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, Mike Minard in 1999-2000 and Duncan Milroy in 2004-2005.

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