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Game Summary – Tangradi With OT Winner, Bulldogs Down Flames

The Hamilton Bulldogs were on the road to take on the Adirondack Flames at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Bulldogs goaltender Joey MacDonald made 39 saves to lead Hamilton to a 2-1 overtime (3-on-3) victory. 

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HAMILTON, ONT. – Hamilton Bulldogs forwards Charles Hudon and Eric Tangradi each registered a goal in the ‘Dogs first game of an eight-game stretch away from FirstOntario Centre to lead Hamilton (29-23-9-0) to a 2-1 win over the Adirondack Flames (29-22-5-1) in 3-on-3 overtime on Tuesday night at Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y.

GAME SUMMARY

After a scoreless first period, the Bulldogs broke the 0-0 tie 3:46 in to the second period when Hudon fired a wrist shot that beat a sprawling Flames goaltender Brad Thiessen on a two-on-one break. Forward Sven Andrighetto recorded an assist on Hudon’s 14th goal of the season.

The ‘Dogs carried the lead in to the third period, then 13:16 into the third stanza, Adirondack forward Bill Arnold found a loose puck near the net and beat Bulldogs goaltender Joey MacDonald top shelf. The 1-1 goal was assisted by forward Ken Agostino.

At 4:47 of overtime, Andrighetto picked up his second assist of the game on a pass to forward Eric Tangradi, who beat Flames goaltender Thiessen with a wrist shot on an odd-man rush for his 10th goal of 2014-15. Defenceman Greg Pateryn had a second assist on the goal. With the win, the Bulldogs recorded their first victory in 3-on-3 overtime.

MacDonald made 39 saves on 40 shots for the Bulldogs in the win, while Thiessen stopped 31 of 33 shots faced for the Flames in the loss.

Hamilton went 0-for-3 on the power play, while Adirondack was 0-for-4 with a man advantage.

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game (Hardest Working Player): Greg Pateryn

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday, March 13 when they’ll visit the Rochester Americans at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial in Rochester, N.Y. at 7:05 p.m. Hamilton’s next home game is Sunday, March 15 when the club will host the Toronto Marlies at Bell Centre in Montreal, Que. at 1 p.m.

For more information on Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and 2015-16 season tickets, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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Recap – Flames vs Bulldogs: Dogs Fall to Flames in Overtime

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report 

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HAMILTON, ON — The Hamilton Bulldogs started their three-game homestand on Wednesday night at the FirstOntario Centre against the Adirondack Flames with record of 28-21-0 placing them second in the North Division with 62 points.

GAME RUNDOWN

Although the Hamilton Bulldogs had several quality scoring chances in the first period, the Adirondack Flames entered the first intermission with a 1-0 lead thanks to Garnet Hathaway. It was Hathaway who scored his 12th goal of the season beating Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Mike Condon over the right shoulder.

The Bulldogs had a breakaway opportunity and a 2-on-1 chance, which saw the puck hit the crossbar. Towards the end of the period, the Bulldogs headed onto the power-play and forward TJ Hensick failed to snap the loose puck into the wide open net with just seconds left. Hamilton finished the period with 15 shots on goal, Adirondack  14.

The Bulldogs got their first goal of the game on the power-play after a shot went off the backboards and in front of Brad Thiessen who was out of position and Eric Tangradi batted the puck into the net for his ninth goal of the season.

The Bulldogs got a second power-play of the game, and with four seconds left forward Drayson Bowman put the Bulldogs up 2-1 thanks to a feed from Tangradi just beside the net.

The Flames tied the game at 2-2 with Mark Cundari picking the puck at the blueline for a breakaway chance, which beat Condon giving Cundari his sixth goal of the season.

The Flames extended their lead to 3-2 with 8:37 to go in the second with Nolan Yonkman shooting the puck from the point with Max Reinhart tipping the puck in.

Max Reinhart scored his second goal of the game with a wicked wrist shot that would go top shelf over Condon. The Bulldogs left the period down 4-2 after forty minutes of play.

With 8:32 to go in the period, Bulldogs captain Gabriel Dumont shot in the rebound to make it a one goal game. That was Dumont’s 16th goal of the season and the Flames led 4-3.

The Bulldogs tied up the game thanks to Daniel Carr who cleaned up the rebound and put it top shelf. The Bulldogs and Flames did not score a late third period goal and this game went to overtime, thanks to Carr’s game tying goal.

The Bulldogs and Flames entered overtime but there was no goal scoring in the first five-minutes of play, so the 3-on-3 feature came into play. During the 3-on-3, the Flames capitalized and scored the game winning goal, thanks to Taylor Vause who netted the goal.

THREE STARS OF THE GAME

1) Taylor Vause

2) Max Reinhart

3) Eric Tangradi

Attendance: 2,456

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Bulldogs Burnt by Flames, Lose 3-1

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(Photo by Brandon Taylor / Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club)

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report

HAMILTON, ONT — The Hamilton Bulldogs took on the Adirondack Flames for their first-ever meeting tonight in front of 2,284 fans at FirstOntario Centre. The Bulldogs entered tonight’s match having won their last game on Tuesday in front of 13,000 loud school kids for the annual school day game, by dropping the Rochester Americans by a score of 6-1. But tonight, the ‘Dogs were burnt by the Flames by a score of 3-1. 

GAME RUNDOWN 

The Bulldogs had the games first and only goal of the first period, as ‘Dogs leading scorer with nine points, Charles Hudon, fed T.J. Hensick a nice pass right in the slot where he tucked away the puck past Adirondack Flames goaltender Brad Thiessen‘s glove side.

The Bulldogs took three minor penalties in the opening frame, but were able to successfully kill the minor infractions.

The remainder of the period would see typical back and forth play, and notably a nice physical presence from the Bulldogs blueline, specifically from Greg Pateryn, who played a good game on the backend.

The second period would go scoreless, but there were multiple chances at both ends of the ice, however both goaltenders would make the saves.

Five minutes into the third period, Hudon had an early chance to extend the ‘Dogs lead on a breakaway opportunity, but he shot the puck off the post.

Seconds after the Hudon chance, the Flames got their first goal of the game after David Wolf one timed a shot that beat Hamilton’s goaltender Joey MacDonald past his glove hand.

With only five minutes to go in the third frame, the Flames took the lead as Turner Elson sniped a wicked shot top shelf.

In the final two minutes of the game, the Flames extended their lead to 3-1 after Bryce Van Brabant tucked away the lose puck in MacDonald’s crease.

The Bulldogs drop the first game of a back-to-back to the Flames.

Hamilton is back in action tomorrow as they host the Flames for the second game of this weekend set.

Stay tuned to Bulldogs Hockey Report as I will bring you coverage of the morning skate Saturday at 10 a.m. from FirstOntario Centre.

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AHL Approves Divisional Re-alignment for 2014-15

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July 9, 2014

AHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES DIVISION ALIGNMENT FOR 2014-15


SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
 … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved the following division alignment for the 2014-15 AHL season (National Hockey League affiliates in parentheses):

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division 
Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles)
Portland Pirates (Arizona)
Providence Bruins (Boston)
St. John’s IceCaps (Winnipeg)
Worcester Sharks (San Jose)

Northeast Division 
Albany Devils (New Jersey)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (N.Y. Islanders)
Hartford Wolf Pack (N.Y. Rangers)
Springfield Falcons (Columbus)
Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay)

East Division 
Binghamton Senators (Ottawa)
Hershey Bears (Washington)
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia)
Norfolk Admirals (Anaheim)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh)

Western Conference
North Division 
Adirondack Flames (Calgary)
Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal)
Rochester Americans (Buffalo)
Toronto Marlies (Toronto)
Utica Comets (Vancouver)

Midwest Division 
Chicago Wolves (St. Louis)
Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit)
Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado)
Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville)
Rockford IceHogs (Chicago)

West Division 
Charlotte Checkers (Carolina)
Iowa Wild (Minnesota)
Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton)
San Antonio Rampage (Florida)
Texas Stars (Dallas)

Changes from last season include:
• Calgary’s affiliate relocating from Abbotsford, B.C., to Glens Falls, N.Y., and playing in the North Division
• Philadelphia’s affiliate relocating from Glens Falls, N.Y. to Allentown, Pa., and playing in the East Division
• Syracuse moving from the East Division to the Northeast Division
• Lake Erie moving from the North Division to the Midwest Division
• Iowa moving from the Midwest Division to the West Division

The format for the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs has also been approved by the Board of Governors and remains the same as 2014: Eight teams in each conference will qualify for the postseason, with the three division winners earning the top three seeds and the next five best teams in order of regular-season points seeded fourth through eighth. The conference quarterfinals will be best-of-five series; the conference semifinals, conference finals and Calder Cup Finals will be best-of-seven series. Teams will be re-ordered after the first round so that the highest-remaining seed plays the lowest-remaining seed.

The playing schedule for the 2014-15 regular season, which begins Oct. 10, will be announced later this summer.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 13th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2013-14.

The Adirondack Flames (Calgary Flames) join the Hamilton Bulldogs in the North Division replacing the Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado Avalanche.)

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