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IceCaps Hockey Report Interviews Canadiens Defenceman Greg Pateryn [VIDEO]

by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

Greg Pateryn (Photo by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)

WILKES-BARRE, PA. — The Montreal Canadiens AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps are currently on a six-game road trip through Pennsylvania. The IceCaps have one game remaining with the Hershey Bears on Saturday. You can read full reports for each game here.

The IceCaps Hockey Report | All Habs Hockey Magazine team was onsite in Wilkes-Barre as the IceCaps played the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the second of their two-game series.

Greg Pateryn played in both games against the Penguins after being sent to the IceCaps on what was called a two-week conditioning stint. Pateryn told our crew that he would be returning to the Canadiens on Sunday.

Following Friday night’s action, IceCaps defenceman Greg Pateryn kindly spent a few minutes with our team to talk about the game and his season.

The interview is below.

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St. John’s IceCaps Preview: Finishing Strong [VIDEO]

Zach Fucale (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
Zach Fucale (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

WILKES-BARRE, PA. — After an impressive start to the season, the St. John’s IceCaps have been brought back to earth with just one win in their past four games, all on the road. The six-game road trip through Pennsylvania wraps up with a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday with games in Wilkes-Barre and Hershey.

While playing well for periods of each game, the IceCaps are learning that a sixty-minute effort from the full lineup is required to be successful on a consistent basis.  You can find comprehensive game reports for each game of the road trip here.

The line of Mike McCarron, Daniel Carr and Christian Thomas has led the way. With six goals, McCarron has taken over the team lead with six goals. Bud Holloway has a share of the lead in AHL scoring with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points.

Zach Fucale has made three straight starts. Eddie Pasquale played the better part of two period against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday after Fucale was lifted for giving up three goals on three shots early in the second period.

Mark Barberio has picked up at least a point in each of the last four road games. Greg Pateryn has been added to the defensive corps being assigned to the IceCaps for a conditioning stint.

Check out our IceCaps preview below!

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Canadiens Assign Defenceman Pateryn to IceCaps

Canadiens assign Pateryn to St. John’s
DEFENCEMAN ASSIGNED FOR CONDITIONING PURPOSES

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Greg Pateryn (Photo by USA Today)

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MONTREAL, QC – The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that defenceman Greg Pateryn has been assigned to the St. John’s IceCaps for conditioning purposes.

Pateryn, 25, has not played this season. The 6-2, 223 pound native of Sterling Heights, MI, played 17 games with Montreal last season, collecting 6 penalty minutes, and also dressed in seven playoff games, recording three assists.

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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.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Recap – Americans vs Bulldogs: Pateryn With the Lone Goal, Amerks Drop Dogs

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report

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HAMILTON, ON — The Hamilton Bulldogs entered Friday’s contest against the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) having lost their last match on Wednesday against the Adirondack Flames in overtime by a score of 5-4. Entering Friday’s matchup, the Bulldogs sit second in the North Division with a record of 28-21-9, good enough for 65 points. Rochester, however, is last in the North with a record of 24-29-6, for 54 points.

Friday’s game at FirstOntario Centre, however, had a similar outcome just like Wednesday’s tilt, with Hamilton losing, again. The Americans were able to defeat the ‘Dogs by a score of 3-1.

Game Rundown 

The Americans saw their first solid scoring opportunity eight minutes into the first as the Amerks’ shot the puck at Bulldogs goaltender Joey MacDonald and it squeaked right behind him, almost over the red line. But defenceman Davis Drewiske cleared the puck. Close call.

Towards the end of the first period, an odd situation occurred. A sheet of glass on the Americans bench shattered and delayed the game for about 15 minutes. Rochester’s backup goaltender Tim Boron nearly took a puck to the head and left briefly to clean the glass off himself.

Moments later, the game entered the first intermission scoreless.

At the 7:35 mark in the second period, TJ Hensick scored a goal but it was waved off because it was kicked in. The play was not reviewed and the game remained scoreless.

The second period picked up it’s intensity and saw the Bulldogs direct eight shots on goal (for a two period total of 23.) The Bulldogs came close to scoring on their power-play towards the end of the period, but time expired. The ‘Dogs entered the third with 40 seconds remaining on the man advantage.

The Americans started the third period on a good note as they would take the first lead of the game, thanks to Evan Rankin who squeezed the puck by Joey MacDonald on a 2-on-1 pass.

Seconds after the Americans goal the Bulldogs tied the game after a bullet of a shot from Greg Pateryn at the blueline which went through traffic in front past Matt Hackett.

The Americans struck again to take their second lead of the night with Chad Ruhwedel netting the goal after Joey MacDonald saved a point shot, but created a rebound and was found out of position. That was Ruhwedel’s his eighth goal of the season.

The Americans sealed the deal with an empty net goal with seven  seconds left in the period.

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  • Three Stars: 3. Greg Pateryn (HAM)  2. Matt Hackett (RCH)  1. Chad Ruhwedel (RCH).
  • Premium Player: Davis Drewiske
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Recap – Marlies vs Bulldogs: Condon Shuts Out Baby Leafs Before Packed Arena

Brandon Taylor / Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club
(Photo by Brandon Taylor / Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club)

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report 

HAMILTON ON, — The Hamilton Bulldogs hosted QEW rivals, the Toronto Marlies, at a packed FirstOntario Centre for First Responders Night, and the debut of highly touted Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect William Nylander.

It was a really exciting night in Hamilton because for the first time this season (school day game excluded) the Bulldogs played in front of a jammed, highly energetic, crowd of 10,451, and a sold out lower-bowl.

The hype leading into the game was mainly because of the debut for Swedish forward Nylander. But the other exciting part was the Bulldogs dedicated the night to Hamilton’s first responders and that was special.

Friday’s Bulldogs game concluded their season-long seven game homestand having won the past two games last weekend against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Hamilton entered the game with a 18-17-6 record with 42 points and third in the North Division.

However, despite the Marlies tough start to the first half of the 2014-15 AHL season, Toronto entered the contest with 40 points, two behind the Bulldogs and were 7-0-3 in their last ten games.

But tonight, the Bulldogs extended their winning streak to three games adding two more points for a total of 44, four points more than the Marlies.

The first two periods of play at FirstOntario were scoreless. Yes, you read that right. Both teams were getting a ton of rubber on net, but goaltenders Mike Condon for the Bulldogs and Antoine Bibeau for the Marlies were making a ton of saves.

In the first period, Ryan Rupert took the lone penalty for the Marlies and the Bulldogs got their first power-play opportunity of the game. But they did not convert.

In the middle frame, the Marlies took three penalties and the Bulldogs two, but there still was no score after forty minutes of play in front of a very loud crowd.

The third and final period of the game was where we saw a lot more action and scoring.

Bulldogs captain Gabriel Dumont opened the scoring just 28 seconds into the third period after he received the puck in the neutral zone, flying down the wing to snipe it by Bibeau.

The Bulldogs extended their lead on the power-play just a couple minutes after the Dumont goal, with Daniel Carr putting the puck by Bibeau on a two-on-one rush.

Moments after the the Carr goal, Greg Pateryn headed off to the dressing room after getting crunched into the end boards.  Something caught him in the face as there was some blood on the ice. Pateryn returned to the game after getting some repairs done.

With 1:49 to go, Dumont scored his second of the game with an empty netter. The Bulldogs held on to take the 3-0 shutout win over the Marlies on Friday night.

The two teams are back at it tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.

 

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Pateryn Leads Bulldogs to OT Win Over Marlies

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report

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HAMILTON, ONT — The Hamilton Bulldogs entered tonight’s contest against North Division rivals, the Toronto Marlies, hoping to find their way back to the win column as they suffered a 3-2 loss to the league leading Utica Comets on Wednesday.  They did just that, taking down the Marlies 2-1 on home ice.

GAME RUNDOWN 

The thing with these Bulldogs – Marlies games is, they play each other 12 times this season, because well,  it’s AHL hockey and they’re just a quick 30 minute bus ride down the highway. But, one thing is for sure, each game they play is exciting and it’s a ton of fun to watch – and tonight was no different.

Although there was no score after the first period of play, we saw a ton of action, that reassured us that the Bulldogs and Marlies don’t really like each other.

David Broll and Jack Nevins dropped the glove 15 minutes into the opening frame. I would say the fight would draw an even card, after both players threw multiple punches one after another.

It’s worth noting that Mike Condon made a handful of easy glove saves, which kept the game scoreless.

The second period would see its first goal of the game, but from the opposing Marlies squad.

David Booth, who was sent down to the AHL from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday for conditioning purposes, scored his first goal of the season as he buried a shot that came off the backboards on the power-play.

Towards the end of the period, a scary incident took place as Jake Dowell hit Marlies defenceman Viktor Loov directly in the head, with him colliding into the boards.

Sam Carrick stuck up for his player and dropped the gloves with Dowell.

Loov went directly to the dressing room, but then came back out for the final few minutes of the game and he appeared to be okay.

The third period saw the Bulldogs tie the game on the power-play, as Charles Hudon blasted a shot from the point, which beat Christopher Gibson on the blocker side.

With about five minutes left in the third period, the Bulldogs scored, but it was waived off immediately as Eric Tangradi went to the box for goaltender interference. No goal, and it was the right call.

At the end of 60-minutes of play, the Bulldogs and Marlies remained tied 1-1, so in came the overtime.

With 2:22 left in overtime, defenceman Greg Pateryn scored the game winner with a helluva slap shot, that beat Gibson on the blocker side.

Bulldogs take the game 2-1, to improve to a 7-8-2 record.

 

WHO WAS IN, WHO WAS OUT?

Scratches: Mac Bennett
Injuries: Christian Thomas 

LOOKING AHEAD 

The Bulldogs are back in action on Sunday, as they travel down the QEW to take on the Toronto Marlies for the fourth time this season.

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Bulldogs Win Matinee in OT, Defeat Amerks 5-4

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(Brandon Taylor / Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club)

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report

HAMILTON, ONT — The Hamilton Bulldogs entered this afternoon’s contest having snapped a three game losing streak in St. John’s to the IceCaps. But tonight, the Bulldogs defeated the Rochester Americans by a score of 5-4 in overtime and are now 6-7-2 in the young 2014-15 AHL season.

Game Rundown 

There were a lot of goal scoring in the first period, as the  Hamilton Bulldogs were able to take a comfortable  4-1 lead after the with Rene Bourque, Jacob De La Rose, Greg Pateryn and Gabriel Dumont scoring for the ‘Dogs, while Luke Adam notched the lone goal for the Rochester Americans.

The good news after the first period, two of the four Bulldogs goals in the first came on the power-play, and that’s refreshing. It’s well documented that the ‘Dogs have had a rough go thus far on the man advantage, and scoring the two goals up a man this afternoon is a good sign moving forward for the team.

Sven Andrighetto, who was a healthy scratch on Friday in St. John’s, scored three points in the Bulldogs victory. I think he got the message loud a clear on Friday when he sat out and watched the team from the stands.

Bulldogs head coach Sylvain Lefebvre spoke to the media after the game and provided some insight on why he decided  to scratch Andrighetto.  ”You don’t want to do that, but sometimes you do have to do that,” said the Lefebvre in a much happier mood. ”For a coach there’s only so many ways to send messages and that’s one. [Andrighetto] responded really well tonight and that’s what we want. He’s a big part of this organization and he’s a top prospect,” said coach.

Lefebvre said Andrighetto was scratched because of the compete level and inconsistent performances. The coaching staff in Hamilton want Andrighetto to be NHL ready and not AHL. This was defiantly  an eye opener for the young forward.

In the middle frame, the Americans would strike back and score three unanswered goals to tie the game at four a piece, with Matt Ellis, Chad Rutwedel and Jake McCabe scoring the goals for the Americans, who have struggled to string along wins in their past 10 games.

The third period would see a game that would remain tied. And if it weren’t for netminder Mike Condon, it would be a different story.

Condon played a really solid game in the final period of Sunday’s afternoon matinee, as he made a handful of saves that kept the puck out of the net and gave the Bulldogs the opportunity to send the game to overtime, where they would eventually score the game winner.

Just a little over two minutes into the extra frame, forward T.J. Hensick scored his third goal of the season, and notching the Bulldogs sixth win of the 2014-15 campaign.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday as they travel to Utica to take on the Comets. The Bulldogs next home game is on Friday as they host division rivals Toronto Marlies.

 

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Official Release: Bulldogs Name Gabriel Dumont 13th Captain in Team History

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

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HAMILTON, ONT. The Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club announced today forward Gabriel Dumont has been named the 13th captain in team history. The club also named four alternate captains, including forward Jake Dowell and defenceman Greg Pateryn for home games, as well as defencemen Davis Drewiske and Joe Finley for road games.

Dumont, 24, is the longest-serving member of the Bulldogs’ active roster. Heading into his fifth full season with the team, the Ville Degelis, Que. native has played all of his 252 career American Hockey League regular season games with Hamilton, over which time he has amassed 109 points (53 goals, 56 assists) and 328 penalty minutes. In 31 career AHL playoff games with the ‘Dogs, he has collected 11 points (eight goals, three assists) and 18 penalty minutes. The 5-10, 184-pound forward was an alternate captain for the Bulldogs for the 2013-14 season.

The club’s four alternates also bring a demonstrated history of leadership. Dowell, 29, in his first season with the Bulldogs, was an AHL captain with the Rockford IceHogs (2009-10) and the Iowa Wild (2013-14). Drewiske, 29, in his second season with Hamilton, was captain of the University of Wisconsin Badgers in 2007-08 and was also a member of the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. Finley, 27, in his first season with the ‘Dogs, has played five professional seasons and was an AHL alternate captain with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2013-14. Pateryn, 24, in his third season with the Bulldogs, was an alternate captain with the University of Michigan Wolverines (2011-12) as well as with the Bulldogs last season.

 

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Habs Trim Training Camp, 5 Players to Bulldogs

Canadiens assign five players to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs
Three forwards, two defencemen assigned bring Bulldogs training camp roster to 32 players

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned forwards Sven Andrighetto, Jake Dowell and Gabriel Dumont as well as defencemen Davis Drewiske and Greg Pateryn to the Bulldogs.

These assignments bring the ‘Dogs training camp roster to 18 forwards, 11 defencemen and three goaltenders. The five players assigned today will report to Hamilton, but won’t join the team for the pre-season games in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Bulldogs play their first pre-season game tonight when they visit the St. John’s IceCaps at Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium in Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. at 5:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on AM900 CHML.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 Training Camp Roster (updated)

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