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IceCaps to Host Marlies for Preseason Games in NL

St. John’s to host Toronto in preseason games

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St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

ST. JOHN’S — The St. John’s IceCaps announced today the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top prospects will travel to Newfoundland and Labrador in October to compete in a three-game preseason series.

The American Hockey League preseason showdown will pit the Toronto Marlies versus the IceCaps at three venues across the province:

• Thursday, October 1st (7:30 p.m. NT) Stephenville Dome
• Friday, October 2nd (7:30 p.m. NT) Corner Brook Civic Centre
• Sunday, October 4th (2:00 p.m. NT) Gander Community Centre

“The Montreal Canadiens’ rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs is one of the greatest in all of sports so I’m sure these IceCaps and Marlies contests will be intense and spirited as players jockey to secure a place on their respective teams, “ said IceCaps President and CEO Danny Williams. “Of course, these games will also give our fans their first glimpse of an entirely new IceCaps roster stocked with Montreal Canadiens prospects. From that perspective, this will be a momentous series for the IceCaps franchise as we launch our new era as the primary affiliate of the legendary Canadiens franchise.”

Brad Lynn, Alternate Governor and Director of Hockey Operations for the Marlies, says the Toronto Maple Leafs organization has a historic connection to Newfoundland and Labrador, which makes this series unique.

“Newfoundland represents a special place in Marlies history after the team enjoyed 14 seasons as the St. John’s Maple Leafs,” said Lynn. “Since relocating to Toronto, the team has always enjoyed returning to Newfoundland and playing in front of the passionate IceCap fans. The affiliation with the Montreal Canadiens, arguably the Maple Leafs most storied rival, just adds another dynamic for the players and fans of both organizations. These exhibition games will expose fans across Newfoundland to the rivalry that has developed between these two clubs and we look forward to puck drop in October.”

The IceCaps also announced that training camp will run from September 27th to October 7th, initially based out of Corner Brook and concluding in St. John’s.

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Thrower, Condin Among Latest Bulldogs Camp Cuts


Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
09/29/2013 11:31 AM –

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have released four players from their training camp roster and assigned three others.

Among the players released today from professional try outs were defencemen Paul Cianfrini, Jonathan Narbonne and Jeremy Price as well as forward Kelsey Wilson.

Dalton Thrower (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Dalton Thrower (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Defenceman Matt Grassi and goaltender Mike Condon were assigned to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. Defenceman Dalton Thrower was assigned to the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants.

These latest moves reduce Hamilton’s training camp roster to 29 players, including 19 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders.

Forwards remaining on the Bulldogs’ training camp roster include Justin Courtnall, Stefan Chaput, Maxime Macenauer, Mike Blunden, Erik Nystrom, Akim Aliu, Louis Leblanc, Joonas Nattinen, Jordan Owens, Sven Andrighetto, Patrick Holland, Gabriel Dumont, Ben Duffy, Stefan Fournier, Stephen MacAulay, Alex Belzile, Nick Tarnasky, Christian Thomas and Martin St. Pierre. Defencemen still at training camp include Greg Pateryn, Darren Dietz, Nathan Beaulieu, Nathan McIver, Drew Schiestel, Magnus Nygren, Morgan Ellis and Joel Chouinard. The goaltenders remaining at training camp are Robert Mayer and Dustin Tokarski.

Hamilton’s third and final pre-season game will be played on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. when they will host the Utica Comets at J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena in Dundas, Ontario. The Bulldogs regular season and home opener is scheduled for Friday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. against the St. John’s IceCaps at Copps Coliseum.