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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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Bulldogs Assign Makowski to Wheeling, Release Five Players

BULLDOGS RELEASE FIVE, ASSIGN MAKOWSKI TO NAILERS

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

(photo: Candace Horgan)
(photo: Candace Horgan)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have released five players from professional try outs and also assigned defenceman David Makowski to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

The players released today include forwards Derek Army, Shane Bakker and Riley Brace as well as defencemen Joel Chouinard and Zach Yuen.

These moves reduce the training camp roster to 17 forwards, nine defencemen and three goaltenders.

The Bulldogs open the 2014-15 regular season on Saturday, Oct. 11 when they will visit the Rochester Americans at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial at 7:05 p.m. The puck drops for Hamilton’s home-opening weekend on Friday, Oct. 17, when the ‘Dogs host the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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.

http://hamiltonbulldogs.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/Training%20camp%20roster%20-%20Oct%206.pdf

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Bulldogs News: Training Camp, First Win, Roster Choices

By Dale Lamontagne | @Dale_Lamontagne , Bulldogs Hockey Report

 

(Photo by HamiltonBulldogs.com)
(Photo by HamiltonBulldogs.com)
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 Training camp: October 3

  • Pre-game skate – Gander Community Centre (Gander, N.L.) – 11:15 a.m.
  • Game vs. St. John’s IceCaps – Gander Community Centre (Gander, N.L.) – 7 p.m.
  • In case you missed it, Bulldogs Hockey Report photographer, Rabita, was at the opening day of Bulldogs training camp to capture photos and audio. You can find her report here.

Upcoming:

Saturday, Oct. 4
Practice – Gander Community Centre (Gander, N.L.) – 11:15 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5
Game vs. St. John’s IceCaps – Mile One Centre (St. John’s, N.L.) – 4 p.m.

 Bulldogs win first pre-season game

  • The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the St. John’s IceCaps 3-2 in the first preseason game of 2014.
  • Rick Stephens put together a good summary of the game which can be found here including video highlights.
  • The Bulldogs will take on the IceCaps again tonight, which can be heard on 900 CHML.

Bulldogs Roster – who makes it?

  • The roster for the Hamilton Bulldogs training camp stands at 32 players, including 18 forwards, 11 defencemen and 3 goaltenders.
  • The Bulldogs have added some really good depth to their forward core this summer, something we didn’t see a lot of last season.
  • It’s early, but here is my first look at players who are expected to make the Bulldogs opening night roster:

Forwards

Sven Andrighetto, T.J. Hensick, Jacob De La Rose, Christian Thomas, Maxime Macenauer, Charles Hudon, Patrick Holland, Jake Dowell, Gabriel Dumont, Nick Sorkin, Connor Crisp and Jack Nevins.

Defence

Mac Bennett, Greg Pateryn, Magnus Nygren, Jarred Tinordi, Morgan Ellis, Darren Dietz

Goaltenders

Joey MacDonald, Mike Condon

  • That leaves the following players on the bubble:

Forwards

Tim Bozon, Riley Brace

Defence

Davis Drewskie, Joe Finley, Dalton Thrower

  •  What do you think? Leave your comments in the space below.

Follow @BulldogsReport on Twitter! 

 

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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

Montreal Canadiens NEWS RELEASE

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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)

http://hamiltonbulldogs.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/Training%20camp%20roster%20-%20Oct%202.pdf

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27 Players Invited to Bulldogs Training Camp

BULLDOGS ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER AND SCHEDULE

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

Patrick Holland (Photo by HamiltonBulldogs.com)
Patrick Holland (Photo by HamiltonBulldogs.com)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs initial roster for the club’s 2014-15 training camp, which includes 15 forwards, nine defencemen and three goaltenders.

Hamilton’s training camp will open tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 30 with media availability at FirstOntario Centre at 10 a.m. before the team travels to Newfoundland and Labrador later in the day to prepare for the Mary’s Cup pre-season series with the St. John’s IceCaps. The first game of that series is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 at Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium in Grand Falls, N.L. at 7 p.m. Each pre-season game can be heard live on AM 900 CHML.

2014-15 Training Camp Roster Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Media availability – FirstOntario Centre (Hamilton, Ont.) – 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
Practice – Mile One Centre (St. John’s, N.L.) – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2
Pre-game skate – Gander Community Centre (Gander, N.L.) – 11:15 a.m.
Game vs. St. John’s IceCaps – Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium (Grand Falls, N.L.) – 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3
Pre-game skate – Gander Community Centre (Gander, N.L.) – 11:15 a.m.
Game vs. St. John’s IceCaps – Gander Community Centre (Gander, N.L.) – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4
Practice – Gander Community Centre (Gander, N.L.) – 11:15 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5
Game vs. St. John’s IceCaps – Mile One Centre (St. John’s, N.L.) – 4 p.m.

2014-15 Training Camp Roster

http://hamiltonbulldogs.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/Training%20camp%20roster.pdf

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Bulldogs Well-Represented at Habs Training Camp

(image via CBC.ca)
(image via CBC.ca)

HAMILTON, ON. — The Montreal Canadiens have announced a 64-man training camp roster, that features more than a handful of players from the 2013-14 Hamilton Bulldogs squad.

Here is the official list of players that will attend the Canadiens camp starting on Sept. 18 in Brossard, Quebec.

FORWARDS

  • ANDRIGHETTO, Sven
  • BOURNIVAL, Michaël
  • BOURQUE, Rene
  • BOWMAN, Drayson
  • BOZON, Tim
  • BRACE, Riley
  • CARR, Daniel
  • CRISP, Connor
  • DE LA ROSE, Jacob
  • DESHARNAIS, David
  • DOWELL, Jake
  • DUMONT, Gabriel
  • EBERLE, Tanner
  • ELLER, Lars
  • FOURNIER, Stefan
  • GALCHENYUK, Alex
  • GALLAGHER, Brendan
  • GILL, Sahir
  • GRÉGOIRE, Jeremy
  • HENSICK, T.J.
  • HOLLAND, Patrick
  • HUDON, Charles
  • MALHOTRA, Manny
  • McCARRON, Michael
  • MOEN, Travis
  • MOMESSO, Stefano
  • NEVINS, Jack
  • PACIORETTY, Max
  • PARENTEAU, Pierre-Alexandre
  • PLEKANEC, Tomas
  • PRUST, Brandon
  • SCHERBAK, Nikita
  • SEKAC, Jiri
  • SORKIN, Nick
  • THOMAS, Christian
  • WEISE, Dale
DEFENSEMEN

  • BAKER, Justin
  • BEAULIEU, Nathan
  • BENNETT, Mac
  • BOUILLON, Francis
  • CHOUINARD, Joel
  • DIETZ, Darren
  • DREWISKE, Davis
  • ELLIS, Morgan
  • EMELIN, Alexei
  • FINLEY, Joe
  • GILBERT, Tom
  • MAKOWSKI, David
  • MARKOV, Andrei
  • NYGREN, Magnus
  • PATERYN, Greg
  • SHEA, Bobby
  • SUBBAN, P.K.
  • THROWER, Dalton
  • TINORDI, Jarred
  • WARDLEY, Evan
  • WEAVER, Mike
  • YUEN, Zach
GOALIES

  • BUDAJ, Peter
  • CONDON, Michael
  • FUCALE, Zachary
  • MacDONALD, Joey
  • PRICE, Carey
  • TOKARSKI, Dustin

The players are expected to report to the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, Quebec, where they will undergo medical exams on Thursday. The on-ice sessions are expected to start Friday.

The Bulldogs training camp will open shortly after the Habs’ main camp.  The team will make their to Newfoundland where they will battle the St. Johns IceCaps in a three-game series before kicking off the regular season on Oct. 11 in Rochester.

The Bulldogs home opener is on Oct. 17 against rivals Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre.

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Thrower, Condin Among Latest Bulldogs Camp Cuts

BULLDOGS RELEASE FOUR, ASSIGN THREE

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.

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Bulldogs Release Six Players, Assign Delmas to ECHL

BULLDOGS RELEASE SIX, ASSIGN DELMAS

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
09/28/2013 10:42 AM –

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have released six players from their training camp roster and assigned goaltender Peter Delmas to the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears.

Peter Delmas
Peter Delmas

Among the players released today were forwards Andre Morrissette, Trevor Bruess, David Laliberte and Chad Wiseman as well as defencemen Pierre Durepos and Matt Lashoff.

These latest roster moves reduce the Bulldogs’ training camp roster to 36 players, including 20 forwards, 13 defencemen and three goaltenders.

Hamilton’s next pre-season game will be played tonight, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. when they will be hosted by the Toronto Marlies at Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, Ontario. The Bulldogs’ next home pre-season game will be played on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. when they host the Utica Comets at J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena in Dundas, Ontario. Hamilton’s 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.

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Huge ‘Dogs Camp Shows Commitment to Depth

by Dan Kramer, Senior Writer, AllHabs.net

Ouellet could replace Brian Willsie for the ‘Dogs

MONTREAL, QC — At long last, Montreal Canadiens hockey has returned.  Well… sort of.  No, the Collective Bargaining Agreement issues still haven’t been settled.  No, we still don’t know when the next NHL game will be played.  But in the interim, Habs fans should follow the example General Manager Marc Bergevin laid out when he stated last week that his attention is shifting for now to the Hamilton Bulldogs.

As was officially reconfirmed yesterday, the Bulldogs will open camp tomorrow with physicals and media availability in Brossard.  They will then shift to Sherbrooke for some scrimmages, before beginning preseason action in Ontario.  The group on hand for day 1 of camp is far larger than normal for an AHL squad, with 43 names compared to last season’s 16, mostly due to the fact that most players were retained by the Canadiens for at least another week or so to see NHL preseason action.

The size of this year’s camp can also be attributed to a different philosophy on the part of Bergevin and his team as compared to the previous regime.  With last week’s signings of former Atlanta Thrashers first round pick Daultan Leveille, offensive AHL journeyman Stephane Chaput, and long-time dependable Bulldog Olivier Fortier, the club showed its understanding of a need for depth even at the American League level, clearly planning to take advantage of its affiliation with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers to keep bodies in reserve.  That trend continued with no fewer than 13 players being added to the camp’s roster on an invitation basis, up from just four unsigned invitees a year ago.

In previous seasons, when injuries and call-ups decimated the AHL roster, the Canadiens management was left in dire straits.  The club desperately searched high and low for quick-fix college or other league players it could sign to temporary mid-season tryout agreements just to ice a big enough roster.  The team was forced to look for AHL players it could acquire on the trade market to fill roster spots.  Clearly, Bergevin plans to be more prepared, with 42 players attending the ‘Dogs camp despite having a full 23-man roster on locked out NHL contracts.

Certainly it’s doubtful that all 13 of the invited players end up staying within the organization.  At least three of the players seem bound for Wheeling whether they are signed or not, as goaltender Scott Darling and forward Zack Torquato already have ECHL deals there, and defenceman Cody Wild was under contract with the squad last year, though he spent most of his time with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

Michel Ouellet is an interesting name that likely rings a bell to you.  Yes, it is that Michel Ouellet, a 30-year old veteran with 190 games of NHL experience.  The ‘Dogs are very young and fresh this season and could use a veteran leader up front, and though Ouellet’s best days seem behind him – he once scored 19 goals and 48 points in a season with the Pittsburgh Penguins under one Michel Therrien – he remains a competent offensive AHL player who could pick up the slack left by Brian Willsie‘s departure for Europe.

Two other players of note are one who attended a Habs Development Camp this summer and impressed sufficiently to earn a call back this Fall in goaltender Cody Reichard, and another whose invitation to the Montreal camp was confirmed some two months ago in forward Brendan Ranford.  That Reichard was retained surprises me some, as even in the previous camp, he seemed outclassed by fellow invitee Brandon Maxwell, but goaltending coach Pierre Groulx must have seen something he felt he could work with.  Ranford, already 20, is currently lining up as an overager for the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers, where he is a teammate of Hab prospect Tim Bozon.  An undersized energy player with decent offensive instincts, the 2010 7th round Philadelphia Flyers selection potted an impressive 40 goals last season.

Bennett’s size may compliment smaller ‘Dogs forwards (Photo: Vancouver Giants)

While there is always room for surprises, the only other tryout perhaps worth mentioning at this juncture is 21-year old forward Spencer Bennett.  Taken in the fifth round by the Calgary Flames back in 2009, Bennett was a teammate of Brendan Gallagher‘s for half a season with the Vancouver Giants in 2010-11.  A fellow BC native, Bennett joined Gallagher in skating with the Giants when their training camp opened this Fall.  At 6’4″ and 200 lbs, he has the frame of a power forward and put up good numbers in his final junior season before being limited to just 13 games last year due to freak injuries which included a broken wrist suffered in practice.

‘Dogs camp looks to be highly competitive this year, with a group unseen at this level likely since the last lockout (a squad which included Tomas PlekanecChris HigginsAndrei KostitsynRon HainseyMike KomisarekJason Ward, and more, though even that year “only” 33 players were invited to camp).  Competition means AHL rookies like Patrick Holland and Steve Quailer will have to earn their spots ahead of some more experienced players to start the season in prominent roles.  The depth will be important for the club to remain competitive given that, until the lockout ends, they will have to compete with the likes of Ryan Nugent-HopkinsJordan EberleAdam Henrique, and Jeff Skinner.  Thus, for both Hamilton’s success this season and the enjoyment of hockey fans everywhere, let’s hope the NHL and NHLPA returning to the negotiating table tomorrow yields a first bit of true progress.