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Bulldogs Recall Duffy from Wheeling, Sign Zurevinski to PTO

BULLDOGS RECALL DUFFY, SIGN ZUREVINSKI TO 25-GAME PTO

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/05/2013 1:40 PM –
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have recalled forward Ben Duffy from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers and have signed forward Scott Zurevinski to a 25-game professional try out contract.

Wheeling-Nailers-vs-Reading-0283-610x400Duffy has split the 2013-2014 season between Hamilton and Wheeling. In 13 games with Hamilton, the Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia native has recorded two assists and no penalty minutes. In three games with Wheeling, the 5’10”, 177-pound forward has recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and no penalty minutes. The 21-year-old spent the 2012-2013 season with the Prince Edward Island Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 68 regular season games, he recorded 110 points (39 goals, 71 assists) and four penalty minutes. He was signed to a one-year contract by the Bulldogs on July 11, 2013.

Zurevinski has spent the entire 2013-2014 season to date with Wheeling. In 16 games, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) and 26 penalty minutes. In 49 games with Wheeling last season, the 6’3”, 215-pound forward recorded 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) and 46 penalty minutes. In eight career American Hockey League games, the 25-year-old has recorded no points and 11 penalty minutes.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, December 6th, when they will visit the Lake Erie Monsters at 7:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The ‘Dogs return to Copps Coliseum on Sunday, December 8th when they will host the Monsters at 3:00 p.m.

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Bulldogs To Honour Tiger-Cats Grey Cup Appearance

BULLDOGS TO HONOUR TI-CATS WITH PRE-GAME CEREMONY FRIDAY

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release
11/28/2013 7:01 PM –

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club President Stephen Ostaszewicz announced today that the club will recognize the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as part of a pre-game ceremony ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Toronto Marlies at 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.

(Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
(Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

“The Hamilton Tiger-Cats captured the hearts and attention of the City of Hamilton this past season, capping things off with an appearance in the Grey Cup,” said Ostaszewicz. “They made great achievements as a football club this season and as professional sports allies in Hamilton, we’re pleased to have some of the Ti-Cats team in attendance as we recognize their efforts on Friday night.”

The ceremony planned before the game will include a puck drop and video tribute. Ti-Cats representatives in attendance will include President & Chief Operating Officer Glenn Gibson, running back C.J. Gable, receiver Dave Stala and offensive lineman Mike Filer. The football club’s Eastern Division Trophy will also be on hand.

Tomorrow night’s game will also be Boots & Hearts Night, presented by KX94.7 New Country FM. KX94.7 will be on site for the game and one trip to the Boots & Hearts Music Festival will be given away. The game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Bulldogs Reassign Duffy to Wheeling, Sign Owens to PTO

BULLDOGS SIGN OWENS TO PTO; DUFFY ASSIGNED TO WHEELING

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release
11/28/2013 6:36 PM –

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed forward Jordan Owens to a 25-game professional try out contract. The Bulldogs have also assigned forward Ben Duffy to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

JordanOwensCTIn 17 games with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays this season, Owens has recorded 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) and eight penalty minutes. The 27-year-old forward spent the 2012-2013 season with Soenderjyske in Denmark. In 31 regular season games, he recorded 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) and 39 penalty minutes. The Toronto, Ontario native has played 311 career American Hockey League games, recording 111 points (37 goals, 74 assists) and 347 penalty minutes.

In 13 games with Hamilton this season, Duffy has recorded two assists and no penalty minutes. The 21-year-old forward spent the 2012-2013 season with the Prince Edward Island Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 68 regular season games, he recorded 110 points (39 goals, 71 assists) and four penalty minutes. He was signed to a one-year contract by the Bulldogs on July 11, 2013.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, November 29th, when they will host the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum. Friday’s game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Habs Prospect Magnus Nygren Leaves Bulldogs for Sweden

MONTREAL, QC. — In the second ‘departure’ of the week, defenseman Magnus Nygren has left the Hamilton Bulldogs to play for Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League.  On Monday, forward Erik Nyström ended his professional tryout contract and headed to the KHL. The Nygren announcement was made on the Farjestad official website.

(Photo by Stefan Eriksson)
(Photo by Stefan Eriksson)

Nygren had been out of the Bulldogs lineup with a concussion but had been recently cleared to play by the medical staff.

Nygren is a 6-1″, 193 lb. defencemen and has been an asset to the Bulldogs’ power-play with a heavy shot from the point.Farjestad CEO Håkan Loob said that Nygren (nicknamed “Nygga”) will be on loan to his club for the remainder of the season.  Loob added, “For us it’s obviously great to get the “Nygga” the line up again. We know what he can accomplish and right now we lack a lot of “Nyggas” qualities.”

“I am extremely pleased and inspired to come home and play again.” said Nygren.

Nygren will be returning to North America in February with the Farjestad club as they participate in the AHL All-Star festivities with a game against AHL all-stars.  Farjestad will also play an exhibition game against the Toronto Marlies on Febraury 15, 2014.

Nygren signed a two year deal with the Canadiens in May and played 16 games with the Bulldogs this season tallying eight points. Nygren was selected in the fourth round, 113th overall by the Canadiens at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

On Twitter, Nygren tweeted that he was on the way to the airport. He thanked everyone for their comments and added “Soon, we’ll see all the wonderful FBK fans.”

Late Wednesday afternoon the Canadiens posted the following to their website:

Magnus Nygren to Färjestad
Wednesday, 27.11.2013 / 3:08 PM

Magnus Nygren, a defenseman with the Hamilton Bulldogs, has been assigned to Färjestad of the Swedish Hockey League on Wednesday.

In 16 games with the Bulldogs, the 23 year-old blueliner has compiled eight points, including seven assists.

The right-hander was drafted by the Canadiens in the fourth round, 113th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

 

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Bulldogs’ Nystrom Released from PTO Contract, Heads to KHL

MONTREAL, QC. — Canadiens prospect Erik Nyström has left the Hamilton Bulldogs and is on his way to play for the team nicknamed the Bears in the KHL.  Medveščak Zagreb announced that they had signed Nyström to a one-year deal on the team’s website (see below.) Nyström had completed 17 games of his 25-game professional tryout contract with the Bulldogs.

Nyström will join the team this week and is expected to make his KHL debut on Thursday vs. HC Sibir Novosibirsk.

“Nyström is a Swedish player born in 1993 who will bring some good flexibility to our team, which we need because of the KHL’s quota for players under the age of twenty-one. He was the Montreal Canadiens’ sixth draft pick, and when he was playing for the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs at the age of twenty he earned five points in sixteen games.” — Aaron Fox, Director of Athletics, Medveščak Zagreb

Medveščak Zagreb is also home to former Bulldogs forward Mike Glumac and former San Jose Shark Jonathan Cheechoo.

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ERIK NYSTROM RELEASED FROM PROFESSIONAL TRY OUT

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release
11/25/2013 12:41 PM –

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have released forward Erik Nystrom from his professional try out contract.

(Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.)
(Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.)

In 17 games with Hamilton this season, Nystrom recorded five points (one goals, four assists) and four penalty minutes. The 20-year-old split last season between MODO of J20 SuperElit (junior) and Karlskrona HK of Allsvenskan (professional) in Sweden. In 22 regular season games with MODO, he recorded 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) and 32 penalty minutes. In 24 regular season games with Karlskrona, the Stockholm, Sweden native recorded 11 points (five goals, six assists) and four penalty minutes. He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round (154th overall) in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27th, when they travel to Rochester, New York to face the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7:05 p.m. The Bulldogs will return to Copps Coliseum on Friday, November 29th when they will host the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14.

 

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Bulldogs Recall Stephen MacAulay from Wheeling

BULLDOGS RECALL MACAULAY FROM NAILERS

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release
11/18/2013 1:04 PM –

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have recalled forward Stephen MacAulay from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

13724953-standardmacaulayIn 12 games this season with Wheeling, MacAulay has recorded two assists and 14 penalty minutes. The Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native split last season between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 34 regular season games with Saint John, he recorded 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) and 36 penalty minutes. In 25 regular season games with Halifax, he recorded 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and 16 penalty minutes.

The 21-year-old is the only player to ever participate in four QMJHL President Cup Finals and win three championships and compete in three Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup Championships and capture two titles. He was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round (164th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th, when they will host the Texas Stars (AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars) at Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.

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From WheelingNailers.com:

“MacAulay, 21, registered one assist in his professional debut with the Nailers on October 18th, and went on to record one more point, prior to recall. Stephen’s role with Wheeling was that of a defensive forward, as he was frequently used on the penalty kill, and to shut down the opposition’s top units.”

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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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Bulldogs to Play Two Games at Bell Centre in 2013-14

Bulldogs to play host to Syracuse and Binghamton at the Bell Centre in 2013-14
Thursday, 19.09.2013 / 4:46 PM / News
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MONTREAL – The Hamilton Bulldogs, the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, will play two games on the Bell Centre ice during the 2013-14 regular season. Under the direction of former Canadiens defenseman and Hamilton head coach Sylvain Lefebvre, the Bulldogs will successively host the Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate, on November 22 and the Binghamton Senators, Ottawa’s AHL farm team, on February 21, 2014.

(Photo by Alain Roberge /  La Presse)
(Photo by Alain Roberge / La Presse)

The two games from the Bulldogs 2013-14 regular season schedule will give Montreal hockey fans an opportunity to see some of the organization’s prospects. Last year, the Bulldogs had a 1-1 record at the Bell Centre winning 3-2 against the Rochester Americans and dropping a 4-1 decision to the Crunch.

It will be the Bulldogs’ 10th and 11th contests at the Bell Centre in the history of the AHL franchise. The Bulldogs first ever match-up at the Bell Centre was played on March 18, 2007 versus the Syracuse Crunch, just a few weeks before the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate captured the first Calder Cup in franchise history. Carey Price, the Canadiens current goaltender, was a member of that championship Bulldogs squad in 2006-07.

Tickets for those two match-ups starting as low as $15.50 will go on sale on Saturday, September 21 at 12 p.m. (noon). Family packages are available for as low as $99 and include four tickets in the reds, four hot dogs and four soft drinks. Also, fans purchasing tickets for both Bulldogs games at the Bell Centre will enjoy 15% off.

For more information on the Hamilton Bulldogs visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Tickets available at the Bell Centre Box Office on Saturday September 21 at 12 p.m. (noon).

Order online at: www.evenko.ca or by phone at (514) 790-2525 and 1-877-668-8269

Ticket prices: $15.50 to $69.50