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Hamilton Bulldogs Training Camp Roster


Press Release
By: Hamilton Bulldogs staff

09/19/2013 2:37 PM -MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today Hamilton’s training camp roster. The Bulldogs will begin camp tomorrow, Friday, September 20th with 18 forwards, 11 defencemen and four goaltenders.

No. Player Sh. Hgt. Wgt. 2012-2013 Team
9 COURTNALL, Justin L 6’3″ 205 Providence (AHL) / South Carolina (ECHL)
10 CHAPUT, Stefan L 6’0″ 192 Hamilton (AHL) / Wheeling (ECHL)
12 MACENAUER, Maxime L 6’0″ 200 St. John’s (AHL)
15 NYSTROM, Erik L 5’11” 180 Karlskrona HK (SWE-1)
19 ALIU, Akim R 6’4″ 225 Abbotsford (AHL) / Calgary (NHL)
20 LEBLANC, Louis R 6’0″ 190 Hamilton (AHL)
21 BOUVET-MORRISSETTE, Andre R 6’3″ 201 Peoria (AHL) / Evansville (ECHL)
23 NATTINEN, Joonas R 6’3″ 197 Hamilton (AHL)
25 WILSON, Kelsey L 6’1″ 210 Trenton (ECHL)
26 OWENS, Jordan L 6’0″ 180 Soenderjyske (DEN)
27 ANDRIGHETTO, Sven L 5’9″ 182 Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
28 LALIBERTE, David R 6’1″ 206 Adirondack (AHL)
41 WISEMAN, Chad L 6’1″ 203 Albany (AHL)
42 DUFFY, Ben R 5’10” 177 PEI (QMJHL)
45 BRUESS, Trevor R 6’0″ 220 Florida (ECHL)
47 FOURNIER, Stefan R 6’3″ 212 Halifax (QMJHL)
55 MACAULAY, Stephen L 6’2″ 191 Saint John (QMJHL) / Halifax (QMJHL)
63 BELZILE, Alex R 5’11” 188 Hamilton (AHL) / Gwinnett (ECHL)
No. Player Sh. Hgt. Wgt. 2012-2013 Team
3 THROWER, Dalton R 6’0″ 203 Saskatoon (WHL)
4 DUREPOS, Pierre L 6’0″ 178 Saint John (QMJHL)
6 CIANFRINI, Paul L 6’1″ 205 Trenton (ECHL)
11 MCIVER, Nathan L 6’2″ 195 Bridgeport (AHL)
22 SCHIESTEL, Drew L 6’2″ 193 Rochester (AHL) / Greenville (ECHL)
24 PRICE, Jeremy R 6’1″ 190 Colgate (ECAC) / Chicago (AHL)
44 ELLIS, Morgan R 6’1″ 202 Hamilton (AHL)
46 LASHOFF, Matt L 6’2″ 205 Zurich (Swiss-A)
48 NARBONNE, Jonathan R 5’11” 180 Shawinigan (QMJHL) / Moncton (QMJHL)
59 CHOUINARD, Joel L 6’1″ 190 Lake Erie (AHL) / Denver (CHL)
61 GRASSI, Matt R 6’3″ 220 Michigan State (CCHA) / Hamilton (AHL)
No. Player Sh. Hgt. Wgt. 2012-2013 Team
29 MAYER, Robert L 6’1″ 199 Hamilton (AHL)
31 FESTARINI, Christopher L 6’1″ 193 Niagara (OHL)
35 CONDON, Michael L 6’2″ 209 Princeton (ECAC) / Houston (AHL) / Ontario (ECHL)
39 DELMAS, Peter L 6’3″ 195 Hamilton (AHL) / Wheeling (ECHL)


Press release

Blue Jackets Sign Former Bulldog Frederic St. Denis

Blue Jackets sign defenseman Frederic St. Denis to a one-year contract
Sunday, 07.07.2013 / 5:10 PM / News

Blue Jackets Press Release

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Frédéric St. Denis a to one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2013-14 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, further terms were not disclosed.

photo_2138185_stdenisSt. Denis, 27, has spent the past four seasons with the Montréal Canadiens organization, recording 1-2-3 and a +3 plus/minus rating in 17 games with Montréal and 19-69-88, +27 in 263 games with Hamilton of the American Hockey League.

The 5-11, 192-pound defenseman competed in the AHL All-Star Game in 2011-12 and was named the Bulldogs’ Top Defenseman for 2010-11.

In five seasons with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Drummondville Voltigeurs, St. Denis recorded 44-111-155 and a +21 rating in 285 games from 2002-07. He was named an Ontario University Athletics First-Team All-Star in 2007-08, his lone season of Canadian Interuniversity Sport hockey.


Bowling With the Bulldogs for Charity

(Photo by Shelly Cameron)
(Photo by Shelly Cameron)

Hamilton Bulldogs players and their fans joined together to raise funds for the Bulldogs Foundation last week at the Splitsville bowling lanes.  The money was collected to support the Bulldogs Breakfast Program for students at Bennetto Elementary School as well as Barton and Parkview Secondary.

According to reports, $3500 was raised at the event.


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Bulldogs Recall Antoine Corbin from ECHL, Hagel Wins Award


Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
04/15/2013 1:15 PM –
HAMILTON, ONT – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Bulldogs have recalled defenceman Antoine Corbin from the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL.

dc81cb71c0ac4e1557a551dcorbinCorbin, 20, played 30 games for the Bulldogs earlier this season recording three points (1 goal, 2 assists) and 22 penalty minutes. Corbin was reassigned to the Bulls on March 20th and played six games notching one goal and accumulating 18 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 206-pound defenceman spent parts of five seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Prince Albert Raiders and the Kelowna Rockets registering 70 points (27 goals, 43 assists) and 269 penalty minutes in 189 regular season games.



Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
04/11/2013 12:13 PM –
HAMILTON, ONT – The Hamilton Bulldogs are proud to announce that Kyle Hagel has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Hamilton community during the 2012-13 season.

Hagel, a Hamilton native, created a “Stick to Reading” program for two schools in his hometown. Hagel, along with other Bulldogs’ players, made numerous visits to Hess Street School and St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic School to promote literacy and encourage the elementary school students to read. In addition, Hagel created a contest to reward the students in each class who read the most books within a six-week time frame with prizes including the opportunity to play in a ball hockey game with the team, a chance to tour the team’s dressing room, meet-and-greets with Hamilton players and free tickets to Bulldogs games.

Hagel also participated in many team events throughout the season such as a team visit to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton which included a community skate at RCAF Flyers Arena, the McMaster Children’s Hospital visit, several community practices and skates with minor hockey teams in the area and the Bowling with the ‘Dogs event.

Hagel graduated with a degree in Political Science from Princeton University and always reminds the students that even though he is a hockey player, he still found time to study and get through school. Hagel hopes to continue to encourage students to keep reading as it is an important aspect in school and in life.

Hagel is now one of 30 finalists for the AHL’s 2012-13 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honoring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced by the American Hockey League on Apr. 18.
The Hamilton Bulldogs have had two previous winners of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, Mike Minard in 1999-2000 and Duncan Milroy in 2004-2005.

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Bulldogs Sign Sebastian Collberg to Try-Out Contract


Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
04/14/2013 10:43 AM –

HAMILTON, ONT – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Bulldogs have signed forward Sebastian Collberg to a Professional Try-Out Contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

CollbergCollberg, 19, played 35 games this season for Vastra Frolunda HC of the Swedish Elite League registering nine points (6 goals, 3 assists) and six penalty minutes. The 5’11”, 185-pound forward won a Silver Medal with Team Sweden at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-20 World Junior Championship while helping Sweden win Gold in 2012. The native of Mariestad, Sweden played 35 games for Frolunda in the SuperElit J20 in 2010-2011 and notched 44 points (21 goals, 23 assists) and 12 penalty minutes. Collberg was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 33rd overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.



Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
04/14/2013 9:12 PM –
HAMILTON, ONT – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Bulldogs have released defenceman Peter Merth from his Professional Try-Out Contract.

Merth, 25, played seven games for the Bulldogs and recorded one assist and eight penalty minutes.


Hockey Fight: Bulldogs Jarred Tinordi vs Stars Francis Wathier [VIDEO]

Jarred Tinordi vs Francis Wathier - YouTubeWith the injury to Alexei Emelin in the first period of Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins, the Canadiens may be in need of a defenseman who can add a physical presence and clear the front of the net. Hamilton Bulldog defenseman Jarred Tinordi performed well during his call-up earlier in the season and would fill the bill. On Saturday against the Texas Stars, Tinordi dished out a clean hit on Scott Glennie and then answered the bell against Francis Wathier.

Bulldogs defeated the Stars 2-1.

Video posted to YouTube by EricBoulton26