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Emotions On Display at Hamilton Bulldogs Practice [PHOTO GALLERY]

If you are a regular reader of All Habs Hockey Magazine, you know that we do things differently and you tell us that it’s one of the reasons you keep coming back. In addition to our comprehensive coverage of the Montreal Canadiens, we also commit to providing you the most in-depth coverage of prospects in the organization.  Being a Canadiens fan means you want to keep current on the progress of future stars too.

One of our Senior Writers, Dan Kramer, is in his second full season of providing you game-by-game reports for the Hamilton Bulldogs from the press box.  We are pleased to introduce to you Rabita, another member of All Habs team who will be providing you with images from Copps Coliseum.  Her experience in sports photography will tell you the story from Hamilton in pictures.

We have more changes in store for you that are just around the corner. We think that you’ll like them.

By Rabita, Photojournalist, All Habs Hockey Magazine

HAMILTON,ON. — I’m used to be on the field as a sidelines photographer. But I knew that this photo assignment was going to be different when the pucks slammed against the glass, quite startling when one is looking through a camera lens. And the speed. Being rink-side gave a whole new appreciation for the speed, even at this level. The guys are really fast which made it a challenge to capture them in motion sometimes.

(Photo by Rabita Naqvi | Rocket Sports Media)
(Photo by Rabita Naqvi | Rocket Sports Media)

The Bulldogs wasted no time getting warmed up and beginning their drills. The team worked hard all through the practice in preparation for Tuesday’s game against the Texas Stars. There was plenty of chatter on the ice with teammates encouraging each other. Players seemed to pair up reserving conversation with one partner. And the coaches showed their fun and joking side at times too.

At one point, the ‘communication’ became intense. Nick Tarnasky, playing the role of the veteran, felt that a rookie defenceman wasn’t taking things seriously enough. He and Darren Dietz exchanged rough language and eventually dropped the gloves. The minor dispute was settled quickly by the coaches and fellow teammates. Just the emotion of the game.

All in all, today was an incredible experience photographing the Bulldogs. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to capture the skills and emotions of these talented players.

I am pleased to join the All Habs team. I will be telling you the stories of Hamilton Bulldogs through pictures this season. I hope that you enjoy them. I’d love to hear what you think. Please leave me a note in the comment box.

 

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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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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