Press release

Mayer Returns to Bulldogs; Condon, Schiestel Assigned to Nailers


Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned goaltender Robert Mayer to the Bulldogs after a stint in the Spengler Cup with Geneve-Servette HC, while the Bulldogs have assigned goaltender Mike Condon and defenceman Drew Schiestel to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

(Photo by Bradley Kalpin)
(Photo by Bradley Kalpin)

Mayer returns to Hamilton after winning the Spengler Cup with Geneve-Servette. In two games in the tournament, the Havirov, Czech Republic-born goaltender had a record of 2-0-0 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .918 save percentage. In 11 games with the Bulldogs this season, the 24-year-old has a record of 3-6-2 with a 3.05 goals-against average and .896 save percentage. In 38 games with the Bulldogs last season, the 6’1”, 199-pound goaltender posted a record of 16-17-3 with a 2.93 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. He was originally signed as a free agent by the Canadiens on September 25th, 2008.

Condon has split this season between Hamilton and Wheeling. In three games with the Bulldogs, the Holliston, Massachusetts native has a record of 1-1-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .909 save percentage. In 18 games with the Nailers, the 23-year-old has posted a record of 10-4-4 with a 2.33 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and one shutout. The 6’3”, 195-pound goaltender spent last season with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Princeton University Tigers, the ECHL’s Ontario Reign and the American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros. In 24 regular season games with Princeton, he had a record of 8-11-4 with a 2.48 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and two shutouts. In four regular season games with Ontario, he posted a record of 3-1-0 with a 1.48 goals-against average, .943 save percentage and one shutout. In five regular season games with Houston, he had a record of 3-0-0 with a 2.39 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. Condon was signed by the Montreal Canadiens as a free agent on May 8th, 2013.

Schiestel has spent the entire 2013-2014 season to date with Hamilton. In 21 games with the Bulldogs, the Hamilton native has recorded six assists and 16 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old split the 2012-2013 season between the AHL’s Rochester Americans and the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors. In 35 regular season games with Rochester, he recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 16 penalty minutes. In three games with Greenville, he recorded no points and no penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 193-pound defenceman was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round, 59th overall, in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He was signed by the Bulldogs as a free agent on July 29th, 2013.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday, January 10th, when they will visit the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. The ‘Dogs return to Copps Coliseum on Saturday, January 11th, when they will host the Americans at 7:00 p.m.

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