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Weekly Preview: Home-and-home Series for Rivals Bulldogs, Marlies

BULLDOGS FACE HOME-AND-HOME WITH MARLIES THIS WEEK

Hamilton Bulldogs Weekly Release

(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)
(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

HAMILTON, ON. — Coming off a 2-1-0-0 week that saw back-to-back home victories against the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Hamilton Bulldogs wrap up their season-long, seven-game homestand this week with a home-and-home series against the Toronto Marlies.

On Friday, Jan. 23, the Bulldogs will pay tribute to Hamilton’s fire, police and ambulance services with First Responders’ Night as the ‘Dogs host the Marlies (American Hockey League affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m. in the eighth of 12 games between the two teams this season.

The Ontario rivals will go head-to-head again on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto at 3 p.m. for the ninth meeting between them this season.

Hamilton’s record against Toronto so far in 2014-15 is 4-2-1-0.

THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE / BROADCASTS (All times Eastern)
Friday, Jan. 23 vs. Toronto Marlies, FirstOntario Centre, 7:30 p.m. – Cable 14, AHL Live, AM900 CHML
Saturday, Jan. 24 vs. Toronto Marlies, Ricoh Coliseum, 3 p.m. – Cable 14, AHL Live, AM900 CHML

(All statistics include games through Sunday, Jan. 18)

BULLDOGS AT A GLANCE
Record: 18-17-6-0, 42 points … Home: 10-10-3-0, 23 points … Road: 8-7-3-0, 19 points … Standings: 3rd North Division, T-8th Western Conference … Last 10 games: 4-5-1-0 … Longest winning streak: 2 (Nov. 14 – Nov. 16, Nov. 21 – Nov. 23, Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, Jan. 16 – Jan. 17) … Longest losing streak: 3 (Oct. 25 – Oct. 29; Nov. 7 – Nov. 13, Jan. 10 – Jan. 14) … Leading scorers: F Charles Hudon (41 GP 11-25-36), F T.J. Hensick (41 GP 10-22-32), F Gabriel Dumont (38 GP 9-14-23) … Goaltenders: Mike Condon (23 GP 11-9-3, 2.20 GAA, .928 Save %, 1 SO), Joey MacDonald (16 GP 6-7-3, 2.96 GAA, .902 Save %, 0 SO) … Power play – Home: 12-for-96, 12.5 per cent, 24th AHL … Road: 8-for-67, 11.9 per cent, 24th AHL … Overall: 20-for-163, 12.3 per cent, 29th AHL … Penalty killing – Home: 72-for-85, 84.7 per cent, 12th AHL … Road: 62-for-71, 87.3 per cent, 9th AHL … Overall: 134-for-156, 85.9 per cent, 9th AHL … Goals for per game: 2.56, T-22nd AHL … Goals against per game: 2.66, T-11th AHL

OPPONENTS AT A GLANCE
TORONTO MARLIES (Affiliation: Toronto Maple Leafs) – Head Coach: Gord Dineen … Record: 17-16-6-0, 40 points … Home: 9-7-3-0, 21 points … Road: 8-9-3-0, 19 points … Standings: 4th North Division, 11th Western Conference … Leading scorer: F Connor Brown (39 GP 11-20-31) … Leading goaltender: Antoine Bibeau (16 GP 8-6-2, 2.44 GAA, .919 Save %, 4 SO) … Power play: 18-for-145, 12.4 per cent, T-27th AHL … Penalty killing: 144-for-180, 80.0 per cent, 28th AHL … Goals for per game: 2.26, 28th AHL … Goals against per game: 2.67, 13th AHL … Last 10 games: 7-1-2-0 … All-time series: 53-44-8-8 … Last season: 6-6-0-0 … This season: 4-2-1-0 … First-round NHL picks: F Carter Ashton (Tampa Bay Lightning, 2009), F Tyler Biggs (Toronto Maple Leafs, 2011), F William Nylander (Toronto Maple Leafs, 2014), D Stuart Percy (Toronto Maple Leafs, 2011) … Ontario-born players: F Greg McKegg (St. Thomas), F Spencer Abbott (Hamilton), F Josh Leivo (Innisfil), F Ryan Rupert (Grand Bend), F Patrick Watling (Sault Ste. Marie), F Jamie Devane (Mississauga), F Connor Brown (Toronto), F Denver Manderson (Fergus), D Matt Finn (Toronto), D Stuart Percy (Oakville)

TRANSACTIONS
Jan. 18 – D Dalton Thrower re-assigned by Montreal Canadiens to Hamilton Bulldogs from Brampton Beast
Jan. 18 – D David Makowski recalled by Hamilton Bulldogs from Wheeling Nailers
Jan. 18 – F Shane Bakker signed by Hamilton Bulldogs to professional try out contract
Jan. 18 – G Joey MacDonald assigned by Montreal Canadiens to Hamilton Bulldogs
Jan. 18 – G Frank Palazzese assigned by Hamilton Bulldogs to Wheeling Nailers
Jan. 17 – F Sahir Gill signed by Hamilton Bulldogs to professional try out contract
Jan. 17 – D David Makowski assigned by Hamilton Bulldogs to Wheeling Nailers
Jan. 17 – F Shane Bakker released by Hamilton Bulldogs from professional try out contract
Jan. 16 – G Joey MacDonald recalled by Montreal Canadiens from Hamilton Bulldogs
Jan. 16 – G Frank Palazzese recalled by Hamilton Bulldogs from Wheeling Nailers
Jan. 13 – F Stefan Fournier re-assigned by Montreal Canadiens to Hamilton Bulldogs from Wheeling Nailers

INJURY REPORT
F Drayson Bowman – Illness (Day-to-day)
F Connor Crisp – Upper body (Day-to-day)
F Jack Nevins – Upper body (4-6 weeks)
D Magnus Nygren – Concussion (Out indefinitely)
F Eric Tangradi – Upper body (Day-to-day)

PRACTICE / MORNING SKATE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
Tuesday, Jan. 20: Off day
Wednesday, Jan. 21: Practice – 10 a.m. – FirstOntario Centre
Thursday, Jan. 22: Practice – 10 a.m. – FirstOntario Centre
Friday, Jan. 23: Morning skate – 10 a.m. – FirstOntario Centre
Saturday, Jan. 24: No morning skate
Sunday, Jan. 25: All-Star Break
Monday, Jan. 26: All-Star Break
Tuesday, Jan. 27: All-Star Break
Note: Practices and morning skates are closed to the public, unless otherwise specified.

WEEK-IN-REVIEW (Jan. 12-18)
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 – MILWAUKEE 4 @ HAMILTON 1
FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ont.
Milwaukee Goals: Triston Grant, Austin Watson*, Zach Budish, Pontus Aberg
Hamilton Goals: Daniel Carr
Goaltending: Milwaukee: Magnus Hellberg (1 GA, 21 SV) / Hamilton: Mike Condon (3 GA, 21 SV)
Power Play: Milwaukee: 2-for-2 / Hamilton: 0-for-3
* – Game-winning goal

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 – GRAND RAPIDS 1 @ HAMILTON 2
FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ont.
Grand Rapids Goals: Mark Zengerle
Hamilton Goals: Gabriel Dumont (2)*
Goaltending: Grand Rapids: Jared Coreau (2 GA, 32 SV) / Hamilton: Mike Condon (1 GA, 20 SV)
Power Play: Grand Rapids: 0-for-3 / Hamilton: 1-for-3
* – Game-winning goal

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 – GRAND RAPIDS 2 @ HAMILTON 5
FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ont.
Grand Rapids Goals: Mitch Callahan, Landon Ferraro
Hamilton Goals: Nick Sorkin, Davis Drewiske, Jacob de la Rose*, Daniel Carr, T.J. Hensick
Goaltending: Grand Rapids: Jared Coreau (5 GA, 22 SV), Pat Nagle (0 GA, 5 SV) / Hamilton: Mike Condon (2 GA, 19 SV)
Power Play: Grand Rapids: 0-for-3 / Hamilton: 1-for-7
* – Game-winning goal

 

MOLSON CUP – THREE STARS LEADERS

(1st Star – 5 pts, 2nd Star – 3 pts, 3rd Star – 1 pt)

Player Points
1. Mike Condon 31
2. Charles Hudon 22
3. Sven Andrighetto 20
T4. Daniel Carr 18
T4. Gabriel Dumont 18
6. T.J. Hensick 13
7. Christian Thomas 8
T8. Mac Bennett 5
T8. Jake Dowell 5
T8. Joey MacDonald 5
T8. Davis Drewiske 5
T12. Michael Bournival 4
T12. Darren Dietz 4
T12. Nick Sorkin 4
T15. Eric Tangradi 3
T15. Greg Pateryn 3
T17. Nathan Beaulieu 2
T17. Maxime Macenauer 2

 

THE DAN LAWRIE INSURANCE PREMIUM PLAYER OF THE GAME
(Hardestworking Hamilton Bulldogs player)

Player Selections
1. Charles Hudon 8
2. Gabriel Dumont 4
3. Mac Bennett 3
T4. Eric Tangradi 2
T4. Mike Condon 2
T4. Davis Drewiske 2
T4. Greg Pateryn 2
T4. Christian Thomas 2
T4. Drayson Bowman 2
T4. Jarred Tinordi 2
T11. Joey MacDonald 1
T11. Jack Nevins 1
T11. Darren Dietz 1
T11. Sven Andrighetto 1
T11. Maxime Macenauer 1
T11. Magnus Nygren 1
T11. Nick Sorkin 1
T11. Michael Bournival 1
T11. Dustin Tokarski 1
T11. T.J. Hensick 1
T11. Jacob de la Rose 1
T11. Daniel Carr 1

 

TICKET INFORMATION
Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

FIRST RESPONDERS’ NIGHT – FRIDAY, JAN. 23
The Hamilton Bulldogs will pay tribute to the region’s police, fire and ambulance services with First Responders’ Night on Friday, Jan. 23 when the ‘Dogs take on the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m. Fans at the game will get the chance to see first responders vehicles up close and there will also be a pre-game aerial stunt!

Attendees will also receive a free fries coupon for Stonewalls Restaurant upon exit from the game.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS AUTOGRAPH SIGNING – WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21
Join Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn and forward Eric Tangradi at Buffalo Wild Wings Stoney Creek (524 Centennial Parkway N) on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 6-8 p.m. where the players will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs.

MOM OF THE YEAR CONTEST
Do you think your mom is the best? Tell us why and show her how much you care! In 100-200 words, tell us why your mom is the best and she will receive:
– A complimentary ticket for the Bulldogs’ Pink in the Rink Game (Friday, Feb. 13 vs. Toronto Marlies, 7:30 p.m.)
– 1,000 Shoppers Optimum Points courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart
– A chance to win the overall grand prize: a gift basket plus 200,000 Shoppers Optimum Points from Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart will also donate $1 to Juravinski Cancer Centre’s Breast Assessment Centre for each complete application submitted prior to Feb. 1.

WEEKEND PROMOS
Every weekend Bulldogs game offers a great promotion! Every Friday home game is Y108 $3 Beer Night, with $3 beers until puck drop and live music in the Molson Canadian Hockey House. Saturdays will once again be Family Night, featuring special meal offers courtesy of Maple Lodge Farms. And every Sunday will be the Kids’ Game, with post-game autographs and skate for children aged 14 and under.

WINNING WEEKDAYS
If the Bulldogs win on a weekday night (Monday to Thursday) at home, everyone in attendance at that game will receive a free ticket voucher to the next weekday night game. If the ‘Dogs win their last weekday game of the season, everyone in attendance can redeem their voucher on Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 18.

BULLDOGS MERCHANDISE
Fans can get all their Bulldogs merchandise at shop.hamiltonbulldogs.com or during home games at the “Dawg House” store, located behind section 114 on the concourse level at FirstOntario Centre. There are several great items fans can purchase to show off their Bulldogs pride, including hats, t-shirts, jackets, replica jerseys, foam fingers and other select novelty items.

WATCH LIVE ON AHL LIVE
Watch the Bulldogs while they’re on the road with AHL Live! Now you can watch all the best hockey action from wherever you are…live on your computer or smartphone. AHL Live online is the only place where you can catch every game, from every AHL team, all season long! Visit www.ahllive.com for more information.

CATCH THE ‘DOGS ON HAMILTON’S CABLE 14
Watch 16 Bulldogs games this season live in high definition on Hamilton’s Cable 14, including every single Friday night home game! Cable 14 will also carry Sunday afternoon road games on Jan. 24 and March 28 when the ‘Dogs visit the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum. For more information, visit www.cable14.com.

LISTEN LIVE ON HAMILTON’S AM900 CHML
Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM900 CHML or on www.900chml.com. Play-by-play announcer Matt Holmes calls the action for all regular season and post-season games and is joined by colour commentator Al Craig for home games. AM900 CHML broadcasts feature a pre-game show hosted by Rick Zamperin and post-game show hosted by Anthony Urciuoli.

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Canadiens Assign Thrower to Bulldogs, ‘Dogs Recall Makowski, Sign Bakker

CANADIENS RE-ASSIGN THROWER; ‘DOGS RECALL MAKOWSKI, SIGN BAKKER
Bakker, Makowski combined for four points in two games with ECHL Wheeling this weekend

Dalton Thrower (Photo by Brampton Beast)
Dalton Thrower (Photo by Brampton Beast)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned defenceman Dalton Thrower to the Bulldogs from the ECHL’s Brampton Beast, while the ‘Dogs have recalled defenceman David Makowski from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers and signed forward Shane Bakker to a professional try out contract.

In seven games with Brampton this season, Thrower has recorded two assists and 26 penalty minutes. Before turning pro this season, the 6-0, 215-pound defenceman spent five seasons (2009 to 2014) in the Western Hockey League. In 285 career WHL regular season games with the Vancouver Giants and Saskatoon Blades, the Squamish, B.C. native recorded 147 points (42 goals, 105 assists) and 414 penalty minutes. The 21-year-old was selected by the Canadiens in the second round (51st overall) in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

In his first year as a pro, Makowski has split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In four games with Hamilton, the 6-1, 205-pound defenceman has recorded no points or penalty minutes. In 26 games with Wheeling, the St. Louis, Mo. native has recorded 11 points (four goals, seven assists) and 47 penalty minutes. Before turning pro, Makowski spent four seasons (2010 to 2014) with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s University of Denver Pioneers. In 142 career games with the University of Denver, the 25-year-old recorded 93 points (27 goals, 66 assists) and 169 penalty minutes. Hamilton signed Makowski to a one-year contract on June 18, 2014.

Bakker has also split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In eight games with Hamilton, the 6-4, 210-pound forward has recorded 16 penalty minutes. In 24 games with Wheeling, the Navan, Ont. native has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) and 37 penalty minutes. In 73 career ECHL regular season games with the Nailers, he has recorded 26 points (nine goals, 17 assists) and 113 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro in 2013, Bakker played five seasons (2008 to 2013) for the Carleton University Ravens in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. In 121 games with Carleton, the 27-year-old recorded 48 points (17 goals, 31 assists) and 398 penalty minutes.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 23 when they’ll host the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets, 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.

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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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Habs Trim Training Camp, 17 Players to Bulldogs

CANADIENS ASSIGN 17 PLAYERS TO BULLDOGS

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Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned 17 players to the Bulldogs, including nine forwards, seven defencemen and one goaltender.

The players assigned to Hamilton include (* indicates an injury): forwards Tim Bozon, Daniel Carr, Connor Crisp*, Stefan Fournier*, T.J. Hensick, Charles Hudon, Patrick Holland, Jack Nevins* and Nick Sorkin; defencemen Mac Bennett, Morgan Ellis, Joe Finley, David Makowski, Magnus Nygren, Bobby Shea and Dalton Thrower*; and goaltender Michael Condon.

Hamilton’s training camp will open on Tuesday, Sept. 30 with media availability at FirstOntario Centre at 10 a.m. before the team travels to Newfoundland and Labrador later that day for the Mary’s Cup pre-season series with the St. John’s IceCaps. A complete training camp roster will be announced tomorrow.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets and group 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.

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Bulldogs, Future Habs Convene for Canadiens Development Camp

Fifty players invited to the Canadiens’ annual Development Camp

Montreal Canadiens PRESS RELEASE

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MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that the team will hold its annual development camp, from July 7-11, at the Bell Sports Complex, in Brossard.

A total of 50 players will participate in the development camp, including 28 forwards, 17 defensemen and five goaltenders. Five of the six players selected by the Canadiens at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft held last weekend in Philadelphia will be among the participants, including first round selection Nikita Scherbak.

The list of players invited to the development camp includes 20 prospects drafted by the Canadiens organization, a few players acquired through trades or free agency, and more than 20 players invited on a try-out basis (list of players here).

All players will be divided into two groups (A-B). The first on-ice practice sessions will be on Monday, July 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both ice surfaces at the Bell Sports Complex. On-ice practice sessions will take place in the morning for the remainder of the week, with scrimmages at the end of the day. A three-period intra-squad game will be played on Friday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. All practices are open to the public.

Players participating in the development camp will be available to the media every day around noon (12:30 p.m.), starting Monday July 7.

 

#  Player 2013-14 Team Acquired Pos. Shoots Height Weight
6 AGOSTA, Justin (College player) New Hampshire (HE) Invite D R 6.03 210
26 ANAS, Samuel (College player) Quinnipiac (ECAC) Invite C R 5.08 148
58 ANDRIGHETTO, Sven Hamilton (AHL) Draft 13 RW L 5.09 183
48 AUDETTE, Daniel Sherbrooke (QMJHL) Draft 14 C L 5.08 175
40 BEAULIEU, Nathan Hamilton (AHL) / Montréal (NHL) Draft 11 D L 6.02 194
46 BENNETT, Mac University of Michigan (CCHA) Draft 09 D L 6.00 195
98 BOBYK, Colton Spokane (WHL) Invite D L 6.01 190
CARR, Daniel Union (ECAC) Free agent LW L 6.00 182
41 CONDON, Michael Wheeling (ECHL) / Hamilton (AHL) Free agent G L 6.02 209
97 CORSON, Dylan S.S Marie (OHL) / Barrie (OHL) Invite C L 5.11 190
92 CREVIER-MORIN, Marc-Olivier Gatineau (QMJHL) Invite D L 6.01 197
CRISP, Connor Sudbury (OHL) / Hamilton (AHL) Draft 13 C L 6.03 226
91 CURCURUTO, Gianluca Plymouth (OHL) Invite D L 6.01 195
34 DE LA ROSE, Jacob Leksands IF (SweAl) / Sweden Jr. Draft 13 C/LW L 6.03 187
72 DIDIER, Josiah (College player) University of Denver (WCHA) Draft 11 D R 6.03 218
84 DIETZ, Darren Hamilton (AHL) Draft 11 D R 6.01 204
85 ELLIS, Morgan Hamilton (AHL) Draft 10 D R 6.01 204
73 FEDERICO, Danny (College player) Quinnipiac (ECAC) Invite D L 6.01 205
86 FOURNIER, Stefan Hamilton (AHL) Free agent RW R 6.03 220
70 FUCALE, Zachary Halifax (QMHJL) / Canada Jr. Draft 13 G L 6.01 178
90 GADOURY, Philippe Halifax (QMHJL) / Nepean (CCHL) Invite C L 5.10 180
83 GOULET, Alexandre Charlottetown (QMJHL) Invite C L 5.11 190
47 GRÉGOIRE, Jeremy Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Draft 13 C R 6.00 187
65 HAWKEY, Hayden Omaha (USHL) Draft 14 G L 6.01 180
71 HIGHMORE, Matthew Saint-John’s (QMJHL) Invite C L 5.11 174
82 HOLLAND, Patrick Hamilton (AHL) / Montreal (NHL) Trade RW R 6.00 185
75 HUDON, Charles Chicoutimi/Baie Comeau (QMJHL) / Canada Jr. Draft 12 LW L 5.10 178
55 IMAMA, Bokondji Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Invite LW L 6.01 214
61 KOBERSTEIN, Nikolas Olds (AJHL) Draft 14 D R 6.01 180
38 LEHKONEN, Artturi Kuopio (FinE) / Filnland Jr. Draft 13 LW L 5.11 161
43 LERNOUT, Brett Swift Current  (WHL) Draft 14 D R 6.04 206
62 MacMILLAN, Mark (College player) University of North Dakota (WCHA) Draft 10 C L 6.00 171
11 MAKOWSKI, David (College player) University of Denver (WCHA) AHL D R 6.01 205
25 McCARRON, Michael London (OHL) Draft 13 RW R 6.05 237
68 McNALLY, Brandon (College player) Dartmouth (ECAC) Invite LW L 6.01 186
80 MOTTE, CJ (College player) Ferris State (WCHA) Invite G L 6.00 191
20 MUTO, Vincent (College player) Niagara University (AHA) Invite D R 6.00 204
15 NEVINS, Jack Hamilton (AHL) / Charlottetown (QMJHL) /  Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) Free agent LW L 6.01 204
63 PADAKIN, Pavel Calgary (WHL) Invite RW R 6.00 179
95 PAPIRNY, Jordan Brandon (WHL) Invite G L 6.00 170
53 RANGER, Alexandre Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Invite RW R 5.10 181
42 SCHMALZ, Matt Sudbury (OHL) Invite RW R 6.05 206
28 SCHERBAK, Nikita Saskatoon (WHL) Draft 14 RW L 6.01 175
57 SEKAC, Jiri Praha HC Lev (KHL) Free agent LW L 6.02 195
64 SORKIN, Nick Hamilton (AHL) / New Hampshire (HE) AHL RW L 6.03 175
78 SZMATULA, Michael (College player) Northeastern (HE) Invite LW L 5.08 178
60 THOMAS, Christian Hamilton (AHL) Trade RW R 5.09 176
59 THROWER, Dalton Vancouver (WHL) Draft 12 D R 6.00 203
96 TRACCITTO, Reggie (College player) University of PEI (CIS) Invite D R 6.00 204
45 WARDLEY, Evan Seattle (WHL) Invite D R 6.04 208
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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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Tryout Filled Bulldogs Drop Preseason Opener to Marlies

By Dan Kramer, Senior Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

OAKVILLE, ON – The Hamilton Bulldogs opened their preseason calendar Friday night, and for the first few minutes, picked right back up where they left off last year. A weak line-up filled mostly with tryouts was dominated early by a Toronto Marlies squad highlighted by some of the Leafs’ top prospects, but fought back to make a game of it after Toronto had staked out a 2-0 lead. In the end, however, a valiant effort would fall short, with a late Spencer Abbott goal snapping a 3-3 tie and en empty netter rounding out the 5-3 Marlies victory.

Condon's debut in a Bulldogs sweater was a success, despite the loss (PHOTO: Ontario Reign)
Condon’s debut in a Bulldogs sweater was a success, despite the loss (PHOTO: Ontario Reign)

The Marlies opened the scoring when Mike Condon gave up a juicy rebound on a Kevin Marshall shot, kicking it cross-crease to where Jerry D’Amigo had an easy tap in. Condon appeared shaky when moments later, no one could clear Greg McKegg from in the crease, and his third whack at the puck snuck across the goal line to give Toronto a 2-0 lead. In fairness to the ‘Dogs, their roster contained few players expected to be major contributor to the team this season, while the Marlies iced multiple top Leafs prospects for the first half of a back-to-back.

But the tryouts on the Hamilton side were determined to strut their stuff in what could be their only chance to do so, given the Bulldogs’ short three game pre-season schedule. Though a 5-on-3 proved unfruitful, before the second penalty could expire, a Dalton Thrower point shot was narrowly missed on a deflection attempt by Alex Belzile, but the puck would bounce back in front off Akim Aliu for a Chad Wiseman tap-in before Christopher Gibson could recover, cutting the lead in half. Erik Nystrom – who left Sweden for a mere 25-game tryout deal with the Bulldogs – tied the score with a nifty deflection of a Joel Chouinard blast before the first frame was out.

The Bulldogs stormed out of the gates to start the second period, with the best scoring chance coming from Wiseman again off an Aliu rebound. Aliu was easily Hamilton’s most dangerous forward on the night, but Wiseman couldn’t find the puck in his skates quickly enough to capitalize for what would have been Aliu’s third assist. Though the Dogs were outchancing their rivals, it would be Toronto’s Wade MacLeod who would break the tie, tipping a Sam Carrick point shot past Condon during a delayed penalty.

After appearing shaky on the first two goals, Condon was solid between the pipes, notably robbing a Marlie with a cross-crease dive during a 4-on-3 penalty kill where it seemed he had no chance. The Princeton University alum will be in his first professional season, though he is almost certain to begin in the ECHL with Dustin Tokarski and Robert Mayer in the picture for Hamilton.

The second period ended on a bit of a scary note when Matt Lashoff took a hard hit while pinching in the offensive zone and was slow to get up. That ended his night, and perhaps his entire disappointing tryout with the organization.

Just before the ten minute mark of the third, Kelsey Wilson – the originator of a line-brawl in the game’s first period – appeared to tie the game on a great feed from Belzile, but despite him being the only player near the net, the goal was strangely waved off. The official announcement was that the net had come off its moorings, but the Oakville complex unfortunately offered no in-game replays.

Stefan Fournier would managed to knot things up a minute later, squeaking a shot through Sparks. Fournier nearly went from hero to goat, taking a penalty shortly after his tying goal, but sound goaltending and good defensive work from Chouinard (to go with his pair of helpers) kept it even.

Despite continued strong play from Condon, the Marlies would regain the lead with under two minutes to play. Jerry D’Amigo would spot Spencer Abbott alone on the doorstep after Matt Grassi lost his man in coverage, and Abbott had an easy tap-in to an open side of the net.

Shortly after Condon got to the bench for an extra attacker, Alex Belzile would turn the puck over in the neutral zone, and D’Amigo completed his night as the best skater for either side with an empty netter, icing the 5-3 victory.

The game should have ended there, but there was a strange dust up with fifteen seconds to play. Wilson again dropped the gloves, this time with Sam Carrick, and after a good bout of several blows exchanged each way, a fired up Wilson walked behind Hamilton’s bench, shouting on his way to the dressing room.

 

Hamilton line-up:
Erik Nystrom – Ben Duffy – Jordan Owens
Chad Wiseman – Akim Aliu – Alex Belzile
Justin Courtnall – Joonas Nattinen – Andre Morrissette
Stephen MacAulay – Stefan Fournier – Kelsey Wilson

Dalton Thrower – Matt Lashoff
Jeremy Price – Joel Chouinard
Matt Grassi – Nathan McIver

Mike Condon
Robert Mayer

 

The Bulldogs are next in action Saturday night with a rematch against the Marlies in Cobourg, Ontario. Their final preseason game is scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd against the Utica Comets in Dundas, Ontario, before opening their regular season at home on Friday, October 11th. You can tune in via radio throughout the season on the new home of the Hamilton Bulldogs, Hamilton AM 900 CHML, which will feature brand new pre- and post-game shows sure to highlight many Montreal Canadiens’ prospects.

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Hamilton Bulldogs Training Camp Roster

BULLDOGS ANNOUNCE 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.

Forwards
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)
Defencemen
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)
Goaltenders
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)