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Official Release: Bulldogs Sign Southorn to PTO

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
2/27/2014 1:49 PM –

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed defenceman Jordon Southorn to a professional try out contract.

Southorn has spent this season so far with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets and Elmira Jackals, as well as the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Dundee Stars in the United Kingdom. In 39 games with Fort Wayne, the Montreal, Quebec native has recorded 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) and 36 penalty minutes. In three games with Elmira, the 6’3”, 205-pound defenceman recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and seven penalty minutes. In three games with Dundee, the 23-year-old recorded two assists and four penalty minutes.

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In 191 career ECHL regular season games with the Trenton Devils, Trenton Titans, Wheeling Nailers, Jackals and Komets, Southorn has recorded 91 points (29 goals, 62 assists) and 202 penalty minutes. In two career American Hockey League regular season games with the Providence Bruins, he has recorded no points and no penalty minutes. He was originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fourth round (104th overall) in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday, February 28th when the ‘Dogs will host the Lake Erie Monsters (American Hockey League affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche) at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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Bulldogs Recall Drew Schiestel from Wheeling

BULLDOGS RECALL SCHIESTEL FROM NAILERS

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

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

Drew Schiestel (Photo by Joe Lovell)
Drew Schiestel (Photo by Joe Lovell)

Schiestel has split this season between Hamilton and Wheeling. In 21 games with Hamilton, the 6’2”, 193-pound defenceman has recorded six assists and 16 penalty minutes. In six games with Wheeling, the Hamilton, Ontario native has recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and no penalty minutes.

In 212 career AHL regular season games with the Portland Pirates, Rochester Americans, Texas Stars and Hamilton Bulldogs, Schiestel has recorded 61 points (nine goals, 52 assists) and 103 penalty minutes. He was originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round (59th overall) in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs’ next game is scheduled for Friday, January 24th, when they will host the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.

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Mayer Returns to Bulldogs; Condon, Schiestel Assigned to Nailers

MAYER REASSIGNED 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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Official Release: Bulldogs Release Duffy, MacAulay

BULLDOGS RELEASE DUFFY AND MACAULAY

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have released forwards Ben Duffy and Stephen MacAulay from their standard players’ contracts. The two forwards will both move on to play in Canadian Interuniversity Sport while pursuing educational opportunities.

Ben Duffy (Image QMI)
Ben Duffy (Image QMI)

Duffy split this season between the Bulldogs and ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. In 15 games with Hamilton, the 21-year-old recorded two assists and no penalty minutes. In six games with Wheeling, the Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia native recorded six points (four goals, two assists) and no penalty minutes. The 5’10”, 177-pound 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 11th, 2013.

MacAulay also split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In eight games with Hamilton, the 21-year-old recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and no penalty minutes. In 12 games with Wheeling, the Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native recorded two assists and 14 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 191-pound forward split the 2012-2013 season between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. 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. Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round (164th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, he was signed to a one-year contract by the Bulldogs on July 8th, 2013.

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Bulldogs Recall Matt Grassi from Wheeling

BULLDOGS RECALL MATT GRASSI

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

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

Matt Grassi (Source: Youtube)
Matt Grassi (Source: Youtube)

In 24 games with Wheeling this season, Grassi has recorded five points (one goal, four assists) and 21 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 215-pound defenceman split the 2012-2013 season between the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Michigan State University Spartans and the Bulldogs. In 41 regular season games with the Spartans, the Burnaby, British Columbia native recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 22 penalty minutes. In three regular season games with the Bulldogs on an amateur try out, the 24-year-old recorded no points and no penalty minutes. He was signed to a one-year American Hockey League contract by the Bulldogs on August 12th, 2013.

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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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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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Official Release: Bulldogs Sign Hamilton Native Drew Schiestel

07/29/2013 1:02 PM
Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the signing of free agent defenceman Drew Schiestel to a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract for the 2013-2014 season.

Schiestel, 24, split the 2012-2013 season between the AHL’s Rochester Americanhamiltonbulldogsbackgrounds 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. He also played in three Calder Cup Playoff games, recording two penalty minutes. In three games with Greenville, he recorded no points and no penalty minutes.

In 191 career regular season AHL games with the Americans, Portland Pirates and Texas Stars, the Hamilton, Ontario native has registered 55 points (nine goals, 46 assists) and 87 penalty minutes. Schiestel was selected to participate in the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic, but was unable to attend due to injury.

The 6’1”, 197-pound defenceman was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round, 59th overall, in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for the Mississauga IceDogs (2005-2007) and Niagara IceDogs (2007-2009), recording 111 points (25 goals, 86 assists) and 197 penalty minutes in 237 regular season games.

 

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Bulldogs Recall Antoine Corbin from ECHL, Hagel Wins Award

BULLDOGS RECALL ANTOINE CORBIN FROM BULLS

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.

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KYLE HAGEL NAMED BULLDOGS’ 2012-2013 IOA/AMERICAN SPECIALTY AHL MAN OF THE YEAR

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.