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.
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.
Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release 02/10/2014 9:42 AM –
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS – The American Hockey League announced today Hamilton Bulldogs forward Sven Andrighetto has been selected as the CCM / AHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 9th, 2014.
Andrighetto recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) in four road games for the Bulldogs last week.
On Tuesday in Rockford, Illinois, the 5’9”, 182-pound forward scored a goal and assisted on three others, setting a career high with four points in a 6-4 loss to the IceHogs. He was held scoreless Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin against the Admirals, but came back with two assists on Saturday night, helping the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Binghamton Senators in Ottawa, Ontario. Finally, the Zurich, Switzerland native scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, as the Bulldogs edged the Toronto Marlies 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in Toronto, Ontario.
Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round (86th overall) in the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Andrighetto has 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) and 22 penalty minutes in 36 games with Hamilton this season. The 20-year-old rookie played the previous two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, registering 172 points (67 goals, 105 assists) in 115 regular season games with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
In recognition of his achievement, Andrighetto will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bulldogs home game.
Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th when the ‘Dogs will host the Texas Stars (AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars) at FirstOntario Centre at 7:00 p.m.
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SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS – The American Hockey League announced today that Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Dustin Tokarski has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending November 24th, 2013.
Tokarski stopped 98 of the 100 shots he faced in three starts last week (3-0-0, 0.67 goals-against average, .980 save percentage, one shutout), helping the Bulldogs pull into a tie for first place in the AHL’s North Division.
On Tuesday night, Tokarski made 30 saves in Hamilton’s 5-1 victory over the visiting Texas Stars (AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars). At the Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday, he turned aside 25 of 26 shots and was named the game’s first star as the Bulldogs defeated the Syracuse Crunch (AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning), 4-1. And in Saturday’s rematch with the Crunch back in Syracuse, Tokarski stymied his former teammates with 43 saves – the most by a goaltender in a shutout this season – to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-0 victory.
For the season, Tokarski (8-3-1) ranks second in the AHL in both goals-against average (1.91) and save percentage (.935), allowing two goals or fewer in 12 of his 14 appearances.
Tokarski has appeared in 208 career AHL games with the Norfolk Admirals, Syracuse Crunch and Hamilton Bulldogs over his five professional seasons, compiling a record of 112-75-12 with a 2.42 goal-against average, a .912 save percentage and 18 shutouts. The 24-year-old native of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, won a Calder Cup Championship with Norfolk in 2012 and is 14-6 (1.67 goals-against average, .937 save percentage) in 20 career post-season contests. Originally drafted by Tampa Bay in 2008, Tokarski was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens in a trade with the Lightning on February 14th, 2013, and has made seven career appearances in the National Hockey League.
In recognition of his achievement, Tokarski will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bulldogs home game.
Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27th, when they travel to Rochester, New York to face the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7:05 p.m. The Bulldogs will return to Copps Coliseum on Friday, November 29th when they will host the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14.
Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release 10/10/2013 3:37 PM –
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Hamilton Bulldogs Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre announced today that veteran forward Martin St. Pierre has been named the 12th Captain in Hamilton Bulldogs history. Defenceman Greg Pateryn and forward Gabriel Dumont have been named Alternate Captains.
“With these three players, we believe we have a group capable of leading in many different ways,” said Hamilton Bulldogs Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre. “Martin St. Pierre is an experienced player that has been a captain in the past, Greg Pateryn has also been a captain previously and Gabriel Dumont is a player of great character.”
St. Pierre, 30, is entering his 10th season of professional hockey. In January of 2013, the Ottawa, Ontario native became the 83rd player in American Hockey League history to record 500 career points. In 516 career regular season AHL games with the Edmonton Roadrunners, Norfolk Admirals, Rockford IceHogs, Providence Bruins, Binghamton Senators and Springfield Falcons, the 5’9”, 187-pound forward has registered 528 points (151 goals, 377 assists) and 509 penalty minutes. St. Pierre was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2005-2006, selected as an AHL First-Team All-Star in 2006-2007 and an AHL Second Team All-Star in 2007-2008. In seven full AHL seasons, St. Pierre has finished among the top 10 in overall scoring four times, has scored 20-or-more goals five times and has produced 60-or-more points six times, setting career-highs in goals (27), assists (72) and points (99) with the Norfolk Admirals in 2006-2007. In 38 career regular season National Hockey League games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators, the undrafted forward has collected eight points (three goals, five assists) and 12 penalty minutes.
Pateryn, 23, split last season between Hamilton and Montreal. In 39 games with the Bulldogs, the 6’2”, 222-pound defenceman recorded 12 points (seven goals, five assists) and 27 penalty minutes. In three regular season games with the Canadiens, the Sterling Heights, Michigan native recorded no points and no penalty minutes. Before turning pro, Pateryn played 142 regular season National Collegiate Athletic Association games with the University of Michigan Wolverines, recording 43 points (six goals, 37 assists) and 145 penalty minutes. He was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round (128th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Dumont, 22, also split last season between Hamilton and Montreal. In 55 regular season games with the Bulldogs, the 5’10”, 186-pound forward recorded 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) and 83 penalty minutes and received The Bill Sturrup Trophy (Fan’s Choice Award). In 10 regular season games with Montreal, he recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 13 penalty minutes. In 178 career regular season AHL games, the Ville Degelis, Quebec native has recorded 73 points (34 goals, 39 assists) and 217 penalty minutes. In 13 career regular season NHL games, Dumont has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 13 penalty minutes. He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round (139th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
St. Pierre is Hamilton’s first captain since 2012. Previous captains in Bulldogs history include Alex Henry (2009-2012), Kyle Chipchura (2008-2009), Ajay Baines (2007-2008), Dan Smith (2005-2006), Jason Ward (2004-2005), Benoit Gratton (2002-2004), Alain Nasreddine (2000-2002), Scott Ferguson (2000-2001), Rob Murray (1999-2000), Jeff Daw (1998-1999) and Terran Sandwith (1996-1998).
Hamilton’s next game is its regular season and home opener, scheduled for Friday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. against the St. John’s IceCaps at Copps Coliseum. The club will host a home opener street party starting at 5:00 p.m., which will feature food provided by Maple Lodge Farms, family entertainment, sponsor vendors and a beer garden serving Molson products. Y108 will also be hosting its Drive Show live at the street party from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Hamilton Bulldogs’ Press Release 09/04/2013 1:48 PM –
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Hamilton Bulldogs President Stephen Ostaszewicz announced today the hockey club’s three-game pre-season schedule.
The Hamilton Bulldogs will open the pre-season on Friday, September 27th at 7:30 p.m. when they will host the Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ontario. On Saturday, September 28th, Hamilton and Toronto will wrap-up a home-and-home series when the Bulldogs visit the Marlies at Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, Ontario.
The Hamilton Bulldogs will close the pre-season on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. with a home game against the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, at the J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena in Dundas, Ontario.
“These pre-season games in Dundas and Oakville give our organization an opportunity to reach out to these communities with an intimate experience of our on-ice product,” said ‘Dogs President Stephen Ostaszewicz. “We’re also pleased to be able to work with the Oakville Blades Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club and the Dundas Minor Hockey Association as they use these exhibition games as fundraisers for their respective organizations.”
Tickets for the September 27th contest at Oakville’s Sixteen Mile Sports Complex (capacity 2,013) will go on sale for $20 plus HST on Friday, September 6th during the Oakville Blades vs. Milton Icehawks game. Tickets will also be available after September 6th at Oakville Blades home games, online at www.oakvilleblades.com and at Puckz Pub, located inside of Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.
Tickets for the October 3rd game at Dundas’ J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena (capacity 1,500) are on sale now for $10 and can be purchased by calling 905-627-9026, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and at One Rebellion Clothing Company, located at 60 King Street West in Dundas.