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Bulldogs Ink Darryl Boyce to Professional Try-Out Contract

October 5, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) Hamilton Bulldogs

MONTREAL, QC - Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Club has signed forward Darryl Boyce to a 25-game Professional Try-Out Contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Boyce, 28, has spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets, registering 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) and 68 penalty minutes in 84 regular season games. The 6'0", 200-pound forward has played in 191 regular season games over five seasons in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies, recording 91 points (32 goals, 59 assists), 320 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning professional, the native Summerside, P.E.I played two seasons with New Brunswick of Canadian Interuniversity Sport and notched 65 points (29 goals, 36 assists) in 53 regular season games. Boyce also spent four seasons with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League registering 145 points (54 goals, 91 assists) and 452 penalty minutes in 262 regular season games. Boyce led the team in scoring with 50 points (15 goals, 35 assists) in 67 regular season games during the 2004-2005 season. Boyce was originally signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 1st, 2008.

The Hamilton Bulldogs are currently in Trenton, Ontario to continue training camp with on-ice sessions and team-building activities at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. The 'Dogs will open their two-game pre-season schedule against the Toronto Marlies tomorrow, Saturday, October 6th at 7 p.m. at Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, Ontario. The game will be broadcast live on Funny 820 and hamiltonbulldogs.com. Derek Wills and Al Craig will have the pre-game show at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs will close their two-game pre-season schedule against the Marlies on Monday, October 8th at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford, Ontario at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs' 17th season-opener is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they will play the Griffins. The team's home-opener is set for Friday, October 19th when they will host the Marlies at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.

2012-2013 Hamilton Bulldogs season tickets, Pioneer Flex Pack tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now! For as little as $10 per game, you can enjoy the many benefits of being a 'Dogs season ticket holder including reserved seating for all home games at Copps Coliseum, the option to redeem unused tickets for any regular season game, discounts on team merchandise and access to exclusive season ticket holder-only events with the team. Convenient payment plans are available. For more information on how to join our team by becoming a Hamilton Bulldogs season ticket holder, or for more information on Pioneer Flex Pack tickets or group tickets, call 905-529-8500 or 1-866-DOGS-TIX, e-mail ticketing@hamiltonbulldogs.com or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. 'Dogs single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 905-529-8500 or 1-866-DOGS-TIX.

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