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Bulldogs Battle Heat in North Division Final

April 27, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Hamilton Bulldogs News Release

HAMILTON, ON - The Hamilton Bulldogs in conjunction with the American Hockey League and Abbotsford Heat are pleased to announce the dates and times for the upcoming North Division Final series between the ‘Dogs and Heat. Tickets for Games 1 and 2 at Copps Coliseum are on sale now.

The Bulldogs defeated the Manitoba Moose in six games in their best-of-seven North Division Semi-Final series while the Heat defeated the Rochester Americans in seven games in their best-of-seven North Division Semi-Final series. The two teams will meet in the North Division Final series with Hamilton having home-ice advantage because the ‘Dogs were the North Division and Western Conference regular season champions. The Heat finished the regular season in third place in the North Division with a record of 39-29-5-7 while Hamilton held a 5-2-0-1 record against Abbotsford in the 2009-2010 regular season. The series will begin in Hamilton for Games 1 and 2 before heading to Abbotsford for Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary). If Games 6 and 7 are needed, the teams will return to Hamilton to play them at Copps Coliseum. This will be the first time the clubs have met in the post-season as it is Abbotsford's first year in the league.

The following are the dates, along with locations, and times for the second-round playoff series between the Bulldogs and Heat (all times eastern):

Game #1 - Thursday, April 29th - 7:30 PM - Abbotsford at Hamilton (Copps Coliseum)

Game #2 - Sunday, May 2nd - 2:00 PM - Abbotsford at Hamilton (Copps Coliseum)

Game #3 - Tuesday, May 4th - 10:00 PM - Hamilton at Abbotsford (Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre)

Game #4 - Thursday, May 6th - 10:00 PM - Hamilton at Abbotsford (Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre)

*Game #5 - Saturday, May 8th - 10:00 PM - Hamilton at Abbotsford (Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre)

*Game #6 - Monday, May 10th - 7:30 PM - Abbotsford at Hamilton (Copps Coliseum)

*Game #7 - Tuesday, May 11th - 7:30 PM - Abbotsford at Hamilton (Copps Coliseum)

* If necessary

Fans can listen to every ‘Dogs game on the flagship station of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network, TALK 820. Fans can also listen or watch at www.hamiltonbulldogs.com by clicking on the ‘AHL Live' or ‘TALK 820' icons on the Bulldogs website.

Tickets for the Hamilton Bulldogs' Games 1 and 2 of the North Division Final are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or through charge-by-phone at 905-527-7666. For more information on ‘Dogs season tickets, flex packs, mini packs and group tickets call 905-529-8500 or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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