Bulldogs Wrap up Six-Game Road Trip with Four Games this Week
Coming off back-to-back losses this past weekend in Abbotsford, British Columbia, the Hamilton Bulldogs (20-20-0-4) will look to wrap up their longest road trip of the season to date on a high note with four away games scheduled for this week.
On Tuesday, February 4th, the Bulldogs will be in Rockford, Illinois to take on the Rockford IceHogs (American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks) at BMO Harris Bank Center at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will be the second meeting between these two teams this season, as well as Hamilton's only visit to Rockford in 2013-2014.
On Wednesday, February 5th, the 'Dogs will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to battle with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators) at BMO Harris Bradley Center at 8:00 p.m. ET. It will be the first of two match ups between Hamilton and Milwaukee this season as well as the 'Dogs only stop in Milwaukee in 2013-2014.
On Saturday, February 8th, Hamilton will be in Ottawa, Ontario to match up with the Binghamton Senators (AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators) at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will mark the first meeting between the 'Dogs and Sens this season as well as Hamilton's only road game versus Binghamton this year.
On Sunday, February 9th, the Bulldogs will wrap up the six-game road trip with a visit to Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, as they take on the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at 3:00 p.m. ET. It will be the 10th time these two teams have gone head-to-head this season, as well as Hamilton's fourth of six visits to Toronto in 2013-2014.
THIS WEEK'S GAME SCHEDULE / BROADCASTS (All times Eastern)
Tuesday, February 4th at Rockford IceHogs, BMO Harris Bank Center, 8:00 p.m. - AM 900 CHML (7:30 pre-game)
Wednesday, February 5th at Milwaukee Admirals, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 8:00 p.m. - AM 900 CHML (7:30 pre-game)
Saturday, February 8th at Binghamton Senators, Canadian Tire Centre, 7:00 p.m. - AM 900 CHML (6:30 pre-game)
Sunday, February 9th at Toronto Marlies, Ricoh Coliseum, 3:00 p.m. - TVA Sports, AM 900 CHML (2:30 pre-game)
BULLDOGS AT A GLANCE
Record: 20-20-0-4, 44 points ... Home: 10-12-0-3, 23 points ... Road: 10-8-0-1, 21 points ... Standings: 3rd North Division, 11th Western Conference ... Last 10 games: 4-6-0-0 ... Longest winning streak: 6 (December 26th - January 10th) ... Longest losing streak: 6 (November 2nd - November 15th) ... Leading scorers: F Martin St. Pierre (41 GP 8-20-28), F Louis Leblanc (38 GP 9-11-20), F Sven Andrighetto (32 GP 9-10-19), F Mike Blunden (37 GP 8-11-19) ... Goaltenders: Robert Mayer (15 GP 4-9-2, 2.97 GAA, .902 Save %, 0 SO), Dustin Tokarski (29 GP 15-10-2, 2.23 GAA, .923 Save %, 1 SO) ... Power play - Home: 15-for-111, 13.5 per cent, 27th AHL ... Road: 10-for-87, 11.5 per cent, 27th AHL ... Overall: 25-for-198, 12.6 per cent, 29th AHL ... Penalty killing - Home: 17-for-123, 86.2 per cent, 9th AHL ... Road: 21-for-106, 80.2 per cent, 18th AHL ... Overall: 38-for-229, 83.4 per cent, 11th AHL ... Goals for per game: 2.34, 30th AHL ... Goals against per game: 2.77, T-15th AHL
OPPONENTS AT A GLANCE
ROCKFORD ICEHOGS (Affiliation: Chicago Blackhawks) - Head Coach: Ted Dent ... Record: 21-21-4-2, 48 points ... Home: 13-8-1-1, 28 points ... Road: 8-13-3-1, 20 points ... Standings: 4th Midwest Division, 8th Western Conference ... Leading scorer: D Adam Clendening (47 GP 6-27-33) ... Leading goaltender: Kent Simpson (22 GP 8-12-0, 3.25 GAA, .902 Save %, 0 SO) ... Power play: 37-for-199, 18.6 per cent, T-11th AHL ... Penalty killing: 54-for-216, 75.0 per cent, 30th AHL ... Goals for per game: 2.77, 18th AHL ... Goals against per game: 3.25, 27th AHL ... Last 10 games: 5-4-1-0 ... All-time series: 9-0-1-1 ... Last season: 2-0-0-0 ... This season: 1-0-0-0 ... First-round NHL picks: F Phillip Danault (Chicago, 2011), F Mark McNeill (Chicago, 2011) ... Ontario-born players: F Brandon Mashinter (Bradford), D Theo Peckham (Richmond Hill)
MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS (Affiliation: Nashville Predators) - Head Coach: Dean Evason ... Record: 21-13-6-4, 52 points ... Home: 13-3-3-1, 30 points ... Road: 8-10-3-3, 22 points ... Standings: 3rd Midwest Division, 6th Western Conference ... Leading scorer: F Miikka Salomaki (43 GP 11-19-30) ... Leading goaltender: Scott Darling (15 GP 8-3-0, 2.18 GAA, .930 Save %, 3 SO) ... Power play: 36-for-207, 17.4 per cent, 15th AHL ... Penalty killing: 34-for-193, 82.4 per cent, 15th AHL ... Goals for per game: 2.68, 21st AHL ... Goals against per game: 2.73, 13th AHL ... Last 10 games: 4-2-1-3 ... All-time series: 14-14-1-1-2 ... Last season: 0-2-0-0 ... This season: 0-0-0-0 ... First-round NHL picks: F Filip Forsberg (Washington, 2012), F Austin Watson (Nashville, 2010), G Hannu Toivonen (Boston, 2002) ... Ontario-born players: F Kevin Henderson (Toronto), F Michael Liambas (Woodbridge), D Scott Valentine (Ottawa), D Bryan Rodney (London)
BINGHAMTON SENATORS (Affiliation: Ottawa Senators) - Head Coach: Luke Richardson ... Record: 29-14-0-3, 61 points ... Home: 15-5-0-3, 33 points ... Road: 14-9-0-0, 28 points ... Standings: 1st East Division, T-2nd Eastern Conference ... Leading scorer: F Mike Hoffman (44 GP 23-32-55) ... Leading goaltender: Nathan Lawson (24 GP 15-6-0, 2.72 GAA, .917 Save %, 0 SO) ... Power play: 48-for-214, 22.4 per cent, 3rd AHL ... Penalty killing: 43-for-233, 81.5 per cent, 17th AHL ... Goals for per game: 3.74, 1st AHL ... Goals against per game: 3.07, 22nd AHL ... Last 10 games: 6-4-0-0 ... All-time series: 14-9-1-1-1 ... Last season: 0-2-0-0 ... This season: 0-0-0-0 ... First-round NHL picks: F Matt Puempel (Ottawa, 2011), F Jim O'Brien (Ottawa, 2007) ... Ontario-born players: F Matt Puempel (Essex), F Corey Cowick (Gloucester), F Mike Hoffman (Kitchener), F Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Ottawa), D Mark Borowiecki (Kanata)
TORONTO MARLIES (Affiliation: Toronto Maple Leafs) - Head Coach: Steve Spott ... Record: 26-15-2-2, 56 points ... Home: 11-5-1-0, 23 points ... Road: 15-10-1-2, 33 points ... Standings: 1st North Division, 3rd Western Conference ... Leading scorer: F Spencer Abbott (43 GP 12-35-38) ... Leading goaltender: Drew MacIntyre (33 GP 20-11-2, 2.44 GAA, .918 Save %, 1 SO) ... Power play: 45-for-227, 19.8 per cent, 8th AHL ... Penalty killing: 37-for-229, 83.8 per cent, 10th AHL ... Goals for per game: 2.82, T-14th AHL ... Goals against per game: 2.62, 7th AHL ... Last 10 games: 6-4-0-0 ... All-time series: 47-41-7-8 ... Last season: 5-5-1-1 ... This season: 4-5-0-0 ... First-round NHL picks: F Tyler Biggs (Toronto, 2011), D Stuart Percy (Toronto, 2011) ... Ontario-born players: F Spencer Abbott (Hamilton), F Josh Leivo (Innisfil), F David Broll (Mississauga), F Sam Carrick (Markham), F Jamie Devane (Mississauga), D Stuart Percy (Oakville)
January 30th - F Christian Thomas recalled to Montreal Canadiens from Hamilton Bulldogs
January 29th - D Myles Harvey signed by the Hamilton Bulldogs to a 25-game professional try out contract
January 28th - F Louis Leblanc assigned to Hamilton Bulldogs from Montreal Canadiens
D Morgan Ellis - Upper body - Day-to-day
PRACTICE / MORNING SKATE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
Tuesday, February 4th: Morning skate - 10:00 a.m. (Chicago, Illinois)
Wednesday, February 5th: Morning skate - 11:15 a.m. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Thursday, February 6th: Travel day
Friday, February 7th: Practice - 12:00 p.m. (Ottawa, Ontario)
Saturday, February 8th: Morning skate - 11:15 a.m. (Ottawa, Ontario)
Sunday, February 9th: No morning skate
Monday, February 10th: AHL All-Star Break
Note: Practices and morning skates are closed to the public, unless otherwise specified.
WEEK-IN-REVIEW (January 27th - February 2nd, 2014)
Friday, January 31st, 2014 - HAMILTON 0 @ ABBOTSFORD 6
Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Hamilton Goals: N/A
Abbotsford Goals: Markus Granlund*, Corban Knight (2), Josh Jooris, Blair Jones (2)
Goaltending: Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (6 GA, 22 SV) / Abbotsford: Joni Ortio (0 GA, 34 SV)
Power Play: Hamilton: 0-for-3 / Abbotsford: 2-for-5
* - Game-winning goal
Abbotsford Heat forwards Corban Knight and Blair Jones each scored twice to lead Abbotsford to a 6-0 shutout win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday evening at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, snapping Hamilton's season-best, six-game road winning streak. Hamilton goaltender Dustin Tokarski made 22 saves in the loss.
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 - HAMILTON 1 @ ABBOTSFORD 4
Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Hamilton Goals: Stefan Fournier
Abbotsford Goals: Max Reinhart, Josh Jooris*, Markus Granlund, Derek Smith
Goaltending: Hamilton: Robert Mayer (3 GA, 28 SV) / Abbotsford: Joni Ortio (1 GA, 26 SV)
Power Play: Hamilton: 0-for-7 / Abbotsford: 1-for-4
* - Game-winning goal
Hamilton Bulldogs forward Stefan Fournier scored and goaltender Robert Mayer made 28 saves, but their efforts weren't enough as the 'Dogs fell 4-1 to the Abbotsford Heat on Saturday evening at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.
MOLSON CUP - THREE STARS LEADERS
(1st Star - 5 pts, 2nd Star - 3 pts, 3rd Star - 1 pt)
1. Dustin Tokarski 33
T2. Mike Blunden 22
T2. Gabriel Dumont 22
4. Sven Andrighetto 19
5. Martin St. Pierre 13
6. Patrick Holland 11
7. Nathan Beaulieu 9
8. Louis Leblanc 8
9. Joonas Nattinen 7
T9. Christian Thomas 7
11. Greg Pateryn 6
T12. Stephen MacAulay 5
T12. Robert Mayer 5
T14. Magnus Nygren 3
T14. Nick Tarnasky 3
T14. Justin Courtnall 3
T17. Akim Aliu 1
T17. Joel Chouinard 1
T17. Maxime Macenauer 1
THE DAN LAWRIE INSURANCE PREMIUM PLAYER OF THE GAME
(10 pts - Hardest working Hamilton Bulldogs player)
T1. Louis Leblanc 40
T1. Dustin Tokarski 40
T3. Greg Pateryn 30
T3. Gabriel Dumont 30
T3. Sven Andrighetto 30
T3. Mike Blunden 30
T3. Maxime Macenauer 30
T3. Stefan Fournier 30
T9. Justin Courtnall 20
T9. Nathan Beaulieu 20
T9. Christian Thomas 20
T9. Nick Tarnasky 20
T9. Jarred Tinordi 20
T14. Patrick Holland 20
T14. Robert Mayer 10
T14. Akim Aliu 10
T14. Steve Quailer 10
T14. Morgan Ellis 10
T14. Joonas Nattinen 10
T14. Martin St. Pierre 10
PINK IN THE RINK
The Bulldogs' annual Pink in the Rink Night, sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart in support of Juravinski Cancer Centre, will be on Saturday, February 15th as Hamilton takes on the Texas Stars at 7:00 p.m. at FirstOntario Centre. The game will feature the 'Dogs third and final specialty jersey of the season.
FAMILY DAY GAME
The Bulldogs will host the San Antonio Rampage in a special 1:00 p.m. start at FirstOntario Centre for Family Day on Monday, February 17th. The game will be sponsored by Fortinos, where you can purchase $12 blue-section tickets at any of their Hamilton area locations.
DSKATE NIGHT / JDRF JERSEY AUCTION
The Dskate Night / JDRF specialty jerseys worn by the Bulldogs on January 18th will continue to be auctioned off over the next two 'Dogs home games, with the next selection of jerseys being available Saturday, February 15th. Bids can be submitted by visiting the Bulldogs Foundation booth behind section 114. All proceeds from the auction and raffle will go to JDRF.
The auction schedule is as follows:
BOWLING WITH THE DAWGS
Meet and bowl with your favourite Hamilton Bulldogs players at Bowling With The Dawgs on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:15 p.m. at Splitsville Entertainment, 1525 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton. Bowling With The Dawgs is a fundraising event presented by the Bulldogs Foundation and Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club in support of the Dawgs Breakfast Program. Please contact Brianne Whitty at 905-777-2368 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register a group. Space is limited, so register today!
DOG BITES ON Y108
Dog Bites will return to Y108 on Tuesday, February 18th when defenceman Morgan Ellis will join the morning show between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to discuss all things Bulldogs!
HAMILTON BULLDOGS HOCKEY HOUR
Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Hour is an interactive one-hour radio show on AM 900 CHML co-hosted by Hamilton Bulldogs Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills and Colour Commentator Al Craig. It consists of segments such as week-in-reviews, week-in-previews and live interviews with Hamilton Bulldogs coaches and players. The next show is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th.
During each show, fans have an opportunity to ask guests questions on the air, get autographs and win prizes. The show is hosted at Frank and Teressa's Anchor Bar, located at 2 King Street West inside Jackson Square in Hamilton. The restaurant offers 50 per cent off pizza with a beer purchase during show time.
The scheduled dates of Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Hour shows for the rest of the 2013-2014 season are as follows:
- Tuesday, February 25th
- Monday, March 3rd
- Tuesday, March 11th
- Tuesday, March 18th
Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets and 2014-2015 season tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $140 for a 10-ticket flex pack, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed! For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com . Single-game tickets are available at the FirstOntario Centre Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.
PIONEER BONUS BUCKS TICKET DEAL
The Hamilton Bulldogs are pleased to offer Pioneer Bonus Bucks Holders, family and friends an exclusive 50 per cent discount on 2014 Red Zone seats for any regular season Bulldogs home game! Tickets are subject to availability. To secure your ticket discount, please follow these steps: visit dp_Artist_Image, select a home game and use the promo code "Pioneer".
SATURDAY FAMILY PACK
For all The New 953 Fresh FM and Maple Lodge Farms Family Night Saturday games, the Bulldogs offer a special ticket and meal combo. For as low as $20, you will receive a ticket, a hot dog, chips and a pop. This offer is valid on purchases of three to nine tickets only. Call 1-866-DOGS-TIX to purchase tickets.
Y108 $3 BEER NIGHT
Every Friday Bulldogs game throughout the 2013-2014 season is Y108 $3 Beer Night, featuring live entertainment and $3 beers from the time doors open at 6:30 p.m. until puck drop at 7:30 p.m.
THE NEW 953 FRESH FM AND MAPLE LODGE FARMS FAMILY NIGHT
Every Saturday Bulldogs game throughout the 2013-2014 season is The New 953 Fresh FM and Maple Lodge Farms Family Night, featuring a family-friendly atmosphere and a great value meal program, which includes a chicken dog, a bag of chips and a can of pop for $7, taxes included, available at the Maple Lodge Farms concession behind section 126.
JUNIOR BULLDOGS SUNDAYS
Every Sunday Bulldogs game throughout the 2013-2014 season is Junior Bulldogs Sunday, presented by Fortinos, featuring post-game autograph sessions and post-game skates for kids aged 14 and under (helmets strongly recommended). Fortinos also offers $12 blue-section tickets for Sunday games, only available at Fortinos locations.
BRUISER'S BUDDIES KIDS CLUB
Do you have a young Bulldogs fan in your life who is also a big fan of Bruiser, the best mascot in the AHL? Then Bruiser's Buddies Kid's Club is for you.
Membership is $15 per child (ages 13 and under) and includes the following:
- 1 FREE ticket per month in the Bruiser's Buddies Section 118
- An exclusive Bruiser's Buddies Kids Club t-shirt
- Invite to a Kids Club ONLY skate with the Bulldogs players
- Official 2013-2014 game puck
- Autographed Bruiser print
- Exclusive Kids Club membership card with 10% discount on Bulldogs merchandise
For more information or to register, contact Brianne Whitty at 905-777-2368 or email@example.com .
Fans can get all their Bulldogs merchandise 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.
LISTEN LIVE ON HAMILTON'S AM 900 CHML
Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton's AM 900 CHML or on www.900chml.com . Veteran Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills calls the action for all regular season and post-season games and is joined by Colour Commentator Al Craig for all home games and select away games. Every broadcast on AM 900 CHML features a half hour pre-game show hosted by Rick Zamperin and half hour post-game show hosted by Matt Holmes.
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. 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.
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