Weekly: Bulldogs Host Barons, Penguins, Monsters
Heading into this week with three straight wins, the Hamilton Bulldogs sit tied for 11th place in the American Hockey League's Western Conference standings, seven points back of a playoff spot, with three important home games coming up this weekend at FirstOntario Centre.
On Friday, March 7th, the Bulldogs will host the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) at 7:30 p.m. in the first of two matchups between these teams in 2013-2014, as well as Oklahoma's only visit to Hamilton this season.
On Saturday, March 8th, the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins (AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins) will visit the 'Dogs at FirstOntario Centre at 7:00 p.m. The game will be the Penguins' only stop in Hamilton this season and the first of two contests between the teams in 2013-2014.
On Sunday, March 9th, Hamilton will take on the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche) at 3:00 p.m. for the ninth of 10 contests between the two clubs in 2013-2014, as well as their final matchup at FirstOntario Centre this season.
THIS WEEK'S GAME SCHEDULE / BROADCASTS (All times Eastern)
Friday, March 7th vs. Oklahoma City Barons, FirstOntario Centre, 7:30 p.m. - Cable 14, AM 900 CHML (7:00 pre-game)
Saturday, March 8th vs. Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, FirstOntario Centre, 7:00 p.m. - AM 900 CHML (6:30 pre-game)
Sunday, March 9th vs. Lake Erie Monsters, FirstOntario Centre, 3:00 p.m. - Sportsnet 360, AM 900 CHML (2:30 pre-game)
BULLDOGS AT A GLANCE
Record: 25-25-1-4, 55 points ... Home: 12-14-1-3, 28 points ... Road: 13-11-0-1, 27 points ... Standings: 3rd North Division, T-11th Western Conference ... Last 10 games: 5-4-1-0 ... Longest winning streak: 6 (December 26th - January 10th) ... Longest losing streak: 6 (November 2nd - November 15th) ... Leading scorers: F Martin St. Pierre (52 GP 10-27-37), F Sven Andrighetto (43 GP 14-16-30), F Mike Blunden (48 GP 13-13-26) ... Goaltenders: Mike Condon (3 GP 1-1-0, 2.48 GAA, .909 Save %, 0 SO), Robert Mayer (21 GP 7-12-2, 2.91 GAA, .904 Save %, 0 SO) ... Power play - Home: 16-for-130, 12.3 per cent, 30th AHL ... Road: 19-for-118, 16.1 per cent, 14th AHL ... Overall: 35-for-248, 14.1 per cent, T-26th AHL ... Penalty killing - Home: 21-for-139, 84.9 per cent, T-12th AHL ... Road: 26-for-131, 80.2 per cent, 19th AHL ... Overall: 47-for-270, 82.6 per cent, T-15th AHL ... Goals for per game: 2.45, 26th AHL ... Goals against per game: 2.87, 16th AHL
OPPONENTS AT A GLANCE
OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS (Affiliation: Edmonton Oilers) - Head Coach: Todd Nelson ... Record: 26-24-1-6, 59 points ... Home: 16-9-1-2, 35 points ... Road: 10-15-0-4, 24 points ... Standings: 3rd West Division, 9th Western Conference ... Leading scorer: F Anton Lander (40 GP 17-27-44) ... Leading goaltender: Richard Bachman (35 GP 17-14-3, 3.11 GAA, .908 Save %, 1 SO) ... Power play: 55-for-252, 21.8 per cent, T-4th AHL ... Penalty killing: 54-for-253, 78.7 per cent, T-28th AHL ... Goals for per game: 3.12, 6th AHL ... Goals against per game: 3.47, 29th AHL ... Last 10 games: 7-2-0-1 ... All-time series: 2-3-1-0 ... Last season: 0-2-0-0 ... This season: 0-0-0-0 ... First-round NHL picks: F Ben Eager (Phoenix, 2002), D Oscar Klefbom (Edmonton, 2011), D Denis Grebeshkov (Los Angeles, 2002) ... Ontario-born players: F Ryan Hamilton (Oshawa), F Steve Pinizzotto (Mississauga), F Will Acton (Stouffville), F Ben Eager (Ottawa)
WILKES-BARRE / SCRANTON PENGUINS (Affiliation: Pittsburgh Penguins) - Head Coach: John Hynes ... Record: 30-20-3-4, 67 points ... Home: 16-11-1-2, 35 points ... Road: 14-9-2-2, 32 points ... Standings: 3rd East Division, T-7th Eastern Conference ... Leading scorer: F Tom Kostopoulos (54 GP 20-19-39) ... Leading goaltender: Eric Hartzell (24 GP 10-7-1, 2.30 GAA, .908 Save %, 3 SO) ... Power play: 40-for-285, 14.0 per cent, 28th AHL ... Penalty killing: 45-for-268, 83.2 per cent, T-12th AHL ... Goals for per game: 2.81, 18th AHL ... Goals against per game: 2.63, T-6th AHL ... Last 10 games: 3-4-2-1 ... All-time series: 8-7-1-0-2 ... Last season: 0-0-0-0 ... This season: 0-0-0-0 ... First-round NHL picks: None ... Ontario-born players: F Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto), F Adam Payerl (Kitchener), F Tom Kostopoulos (Mississauga), F Denver Manderson (Fergus), D Reid McNeill (London), D Scott Harrington (Kingston), D Nick D'Agostino (Bolton)
LAKE ERIE MONSTERS (Affiliation: Colorado Avalanche) - Head Coach: Dean Chynoweth ... Record: 23-26-0-6, 52 points ... Home: 15-12-0-2, 32 points ... Road: 8-14-0-4, 20 points ... Standings: 5th North Division, 15th Western Conference ... Leading scorer: F Andrew Agozzino (55 GP 12-23-35) ... Leading goaltender: Sami Aittokallio (26 GP 10-11-2, 2.69 GAA, .909 Save %, 2 SO) ... Power play: 42-for-241, 17.4 per cent, 13th AHL ... Penalty killing: 47-for-261, 82.0 per cent, 17th AHL ... Goals for per game: 2.53, 25th AHL ... Goals against per game: 3.09, 25th AHL ... Last 10 games: 3-5-0-2 ... All-time series: 29-19-1-7 ... Last season: 3-4-0-1 ... This season: 5-2-0-1 ... First-round NHL picks: D Duncan Siemens (Colorado, 2011), F Joey Hishon (Colorado, 2010) ... Ontario-born players: F Andrew Agozzino (Kleinburg), F Garrett Meurs (Ripley), F Joey Hishon (Stratford), F Mike Sgarbossa (Campbellville), F Mitchell Heard (Bowmanville), D Daniel Maggio (Windsor)
February 26th - G Dustin Tokarski recalled to Montreal Canadiens from Hamilton Bulldogs
February 26th - G Mike Condon recalled to Hamilton Bulldogs from Wheeling Nailers
February 27th - D Jordon Southorn signed by Hamilton Bulldogs to professional try out contract
March 3rd - D Davis Drewiske assigned to Hamilton Bulldogs from Montreal Canadiens
D Darren Dietz - Lower body - Day-to-day
PRACTICE / MORNING SKATE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
Monday, March 3rd: Practice - 4:00 p.m. (Thorold Community Arena)*
Tuesday, March 4th: Practice - 11:00 a.m. (FirstOntario Centre)
Wednesday, March 5th: Practice - 11:00 a.m. (FirstOntario Centre)
Thursday, March 6th: Practice - 11:00 a.m. (FirstOntario Centre)
Friday, March 7th: Morning skate - 10:00 a.m. (FirstOntario Centre)
Saturday, March 8th: Morning skate - 10:00 a.m. (FirstOntario Centre)
Sunday, March 9th: No morning skate
Monday, March 10th: Off day
*Community practice, open to public
Note: Practices and morning skates are closed to the public, unless otherwise specified.
WEEK-IN-REVIEW (February 24th - March 2nd)
Friday, February 28th, 2014 - LAKE ERIE 2 @ HAMILTON 3
FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ontario
Lake Erie Goals: Michael Schumacher, Stefan Elliott
Hamilton Goals: Sven Andrighetto, Greg Pateryn
Shootout Goals: Lake Erie: Colin Smith / Hamilton: Gabriel Dumont, Patrick Holland*
Goaltending: Lake Erie: Calvin Pickard (2 GA, 29 SV) / Hamilton: Robert Mayer (2 GA, 30 SV)
Power Play: Lake Erie: 0-for-2 / Hamilton: 0-for-3
* - Game-winning goal
Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Robert Mayer made 30 saves and forward Patrick Holland scored the eventual shootout game winner as the 'Dogs edged the Lake Erie Monsters 3-2 on Friday evening at FirstOntario Centre. Forward Sven Andrighetto and defenceman Greg Pateryn scored in regulation for Hamilton.
Saturday, March 1st, 2014 - HAMILTON 5 @ TORONTO 2
Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario
Hamilton Goals: Gabriel Dumont, Mike Blunden (2), Sven Andrighetto*, Justin Courtnall
Toronto Goals: Stuart Percy, Jerry D'Amigo
Goaltending: Hamilton: Robert Mayer (2 GA, 29 SV) / Toronto: Drew MacIntyre (5 GA, 28 SV)
Power Play: Hamilton: 0-for-4 / Toronto: 0-for-4
* - Game-winning goal
Hamilton Bulldogs forward Mike Blunden potted two goals and set up another to lead a potent 'Dogs offence to a 5-2 win over the Toronto Marlies on Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario. Hamilton goaltender Robert Mayer made 29 saves for his second straight win, while forwards Gabriel Dumont, Sven Andrighetto and Justin Courtnall also scored for the 'Dogs.
MOLSON CUP - THREE STARS LEADERS
(1st Star - 5 pts, 2nd Star - 3 pts, 3rd Star - 1 pt)
1. Dustin Tokarski 34
T2. Sven Andrighetto 28
T2. Gabriel Dumont 28
4. Mike Blunden 27
5. Martin St. Pierre 18
6. Patrick Holland 17
7. Greg Pateryn 13
8. Louis Leblanc 11
9. Nathan Beaulieu 9
10. Robert Mayer 8
T11. Joonas Nattinen 7
T11. Christian Thomas 7
13. Stephen MacAulay 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
T17. Jarred Tinordi 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
T1. Gabriel Dumont 40
T1. Jarred Tinordi 40
T1. Christian Thomas 40
T1. Sven Andrighetto 40
T1. Mike Blunden 40
T8. Greg Pateryn 30
T8. Nathan Beaulieu 30
T8. Maxime Macenauer 30
T8. Stefan Fournier 30
T8. Nick Tarnasky 30
T8. Justin Courtnall 30
T14. Patrick Holland 20
T14. Robert Mayer 20
T16. Akim Aliu 10
T16. Steve Quailer 10
T16. Morgan Ellis 10
T16. Joonas Nattinen 10
T16. Martin St. Pierre 10
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 [email protected] for more information or to register a group. Space is limited, so register today!
PINK IN THE RINK JERSEY AUCTION
The special pink jerseys that the Hamilton Bulldogs wore on Saturday, February 15th will continue to be auctioned off at the next three home games in a silent auction format. All money raised will be donated to Juravinski Cancer Centre.
Visit the Bulldogs Foundation booth behind section 114 during the game to place your bid. The schedule for the silent auction is as follows:
March 7th : Nick Tarnasky, Jarred Tinordi, Louis Leblanc, Gabriel Dumont and Patrick Holland
March 8th : Joonas Nattinen, Darren Dietz, Rob Czarnik, Jordan Owens and Drew Schiestel
March 9th : Martin St. Pierre, Sven Andrighetto, Nathan Beaulieu, Morgan Ellis and Dustin Tokarski
PINK IN THE RINK STICK RAFFLE WINNERS
Congratulations to all who won Pink in the Rink sticks through the Bulldogs' raffle draw on February 28th, with proceeds going to Juravinski Cancer Centre. The winners are as follows:
Greg Pateryn: Francine Calver
Jarred Tinordi: Frank & Michelle Arrowsmith
Darren Dietz: Bill Mulcahy
Nathan Beaulieu: Joseph Simons
Justin Courtnall: Brooke Colley
Nathan McIver: Frank & Michelle Arrowsmith
Maxime Macenauer: B. Smitz
Mike Blunden: Frank & Michelle Arrowsmith
Louis Leblanc: James Matsubayashi
Drew Schiestel: Corey Rogers
Joonas Nattinen: Don MacAngus
Jordan Owens: Peter Cooksen
Sven Andrighetto: Irene Bowden
Robert Mayer: William Elsegood
Dustin Tokarski: Cliff Talbot
Patrick Holland: Joseph Simons
Gabriel Dumont: Chris Ralph
Morgan Ellis: Wyatt Stuart
Stefan Fournier: Diana Grobauer
Joel Chouinard: Ward Ahearn
Rob Czarnik: Curtis Duck
Nick Tarnasky: Ward Attward
Christian Thomas: Kevin Kotska
Martin St. Pierre: Jason Suess
SEASON TICKET HOLDER POST-GAME SKATE
Bulldogs season ticket holders will have a chance to skate with the team on Sunday, March 9th, following the game against the Lake Erie Monsters. This skate is exclusive to season ticket holders.
COMMUNITY PRACTICE IN FLAMBOROUGH ON MARCH 11TH
The Bulldogs will be in Flamborough on Tuesday, March 11th for a community practice at North Wentworth Community Centre at 6:30 p.m. Fans will have a chance to watch the club practise for an hour, then join the 'Dogs on the ice following practice for a skate and autographs.
'DOGS TO HONOUR OLYMPIANS AGOSTA-MARCIANO AND FORTINO ON MARCH 19TH
The Bulldogs will honour Canadian women's hockey Olympic gold medalists Meghan Agosta-Marciano and Laura Fortino on Wednesday, March 19th, when Hamilton hosts the Abbotsford Heat at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m. Agosta-Marciano and Fortino will be available for autographs and pictures at the game.
DOG BITES ON Y108
Catch Dog Bites on Y108 on Thursday, March 6th when defenceman Morgan Ellis joins 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 Monday, March 3rd from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., when forwards Maxime Macenauer and Joonas Nattinen join as guests.
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:
- 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.
2014-2015 SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Season tickets for the 2014-2015 Bulldogs season are on sale now. Major incentives have been incorporated for potential new and renewing season ticket holders. If a new season ticket holder pays in full in advance, he or she will receive a ticket to each remaining Bulldogs 2013-2014 regular season home game as well as the first round of playoff home games for free. If a renewing season ticket holder pays a $100 deposit toward 2014-2015 season tickets by April 30th, he or she will receive a ticket for each Bulldogs 2013-2014 first-round playoff home game for free. In addition to these great incentives, if a 2014-2015 season ticket holder pays in full by April 30th, he or she will receive complimentary tickets to a 'Chalk Talk' session with Bulldogs Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre at the Hockey Hall of Fame. For full details on season tickets, visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com/tickets/season.
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 st_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. Fortinos also offers $12 blue-section tickets for Sunday games, only available at Fortinos locations. The last Junior Bulldogs Sunday of the regular season is March 9th.
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 protected]
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. All items, excluding jerseys, are on sale with 25 per cent off until the end of the season.
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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