Bulldogs take on the Marlies in Home Opener



By Dale Lamontagne, Bulldogs Hockey Report, Correspondent 

HAMILTON, ONT – The Hamilton Bulldogs will take on the Toronto Marlies (AHL Affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) tonight at FirstOntario Centre for the team’s home opener. The Bulldogs kicked off the regular season on Saturday in Rochester against the Americans, defeating them in a high scoring bout, 6-4.

I attended the Bulldogs morning skate, and gathered some notes.

Projected Lineup

F1 Michael Bournival – T.J. Hensick – Christian Thomas
F2 Charles Hudon – Sven Andrighetto – Daniel Carr
F3 Drayson Bowman – Jacob De La Rose – Eric Tangardi
F4  Gabriel Dumont – Maxime Macenauer – Jake Dowell

D1 Mac Bennett – Greg Pateryn
D2 Davis Drewskie – Magnus Nygren
D3  Joe Finley – Darren Dietz

G1 Joey MacDonald
G2 Mike Condon

* Line up is subject to change 

– Goaltender MacDonald is expected to start in goal tonight. The 34-year-old, Pictou, Nova Scotia native, made his Bulldogs debut last Saturday in Rochester against the Americans where he recorded his first win. He will make his debut at FirstOntario Centre tonight.

Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on Cable 14 in Hamilton.

Be sure to stick around Bulldogs Hockey Report for instant post-game coverage.



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