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GAME PREVIEW: MARLIES @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/13/2013 12:55 PM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO –The Hamilton Bulldogs (12-10-0-3) head into Toy Toss Night on Friday at Copps Coliseum with first place in the American Hockey League’s North Division on the line in this season’s sixth installment of the AHL’s Battle of Ontario.

Tonight will mark the Toronto Marlies’ (12-9-1-0) fourth of six trips into Hamilton this season. In the first five meetings this season, Hamilton holds a record of 2-3-0-0. The Bulldogs won the last match up between these two teams 2-1 last Saturday at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The ‘Dogs went 5-5-1-1 against the Marlies last season.

Hamilton is coming off a busy three-games-in-three-days schedule last weekend in which they picked up two wins and vaulted into first place in the American Hockey League’s North Division. The ‘Dogs last played on Sunday, December 8th, when they picked up a 6-2 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters.

The Marlies have lost two straight, including last Saturday’s loss to the ‘Dogs. They scored just two goals in those two games.

Approximately one-third of the way through the season, just two points separate the top four teams in the North Division.

Quick Notes
- There are currently 10 Ontario-born players on the Marlies roster: F Greg McKegg (St. Thomas), F Spencer Abbott (Toronto), F Josh Leivo (Innisfil), F David Broll (Mississauga), F Sam Carrick (Markham), F Andrew Crescenzi (Thornhill), F Kory Nagy (London), F Jamie Devane (Mississauga), F Mike Duco (Toronto) and D Stuart Percy (Oakville).
- Marlies defenceman T.J. Brennan leads all AHL defenceman in goals with 11.
- Bulldogs forward Martin St. Pierre sits tied for seventh in the AHL in assists with 17.
- The ‘Dogs are 9-1-0-2 when scoring first this season.

Match Up
Record
Toronto: 12-9-1-0 (25 points, T-3rd North Division)
Hamilton: 12-10-0-3 (27 points, 1st North Division)

Goals for per game
Toronto: 2.77 (15th)
Hamilton: 2.72 (18th)

Goals against per game
Toronto: 2.59 (6th)
Hamilton: 2.80 (14th)

Power play
Toronto: 17.4% (17th)
Hamilton: 17.2% (18th)

Penalty kill
Toronto: 80.6% (20th)
Hamilton: 82.3% (15th)

Skater stats
Toronto
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Toronto
Hamilton

Rosters
Toronto
Hamilton

Note: Fans attending tonight’s game are encouraged to bring a stuffed toy to toss onto the ice after the ‘Dogs score their first goal. All the toys tossed will be collected and donated to the CHML/Y108/953 Fresh FM Children’s Fund, which gives the toys to local charities in the Hamilton Area.

Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $99 for a 10-ticket Holiday Flex Pack until the end of December, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed!  For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. Holiday Flex Packs are available for purchase at Mapleview Centre (900 Maple Avenue, Burlington), at the Bulldogs office (101 York Boulevard, Hamilton) at games or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX. Single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum FirstOntario Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.

Tonight’s game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14. Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com.

THE 2013-2014 HAMILTON BULLDOGS SEASON IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOLSON CANADIAN

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