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GAME PREVIEW: ICECAPS @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/14/2013 10:53 AM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO –The Hamilton Bulldogs (12-11-0-3) will look to rebound from a 4-1 defeat last night at the hands of the Toronto Marlies as the St. John’s IceCaps roll into Copps Coliseum for a 7:00 p.m. start.

Tonight’s game marks the second of four match ups between the Bulldogs and IceCaps this season, as well as the final stop at Copps Coliseum for the Newfoundland club in 2013-2014. In the first meeting this season, Hamilton dropped St. John’s 3-2 in the ‘Dogs home and season opener on October 11th.

The Bulldogs and IceCaps are historically tight matched. Hamilton went 4-4-0-0 last season against St. John’s and holds a 9-8-0-0 all-time record against the IceCaps.

In last night’s 4-1 home loss against the Marlies, Bulldogs forward Louis Leblanc scored Hamilton’s only goal, while Robert Mayer made 20 saves in net. The ‘Dogs are 6-4-0-0 in their past 10 games.

St. John’s rolls into Hamilton coming off back-to-back wins against the Syracuse Crunch. The IceCaps are 7-3-0-0 in their past 10 games.

Quick Notes
- There are currently six Ontario-born players on the IceCaps’ roster: F Eric O’Dell (Ottawa), F Austen Brassard (Windsor), D Ben Chiarot (Hamilton), D Jordan Hill (Sarnia), D Julian Melchiori (Richmond Hill) and G Eddie Pasquale (Toronto).
- St. John’s forward Eric O’Dell currently sits tied for fifth in the American Hockey League in points with 27.
- Bulldogs forwards Martin St. Pierre and Mike Blunden are each currently riding three-game point streaks.
- The ‘Dogs have recorded at least one point in all seven Saturday games so far this season (5-0-0-2).

Match Up
Record
St. John’s: 14-10-1-2 (31 points, 3rd Atlantic Division)
Hamilton: 12-11-0-3 (27 points, T-2nd North Division)

Goals for per game
St. John’s: 3.04 (10th)
Hamilton: 2.65 (20th)

Goals against per game
St. John’s: 2.70 (10th)
Hamilton: 2.85 (15th)

Power play
St. John’s: 20.9% (8th)
Hamilton: 16.7% (18th)

Penalty kill
St. John’s: 84.6% (8th)
Hamilton: 82.0% (17th)

Skater stats
St. John’s
Hamilton

Goalie stats
St. John’s
Hamilton

Rosters
St. John’s
Hamilton

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.

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