By: Hamilton Bulldogs
01/03/2014 8:27 PM -
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have released forwards Ben Duffy and Stephen MacAulay from their standard players’ contracts. The two forwards will both move on to play in Canadian Interuniversity Sport while pursuing educational opportunities.
Duffy split this season between the Bulldogs and ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. In 15 games with Hamilton, the 21-year-old recorded two assists and no penalty minutes. In six games with Wheeling, the Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia native recorded six points (four goals, two assists) and no penalty minutes. The 5’10”, 177-pound forward spent the 2012-2013 season with the Prince Edward Island Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 68 regular season games, he recorded 110 points (39 goals, 71 assists) and four penalty minutes. He was signed to a one-year contract by the Bulldogs on July 11th, 2013.
MacAulay also split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In eight games with Hamilton, the 21-year-old recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and no penalty minutes. In 12 games with Wheeling, the Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native recorded two assists and 14 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 191-pound forward split the 2012-2013 season between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. In 34 regular season games with Saint John, he recorded 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) and 36 penalty minutes. In 25 regular season games with Halifax, he recorded 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and 16 penalty minutes. Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round (164th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, he was signed to a one-year contract by the Bulldogs on July 8th, 2013.
Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for tonight when they will visit the Abbotsford Heat (AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames) at Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre in Abbotsford, British Columbia at 10:00 p.m. The ‘Dogs return to Copps Coliseum on Saturday, January 11th when they will host the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7:00 p.m.
Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $140 for a 10 pack, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed! For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. 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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