For a second time in as many games the Bulldogs took things down to the wire with a shootout, this time in their game against the Marlies, who eventually went on to win by a score of 3-2.
The second game between the Bulldogs and the Heat was a tightly contested battle that was sent into overtime and eventually a shootout after Hamilton evened the score in the third period. Abbotsford would ultimately walk away with the win.
1. ABB – Dustin Sylvester – 7 – (Ben Walter, Krys Kolanos) – 12:55 (PP)
The Bulldogs have assigned Ian Schultz to the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies while additionally releasing forwards Riley Armstrong and defenseman Mark Isherwood from their tryout contracts.
Brendan Gallagher was selected to take part in the AHL’s 2013 All-Star Game. The event will take place on Jan. 27 and 28 in Providence Rhode Island.
Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin announced that the organization has officially acquired defenseman Jason DeSantis in exchange for defenseman Brendon Nash. DeSantis will play with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Over the course of his current season the 26-year-old defenseman had played 32 games with the Bulldogs and the San Antonio Rampage.
The Bulldogs visited Abbotsford for a two-game series. Sylvain Lefebvre’s squad dropped the first of those outings to the Heat by a score of 3-1.
1. ABB – Ben Walter – 7 – (Krys Kolanos, Mike Matczak) – 19:26 (PP)
2. HAM – Tyler Murovich – 1 – 10:44 (PP)
3. ABB – Tyler Ruegsegger – 3 – (Quintin Laing) – 3 – 10:56
4. ABB – Mike Matczak – 1 – (Joe Piskula) – 5:54
Bulldogs GM Marc Bergevin announced the Club signed forward Tyler Murovich to a Professional Try-Out Contract. Murovich, 23, has played 38 games this season for the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL, ranking fourth on the team in points with 23 (9 goals, 14 assists) and 49 penalty minutes.
Despite getting off to a promising start courtesy of Jason DeSantis’ first goal as a member of the Bulldogs, the Hamilton squad was ultimately unable to keep the momentum rolling, falling to the Rochester Americans by a score of 5-2. Gabriel Dumont also lit the lamp for the Bulldogs’, potting his team-leading 12th goal of the season.
1. HAM – Jason DeSantis – 3 – (Nathan Beaulieu, Joey Tenute) – 2:12 (PP)
2. RCH – Brian Flynn – 12 – (Zemgus Girgensons, Kevin Porter) – 3:06 (PP)
3. RCH – T.J. Brennan – 13 – (Alex Biega, Luke Adam) – 16:09
4. RCH – Mark Mancari – 10 – (Zemgus Girgensons, Kevin Porter) – 0:55
5. RCH – Nick Tarnasky – 7 – (Luke Adam, Brian Flynn) – 8:58
6. HAM – Gabriel Dumont – 12 – (Joey Tenute, Mike Commodore) – 0:11
7. RCH – Brayden McNabb – 3 – (Phil Varone, Evan Rankin) – 6:21
Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Club has signed forward Joey Tenute to a Professional Try-Out Contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Tenute, 29, played 32 regular season games last season for Klagenfurt AC of the Austrian League recording 23 points (7 goals, 16 assists) and 16 penalty minutes while also playing 18 regular season games for Tappara Tampere of the SM-Liiga posting seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) and eight penalty minutes. From 2008-2012, Tenute played in Europe with Jokerit Helsinki, Frankfurt Lions, Hamburg Freezers, Tappara Tampere and Klagenfurt AC. In 207 regular season games in the American Hockey League from 2005-2008, the 5’9”, 190-pound forward registered 166 points (69 goals, 97 assists) and 190 penalty minutes for the Hershey Bears and San Antonio Rampage. Prior to turning professional, the native of Hamilton, Ontario played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2000-2004 posting 271 points (95 goals, 176 assists), a +55 rating and 259 penalty minutes in 253 regular season games for the Barrie Colts and Sarnia Sting. Tenute was originally selected by the New Jersey Devils in the eighth round, 261st overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Bulldogs squared off against the Marlies in Hamilton and for a second time in three games, Gabriel Dumont potted the game-winning goal. With the score tied 1-1 heading into the final frame thanks to a second period marker from Patrick Holland, Dumont lit the lamp to give the ‘Dogs the win with only eight seconds remaining on the clock.
3. HAM – Gabriel Dumont – 11 – (Unassisted) 19:12
Hamilton Bulldogs GM Marc Bergevin announced the recall of defenseman Joe Stejskal and forward Daultan Leveille from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.
Stejskal, 24, played four games for the Bulldogs this season recording two assists and two penalty minutes while also playing 26 games for the Nailers this season registering four assists and 19 penalty minutes. The native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota played 55 games for the Bulldogs during the 2011-2012 regular season recording three assists and 26 penalty minutes. Over three seasons in the American Hockey League with Hamilton, Stejskal has posted five assists and 28 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. Stejskal played four seasons for Dartmouth College of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference where he registered 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists) and 162 penalty minutes in 126 regular season games. The 6’3”, 208-pound defenceman was named an ECAC Third-Team All-Star in 2010-2011 while being named to the ECAC All-Academic Team in 2008-2009. Stejskal was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round, 133rd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Leveille, 22, has played 25 games for the Nailers this season notching seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) and six penalty minutes. Leveille played four seasons with Michigan State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association recording 69 points (26 goals, 43 assists) and 50 penalty minutes in 131 regular season games. In 2008-2009 as a rookie with Michigan State, Leveille was second in team scoring with 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) while also being an Honourable Mention selection to the CCHA All-Rookie Team. The native of St. Catharines, Ontario played two seasons with the St. Catharines Falcons of the Golden Horseshoe Jr. “B” Hockey League / Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League from 2006-2008. In 93 games, the 6’0”, 175-pound centre had 101 points (48 goals, 53 assists) and 38 penalty minutes. Leveille was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round, 29th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
After bouncing back in their previous game, the Bulldogs were unable to string together a second straight win, falling to the Lake Erie Monsters 3-2 in a shootout at the Copps Coliseum.
Robert Mayer turned in another strong showing in his second consecutive outing, stopping 35 shots, while Brendan Gallagher logged a goal, an assist and six shots on net. Frederic St-Denis also found the back of the net and Michael Bournival was the only Bulldog to score during the shootout.
1. LE – Paul Carey – 4 – (Andrew Agozzino) 18:52
3. HAM – Frederic St-Denis – 3 – (Brendan Gallagher) 11:31
4. LE – Bill Thomas – 11 – (Andrew Agozzino, Thomas Pock) 19:56
Hamilton Lake Erie
Brendan Gallagher No Goal Mike Sgarbossa No Goal
Gabriel Dumont No Goal Andrew Agozzino No Goal
Michael Bournival Goal Tyson Barrie No Goal
Patrick Holland No Goal Stefan Elliott Goal
Stefan Chaput No Goal Mark Olver Goal
After a tough stretch, having been blanked in their last three consecutive outings, the Bulldogs got themselves back in the winners’ column with a 3-1 victory over the Rockford IceHogs.
It was Patrick Holland who ultimately snapped the ‘Dogs 200:29 scoreless drought, tipping home a shot from Gabriel Dumont for his fourth goal of the season. After assisting on Holland’s goal to tie the game 1-1, Dumont gave Hamilton the lead in the second frame, lighting the lamp with a power play marker. Olivier Fortier would extend his team’s lead in the third with his first goal in 11 games.
Robert Mayer enjoyed a strong performance between the pipes for Hamilton, turning aside 35 of 36 shots sent his way during three periods of action.
1. RFD – Ben Smith – 14 – (Shawn Lalonde, Brandon Pirri) 1:53
3. HAM – Gabriel Dumont – 10 – (Frederic St-Denis, Stefan Chaput) 17:11 PP
Hamilton Bulldogs GM Marc Bergevin announced that the Florida Panthers have reassigned defenseman Jason DeSantis to the Hamilton Bulldogs, while the Montreal Canadiens have reassigned defenseman Brendon Nash to the San Antonio Rampage.
DeSantis, 26, has played 28 games for the Rampage this season recording nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) and 22 penalty minutes. DeSantis played 66 games for the St. John’s IceCaps last season posting 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) and 58 penalty minutes, which were all American Hockey League career-highs for the defenceman. The native of Oxford, Michigan was third in points and tied for first in assists with the IceCaps last season. In 179 regular season games in the AHL from 2008-2012, the 5’11”, 187-pound forward notched 79 points (15 goals, 64 assists) and 106 penalty minutes with the Philadelphia Phantoms, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, St. John’s IceCaps and San Antonio Rampage. DeSantis played four seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association from 2004-2008 registering 59 points (16 goals, 43 assists) and 150 penalty minutes in 144 regular season games. DeSantis won a Silver Medal while playing for the United States National Under-18 Team at the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 World Junior Championship.
Nash, 25, has played 26 games for the Bulldogs this season recording eight points, (1 goal, 7 assists), 39 penalty minutes and a +5 rating. The native of Kamloops, British Columbia missed the entire 2011-2012 season with a shoulder injury. In 101 regular season games with the Bulldogs since 2010, the 6’3”, 206-pound defenceman has posted 38 points (6 goals, 32 assists), 97 penalty minutes and a +27 rating.