First preseason game
The Hamilton Bulldogs faced off against the Toronto Marlies for their only two preseason games of 2012-13. The first match-up took place at the Cobourg Community Center in the small town of Cobourg, located next to Lake Ontario.
After scoring the game’s first goal in the opening frame, the Bulldogs were unable to stop the Marlies from mounting a comeback, with the Toronto squad lighting the lamp twice before Gregg McKegg scored the insurance marker into an empty net to put the game on ice.
Final Score: Bulldogs 1, Marlies 3
HAM – Stephen MacAulay (Kevin Gagné, Aaron Palushaj) – 4 :19
TOR – Brad Ross – 1 – (Mike Kostka, Jake Gardiner) – 2:34
TOR – Greg Scott – 1 – (Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner) – 17:55 (PP)
TOR – Greg McKegg – 1 – (Mike Kostka) – 19:12 (EN)
After a week spent hard at work in Sherbrooke, the Bulldogs hit the road for Trenton, Ontario, to tighten up the last few screws with a preseason game in preparation for the real deal on Oct. 14. A total of 14 players that began the Bulldogs’ camp did not make the trip with the team.
Forwards, Stefan Chaput, Olivier Fortier and Ian Schultz, as well as defensemen Joe Stejskal were sent to join the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers, while forward Daultan Leveille will join ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls.
Red Team: 2 (Olivier Fortier, Blake Geoffrion)
The White and Red Teams faced off for their second team scrimmage on Sherbrooke ice. The White walked away with the win again, downing the Red Team, 4-1.
White Team: 4 (Bobby Farnham, Brendan Nash, Stefan Chaput, Kyle Rank)
Red Team: 1 (Blake Geoffrion)
The Bulldogs held their first team scrimmage of training camp in Sherbrooke.
The White Team pulled out the win thanks to a two-goal performance by Michaël Bournival.
White Team: 2 (Michaël Bournival (2))
Red Team: 0
The Hamilton Bulldogs training camp gets underway. A total of 43 players were invited to attend the camp’s opening, held at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. While a few of the prospects spent time getting newly acquainted with Montreal media, others had a little more experience under their belt when it came to fielding questions. In addition to dealing with the media, players were also tasked with a challenging battery of tests designed to evaluate their physical conditioning.