MONTREAL –The Hamilton Bulldogs, AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, announced Wednesday that 43 players will participate in the Club’s official training camp, which will get underway with medicals and physical testing at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Friday, September 28.
Under the guidance of new head coach Sylvain Lefebvre, the Bulldogs training camp will then move to Sherbrooke, Quebec, from September 29 to October 3, with daily practices at the new Complexe sportif Thibault GM. The Bulldogs will also play two intra-squad games on Tuesday, October 2 at Complexe sportif Thibault GM (6 p.m.) and on Wednesday, October 3 at Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet (7 p.m.). All on-ice sessions are open to the public.
Several Canadiens draft selections will be amongst the list of players attending the Bulldogs training camp, including Nathan Beaulieu (2011), Jarred Tinordi (2010), Brendan Gallagher (2010), Louis Leblanc (2009), Gabriel Dumont (2009), as well as two members of the 2012 Memorial Cup Champions Shawinigan Cataractes, Morgan Ellis and Michaël Bournival.
The Bulldogs will continue their training camp in Ontario, from October 4-12. Two pre-season games versus the Toronto Marlies will be played on October 6 at Cobourg Community Centre, and on October 8 at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, in Brantford. The Bulldogs’ 17th season-opener is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they will play the Griffins. The team’s 2012-13 home-opener is set for Friday, October 19 when they will host the Toronto Marlies at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.
For information on the Hamilton Bulldogs, call 905-529-8500 or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.
Players participating in the Bulldogs training camp will be available daily to the media, following all practices. The first media opportunity will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, September 28, following the medicals at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE – COMPLEXE SPORTIF THIBAULT GM - SHERBROOKE
September 299 a.m. – 12 p.m.
September 309 a.m. – 12 p.m. (including game White vs Red)
October 110 a.m. – 1 p.m. (including game White vs Red)
October 210 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6 p.m. (Game White vs Red @ Complexe sportif Thibault GM)
October 310 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
7 p.m. (Game White vs Red @ Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet)