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)