Robert Mayer and Erik Cole at the Bell Centre during pre game warm-up.

Bulldogs vs Crunch At The Bell Centre

Hamilton Bulldogs vs Syracuse Crunch @ Bell Centre, 7:30pm est.

Tonight the Hamilton Bulldogs play the Syracuse Crunch in the second of the back-to-back games. The dogs will play their first of only two appearances at the Bell Centre this year. The Crunch and the Dogs meet four times this year, the Crunch took the first game at Copps Coliseum 3-0 in a dominating fashion. Robert Mayer stopped 30 of 32 shots he faced in a pretty solid performance, as he was featured as my 3rd star from last weeks performances. Riku Helenius of the Syracuse Crunch stopped all 23 shots he faced to earn himself a shutout and Head coach Jon Cooper got his 100th AHL win of his career.


Expected Line-up:


Quailer – Dumont – Palushaj

Holland – Bournival – Gallagher

Blunden – Geoffrion – Nattinen

Berger – Boyce – Stejskal


Beaulieu – St.Denis

Tinordi – Corbin

Nash – Ellis




Head to Head Stats:

Hamilton Bulldogs Syracuse Crunch
(4-3-1-1) 10pts (6-1-1-1) 14pts
Top Goal Scorers Top Goal Scorers
Blake Geoffrion 4 Cory Conacher 6
Brendan Gallagher 3 Tyler Johnson 6
Aaron Paslushaj 3 Brett Connolly 3
Richard Panik 3
Mike Angelidis 3
Top Point Leaders Top Point Leaders
Blake Geoffrion 6 Cory Conacher 12
Brendan Gallagher 6 Tyler Johnson 10
Aaron Palushaj 5 Ondrej Palat 10
Mike Blunden 5
Partick Holland 5
Top Plus/Minus Leaders Top Plus/Minus Leader
Frederic St-Denis 5 Dmitry Korobov 5
Brendon Nash 3 Onderj Palat 4
Nathan Beaulieu 3 Matt Taormina 4

The game will be on AM 820 Hamilton Radio or streamed online here (AM 820 Funny). The game is also tape delayed on TVA Sports for viewers in the Montreal region or you can pay and watch it live on AHL Live .

Also follow Derek Willis, Hamilton’s play-by-play announcer, on twitter. @dogsplaybyplay .


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