The Hamilton Bulldogs opened the pre-season with a 1-0 win over the Toronto Marlies. J.T. Wyman’s goal at the midway point of the third period broke a 0-0 tie and proved to be the game-winner.
Following a scoreless first period, Robert Mayer replaced Hamilton starting goaltender Cedrick Desjardins halfway through the second period. Toronto forward Dale Mitchell nearly got the Marlies on the scoreboard when Eric Werner fed a pass to Mitchell who missed an open net when he shot the puck wide.
Halfway through the third period, J.T. Wyman opened the game’s scoring. A scrum in front of the net followed a save allowing J.T. Wyman to grab the loose puck and fire a shot past Reimer to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
Desjardins and Mayer each made nine saves to split the shutout.
The Bulldogs begin the four-team Gardiner Cup tournament on Saturday against the Belfast Giants at 12:30 p.m. EST. Fans can listen to every ‘Dogs game on the flagship station of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network, TALK 820. Fans can also listen or watch at www.hamiltonbulldogs.com by clicking on the ‘AHL Live’ or ‘TALK 820’ icons on the Bulldogs website.
Tickets for all Hamilton Bulldogs home games (with the exception of the November 8th and February 21st games at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec) are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or through charge-by-phone at 905-527-7666. For more information on ‘Dogs season tickets, flex packs, mini packs and group tickets call 905-529-8500 or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.