Bulldogs going for a ride on satellite radio

The Hamilton Bulldogs are heading for outer space… and coming back down.

Two Bulldogs’ American Hockey League games will be carried on XM Satellite Radio this month. The broadcasts are part of a 12-game package scheduled to be heard live on XM Satellite Radio on its all-hockey NHL Home Ice channel.

The Bulldogs’ first game will be heard on Feb. 19 when Hamilton visits the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7 p.m. and the second is set for Feb. 27 when the ‘Dogs welcome the Rochester Americans to Copps Coliseum for a 7 p.m. game. Hamilton’s home game will feature Bulldogs play-by-play announcer Derek Wills and Colour Commentator Al Craig.

XM, which has carried select AHL regular-season, playoff and all-star action on NHL Home Ice since 2006, will begin a two-week stretch of AHL coverage on Tuesday, Feb.16, with a battle between the Worcester Sharks and the Springfield Falcons.

The complete broadcast schedule is:

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Worcester at Springfield, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Adirondack at Binghamton, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19 – Hamilton at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20 – Lake Erie at Hershey, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21 – Hartford at Bridgeport, 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21 – Houston at Peoria, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Portland, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Syracuse at Adirondack, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25 – Rockford at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26 – Lowell at Manchester, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 – Rochester at Hamilton, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28 – Hershey at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 3 p.m.

All times are Eastern Standard.

XM Satellite Radio is a subscription service. NHL Home Ice can be found on XM 204 in Canada and the United States and on Sirius 208 on “The Best of XM” package in the U.S. NHL Home Ice provides subscribers with groundbreaking 24/7 hockey talk and is home to live play-by-play coverage of every National Hockey League game during the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs welcome the San Antonio Rampage to Copps tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. Fans can listen to every ‘Dogs game on TALK 820 radio. Fans can also listen or watch at www.hamiltonbulldogs.com by clicking on the ‘AHL Live’ or ‘TALK 820’ icons on the Bulldogs website.