Hamilton Bulldogs announce 2011-2012 schedule


The Hamilton Bulldogs have announced the team’s 76-game 2011-2012 regular season schedule.

The ‘Dogs will open their 16th American Hockey League campaign and begin the hunt for their third straight North Division regular season and post-season championships and second Calder Cup Championship on Saturday, October 8th when they welcome the Rochester Americans to Copps Coliseum for a 7:00 p.m. game. Single game tickets for the first half of the season will go on sale on September 6th and will be available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or through charge-by-phone at 1-855-872-5000.

The ‘Dogs will face-off with arch-rival the Toronto Marlies six times in Hamilton and 12 times in total in 2011-2012 including a game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on December 26th at 3:00 p.m. The St. John’s, Newfoundland based IceCaps will make their first visit to Copps Coliseum on December 2nd while Hamilton will make their return to St. John’s on October 14th.

27 of the Bulldogs’ home games will take place on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with the remaining 11 games scheduled on weekdays (Tuesday and Wednesday). The Bulldogs will play 11 home games on Fridays, nine on Saturdays, seven on Sundays, six on Tuesdays and five on Wednesdays. All Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday home games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the games on November 8th and February 7th. All Saturday home games are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. with the exception of the January 21st game. All Sunday home games will be played at 3:00 p.m. with the exception of the March 4th game.

Hamilton’s longest home stand during the 2011-2012 season will begin on Sunday, October 30th and end on Friday, November 11th with the Bulldogs playing six games in 13. The team’s longest road trip will commence on Saturday, March 10th and conclude on Tuesday, April 3rd with the ‘Dogs playing 12 games in 25 days.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS 2011-2012 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

1. Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Rochester Americans at Hamilton Bulldogs (2011-2012 home opener)
2. Friday, October 14th, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at St. John’s IceCaps
3. Saturday, October 15th, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at St. John’s IceCaps
4. Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Grand Rapids Griffins at Hamilton Bulldogs
5. Friday, October 21st, 2011, 7:35 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Rochester Americans
6. Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Rochester Americans at Hamilton Bulldogs
7. Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Albany Devils
8. Sunday, October 30th, 2011, 3:00 p.m. – Abbotsford Heat at Hamilton Bulldogs
9. Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Abbotsford Heat at Hamilton Bulldogs
10. Friday, November 4th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Houston Aeros at Hamilton Bulldogs
11. Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Lake Erie Monsters at Hamilton Bulldogs
12. Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – Chicago Wolves at Hamilton Bulldogs
13. Friday, November 11th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Grand Rapids Griffins at Hamilton Bulldogs
14. Sunday, November 13th, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Binghamton Senators
15. Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Peoria Rivermen at Hamilton Bulldogs
16. Friday, November 18th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Binghamton Senators at Hamilton Bulldogs
17. Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Grand Rapids Griffins
18. Friday, November 25th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Lake Erie Monsters
19. Saturday, November 26th, 2011, 7:35 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Rochester Americans
20. Friday, December 2nd, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – St. John’s IceCaps at Hamilton Bulldogs
21. Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Rochester Americans at Hamilton Bulldogs
22. Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Adirondack Phantoms at Hamilton Bulldogs
23. Friday, December 9th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Toronto Marlies at Hamilton Bulldogs
24. Saturday, December 10th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Syracuse Crunch
25. Sunday, December 11th, 2011, 3:00 p.m. – Rochester Americans at Hamilton Bulldogs
26. Wednesday, December 14th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Lake Erie Monsters at Hamilton Bulldogs
27. Friday, December 16th, 2011, 10:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Abbotsford Heat
28. Sunday, December 18th, 2011, 4:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Abbotsford Heat
29. Monday, December 26th, 2011, 3:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Toronto Marlies (at Air Canada Centre)
30. Wednesday, December 28th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – St. John’s IceCaps at Hamilton Bulldogs
31. Friday, December 30th, 2011, 7:35 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Rochester Americans
32. Saturday, December 31st, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Lake Erie Monsters at Hamilton Bulldogs
33. Friday, January 6th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – Syracuse Crunch at Hamilton Bulldogs
34. Saturday, January 7th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Toronto Marlies
35. Sunday, January 8th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Barons at Hamilton Bulldogs
36. Friday, January 13th, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Adirondack Phantoms
37. Saturday, January 14th, 2012, 7:35 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Rochester Americans
38. Sunday, January 15th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Toronto Marlies at Hamilton Bulldogs
39. Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Admirals at Hamilton Bulldogs
40. Saturday, January 21st, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – Toronto Marlies at Hamilton Bulldogs
41. Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Lake Erie Monsters
42. Friday, January 27th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – Toronto Marlies at Hamilton Bulldogs
43. Saturday, January 28th, 2012, 1:30 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Lake Erie Monsters
44. Friday, February 3rd, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Grand Rapids Griffins
45. Saturday, February 4th, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Grand Rapids Griffins
46. Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – San Antonio Rampage at Hamilton Bulldogs
47. Friday, February 10th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – Albany Devils at Lake Erie Monsters
48. Saturday, February 11th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Toronto Marlies
49. Sunday, February 12th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Texas Stars at Hamilton Bulldogs
50. Friday, February 17th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – St. John’s IceCaps at Hamilton Bulldogs
51. Saturday, February 18th, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Rockford IceHogs at Hamilton Bulldogs
52. Sunday, February 19th, 2012, 5:05 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Rochester Americans
53. Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Grand Rapids Griffins
54. Saturday, February 25th, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – St. John’s IceCaps at Hamilton Bulldogs
55. Sunday, February 26th, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Toronto Marlies
56. Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – Toronto Marlies at Hamilton Bulldogs
57. Friday, March 2nd, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – Lake Erie Monsters at Hamilton Bulldogs
58. Sunday, March 4th, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – Grand Rapids Griffins at Hamilton Bulldogs
59. Friday, March 9th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – Toronto Marlies at Hamilton Bulldogs
60. Saturday, March 10th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Toronto Marlies
61. Tuesday, March 13th, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at St. John’s IceCaps
62. Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at St. John’s IceCaps
63. Saturday, March 17th, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Grand Rapids Griffins
64. Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, 8:05 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Rockford IceHogs
65. Friday, March 23rd, 2012, 8:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Milwaukee Admirals
66. Saturday, March 24th, 2012, 8:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Chicago Wolves
67. Sunday, March 25th, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Peoria Rivermen
68. Wednesday, March 28th, 2012, 8:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at San Antonio Rampage
69. Thursday, March 29th, 2012, 8:30 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Texas Stars
70. Saturday, March 31st, 2012, 8:35 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Houston Aeros
71. Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012, 8:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Oklahoma City Barons
72. Saturday, April 7th, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Rochester Americans at Hamilton Bulldogs
73. Sunday, April 8th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Toronto Marlies
74. Friday, April 13th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Bulldogs at Lake Erie Monsters
75. Saturday, April 14th, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Grand Rapids Griffins at Hamilton Bulldogs
76. Sunday, April 15th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Grand Rapids Griffins at Hamilton Bulldogs