Goalie Delmas returned to ’Dogs affiliate

The Hamilton Bulldogs have assigned goaltender Peter Delmas to the East Coast Hockey League’s Wheeling Nailers. The netminder did not see any action during his recent stint with the American Hockey League ‘Dogs.

Delmas, 21, has played one game for Wheeling this season where he recorded a win while making 21 saves. Last season, the Bedford, Nova Scotia native played in two games with Hamilton, posting a 1-0-1 record, 1.92 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. In 24 games with the Nailers in 2010-11, he recorded 15 wins, 6 losses and 2 overtime losses, a 2.03 goals against average and a .928 save percentage.

In the ECHL’s 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs, Delmas posted an 8-5-1 record, a 3.13 goals against average and a .903 save percentage playing in 15 of Wheeling’s 17 post-season games before the Wheelers were eliminated in six games by the Kalamazoo Wings in the Eastern Conference Finals. The 6’2’’, 190-pound goaltender finished the playoffs ranked second in the league in playoff games (15) and saves (391), and third in wins (8).

The left-handed-catching netminder played in 149 career regular season games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) between 2006 and 2010 with Lewiston MAINEiacs, Quebec Remparts and Halifax Mooseheads.

The Hamilton Bulldogs will continue their six-game homestand at Copps Coliseum tonight (Friday, Nov. 4) at 7:30 p.m. when they face the Houston Aeros in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference Final. The ‘Dogs will then host the Lake Erie Monsters on Saturday, Nov. 5h at 7 p.m. All ‘Dogs games can be heard live on AM 820 CHAM or on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com, or seen live on www.ahllive.com beginning with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.