Bulldogs send Delmas back to Nailers

Goaltender Peter Delmas has been returned to Wheeling Nailers.

Delmas, 21, played in one game for the Hamilton Bulldogs, a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies last Sunday (Jan. 15). He stopped 26 of 27 shots for his first win this season.

The goaltender has played in 15 games for the East Coast Hockey League’s Nailers this season, posting a 9-4-0 record, a 2.43 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. The Bedford, N.S. native was previously recalled to the American Hockey League’s Bulldogs this season on Oct. 31, but returned to Wheeling on Nov. 3 without having played a game. In 24 games with Wheeling in 2010-11, Delmas recorded 15 wins, 6 losses and 2 overtime losses, with a 2.03 goals against average and a .928 save percentage.

He also played two games for Hamilton that season, posting a 1-0-1 record, a 1.92 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.

In the ECHL’s 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs, the 6’12, 190-pound goaltender 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 Nailers were eliminated in six games by the Kalamazoo Wings in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Hamilton Bulldogs play next on Wednesday (Jan. 18) at 7:30 p.m. when they take on the Milwaukee Admirals at Copps Coliseum.