Dumont departs, Darling arrives for Bulldogs


Forward Gabriel Dumont and goaltender Robert Mayer have been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs to report to the Montreal Canadiens.

Both players will be available for Wednesday’s (April 4) National Hockey League game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs signed goaltender Scott Darling to an emergency Professional Try-Out contract and he was expected to back-up netminder Peter Delmas for Tuesday’s American Hockey League game in Oklahoma City.

Darling, 23, has played 35 games for the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Mississippi RiverKings, compiling a 15-17-1 record with a 2.92 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound native of Lemont, Illinois previously played for the University of Maine and the United States Hockey League’s Indiana Ice.

Dumont, 21, has played 55 games with the Bulldogs this season, recording 22 points (13 goals, 9 assists), 51 penalty minutes and 135 shots on goal. The 5-foot-10, 181-pound centre registered 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists), 79 penalty minutes and 128 shots on goal in 64 games with the ‘Dogs as a rookie last season. The native of Ville Degelis, Quebec played four seasons for the QMJHL’s Drummondville Voltigeurs, posting 169 points (91 goals, 78 assists) in 180 games.

Mayer, 22, has played in 35 games with Hamilton this season compiling a record of 12-16-1 with a 3.02 GAA and a .906 save percentage. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound goaltender played in 21 games for the Bulldogs last season as a rookie, collecting a record of 9-10-2 while registering a 3.06 GAA and a .890 save percentage. The native of Havirov, Czech Republic played in two seasons for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL, recording a record of 42-35-5.