Bulldogs, Marlies have two pre-season dates

bulldogsThe Hamilton Bulldogs will open their American Hockey League three-game pre-season on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m., against the Toronto Marlies at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville. The following night, the two teams will play the rubber match when the Bulldogs visit the Marlies at Cobourg’s Community Centre.

Hamilton is the AHL affiliate for the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens while the Marlies are Toronto Maple Leafs farm team.

The Bulldogs will close the pre-season on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m., with a game against the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, at the J.L. Grightmire Arena in Dundas.

“These pre-season games in Dundas and Oakville give our organization an opportunity to reach out to these communities with an intimate experience of our on-ice product,” said ‘Dogs President Stephen Ostaszewicz. “We’re also pleased to be able to work with the Oakville Blades Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club and the Dundas Minor Hockey Association as they use these exhibition games as fundraisers for their respective organizations.”

Tickets for the Sept. 27 contest at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex (capacity 2,013) will go on sale for $20, plus HST, on Friday (Sept. 6) during the Oakville Blades/ Milton Icehawks game. Tickets will also be available after that date at Oakville Blades home games, online at www.oakvilleblades.com and at Puckz Pub, located inside Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Tickets for the Oct. 3 game at Dundas’ J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena (capacity 1,500) are on sale now for $10 and can be purchased by calling 905-627-9026, emailing bulldogticketsdmha@gmail.com and at One Rebellion Clothing Company, 60 King Street West in Dundas.