MacAulay Wheeling into town for Bulldogs

200px-hamilton_bulldogsThe Hamilton Bulldogs have recalled forward Stephen MacAulay from the East Coast Hockey League’s Wheeling Nailers.

In 12 games this season with Wheeling, MacAulay has two assists and 14 penalty minutes. The Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native split last season between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 34 regular season games with Saint John, he recorded 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) and 36 penalty minutes. In 25 regular season games with Halifax, he recorded 26 points (13-13) and 16 penalty minutes.

The 21-year-old is the only player to ever participate in four QMJHL President Cup Finals and win three championships and compete in three Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup Championships and capture two titles.

He was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round (164th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Tuesday (Nov. 19), when the Texas Stars (AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars) visit Copps Coliseum for a 7:30 p.m. American Hockey League game.