Hamilton Bulldogs forward Ben Duffy has been assigned to Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League and forward Scott Zurevinski has been released from his professional try out contract.
Duffy has split this season between Hamilton and Wheeling. In 15 games with Hamilton, the Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia native has two assists and no penalty minutes. In three games with Wheeling, the 5’10”, 177-pound forward collected three points (two goals, one assist) and no penalty minutes.
The 21-year-old spent the 2012-13 season with the Prince Edward Island Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where in 68 regular season games, he had 110 points (39-71) and four penalty minutes. He was signed to a one-year contract by the Bulldogs on July 11, 2013.
Zurevinski has divided his playing time this term between Hamilton and Wheeling. In three games with the Bulldogs, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native recorded no points and 10 penalty minutes. In 16 games with Wheeling, the 6’3”, 215-pound forward has six points (3-3) and 26 penalty minutes. In 49 games with Wheeling last season, the 25-year-old recorded 25 points (12-13) and 46 penalty minutes.
Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday (Dec. 18), in Chicago to take on the Wolves (AHL Affiliate of the St. Louis Blues) at noon. The ’Dogs are back home at Copps Coliseum on Sunday, Dec. 22, when the Abbotsford Heat (AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames) visit for a 3 p.m. game.