The Hamilton Bulldogs were shutout out by Toronto in their second pre-season game and immediately following the game assigned forward Philippe Lefebvre to the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League and released forward Bobby Farnham. Twenty-eight players remain on the training camp roster. They will need to reduce that to twenty-three before their season opener at Grand Rapids on Saturday.
An indication of the Canadiens organizational increased depth, last year the Canadiens assigned only two players, defenseman Olivier Dame-Malka and goaltender Peter Delmas, to Wheeling. Already five have been sent to the Wheeling camp with a strong likelihood that many of the remaining six assignments will also wind up in Wheeling including one of the three goaltenders still in Bulldogs camp. The. Canadiens/Bulldogs share affiliation in Wheeling with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In their two exhibition games, the Bulldogs managed only one goal against the Toronto Marlies. They were shutout 1-0 Monday night in Brantford, Ontario after losing 3-1 in Cobourg Ontario on Friday.
Players remaining in Bulldogs training camp – Oct. 9, 2012 * = Tryout Contract (4)
Ellis, Morgan (injured)
From the Canadiens Communications Department
Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced tonight that the Club has assigned forward Philippe Lefebvre to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and released forward Bobby Farnham. 28 players now remain on the Hamilton Bulldogs training camp roster.
The Bulldogs’ 17th season-opener is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they will play the Griffins. The team’s 2012-2013 home-opener is set for Friday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m. when they will host the Toronto Marlies at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.