10/04/2012 2:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MA – The American Hockey League and Sportsnet, entering the second year of a five-year relationship, announced today that Sportsnet will begin coverage of the AHL’s 77th season with three live, national Saturday night broadcasts this month.
One of these games includes the Hamilton Bulldogs visiting the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday, October 20th at 7 p.m., the day after the ‘Dogs home-opener against the Marlies at Copps Coliseum. The game will air live across Canada in high definition on Sportsnet ONE. Hockey Central host Jeff Marek will be joined by analysts Brad May and John Shannon for pre-game and intermission analysis while Joe Bowen, Greg Millen and Paul Hendrick will provide the call from Toronto.
“As we prepare to embark on an exciting 2012-13 season in the American Hockey League, we are thrilled to be teaming with Sportsnet to bring our sport’s best young talent into the homes of our fans across Canada,” said David Andrews, AHL President and Chief Executive Officer.
“There is a great hunger and passion for hockey across this country, and we are thrilled to partner with the American Hockey League to provide fans with access to premium, live hockey destination viewing on Saturdays for the coming weeks,” said Navaid Mansuri, Vice-President of Finance and Sports Programming, Rogers Media.
The Hamilton Bulldogs travelled to Trenton, Ontario today to continue training camp with on-ice sessions and team-building activities at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. The ‘Dogs will play two exhibition games against the Marlies on Saturday, October 6th in Cobourg, Ontario and on Monday, October 8th in Brantford, Ontario. The Bulldogs’ 17th season-opener is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they will play the Griffins. The team’s home-opener is set for Friday, October 19th when they will host the Marlies at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.
2012-2013 Hamilton Bulldogs season tickets, Pioneer Flex Pack tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now! For as little as $10 per game, you can enjoy the many benefits of being a ‘Dogs season ticket holder including reserved seating for all home games at Copps Coliseum, the option to redeem unused tickets for any regular season game, discounts on team merchandise and access to exclusive season ticket holder-only events with the team. Convenient payment plans are available. For more information on how to join our team by becoming a Hamilton Bulldogs season ticket holder, or for more information on Pioneer Flex Pack tickets or group tickets, call 905-529-8500 or 1-866-DOGS-TIX, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. ‘Dogs single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 905-529-8500 or 1-866-DOGS-TIX.
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