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MATT HOLMES
Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network Play-by-Play Announcer
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AL CRAIG
Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network Colour Commentator
 
Al Craig is currently in his 11th full season as the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network Colour Commentator.
 
Now in his 44th year in the broadcasting industry, Craig, a native of Toronto, Ontario, has worked at radio and television stations in Timmins, Ontario; Pembroke, Ontario; Charlottetown, P.E.I; and St. John's, Newfoundland. Craig also became the most recognizble sports broadcaster in Hamilton during his 23 years at 900 CHML. Serving as the Sports Director for the majority of his long tenure with the station, Craig covered a wide variety of sports and leagues including the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Canadian Football League, Canadian Soccer League and the Ontario Hockey League. Craig has also covered a number of historical sporting events, including the 1972 Canada - Soviet Summit Series, the 1987 and 1991 Canada Cup's, the 1992 and 1993 World Series, won by the Toronto Blue Jays, the 1997, 2003 and 2007 Calder Cup Finals, as well as numerous World Championships in a number of different sports.
 
In 1996, Craig became the first Hamilton Bulldogs Play-By-Play Announcer, calling numerous regular season and post-season games including the first game in franchise history, and post-season action as the team advanced to the Calder Cup Final in their inaugural season. Craig rejoined the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network in 2001 on a part-time basis, before becoming Derek Wills' full-time Colour Commentator for all home games and select away games at the start of the 2002-2003 season.
 
Craig has captured a number of awards for his work, including the Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice 'Sportscaster of the Year' Award. Craig, 64, resides in Grimsby, Ontario with his wife Cathy and has two sons - Ted and Grant.