After fitness testing and dividing up the roster into two teams, the Hamilton Bulldogs training camp begins in earnest today with a scrimmage between the red and white teams.
Marc-Antoine Godin of La Presse has tweeted some updates to the rosters today, including:
Absents au match intra-équipe des Bulldogs aujourd'hui: Ellis (bas du corps) Leveille (haut du corps) Blunden (oeil) et Palushaj (sais pas)— Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) October 1, 2012
Les trio blancs: Bournival-Quailer-Gallagher, Nattinen-Chaput-Berger, Randford-Farnham-Schultz, Bennett-Torquato-Rank— Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) October 1, 2012
Translated: The forward lines for white are Michael Bournival - Steven Qualier - Brendan Gallagher, Joonas Nattinen - Stefan Chaput - Alain Berger, Brendan Randford - Bobby Farnham - Ian Schultz, Spencer Bennett - Zack Torquato - Kyle Rank.
Les trios rouges: Ouellet-Geoffrion-Leblanc, Fortier-MacAuley-Holland, Hagel-Dumont-Stortini... Lefebvre et Avtsin en rotation.— Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) October 1, 2012
Translated: The forward lines for red are Michel Ouellet - Blake Geoffrion - Louis Leblanc, Olivier Fortier - Stephan MacAualey - Patrick Holland, Kyle Hagel - Gabriel Dumont - Zack Stortini, with Philippe Lefebvre and Alexander Avstin rotating.
Godin also commented on the intensity of camp:
You gotta like the intensity at #Bulldogs camp. They might not be as talented as NHLers but nobody is pacing themselves. They give it all.— Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) October 1, 2012
Certains joueurs de la LNH attendent la fin d'un camp pour peser sur l'accélérateur. Au camp des Bulldogs, personne ne s'économise.— Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) October 1, 2012
Translated: Some NHL players wait for the end of training camp to press on the gas. At Bulldogs camp, nobody waits.
If you would like to watch the Bulldogs' camp and scrimmage, there's a livestream of it here, courtesy of Abe Hefter and CJAD 800
- Bobby Farnham scores on a wrist shot to give Team White a 1-0 lead
- Brendan Nash scores on a point shot to put Team White up 2-0
- Blake Geoffrion tips a Jarred Tinordi shot to give Team Red their first goal, White leads 2-1
- Stefan Chaput gets it right back, White regaining their 2 goal lead, 3-1
- Geoffrion sets up Kyle Rank for an empty, putting Team White in a commanding 4-1 lead
- Team White wins the game 4-1
We will continue to bring you updates on the Bulldogs camp, including scrimmage results.