Hamilton Bulldogs Game Thread: Bulldogs vs Marlies

Michael Bournival, pictured above celebrating with his Shawinigan Cataractes teammates, has been an early standout for the Bulldogs. - Richard Wolowicz

The Bulldogs take on the Marlies in the first of two weekend games for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs begin their weekend with a Friday night home game against the Toronto Marlies (2-2-0-1). This will be the third of 12 meetings between the two teams, with the teams splitting the first 2 games last weekend. The Marlies are coming into tonight's game on a 4 days rest, after losing 4-3 to the Griffins on Sunday, the third of a three-in-three for the Marlies. The Bulldogs come into tonight's game after losing 3-1 to the Rochester Americans at the First Niagara Centre on Tuesday night. You can read more about that game in our recap.

The Bulldogs lineup for tonight's game:

Forwards

Patrick Holland - Michael Bournival - Brendan Gallagher
Michael Blunden - Blake Geoffrion - Joonas Nattinen
Steven Quailer - Gabriel Dumont - Aaron Palushaj
Kyle Hagel
- Darryl Boyce - Zack Stortini

Defensemen

Goaltenders:

Peter Delmas
Robert Mayer

Injured: Cedrick Desjardins (Groin, out 1-2 weeks), Louis Leblanc (Ankle, out 4-6 weeks)

Healthy Scratches: Alexander Avtsin, Alain Berger, Brendon Nash


Notes:
  • Peter Delmas is starting his second straight game after making 29 saves in a 3-1 loss on Tuesday.
  • Joonas Nattinen is playing his second game of the season after missing the first 2 games due to the flu.

Marlies Lineup for tonight's game:

Forwards

Nicolas Deschamps - Keith Aucoin - Greg McKegg
Carter Ashton - Joe Colborne - Leo Komarov
Ryan Hamilton - Nazem Kadri - Mike Zigomanis
Jerry D'Amigo - Will Acton - Kenny Ryan

Defensemen

The Marlies once again did not announce their defense pairings.

Goaltenders

Ben Scrivens
Jussi Rynnas

Notes:

Paul Ranger will be returning to action after missing 4 of 5 games this season.

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