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With their leading blueliner injured and a top scorer called up, the Bulldogs offense still powered it's way to a pair of wins.

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Bulldogs Player of the Week: Darren Dietz

It was a big week for the former Saskatoon Blade as Dietz broke out of his offensive slump and collected three points on the week. The Medicine Hat native started his week by collecting a pair of assists against the St. Johns IceCaps. Dietz assisted on Mac Bennett's third goal of the year and Christian Thomas's eighth of the campaign.

After being held off the scoresheet in a rematch against the IceCaps Dietz would score his third goal of the year against the Texas Stars. The young rearguard now sits fifth overall in scoring amongst Bulldogs defensemen and has already surpassed his point totals from last season.

Weekly Stats:

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Charles Hudon 3 0 1 1 -2 4 5
Sven Andrighetto* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gabriel Dumont 3 0 2 2 +2 0 8
Christian Thomas 3 1 1 2 +1 0 6
Magnus Nygren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Carr 3 0 2 2 -1 0 7
Michael Bournival* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drayson Bowman 3 1 1 2 +2 2 6
Eric Tangradi 2 0 2 2 +1 0 5
Mac Bennett 3 2 0 2 +1 0 5
Greg Pateryn 3 0 1 1 +3 11 3
Jacob de la Rose 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Beaulieu* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darren Dietz 3 1 2 3 +1 2 3
Davis Drewiske 3 1 2 3 +2 4 3
Jarred Tinordi 3 0 0 0 -1 5 3
Morgan Ellis* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jack Nevins 3 0 0 0 +1 7 1
Connor Crisp 3 1 0 1 -1 41 5

*Denotes player is in the ECHL/NHL

Goalie GP W L OTL SO GA GAA SV%
Mike Condon 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.00 .949%
Joey MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000%
Dustin Tokarski* 2 1 1 0 1 5 2.52 .919%

*Denotes goalie is in the NHL

Charles Hudon: It was a quiet week for the star rookie as Hudon collected a single assist on a Christian Thomas goal against St. Johns. Hudon now sits third overall in the AHL for scoring and first overall in rookie scoring.

Sven Andrighetto: The Swiss sniper has been called back up to the Montreal Canadiens where he is currently seeing fourth line duty and some powerplay time.

Gabriel Dumont: The Bulldogs captain had another solid week chipping in two assists to move into third overall in scoring.

Christian Thomas: The red hot sniper continued his scoring streak when he potted his eighth goal of the season and later added an assist on a Darren Dietz goal.

Daniel Carr: The Union College product is putting together a solid rookie season with another two points on the week. Carr notched two assists against St. Johns on both of Mac Bennett's goals.

Drayson Bowman: Doctor Dray is maintaining a solid production clip for the Bulldogs by adding a goal and assist this past week.

Magnus Nygren: The Swedish blueliner was out of the line up once again this week with what is now being called an "upper body injury"

Davis Drewiske: The veteran defenseman is riding his best scoring pace since joining the Canadiens organization. Drewiske scored his second goal of the year against St. Johns and tallied a pair of assists against Texas.

Greg Pateryn: The stalwart of the Hamilton blueline registered just a lone assist in three games played this week.

Mac Bennett: The former Michigan Wolverine captain had his best week since joining the Bulldogs as he tallied two goals against former Hab Peter Budaj.

Michael Bournival: Bournival is currently called up playing with the Montreal Canadiens.

Eric Tangradi: The former Winnipeg Jet played a game with the Canadiens this week before being returned to Hamilton. Upon his return Tangradi tallied a pair of assists in two games played.

Jacob de la Rose: The Swede has been lent to his national team for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

Nathan Beaulieu: The young defensemen is currently playing alongside Tom Gilbert in Montreal.

Jarred Tinordi: The behemoth rearguard tallied no points this week but he might have had the hardest legal hockey hit ever seen.

Connor Crisp: One half of the Department of Truculence scored his first goal of the campaign when he tipped home Davis Drewiske's point shot. He also racked up 41 PIMs on the week due mostly to leaving the bench to instigate a fight against Matej Stransky.

Morgan Ellis: While in action for the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers Ellis tallied no points.

Jack Nevins: The other half of the DoT picked up 7 PIMs in a fight against Patrice Cormier this week. After the game two bash brothers went to see Santa.

Home for the holidays after a big win, Merry Christmas from my buddy @jacknevins93 and I #goodjam

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Mike Condon: The Bulldogs starting goalie shined in his only start this week when he posted 37 saves on 39 shots against in a 5-2 win over the IceCaps.

Joey MacDonald: The long time veteran had no starts this week but enjoyed a game backing up Carey Price against Ottawa.

Dustin Tokarski: The Canadiens regular back up was assigned to Hamilton on a two game conditioning stint this week. Tokarski went 1-1 against St. Johns and Texas while posting a solid 2.52 GAA and .919 SV%. Tokarski has since been recalled to rejoin the Canadiens.

Year to Date Stats:

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Charles Hudon 30 9 22 31 +9 36 60
Sven Andrighetto* 21 9 9 18 +1 16 63
Gabriel Dumont 30 7 11 18 -1 50 85
Christian Thomas 24 8 5 13 -7 8 60
Daniel Carr 30 6 6 12 +3 8 67
Drayson Bowman 20 5 7 12 +5 11 39
Magnus Nygren 15 4 6 10 +2 2 38
Davis Drewiske 30 2 7 9 +4 16 41
Greg Pateryn 30 2 7 9 +4 37 34
Mac Bennett 23 4 4 8 +0 2 20
Michael Bournival* 7 3 5 8 +6 4 20
Eric Tangradi 14 2 6 8 +3 18 42
Darren Dietz 29 3 4 7 +3 16 26
Jacob de la Rose 27 3 2 5 +2 9 34
Nathan Beaulieu* 8 2 2 4 -2 9 20
Jarred Tinordi 20 0 3 3 +2 22 20
Connor Crisp 17 1 1 2 -3 91 7
Morgan Ellis* 2 0 0 0 0 7 3
Jack Nevins 21 0 0 0 -5 67 8

*Indicates player in the ECHL/NHL

Goalie GP W L OTL SO GA GAA SV%
Mike Condon 15 7 6 2 0 35 2.31 .926%
Joey MacDonald 13 6 4 3 0 37 2.80 .906%
Dustin Tokarski* 2 1 1 0 0 5 2.52 .919%

*Indicates goalie is in the NHL

The Bulldogs record currently sits at 14-11-5 with 33 points which has them in third place overall in the AHL's  North Division and sixth overall in the Western Conference. The Dogs will be back in action on December 26th in a Boxing Day showdown against the Toronto Marlies, before returning home to face the Adirondack Flames on the 27th.