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Head Coach: Vince Laise
Hamilton Bulldogs TicketsThe Hamilton Bulldogs is one of the newer teams in the OHL. The team was founded in 2015. Prior to that, Hamilton had hosted an AHL team by the same name. That team left in 2015, when the Montreal Canadiens decided to move its farm team to Laval. This meant there was a gap in the market for a developmental team. Team owner Michael Andlauer purchased an OHL team to fill that gap. The Bulldogs' first full season in 2015-16 was an adjustment period for everyone. The team missed the playoffs. By its third season, however, the Hamilton Bulldogs had claimed the OHL championship. This team is guided by general manager and president Steve Staios, who is from Hamilton and played over 1,000 NHL games during his professional career. Under Staois' leadership, the Hamilton Bulldogs drafted players including Frank Jenkins and Logan Morrison. Over the past five years, Hamilton has also seen Bulldogs players like Arthur Kaliyev emerge as first-round picks in the NHL draft. Get your Hamilton Bulldogs tickets at StubHub.
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Where do the Hamilton Bulldogs play?The Hamilton Bulldogs play their home games at the FirstOntario Centre. This multipurpose arena opened in 1985. It can seat up to 17,383 people, depending on the configuration of seats for an event. The FirstOntario Centre was built with NHL aspirations in mind and has a large capacity compared to many other OHL home ice arenas.
What league do the Hamilton Bulldogs play in?The Hamilton Bulldogs play in the Ontario Hockey League. This major junior league contains 20 teams in total. The OHL traces its origins back to 1892. The current name and structure of the league were adopted in 1981. Prior to that, the league was known by other names, including the Ontario Hockey Association. Together, the OHL, QMJHL and WHL make up the Canadian Hockey League. All told, the CHL is the biggest developmental hockey league in the world. 6It includes a total of 60 teams. More NHL hockey players come from the CHL than from any other system.
Who is the head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs?The head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs is Vince Laise. Laise was appointed as head coach during the summer of 2019. During his hockey career, Laise played at a high level, most notably as a part of University of Maine Black Bears teams that made it to the Frozen Four twice. Prior to accepting the Bulldogs' head coaching job, Vince Laise was an associate coach with the team for two seasons. The Hamilton Bulldogs' coaching staff also includes associate Dave Matsos and assistants Ron Wilson and Patrick Jarrett.
Have the Hamilton Bulldogs ever won an OHL championship?Yes, the Hamilton Bulldogs won the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 2018. They defeated the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds in the championship game. Previously, the Greyhounds were undefeated for the season. The Robertson, as it's known, is awarded to the winner of the OHL playoffs. Winning the J. Ross Robertson Cup guarantees a team a berth in the Memorial Cup playoffs. The Memorial Cup is awarded to the winner of a playoff series for all three leagues that play in the CHL.
Who are some notable Hamilton Bulldogs players?The Hamilton Bulldogs have only been in existence for a short time, but they've already developed notable players. First-ever Bulldogs team captain Justin Lemcke has gone on to play minor professional and Canadian college hockey. Another former Hamilton Bulldog, Mason Marchment, has made a big impression in the AHL and has even played a handful of games in the NHL.
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