Bulldogs, Senators to train in Newfoundland

The Hamilton Bulldogs and Binghamton Senators will travel to Newfoundland to open their 2010 training camp this fall, the two teams announced today.

The ‘Dogs will meet the Senators (AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators) in three games in three different cities in Newfoundland. The Bulldogs will arrive in Corner Brook on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and practice there for a few days while the Senators will arrive on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

The teams will play the first game of their three-game series on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook. The two clubs will then travel to Grand Falls-Windsor for Game 2 at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium. The third and final game will be played at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.

This will be the second time that Hamilton has opened their training camp in Newfoundland. In 2008, the Bulldogs won the Iceberg Cup, a three-team tournament featuring the Toronto Marlies and Manitoba Moose that took place in St. John’s. Last year, the Bulldogs held their training camp in Edinburgh, Scotland, where they won the Gardiner Cup, which was a four-team tournament featuring the Toronto Marlies, Edinburgh Capitals and Belfast Giants.

“This is the third year in a row we have opened our training camp on the road and we are happy to return to Newfoundland. The entire camp was held in St. John’s in 2008 and we feel fortunate to be able to showcase other regions of Newfoundland to both the Hamilton Bulldogs and Binghamton Senators”, said Bulldogs president and governor Glenn Stanford. “Over the past two years, the regular season success of the Bulldogs began with successful training camps in both Newfoundland and Scotland.”

“Training camp in Newfoundland will be an early opportunity for team bonding and makes sense for the Senators because of logistical circumstances within our own building in Binghamton,” explained Tom Mitchell, executive vice president of operations for the B-Sens. “This trip is also an excellent opportunity to promote not only Binghamton Senators hockey, but the American Hockey League.”

The ‘Dogs will return to Hamilton on Monday, Oct. 4, to hold the remainder of their training camp, hold their ninth annual Hamilton Bulldogs Charity Golf Classic and prepare for their 15th anniversary season. All training camp sessions in Hamilton will be open to the public.

The B-Sens return to Binghamton on Monday, Oct. 4 and plan to resume training camp at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 5.