Hamilton set a new franchise attendance record for a regular season home game on Friday, as 15,119 fans attended the 'Heroes of Hometown Hockey' night, when the Bulldogs defeated the St. John's Maple Leafs 4-2 at Copps Coliseum ... The Bulldogs reached the 90-point mark on Sunday for the fourth time in eight seasons in Hamilton ... the Bulldogs are tied with Rochester for most home-ice wins this season with 23 ... the Bulldogs are rated 10th in the AHL, both on the power play (15.7%, 56 for 356) and on the penalty kill (86.5%, 296 for 342) ... Hamilton has out shot their opponents in 56 of 75 games this season and have earned a record of (33-14-7-2)
BULLDOGS INDIVDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Yann Danis - earned a shutout, stopped 22 shots in AHL debut vs. Toronto- Mar. 28 (3-0 W)
Tomas Plekanec - tallied his 100th AHL point with an assist on the opening goal versus St. John's Mar. 26 (4-2 W)
- led the Bulldogs in scoring in March with 15 points (3-12-15) in 14 games
Jean-Philippe Cote - is tied for second among AHL rookies in plus/minus (+23)
Alexander Perezhogin - is currently sixth in AHL rookie scoring with 45 points (20-25-45)
Chris Higgins - is currently seventh in AHL rookie scoring with 43 points (21-22-43)
Rene Vydareny - picked up his first AHL point with an assist vs. St. John's on Friday.
Patrick Traverse - earned 4 assists in his past five games
Also, Duncan Milroy won the Man of the Year Award for Hamilton for his work in the community. as every team has one winner and then theirs a finalist.
Alex Perezhogin and Chris Higgins are in the running for the rookie of the year award (the Dudley Garrett award)
Doug Jarvis is up for coach of the year (Louis Pieri award)
Tomas Plekanec was up for AHL player of the week, but lost to Kris Beach.
And Hamilton is in a desperate fight to stay in first place in their division. The Crunch are only 3 points back and have 3 games in hand. Hamilton plays thrusday night against the top scoring team in the AHL the admirals.
i hope Perezhogin wins the rookie race...and dannis sounds promising
I don't think he will win it because it take a long time before he start producing. For the Bulldogs, Higgins is probably the best rookie...almost the same amount of point and play 10 game less than Perez. Some rookie in front of them should win it. But nomather what happen, we have two of the best 10 rookie in the AHL so it's sound promising! :gman: