2011-2012 Regular Season Schedule
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A Brief History of the Bulldogs:
- The Hamilton Bulldogs are the longest serving pro hockey team in Southern Ontario, aside from the Toronto Maple Leafs. (2011 is their 16th season in Hamilton) **
- The Bulldogs have made it to the Calder Cup 3 times, finally winning the Cup in 2007. They also were within one win of the finals in three other seasons, and have only missed the playoffs 3 times in 15 seasons.
- In 2003, the Bulldogs set the all-time AHL attendance record against the Houston Aeros in game 7 of the Calder Cup finals with 17,428 in attendance. (Philadelphia broke that record in 2005) **
- The Bulldogs are the longest serving non-NHL pro hockey franchise in Canada, the longest serving Canadian AHL franchise, and one of its most successful franchises with over 2,500,000 fans to date. (2010) **
- Of the 30 AHL franchises, the Bulldogs are 7th in tenure – behind only Hershey (est. 1938), Rochester (est. 1956), Providence (est. 1992), Portland (est.1993), Syracuse (est. 1994) and Springfield (est. 1994). **
- The Bulldogs have an opportunity to set the all-time AHL attendance record when they host their rivals – The Toronto Marlies, in the first ever outdoor AHL game ever to be played in Canada on January 21st 2012 at the Historic Ivor Wynne Stadium (home of the CFL Tiger-Cats). Syracuse set the record in the first ever AHL outdoor game in 2010, with 21,508 in attendance. Ivor Wynne has a capacity of 29,600, however there is the ability to seat more as the Tiger-Cats have done for their annual Labour Day classic matches versus their rivals, the Toronto Argonauts.