Hamilton Bulldogs owner Michael Andlauer announced Thursday the AHL franchise will move and the Belleville Bulls will come to Hamilton and become the new Bulldogs. Team president Steve Ostaszewicz, left, said the team is Hamilton’s now more than ever. (Kelly Bennett/CBC)

Montreal Canadiens’ minority owner Michael Andlauer purchased the Ontario Hockey League’s Belleville Bulls and sold the NHL team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs.  It has been announced that he will relocate the Bulls to Hamilton and retain the Bulldogs brand.

I’ve developed a blog, Reckless Restraint, that will follow the OHL team. I will be writing about team updates, game reports as well as my random musings on the team, the players, and prospects.

March blog posts:

  • Hope Springs Eternal – Initial blog post introducing the blog and rational for the site. Lamenting the end of the Belleville Bulls, while expressing excitement for the new Bulldogs.
  • Brandon Saigeon, Face of a Franchise – The Hamilton Bulldogs’ marketing team is going to lean very heavily at pushing the local homegrown talent story.  The local media have already started pumping Grimsby’s Brendan Saigeon.