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Hamilton Bulldogs
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City Hamilton, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey League
Conference Eastern Conference
Division East
Founded 1981 (1981)
Operated 2015–present
Home arena FirstOntario Centre
Colors Black, Gold, White               
General manager Steve Staios
Head coach John Gruden
Affiliate(s) Ancaster Avalanche
Franchise history
1981–2015 Belleville Bulls
2015–present Hamilton Bulldogs

The Hamilton Bulldogs are a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League that began to play in the 2015–16 season. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, the Bulldogs play their home games at the FirstOntario Centre. They were purchased by owner Michael Andlauer in March 2015 and re-located to Hamilton after a 34-year run in Belleville, where they were known as the Bulls.

The Bulldogs replaced the American Hockey League Hamilton Bulldogs, also formerly owned by Andlauer. That team's first franchise played from in Hamilton from 1996 to 2015, after which they moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador to become the second incarnation of the St. John's IceCaps.

previous colour scheme logo


Further information: Belleville Bulls

Move to Hamilton[]

On March 12, 2015, Michael Andlauer announced that he had acquired the Belleville Bulls, and that they would move to Hamilton's FirstOntario Centre for the 2015–16 season and become the Hamilton Bulldogs. The current Hamilton Bulldogs, an American Hockey League franchise, was concurrently sold to the Montreal Canadiens and will move to St. John's, Newfoundland for the 2015-16 season as the St. John's IceCaps (the current True North Sports and Entertainment-owned IceCaps, which are affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets, will move back to Winnipeg on an interim basis.)[1]



Retired numbers[]

NHL alumni[]

Season-by-season results[]

Regular season[]

Legend: OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season GP Won Lost OL SL Points Pct % GF GA Standing Playoffs
2015–16 68 25 35 8 0 58 .426 197 260 5th East Out of Playoffs
2016-17 68 33 27 4 4 74 .544 238 225 4th East Lost in conference quarterfinals
2017-18 68 43 18 4 3 93 .683 252 207 1st East 2018 Robertson Cup Playoffs Champions
2018-19 68 29 34 3 2 63 .463 241 283 4th East Lost in Conference quarterfinals
2019-20 62 24 30 7 1 56 .452 235 267 4th East playoffs cancelled
2020-21 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic


Lost 2-3 Regina Pats
Won 2-1 Swift Current Broncos
Won 3-2 Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Lost 2-4 in Semifinal vs Regina Pats
  • 2018-19 Lost to Ottawa 67's in conference quarterfinals
  • 2019-20 Playoffs cancelled
  • 2020-21 Season cancelled

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