Official Release: Dumont Added to 2013 AHL All Star Classic

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Forward leads the Bulldogs in goals, assists and points

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
01/23/2013 4:06 PM –

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The American Hockey League announced today that Hamilton Bulldogs forward Gabriel Dumont has been named to the 2013 Western Conference AHL All-Star team.  The 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic is being hosted in Providence, Rhode Island on January 27th and 28th.

Dumont, 22, currently leads the Bulldogs in points with 23 (12 goals, 11 assists) while also leading the team in goals and assists.  The native of Ville Degelis, Quebec currently has 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) in his past 12 games including a career-high five points (3 goals, 2 assists) during a 6-3 win over the St. John’s IceCaps on December 28th.

Forward Brendan Gallagher, who was originally selected to represent the Bulldogs, is unable to attend the event as he is on recall with the Montreal Canadiens.

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Right now and until January 24th, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the starting lineups for the 2013 AHL All-Star Game by visiting facebook.com/theahl and completing the official CCM AHL All-Star Fan Ballot.  Voters will also be entered to win prizes of a team-signed 2013 AHL All-Star stick (two) and team-signed 2013 AHL All-Star commemorative programs (10).

Tickets for the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic are on sale now by calling the Providence Bruins at (401) 273-5000 or visiting www.providencebruins.com.  All-Star 2-Packs are $55 and $75 and include admission to both the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27th, and the2013 AHL All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28th.  All-Star 4-Packs are $75 and $100 and include admission to the Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, as well as the Post-Skills Party (January 27th, 9:30 p.m.) at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the 2013 AHL Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony (January 28th, 11 a.m.) at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland on Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 p.m.  All ‘Dogs games will be broadcast on Hamilton’s Funny 820 (AM 820).  Fans can also listen to and watch all ‘Dogs games on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.  Live coverage with the broadcast team of Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills (all home and away games) and Colour Commentator Al Craig (all home and select away games) will begin with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.