The Following is a Press Release from the Hamilton Bulldogs:
MORGAN ELLIS NAMED HAMILTON BULLDOGS’ 2013-2014 IOA/AMERICAN SPECIALTY AHL MAN OF THE YEAR
‘Dogs second-year defenceman recognized for leadership in community involvement
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs are proud to announce that defenceman Morgan Ellis has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Hamilton community during the 2013-2014 season.
In the organization’s community outreach efforts and charitable work with the Bulldogs Foundation, Ellis is depended on heavily for community appearances such as school visits, public awareness campaigns and community skates. During team events, the second-year defenceman can always be counted on to lead in the interaction with fans, children and those less fortunate in the community. In addition to his consummate community involvement, Ellis is also one of two Bulldogs to have appeared as a regular guest on Hamilton’s Y108 Radio throughout the 2013-2014 season, taking the time to discuss all things Bulldogs. With a friendly demeanor and always-positive attitude, Ellis is a model citizen and a leader in terms of community outreach in the Bulldogs’ dressing room.
Ellis is now one of 30 finalists for the AHL’s 2013-2014 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honouring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced by the American Hockey League later this month.
Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for tonight, April 2nd, when the ‘Dogs will visit the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) at Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 8:00 p.m. The Bulldogs return to FirstOntario Centre on Saturday, April 12th when they will host the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7:00 p.m.
Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets and 2014-2015 season tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $140 for a 10-ticket flex pack, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed! For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. Single-game tickets are available at the FirstOntario Centre Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.
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THE 2013-2014 HAMILTON BULLDOGS SEASON IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOLSON CANADIAN
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