The Hamilton Bulldogs play their OHL regular season opener Friday night in Mississauga.
The Dogs are not only sporting new uniforms this season they have a new look behind the bench.
John Gruden landed in Hamilton after coaching the Flint Firebirds’ inaugural season last year, where he was fire, twice, by the team’s owner only to be re-hired both times.
Gruden replaces George Burnett behind the bench in Hamilton, while Burnett is now the general manager in Flint.
The Bulldogs failed to make the playoffs last year, their first in the OHL after missing the playoffs in the last three years of their AHL existence.
Hamilton will host Kingston in their home opener Saturday.