The Bulldogs will continue to call Hamilton home.
Team Owner and Chairman Michael Andlauer announced that the hockey club has signed a three-year agreement with Global Spectrum to remain the primary tenant at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. Andlauer also announced the Bulldogs have signed a three-year extension to their affiliation agreement with the Montreal Canadiens.
"There was speculation about the Bulldogs' future in the city of Hamilton - particularly in the last 5 years," said Michael Andlauer. "I believe with today's announcement, there is no question [about] the club commitment to the city. We are truly Hamilton's team"
Hamilton mayor, Bob Bratina continually emphasized the integral role that Michael Andlauer has played in keeping the Bulldogs in Hamilton.
"I hope that Hamiltonians understand how much this means to the city. We have one of the great owners in pro sports and he has made a solid commitment to the city of Hamilton."
General Manager of Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Place, Scott Warren, expressed his commitment to growing the Bulldogs' brand.
"Global Spectrum and Live Nation will do all we can to assist the Bulldogs in increasing awareness, and increasing sales. We look forward to doing everything possible to further advance the legacy of the Bulldogs and hockey in Hamilton."
Having served as the primary tenant at Hamilton's Copps Coliseum since the 1996-1997 season, the Bulldogs are the seventh-longest-tenured team in the AHL.
Listen to Bulldogs owner Michael Andlauer, Hamilton mayor Bob Bratina and new GM of Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Place, Scott Warren: