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Canadiens renew AHL affiliation with Hamilton Bulldogs for three years Add to ...

The Hamilton Bulldogs have extended their affiliation with the Montreal Canadiens for three years, the American Hockey League club announced Friday.

The Bulldogs also inked a deal with Global Spectrum to remain the primary tenant at Copps Coliseum for another three years.

There had been speculation the Canadiens would move their AHL team to a new arena in Laval, Que.

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“This is an exciting day for the Bulldogs, the Canadiens and the City of Hamilton,” Bulldogs owner and chairman Michael Andlauer said in a statement. “We are very fortunate to be affiliated with the most storied franchise in our sport, the Montreal Canadiens, and I would like to thank (Habs president) Geoff Molson for his continued support.”

The Bulldogs have been the primary tenant at Copps Coliseum since the 1996-97 season. They have been Montreal’s affiliate since 2002-03.

The Bulldogs won a Calder Cup in 2007.

 

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