Bulldogs Fall to Rampage – Twice

The Hamilton Bulldogs played one of those ‘3 games in 3 nights’ schedule nightmares this past weekend. And although they got off to a good start Friday, winning in Toronto against the Marlies, their home rink was not kind to them, to say the least. The Dogs dropped 2 straight to the San Antonio Rampage, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The team hits the road for 3 straight before returning to the First Ontario Centre on November 4 for a matchup with Rochester. Here’s a look at the action from the weekend. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Bulldogs players will be wearing a small decal on their helmets honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo during the rest of the season.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Bulldogs players will be wearing a small decal on their helmets honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo during the rest of the season. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night.  Master Cpl. Keparutis from the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders salutes during a pre-game ceremony honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Master Cpl. Keparutis from the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders salutes during a pre-game ceremony honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night.   Master Cpl. Keparutis from the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders attended a pre-game ceremony honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Master Cpl. Keparutis from the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders attended a pre-game ceremony honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night.  Charles Hudon celebrates a first period goal.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Charles Hudon celebrates a first period goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Dogs T.J. Henpeck is pushed from behind by Rampage player Drew Shore.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Dogs T.J. Henpeck is pushed from behind by Rampage player Drew Shore. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night.  Bulldogs Christian Thomas tries to slide the puck past San Antonio's Shane O'Brien.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Bulldogs Christian Thomas tries to slide the puck past San Antonio’s Shane O’Brien. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night.  Charles Hudon makes a play with the puck.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Charles Hudon makes a play with the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night.  Michael Bournival looks to make a pass.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Michael Bournival looks to make a pass. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Bulldogs Michael Bournival follows the action.    Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Bulldogs Michael Bournival follows the action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night.  Bulldogs Jake Dowell and Rampage's Mackenzie Weegar tangle for the puck.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Bulldogs Jake Dowell and Rampage’s Mackenzie Weegar tangle for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Dogs Jake Dowell is upended against the boards.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Dogs Jake Dowell is upended against the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night.  Dogs Nick Sorkin is upended behind the net.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Saturday night. Dogs Nick Sorkin is upended behind the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs captain Gabriel Dumont battles for the puck during second period action.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs captain Gabriel Dumont battles for the puck during second period action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. San Antonio's Shane O'Brien and Bulldogs Jack Nevins mix it up during a first period scrap.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. San Antonio’s Shane O’Brien and Bulldogs Jack Nevins mix it up during a first period scrap. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs Joe Finley fends off San Antonio's Rocco Grimaldi.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs Joe Finley fends off San Antonio’s Rocco Grimaldi. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs jake Dowell slides past San Antonio's Brett Olson. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs jake Dowell slides past San Antonio’s Brett Olson. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs Maxime Macenaur drives past San Antonio's Steven Kampfer. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs Maxime Macenaur drives past San Antonio’s Steven Kampfer. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon.  Dogs Maxime Macenaur tries for a tip in. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs Maxime Macenaur tries for a tip in. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Hamilton's Maxime Macenaur keeps his eyes on the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Hamilton’s Maxime Macenaur keeps his eyes on the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs Sven Andrighetto and Charles Hudon tie for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 26,2014 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. San Antonio Rampage, AHL action at First Ontario Centre Sunday afternoon. Dogs Sven Andrighetto and Charles Hudon tie for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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