Dogs, Dogs, and Kids

The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs at First Ontario Centre for a rare day game Thursday. The team’s annual school day game brought over 8,000 screaming students from both Hamilton boards into the rink to cheer on the home side. Despite tying it up late in the 3rd period, the Bulldogs dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to their rivals down the QEW. Regardless, the fans had a blast. Here’s a look. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Eva Polisak, a Grade 4 student from Bellmore P.S., cheers a late third period goal.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Eva Polisak, a Grade 4 student from Bellmore P.S., cheers a late third period goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Matthew Strome with the puck behind the net.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Matthew Strome with the puck behind the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Mackenzie Entwistle fights for the puck in front of the Niagara net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Mackenzie Entwistle fights for the puck in front of the Niagara net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Connor Walters battles for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Connor Walters battles for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Grade 4 student Alexa Zenchuk from St. Martin of Tours with sign.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Grade 4 student Alexa Zenchuk from St. Martin of Tours with sign. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Giulia Pontillo, a Grade 6 student from Blessed Teresa, with support for the home team.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Giulia Pontillo, a Grade 6 student from Blessed Teresa, with support for the home team. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Hamilton's Jack Hidi with the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Hamilton’s Jack Hidi with the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Michael Cramarossa handles the puck behind the net.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Michael Cramarossa handles the puck behind the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Benjamin Gleason fights for the puck.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Benjamin Gleason fights for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Benjamin Gleason is hammered behind the net.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Benjamin Gleason is hammered behind the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Allison Sladin, from St. Martin of Tours, plugs her ears during the screaming.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Allison Sladin, from St. Martin of Tours, plugs her ears during the screaming. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. One of the better signs in the crowd. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. One of the better signs in the crowd. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime.  Bulldogs Niki Petti charging into the Ice Dogs zone. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Niki Petti charging into the Ice Dogs zone. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. The Dogs had them dancing in their seats. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. The Dogs had them dancing in their seats. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Matt Luff tied up behind the net.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Matt Luff tied up behind the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Mtthew Strome jumps in front of the Niagara goalie. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Mtthew Strome jumps in front of the Niagara goalie. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. The Bulldogs celebrate their first goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. The Bulldogs celebrate their first goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Mackenzie Entwistle fires a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Mackenzie Entwistle fires a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bruiser greets the faithful. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bruiser greets the faithful. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Evan Krassey looks for some room.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Evan Krassey looks for some room. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Hamilton's Trent Fox fights for the puck.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Hamilton’s Trent Fox fights for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Dogs Michael Cramarossa watches the puck.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Dogs Michael Cramarossa watches the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 - The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Trent Fox fights for the puck behind the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, February 10,2016 – The Hamilton Bulldogs squared off against the Niagara Ice Dogs in front of over 8,000 school kids representing both Hamilton boards for the annual school day game. Niagara came out on top, winning 3-2 in overtime. Bulldogs Trent Fox fights for the puck behind the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

One Comment on “Dogs, Dogs, and Kids

  1. This is such an AWESOME idea!!! Miss my hometown… Army’s made me a stranger for the last 23 yrs.Good on you Bulldogs it must have been electric playing in the house that day.

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