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My Time As An Intern

Today, December 17, marks my last day as the Communications Intern for the Mississauga Steelheads Hockey Club. After four months, I’m covering my last game with the team.

When I first started with the Steelheads back in middle of September, I was determined to make an impact and enhance my writing craft. During the internship, I adjusted my writing ability to better suit for the story making needed to unravel for the season. Furthermore, doing Stats Guide for home games were a great challenge every time, but with the necessary adjustments advised by the great team of Michael Hastings and Sam Fleming, I made great strides as the internship whined down.

I can’t be appreciative for what Hastings, Fleming, and the Steelheads organization have done to me and my pursuit of a sportswriter career. At the age of 33, I felt like a 25-year-old doing the things I wouldn’t had envisioned doing. I will forever be indebted to them.

To the internship team of Brielle, Cosmo, Michele, Ryan and Maurice, it was a pleasure working with all of you during the home games. May I wish you the best in your future.

Meeting the likes of Matt Cullen, Victor Findlay, Tony Ambrogio, and Lukas Weese was a honour. Working in the same press box as these top-notch pros is something that couldn’t be taken for granted.

The Steelheads are a great team this season. The on-ice product is among the elite in the Ontario Hockey League, let alone one of the top goaltending duos in the country. To counted the notable first OHL points of Owen Beck, Luke Misa, Zander Veccia, first OHL shutouts of Joe Ranger and Roman Basran, Evan Brand’s 200th game, and Ethan Del Mastro’s first goal.

Whatever happens in the coming months remains to be seen, but it has been a blessing and a honour to work with an incredible organization. If they need someone to write for the team in the playoffs, I’m available to do it.

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Bulldogs Season Schedule Revealed

The Ontario Hockey League and the Hamilton Bulldogs unveiled their 2021-22 season schedule Tuesday afternoon.

The schedule features a full slate of 68 games, mostly playing within the conference, and some intra-conference tilts against teams within the geographical region. Beginning October 8, the Bulldogs start their sixth season in Oshawa taking on their rival Generals. Hamilton returns to the Hammer the following night (October 9) to face the Barrie Colts at the FirstOntario Centre.

Another notable game to watch will be the return of School Day game, when the Bulldogs host the Mississauga Steelheads on March 3. The regular season concludes April 3 at home ice against the Peterborough Petes.

Season tickets are on sale now via Hamilton Bulldogs website. For more information on the schedule, go to the following link…. Bulldogs 2021 Schedule

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Mississauga Steelheads 3 Hamilton Bulldogs 1

The Hamilton Bulldogs couldn’t able to solve the Steelheads defense and mentor errors once again as the home team falls down in defeat in the hands of the Mississauaga Steelheads 3-1. 

Offense

Despite generating quality scoring chances in many occasions throughout the contest, they were unable to solve the Steelheads netminder in this game. Give Mississauga defense a lot of credit. They stonewalled the attacking Hamilton unit with timely shot and pass blocking at the front of the net. The puck control was adequate at best tonight as well.

Defence/Goaltending

The Bulldogs defense were again strong today for the most part. However, they had three mental breakdowns that led to Mississauga goals (Bastian and two goals from scoring leader Tippett). Other than that, the defense had a great outing. Dawson Carty, the goaltender that was picked up via trade from Kitchener last week, delivered a good outing behind the crease for the Bulldogs. The squad showed grit, but again lacked discipline.

Special Teams

It was another case of missed golden oppurtunities for the Hamilton Bulldogs power play unit. There were proper effort made, but poor execution, especially when they had a five-on-three for several minutes, early in the third, to tie the contest. The penalty kill unit was solid tonight, especially killing a double minor and a five-on-three. 
The Hamilton Bulldogs continue their important home swing this weekend as they host the Oshawa Generals and Niagara Icedogs on Friday and Saturday night respectively.