The cutdown comes as the Bulldogs complete the Sherbrooke segment of ther training camp and head for Trenton Ontario for a continuation of season preparations.   Their first exhibition game will be Saturday in Coburg Ontario against the Toronto Marlies.

With the influx of rookie pros entering the Canadiens organization and two or three who would have made the Canadiens it was inevitable that some would be pushed out.  Among those re-assigned were forwards Ian Schultz, Olivier Fortier and defenseman Joe Stejskl all of whom will play at Wheeling in the ECHL at least to start the season.  All of those who were released outright had been brought into the Bulldogs camp on tryout contracts.

From the Canadiens Communications Department – 

SHERBROOKE, QC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the club has released 14 players from training camp.Forwards Stefan Chaput, Olivier Fortier and Ian Schultz and defenceman Joe Stejskal have been assigned to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL while forward Daultan Leveille has been assigned to the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL.  The following players have been released outright from training camp: forwards Spencer Bennett, Michel Ouellet, Brendan Ranford, Zack Torquato and Kyle Rank; defencemen Sebastian Owuya and Cody Wild; and goaltenders Scott Darling and Cody Reichard.The Hamilton Bulldogs will travel to Trenton, Ontario tomorrow to continue training camp with on-ice sessions and team-building activities at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.  The ‘Dogs will play two exhibition games against the Toronto Marlies on Saturday, October 6th in Cobourg, Ontario and on Monday, October 8th in Brantford, Ontario. The Bulldogs’ 17th season-opener is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they will play the Griffins.  The team’s 2012-2013 home-opener is set for Friday, October 19thwhen they will host the Toronto Marlies at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.