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Hamilton welcomes Bulldog home at a ceremony at Gore Park following the Memorial Cup

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Hamilton Bulldoghelped the team celebrate the wonderful season at a ceremony on Thursday afternoon atGore Park. ..

Ontario Hockey League(OHL) champions are drawn into downtown center on a tour bus promoting the Bobby Orr Trophy and the J. Ross Robertson Cup. In less than a day, he lost to St. John Seadogs 6-3 in the Memorial Cup final.

Steve Staos, president and general manager of the team, said he couldn't be any more proud of all the players that he achieved throughout the season.

"This is the most special team I have ever spent in hockey," he said at the ceremony. "The word that comes to mind is courage. Every night they kept pushing each other and made us very proud every night."

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The last two Memorial Cups have been canceled due to pandemics, but Hamilton lost to Regina Pats in their second tournament after advancing to the 2018 semi-finals.

Bulldog owner Michael Andlauer said the team has been an ambassador to the city of Hamilton for the past few weeks.

"Hamilton was exhibited from coast to coast last month. They symbolize everything in the city. Diligence, resilience, dedication, passion, and personality. They are Windsor. Not only defeated the Ontario Hockey League champion, but also defeated the Western Hockey League champion and showed that they were eliminated in the Memorial Cup, and for that reason I am very proud of these people. I'm thinking. "

Although the Memorial Cup couldn't be returned to Ontario, Andrewer said the team was very proud of winning the OHL Championship.

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"I happened to knock off the WHL Champion and we knocked off the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Champion, and I was a little short of the host city I was resting for 39 days before playing, so I won the championship and went to the tournament. I lost. "

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He also thanked his fans for supporting the team throughout the season and loudly cheering during these important past few games.

"Round 7 with Windsor, there was a 7th man on the stand, it was your fan. You supported our team. We love it, I saw it in an outdoor game. I saw it throughout the season. Thank you for your support. So hockey is in Hamilton thanks to you. "

Hamilton Following the Memorial Cup final, Bulldog will return to his hometown with a ceremony at Gore Park. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML
Bulldogs President and General Manager Steve Staios Is crowded during the ceremony at Gore Park. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML
Mason McTabish signs for young fans during a bulldog ceremony at Gore Park. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML

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