|League||Ontario Hockey League|
|Home arena||FirstOntario Centre|
|Colours||Black, Gold, White
|General manager||Steve Staios|
|Head coach||John Gruden|
The Hamilton Bulldogs are a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League that began to play in the 2015–16 season. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, the Bulldogs play their home games at the FirstOntario Centre. They were purchased by owner Michael Andlauer in March 2015 and re-located to Hamilton after a 34-year run in Belleville, where they were known as the Bulls.
The Bulldogs replaced the American Hockey League team of the same name, also formerly owned by Andlauer. That team's first franchise played from in Hamilton from 1996 to 2015, after which they moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador to become the second incarnation of the St. John's IceCaps.
Move to Hamilton
On March 12, 2015, Michael Andlauer announced that he had acquired the Belleville Bulls, and that they would move to Hamilton's FirstOntario Centre for the 2015–16 season and become the Hamilton Bulldogs. The former AHL Hamilton Bulldogs were concurrently sold to the Montreal Canadiens and will move to St. John's, Newfoundland for the 2015-16 season as the St. John's IceCaps (the current True North Sports and Entertainment-owned IceCaps, which are affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets, moved back to Winnipeg on an interim basis).
|Number||Player||Catches||Position||Birth year||Place of birth||Acquired||NHL Status|
|33||Kaden Fulcher||L||G||1998||Brigden, Ontario||Trade SSM (2016)||Eligible 2016|
|29||Dawson Carty||L||G||1996||Burlington, Ontario||Trade Kitchener (2016)||Free Agent|
Captains (as Belleville Bulls)
Retired numbers (as a Belleville Bulls)
- # 15 — Dunc MacIntyre
NHL alumni (as Belleville Bulls)
Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss
- 2015–16 Out of playoffs.
- "Hamilton Bulldogs sell AHL franchise, buy the OHL Belleville Bulls". CBC News. Retrieved 12 March 2015.