The Mercer Bulldogs traveled down to Bucks County PA to visit the Bucks County Admirals on December 2, 2012. It was a much anticipated rematch of the hard fought battle at the Frankenfest tournament. A great hockey game was played by all. And the Bucks County Admirals showed that they are great hosts for such a game.
On Saturday February 25, 2012, the Mercer Bulldogs traveled down to Aston, PA to take on the Philadelphia Fearless Flyers. It was a great game, and the Mercer Bulldogs did a great job taking on the more experienced Fearless Flyers. After the game, everyone stayed for some breakfast that the Flyers arranged. Thank you to the Philadelphia Fearless Flyers for being such great hosts.
A big Mercer Bulldogs THANK YOU to Coach Alex DePalma, Dina Crepaldi and the entire Brick Stars Challenger Hockey team for hosting the Bulldogs for their first away game of the season. Both the Mercer Bulldogs and Brick Stars had a great time scoring lots of goals and playing some great hockey. One of the highlights of the day was "birthday boy" John from the Bulldogs scoring a fantastic goal… Way to go!
On Tuesday January 17th, volunteers from the staff and the athletic department at Princeton Day School organized and hosted the Skate with the Trenton Titans event for the Mercer Bulldogs and their families. The night started with games and a pizza party sponsored by Naked Pizza of Princeton. Players from the Trenton Titans were on hand to talk with the families and sign autographs.
It was the coldest day of the year so far, at 16 degrees when the players arrived. For most hockey teams that is not a factor. But when you play at the Mercer County Park outdoor rink, it makes for an invigorating atmosphere.
From the opening face-off, it was clear that the Mercer Bulldogs were in for a battle against the more experienced Woodbridge Wolfpack. The goalies for both teams would not give up easy and the game was a tight battle back and forth with each team making some great plays.
The Practice with the Princeton Tigers on Wednesday December 14th was a huge success. We had a great turn out from the Bulldogs and their families. Coach Prier and all of the Princeton Tigers hockey players did a great job working with the kids. There were lots of games and drills going on, but mostly everyone was having fun!
After the practice, everyone got a tour of the locker rooms and facilities at Hobey Baker Arena, followed by a Pizza Party.
With their first practice on November 14, 2010, the Mercer Bulldogs had 13 Players, 7 Coaches and 4 Junior Coaches. By the end of that first season, the Mercer Bulldogs grew to over 20 Players, 10 Coaches and more than 10 Junior Coaches. Founded by a group of parents and volunteers, the Mercer Bulldogs Special Hockey Team works to provide opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to participate in the sport of ice hockey in a specially-adapted learning environment.