Not a lot of style points earned, but two points in the standings earned for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs last night with a 4-2 win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
It was the 8th win in as many tries for the Dogs over the Caps, sweeping the season series.
The Dogs had all they could handle in the Caps, who played a great game all night.
Head Coach and GM Nolan Graham was less than impressed with the efforts of his troops last night.
In the players defense, it can't be easy to treat your opposition the same, and not take them lightly, when last game out you beat them 10-2.
Last night is a good example of why you try to play every game the same and why you just worry about your own game though.
Who would have ever thought for one SINGLE SECOND that we'd be sitting here on the last day of 2009 talking about a Bulldog team that has a TWELVE point lead on the rest of the Conference?
99% of people wouldn't have believed that the Dogs would have a 12 point hold on a PLAYOFF spot, better yet the CONFERENCE LEAD.
Just plain wow.
Now just keep it going fellas!
While the Dogs have the next three days off from game action, they are still busy in the community as they'll be out at Safeway on Saturday, hoping to meet some of their fans.
Meet the Bulldogs at Safeway
December 29th 2009
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Safeway will join forces on Saturday January 2nd from 1:00-4:00pm. Bulldogs players will be signing autographs, selling tickets for charity and helping the Safeway staff.
The first 50 people that show up in Bulldogs apparel will win free tickets to an upcoming game.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Next action for the Dogs is Sunday afternoon when they host the Burnaby Express, a 2:30 puck drop at the Dog Pound. It's the last home game for a couple weeks, as the team heads out for six straight on the road after that so spread the word and PACK THE SHACK!
It was nice to see a great crowd last night, now lets just get a bigger one for Sunday!
Great job by my co-pilot last night, Alberni Golf Club Head Pro Bruce MacDonald, who filled in for Rick Schievink as he's on the Team Pacific staff for the U17's in Timmins.
Not bad at all for a radio debut...Bruce admitted he was nervous, but I thought he did a great job and he'll be back on Sunday afternoon as well.
Turns out he's a coachable in the booth as I am on the golf course, so we work well together HAHA.
Have a safe and smart finish to 2009 tonight, please and thanks everyone!