Saturday, January 30, 2010
Dogs host Spruce Kings with chance to clinch Coast, Ruel interview tonight, Happy HOCKEY DAY!
Happy Hockey Day in Canada!
Get more info on Hockey Day from the Official Website HERE as Tim Horton's and CBC celebrate the game all over Canada all day today. Great stuff!
What a way to celebrate. We get to go to the home rink to watch the home team in action. Couldn't be any better!
As Rick as mentioning last night, the Alberni Valley Multiplex will be a beehive of hockey activity today, from boys to girls to rec to competitive to the Juniors tonight. Cool stuff.
With a win tonight, the Dogs can clinch their first banner in franchise history.
I don't want to put the cart before the horse, but what a cool moment that would be, and a huge reward for the players, coaches, support staff, owners, volunteers, fans, sponsors....and on and on...that have supported the Dogs through thick and thin.
In the end, the regular season banners mean as much as the Top 20 CJHL National Rankings. Pretty nice to talk about, to celebrate, to get some recognition.....but in the end they don't do one single bit for your ultimate goal of getting that BIG TROPHY.
But still cool anyway! And a nice way to celebrate hockey day?
Standing in the Dogs way, the Prince George Spruce Kings. These two teams had a classic in Prince George in December, a 6-5 comeback win for the Dogs.
It was one of those games that makes coaches go crazy, and get a little angry, because the last thing the game had was attention to detail.
At the same time, it was one of those games that fans and broadcasters alike go "WOW!" It was fun to watch and fun to broadcast. Back and forth. Firewagon hockey. Last shot wins. All that was missing was the PA guy coming on the mic and yelling "CAR!" to get everyone out of the way. A glorified game of road hockey or shinny.
The Spruce Kings are always hard working, so I hope the Dogs are ready to play tonight from the start - unlike last night, where the Clippers came out and - according to the coach on the postgame show "outworked, outhit and out hustled" the Bulldogs. How often can you say that about this team?
It is WAY harder said than done to be on top if the standings and get ready to play teams below you in the standings, or at the bottom, etc.
Just my two cents from my experiences in the game - It's not as hard to get up for a lower team as it is to get your feet BACK UNDER YOU once you've started a game that you weren't really up for from the beginning.
Get it all on 93.3 THE PEAK tonight with our pregame show at 6:45 and the puck drop at 7:00 with Rick and myself.
Don't miss the second intermission feature interview with former Bulldog Tyler Ruel, now at UBC.
That's all I have for now. I'm off to the rink to get some pressbox set up done, and to do some interviews for tonight.
After that, it's off to Quality Foods to sign some Cook Books of Angels to raise funds for Variety, so please drop by if you are in the area! I'll be there from 12 to 1, and Angel is there to 3pm.
That's all I have for now!