The Bulldogs salute their fans for their support through the 2009-2010 regular season
It wasn't the game the Dogs wanted to go into a lengthy break with, as the Langley Chiefs were the better team throughout in the 3-1 win.
As Head Coach and GM Nolan Graham said on the postgame "we weren't horrible and we did do some good things. We had some great performances from a collection of guys......although there were plenty of areas we need to be better"
When the topic was brought up about how maybe losing wasn't such a bad thing heading into a long break, Nolan said that we had almost echoed the words from the dressing room.
The Dogs have to turn this into a motivational tool. The ugly taste of losing will stay in their mouths for some time, even longer than the opening night 9-1 loss in Powell River that they had a week to think about before Game 2.
The brightest light from the game has to have been Frank Slubowski. If not for his play in the second period, the Chiefs would have had a lead much earlier than the third period as he was terrific in the second period as the Chiefs out shot the Dogs 11-4.
The line of Hatch, Rogic, and Lewis was certainly missing, but at the same time it gave everyone a chance to play and in the end that will be nothing but a positive for those individuals and the team as a whole.
Now, it's off to the Banquet today!
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