Saturday, February 27, 2010
Crazy night in Quesnel as BCHL playoffs open....
Mike Milbury brings out the infamous shoe.....
It's kinda nice to be on the sidelines as the BCHL playoffs opened up last night and I was free to scream at the TV through an afternoon of curling (ouch, what heartbreak) and hockey (whew) as Canadian won one and lost one.
Quite the night in "The Vault" in Quesnel as they saw playoff hockey for the first time in 7 years.
It was "one attempt to injure too many" from the Quesnel side of the puck at least, as one of the Millionaires parents (allegedly former Bulldog Assistant Greg Holst) went to the Silverback back to apparently inform them what he thought of their tactics. One thing quickly led to another an according to the Quesnel play-by-play broadcaster the Silverbacks Trainer and at the very least one player left the bench to enter the stands (or "common area" at least) to accost said fan.
Yikes. Sounds like something that the BCHL office won't like too much, and it even sounds like something that the RCMP might not like to much which would make it something the BCHL office REALLY won't like.
Just plain WOW. I went and watched the archive on the BCHL website and you don't see much action during the incident, just someone approaching the bench and climbing the glass.
When the dust settled, it was a 4-3 OT win for the Mills, one of several lower seeds taking 1-0 series last night as the Nanaimo Clippers (3-2 winners in Victoria), the Surrey Eagles (4-3 OT winners in Langley), the Trail Smoke Eaters (6-3 winners in Westside) picked up road victories last night.
The Penticton Vees (4-2 over Merritt), the Powell River Kings (5-2 over Cowichan) were the other games last night.
All series resume for game 2 tonight.
The Bulldogs are still on the sidelines, but they are still staying active....don't forget the Open Practice/Family+Fan Appreciation Skate today at the Multiplex.
Fans are invited to come to the Multiplex watch the Dogs practice starting at 5:30 tonight. This will be a different experience for the guys, although they always have fans watching practice there will probably be much more tonight.
After that it's the "Skate with the Bulldogs" at 6:30.
Admission is BY DONATION WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO KIDSPORT PORT ALBERNI so please be generous!
Anyone making a donation will be entered in a draw to win Sam Mitchell's game worn 3rd jersey at the end of the skate!