At last report about 12:15pm from the Bulldogs Office there were 40 seats left, and more than that in standing room available.
The Dogs will be selling Hot Dogs outside the rink with proceeds going to Relay for Life. Two bucks gets you a Dog, while supplies last!
So tell your family and friends, your inlaws your outlaws and just plain strangers on the street - GET TO THE DOG POUND TONIGHT!
If they ask WHY, just tell them that tonight is a little different. Why? That's easy. While the Bulldogs have given this community and their fans some incredible entertainment over the years filled with unforgettable moments, they have never before played in a game that has hardware in the building, and on the line.
Meet the Cliff McNabb Cup, the spoils that go to the winner of the BCHL's Coastal Conference Championship Series. Image Courtesy the British Columbia Hockey League
Mr. McNabb will be in the building tonight.
While everyone always knew what was up for grabs this series - the Coastal Conference Championship, this is the first time that someone can actually WIN it.
The Dogs need to think about nothing more than doing what they are doing, and how they are going to try and do it. I have full faith in the team that they are well aware of the gargantuan effort needed to win Mr. McNabb's Trophy.
It's been said time and again, but it comes down to who wants it more, and who can keep their brain going along WITH their heart. Not an easy thing when you have a close to sold out crowd that you are so desperately trying to please, but at the same time also not a hard thing when you have such a SUPPORTIVE crowd at the Pound.
The fanbase has shown on countless occasions this season that they "got the guy's backs". When it comes to games like this with stakes like this on the line, I think that makes a big difference when you are the home team.
For some of the defending Cliff McNabb Trophy winner Powell River Kings, they know first hand how hard it is to win Game 4 in any series, and this trophy especially.
Last year the Kings took a 3-1 series lead on the Grizzlies. They lost Game 5 in Victoria, they lost Game 6 in Powell River, but emerged the winners on the road in Game 7 in Victoria.
Another possible "instant classic" tonight at the Dog Pound. Should be fun!
Go Dogs Go!