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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Huge Game 5 at the Dog Pound tonight.....

A picture from Nick's facebook shows the Bulldog fans looking on at the team celebrates on Tuesday night. They turned the scoreboard off quickly on this night. When it was all said and done, it read: VISITORS 4 HOME 1.

Tonight, the Dogs try to make the home side the winning one, as they attempt to advance to their first ever BCHL Finals.The Kings of course will come out fired up as they try to pick up a win to stay alive and force Game 6 in Powell River tomorrow.

This has all the makings of an epic one. Gotta love playoff hockey!

Bring out the cliches.

Backs against the wall. Win or go home. Do or die. The fourth one is the hardest to win. And on and on.

It's my hope that the Dogs will play the same way at home as they played in Powell River for Games 3 and 4. Like I said when people starting hitting the panic button and campaigning for change after Game 1 against Nanaimo -  (of course I know as fans that this is your right) I said that the Dogs didn't need to change anything but their battle level, their composure level, stuff like that. And a credit to the team and staff. They haven't gone away from what got them to this point. They have just raised their game.

The guys played inspired and controlled hockey on the road. Fire in their bellies and under their butts, ice in their veins at the same time. It may sound silly, but this time of year sometimes it comes to that simple of a level. Want it more than the other guys. Keep your head about you as you try to do it.


Seating is limited, but there STILL ARE SOME SEATS LEFT.

Hopefully you can brave the conditions and get their early for all the festivities starting at 4:30 with the 3 on 3 Road Hockey tourney in the Parking Lot to win tickets to the game. Jolie from 93.3 The Peak will again be coming to you live from the Multiplex so be sure to tune in!

Get it all on 93.3 The Peak FM with Rick and myself with the pregame show at 6:45 and the puck drop at 7.

Vernon Vipers play-by-play voice Todd Miller will be my second intermission guest. The Vipers lead the Interior Final 3 games to 1 after a 5-0 win last night in Penticton, the second large-margin shut out win in the series by the Vipers after they took Game 1 by a score of 6-0. I'm sure it will be a great discussion with Todd, as it always is.


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