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Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Faceoffs.....

Way too much for one headline...everyone else with a blog seems to be into the aliterations, so "Friday Faceoffs" it is. It will be a collection of random thoughts, some deep, some shallow, accompanied by news and notes, pictures and videos,etc etc.

If you have a better title in mind, please feel free to submit it via email here or in the comments section

8....Bryce Perpelitz.....16 Taylor House.....9 Ryan Lough....15 Evan Tironese....21 Artsiom aka ARTY Kalashnikov....44 Malcolm McKinney....21 Evan Campbell....9 Alex Petan....

That is how I went to bed last night, that is how I woke up this morning - visions of hockey names and numbers dancing in my head. With the first Broadcast of the season tomorrow, its certainly that time of year again as I begin the memorization of 100's of names and numbers from all teams throughout the BCHL. It is not an easy process, but one I must go through if I want to provide the level of play-by-play that I shoot for. The game moves way to fast - if you don't know who has the biscuit the second they have it, by the time you look down at your paper and find the name and say the name, it could be in the other end of the rink and 4 other people could have touched it along the way.

Just a small part of what goes into calling hockey for me!

Bulldogs’ 10th Anniversary Home Opener

September 23rd, 2011

Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will open up their 10th Anniversary season when they play the Coquitlam Express on September 24th at 7:00pm at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

Festivities will begin at 5:00pm with a tailgate Barbecue party and live music.

The Bulldogs will don the new 10th anniversary logo on the shoulder of their jerseys (shown left) along with a jersey patch celebrating the 100th anniversary of Port Alberni.

“It’s an exciting time of year for everyone,” comments Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale. “We would like to thank the community of Port Alberni for supporting the Bulldogs for nine outstanding years. We look forward to another great year and I know we will show everyone that we have the best fans in the league,” adds Esdale.

Season tickets and game tickets for Saturday are still available at the Bulldogs’ office 250-723-4412 or online

Also, don’t forget to follow us on facebook and twitter. For more information please contact Marketing Director and Public Relations Laurie Smillie at 250-723-4412.


Local Artist Lance Lapointe will be providing the musical entertainment. You might have heard Lance's new song "Tonight" on 93.3 The Peak - it's one of my new favorites! Read more about Lance from the Alberni Valley Times HERE

Check out Lance and his music on REBVERB NATION here


Penticton Vees Captain Logan Johnson has been suspended 20 games for a dirty check in a game last Saturday that resulted in a broken jaw for Coquitlam Express forward Cody Michelle.

W - O - W is my first reaction. GOOD is my second reaction. This stuff needs to get out of the game, and the sooner the better. Would I feel the same about the check if it was delivered by a Bulldog? Who knows.

I will have BCHL Comissioner John Grisdale on during our 2nd Intermission show tomorrow to talk about all things BCHL, including this incident so don't miss it.

I thought the league really missed the boat last year in the season opener for the Bulldogs in Powell River to send a strong message after the Scott Renner leaping-blindside-elbow to the head of Frank Riddle that resulted in a stretcher and a 20 minute delay just 5 minutes into the first minute of the game of the season. All that was handed out was a 2 game suspension, by about 10am the next morning. It was shocking. Hopefully this 20 gamer will send the message that EVERYONE needs to get. 

Well done BCHL, it couldn't have been easy to make this decision with a lack of video evidence. 20 games, one-third of the season, is a pretty stiff penalty. Catch more with John Grisdale on 93.3 The Peak FM tomorrow during the 2nd Intermission show.


Pot Luck Ceramics
Barn Sales this weekend!
Saturday & Sunday
Sep 24th & 25th
at the Barn
4011 Cowley Road, Cherry Creek
11 am - 4 pm

Also open every Wed 11am-7pm

Beautiful Terracotta Kitchen &
Dinnerware with a Mediterranean Flair!

Profit for Non-Profit
Supporting quality of life in the Alberni Valley
Port Alberni Fundraising Co-op
That's it for now, more later, can't wait for GAME ON tomorrow night!

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