Friday, October 21, 2011
FINALLY, a HOME GAME, Dogs host Chiefs, Adams back, McConnell in,
It seems like forever ago that the Dogs played on home ice - even though it was only a couple weeks, 17 days and four games, it seems like an eternity.
The team will look quite different than the one that left the Dog pound with an above .500 record of 3-2-0-0 as they carry a record of 3-5-1-0 and a six game winless slide into action tonight.
It's the first meeting since 2005-2006 between the Dogs and Chilliwack Chiefs - the LAST GAME of 2005-2006 in fact, when the Dogs fell in Chilliwack to fall a point short of the BCHL Regular Season title. Just thinking about it brings back bad memories - the Dogs needed just two points in their last three games to clinch the Chevrolet Cup - they went 0-2-0-1 over that stretch, scoring the game winning goal on their own net against Nanaimo and Chilliwack and losing in OT in Langley between those games, coming as close as having a Jordan Kremyr penalty shot in OT go off both posts, the back of the goalie, and STILL not go in. Enough of that - ancient history!
Read more on the two games this weekend from my "Weekly Preview" article from the Dogs site here
Walker Hyland will make his Dog Pound debut tonight on the back end. He was an impressive addition a couple of weeks back with two goals and two assists in two games - not bad for a D-man playing his first two games with a new team - before having to head home due to family issues. Welcome back Walker!
And a welcome back to Brandon Adams, expected to play tonight after rejoining the team from the NAHL. Adams has great speed, a great shot, and can score. Adams is my guest during the 1st Intermission show tonight so don't miss it! It was nice to see Brandon at the rink this morning sporting a mile-wide smile. He is excited to be back, and said some great things about the community and the fans here and how it was the first thing he thought of when he knew he was coming back.
The Dogs will have Port Alberni's Keenan McConnell in the line up as an AP tonight on the back end. He is into his second season with the Oceanside Generals of the VIJHL.
I'm not sure if we'll see Matt LaRose between the pipes tonight or Daniel Delbianco on the back end, but we will most likely see them play by Sunday.
93.3 The Peak FM at 6:45 with the puck drop to follow at 7:00pm. And don't forget to WEAR PINK.
Tonight's 2nd Intermission feature guests are Dominic Rockall and former MLA Gerard Janssen from the Port Alberni Association for Community Living, an interview from my Peak Morning Show earlier this week promoting tomorrow's Guns N' Hoses Battle of the Badges charity hockey game between the PA RCMP and the PA Fire Department.
FREE ADMISSION for a great cause, 7:30 tomorrow at the Mulitplex, I'll be your P.A guy, so hopefully I'll see you there!