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Friday, January 13, 2012

Dogs 6 Grizzlies 3, Dogs host Kings tonight, David Dziurzynski interview

The new look Bulldogs topped the almost totally different look Victoria Grizzlies 6-3 last night at the Dog Pound to pass the Langley Rivermen for 7th in the Coastal Conference in a game that saw both teams ice three lines coming off Tuesday's Trade Deadline.

Max Fenkell was great all night and big early in the game when the Grizz had the best of the early chances while shorthanded, most notably a Coltyn Hansen breakaway off an intercepted a D to D pass that Fenkell turned away. The Dogs drew first blood when Brandon Adams kept the puck on a 3 on 1 down the right wing and snapped one high short-side. A skirmish after the goal saw the Dogs go to the power play where they connected to make it 2-0 when Hunter Stewart scored in his Dogs debut by deflecting a point shot over Garrett Rockafellow. Exactly one minute later Arty Kalashnikov potted a rebound created when Evan Tironese walked to the slot for a 3-0 Dogs lead after one.

The lead was built to 4-0 on another deflection when Ryan Lough tipped an Evan Tironese point shot top corner from the doorstep eight minutes into the second. The Grizz got on the board to make it a 4-1 game after two periods when they connected on the power play when Alex Holland went top corner, far side from the slot on a Hansen set up on the power play.

Victoria struck again to make it a two goal game just short of five minutes into the third when Max Fenkell came up with the initial save on a 2 on 1 rush, only to be beaten anyway when Michael Sandor showed great hand-eye coordination by batting the rebound out of the air to make it 4-2. The Dogs would answer back in short order to retake the three goal lead though as Trent Dorais drove the puck in on a wrap around from down low less than two minutes later. It was a 6-2 Dogs lead less than a minute later as Hunter Stewart stole the puck behind the net with a great second effort and found Arty Kalashnikov in who one-timed it home for his second of the game. The only goal the rest of the way came on a pretty power play set up by the Grizzlies on a 5 on 3 when Chase Kaiser drilled a cross-ice one timer home to make it 6-3 with just over five to play.

The Dogs out shot the Grizz 38-35 and went 1 for 3 on the power play while the Grizzlies went 2 for 5. 

Three Stars:
3) Ryan Lough
2) Arty Kalashnikov
1) Hunter Stewart

The Dogs are right back at it tonight as they play game two of a four game home stand with Powell River paying the Dogs a visit. Catch all the action on Boston Pizza Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak with the pregame show at 6:45 and the puck drop at 7:00

Former Bulldog David Dziurzynski, now with the AHL's Binghampton Senators will be my 2nd Intermission guest, don't miss it. 


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