Here's just a small example of what the brothers did in Bulldog sweaters...if they can duplicate the same at UND fans of the Sioux will be in for a treat.
MIDGET BULLDOGS STILL ON TOP The Van Isle Ford Midget Bulldogs collected 3 out of 4 points on the road last weekend to maintain their position on top of Division 1 of the Island League. On Saturday they held off a late surge to tie Peninsula Eagles 2-2 and on Sunday battled to a gritty 3-2 win over Juan De Fuca Grizzlies. On January 7 at Panorama Arena the game went end to end with no clear advantage through the first period until Greg Tuckerman used his long reach to wrist one past the Eagle goalie with 46 seconds on the clock. Tyler Wilhelm and Brett Williscroft assisted. Early in the second period Nathan Read out-muscled the defence in front of the net and snapped in a loose puck for a two goal lead. Peninsula continued to press and was able to tie the game early in the third period. The next day at Bear Mountain both teams came out hard. The Grizzlies claimed the first goal at 12:06. The Bulldogs evened it up a minute later when Corey Beecroft wristed a shot from the right point that found the mark. Spencer Pierce and Brandon Antonichuk assisted. Much of the second period was played in the Alberni zone, and at 2:51 Juan de Fuca went up 2-1. The Bulldogs took over in the third period. At 16:48 Beecroft lobbed a puck high towards the net and as the goalie turned the wrong way Cameron MacAdams seized the moment to put the puck behind him. Chase Gaudreault also assisted. Then at 11:22 it was MacAdams from Beecroft again for the game winner. Alberni controlled the play for the remainder of the game to secure the win. Coach Brent Demerais said "It was good to see the hard work along the boards on Sunday. Being physical helped. The other team kept coughing up the puck." With two games left in the regular season Alberni Valley leads the league with 17 points (8 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie). This is a remarkable achievement for a team from a small association. The Midget Bulldog's impressive performance is not going unnoticed. Coach Brent Demerais noted the presence of several WHL scouts at the weekend games and said they have been talking to him about several players from the team. Mathematically there is only one other team left with a chance to take the Division 1 banner. That team is Cowichan Valley which is 5 points back with three games to go. The Bulldogs only need one win to clinch the banner. That win could come at their next home game of the season next Sunday, January 15th when they host Cowichan Valley. Game time is 5:00 PM at the Multiplex. Let's get lots of fans out and make some noise for our Alberni boys. Admission is free.
Man I gotta go I have a bus to catch!