Holy smokes did looking through pictures to post from the Frank Crane ever bring back some memories from last year's Playoff run. It was tough to pick a picture, but I settled on this one, for just a little heads up for the new guys about how this community will get behind you when you capture their hearts. The above picture is in NANAIMO's rink. Three fanbuses, countless other fans driving down by themselves, carpooling, etc. I will never forget it.
Forget it, is what has to happen though, as last year is just that - last year.
Still was pretty darn fun though, wasn't it?
The Dogs and Clippers take identical 1-1-1 records in preseason into this weekend Home and Home set. Should be fun. First FastHockey broadcast for Bruce and I is tomorrow, while 2012 BCHL Broadcaster of the Year Dan Marshall has the call tonight.
A week from tomorrow, the season starts for real at the Bauer BCHL Showcase, with the Dogs facing Penticton Saturday afternoon and Coquitlam Sunday morning...here's further details on a pretty cool opportunity to try out some gear....
Don’t miss your chance to EXPERIENCE THE GEAR for free – all the newest sticks, skates and more at the Bauer Experience happening Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Main Rink at Chilliwack’s Prospera Centre.
Come out, get fitted up and take a spin on the ice with the Vapor APX2 skates, try for hardest shot on the radar gun with the TotalOne NXG stick and test your puckhandling skills using Nexus NSG gloves.
The latest Bauer gear for the 2013/14 season will be available to try and Bauer experts will be on hand to make sure you find the right fit for your best performance.
All participants will be fitted for helmets to use on ice; try the Bauer 9900 or RE-AKT model.
There are plenty of prizes to be won too! Enter to win Bauer gear for the season ahead as well as other great giveaways.
Bauer is the presenting sponsor of the 2013 BCHL Showcase, which runs Sept. 6 to 8 and brings all 16 BCHL clubs to Prospera Centre for two games each – games that count in the regular season standings.
The 42nd Annual Salmon Festival gets going tonight with entertainment at 6pm followed by the Opening Ceremonies at 7:00pm and fireworks at 9:00. THE PEAK will be broadcasting live all weekend starting tomorrow!
We will post updates on our Facebook page, I will post updates here on the blog while I'm there as well. Also check out the Salmon Fest website for further information and updates!
And here's a close up of the delicious delicious dinner....man I'm hungry!
The Pacific Western Brewing Community Foundation is inviting Port Alberni to join PWB’s owner Kazuko Komatsu, brewmaster Henryk Orlik and the PWB team for a special announcement regarding a salmon enhancement initiative that will benefit everyone in the region who cares about the renewal of salmon stocks.
The event is Saturday, Aug. 31st, 3 to 5 p.m. at Creeker’s Pub in the Howard Johnson Hotel, 4850 Beaver Creek Road.
That's it for now!