If past experience is any indicator, it should be some interesting hockey to watch this weekend. With both teams full of kids (young men) who for the most part have been away from home for a long time and away from their families and friends, it is a very tough time of the season to focus at the task at hand and be ready to play. The team that does it the best, has a good chance of winning so here's hoping the Dogs "bring it", as there is nothing better than heading home for a long break on a positive note.
The Dogs have lost their last two, including Saturday's 3-2 OT loss to the Grizzlies. The Clippers won two of three on the road last weekend, including most recently 3-2 in double OT over the Rivermen in Langley on Sunday afternoon. The Dogs have lost two in a row on the road, with their last win coming...at the Frank Crane Arena, 6-4 over the Clippers on November 22nd.
The Bulldogs are now five points back of the Capitals after the Caps picked up a 7-2 win last night over the Trail Smoke Eaters. The Bulldogs have two games in hand.
Sam Curleigh apparently won't be suspended for his extremely dangerous hit from behind in Mitch Makin last Friday night, as he played the next night, as well as last night, where he picked up a couple assists in the Capitals win.
FANTASTIC JOB done by the BCHL!
Follow all the action tonight from Nanaimo on Pacific Chevrolet Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with myself providing the Play-by-Play, Bruce MacDonald the Colour and Analysis, and Dan Tisserand the Team and Player statistics. The pregame show begins at 6:45 with the puck drop and play-by-play just after 7:00pm.
Tonight's 2nd Intermission show will feature Part 1 of my Christmas present to you, "A Very Merry BCHL Christmas" I'm not sure how many years I have been putting this together now... 5, 6, 7? They have flown by. It's always a ton of fun, and it wouldn't be possible without the help of everyone around the league, and everyone involved with the Bulldogs. It's a simple concept - I track down as many Coaches and Broadcasters around the league and get them to give me the items on the Christmas Wish List, and I also offer them the opportunity to send out Christmas Greetings to whomever they wish to send them to. Some guys have some fun with it, some guys are serious and by the book. It's my Christmas present to you, and I hope you enjoy it! Part 2, as well as "A Very Merry Bulldogs Christmas" goes tomorrow night!
If you aren't in listening range of 93.3 The Peak FM you can listen/watch the game by:
Listening Live on your computer: www.933thepeak.com
Listening Live on your SmartPhone : www.tunein.com/mobile/
Watching Live on your computer/SmartPhone www.fasthockey.com
Thanks for checking the blog!