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Friday, January 10, 2014

Dogs visit Caps tonight in 4th place showdown, Trade Deadline...Totem 59 kicks off

Stop me if you have heard this one before...the Bulldogs (11-22-2-4, 5th Island) head down to Duncan tonight to face the Capitals (14-25-1-1, 4th Island) in an absolutely HUGE game with major implications in the standings.

 It's the final meeting of the season between the teams in Duncan, and the final Head-to-Head game of the season. It's hard to believe these teams have played each other 8 times already this campaign, while the Bulldogs have yet to even see Salmon Arm, West Kelowna, Merritt and until last Saturday, Prince George. That's just the way the schedule works out sometimes.

The Dogs have won two of the eight against the Caps, but both of those came on Home Ice. The Island Savings Centre hasn't been kind to the Dogs this year, but there's no better time than now to get some good memories in this rink. As I said last time, it's the only Divisional rink that the Dogs haven't taken a point in, winning in Nanaimo, tying in Victoria and losing in OT in Powell River.

The last meeting between the teams was just as big as this one back on Friday, December 13th, where the Caps picked up a 2-1 win. The Dogs came out flying and opened the scoring just two minutes into the game but that might have been the worst that could have happened as they just didn't seem to have the desperation needed after that. All of that is in the past anyway, and all that matters is the game at hand.

 The Bulldogs are coming off a 5-2 win at the Dog Pound on Saturday night against the Spruce Kings. The Capitals were on the Lower Mainland last weekend where they went winless in three games...however, they did pick up a 4-4 tie in Coquitlam. The Capitals are winless in four games, losing three of those four.

Last but not least - it's the Trade Deadline tonight at 6pm for trades outside of the BCHL, and 8pm for trades within the league. Never an easy time for Coaches/GM's, Players, families, etc. I don't know if the Dogs are planning any further moves, but when I find out I will surely update the blog so be sure to check back.

 Catch all the action from the Big Stick tonight on Pacific Chevrolet Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM starting with the 6:45 pregame show, with the puck drop to follow at 7:00pm. I will call the Play-by-Play, with Bruce MacDonald providing the Analysis and Colour and Dan Tisserand the Team and Player statistics.

Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is Scott Campbell from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, who the Bulldogs host tomorrow night.

If you aren't in listening range of 93.3 The Peak FM you can listen/watch the game by:

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The 59th Annual Totem Tournament kicks off today at ADSS and the Athletic Hall. It's the longest running High School Basketball tourney in BC! I always attend whenever I can, which is usually not often due to the schedule conflicts with hockey. I made it out to several games last year and I was blown away by the quality of play, and by the atmosphere in the ADSS Gym. The kids are going all out, the fans are jacked right up. It's a fun time and I encourage you to go!

The ADSS Girls kick things off today at 11:00am vs Woodlands while the ADSS Boys get going at 12:45, also against Woodlands...

Here's the full schedule

Friday, January 10, 2014 (Games at ADSS and Alberni Athletic Hall)
Girls:  11:00am     ADSS vs Woodlands
Girls:  12:00pm      Kwalikum vs Vanier         @ Athletic Hall 
Boys:  12:45pm      ADSS vs Woodlands
Boys:  1:45pm        Edward Milne vs Stellys    @ Athletic Hall 
Girls:  4:00pm        Vanier vs Parklands             @ Athletic Hall 
Boys:  5:45pm        Reynolds vs Edward Milne   @ Athletic Hall 
Girls:  5:15pm        St. Andrews vs ADSS 
Boys:  7:00pm        Parkland vs ADSS

Saturday, January 11, 2014 (Games at ADSS and Alberni Athletic Hall)
  Girls: 9:00am         Parklands vs Kwalikum   
Boys: 9:00am         Stellys vs Reynolds                @ Athletic Hall
Girls: 10:45am       Woodlands vs St. Andrews    @ Athletic Hall

            Boys: 10:45am       Woodlands vs Parkland

***On Saturday night, The ADSS Senior Boys and Girls teams will play in the Feature Games (last 2 games of the Tournament) no matter what position they finish after Pool Play***

 Cross-over Games:
 Girls: 12:30pm    *** 3rd Pool A  vs 3rd Pool B   5th/6th place   @ Athletic Hall 
 Boys: 12:30pm    ***3rd Pool A  vs 3rd Pool B    5th/6th place 
 Boys: 2:15pm      *** 2nd Pool A  vs 2nd Pool B     3rd/4th place

 Girls: 4:00pm    *** 2nd Pool A  vs 2nd Pool B    3rd/4th place

Boys: 5:45pm    *** 1st Pool A  vs 1st Pool B      1st/2nd Place

Girls: 7:30pm    *** 1st Pool A  vs 1st Pool B      1st/2nd place

Some pictures I took last year...

Check out the Totem website here for more information!


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