Playoff Hockey returns to the Dog Pound tonight as the Bulldogs host the Grizzlies in Game 3 of this Best-of-Seven Island Semi Finals series. It's a 1-1 series after a 6-3 Dogs win Wednesday night in Victoria, a gutsy effort that saw the Dogs score twice on the power play while killing off eight of nine opportunities for the Grizzlies.
Special teams were special, and so was the overall effort. Thinking back to the goals the Dogs scored on Wednesday, about 3 of them were possibly scored by more than one player. The first goal had three players in the battle on it, the third goal was Martin finishing a Makin effort on the goal line, and the sixth and final goal basically saw Strand and Makin scoring it at the same time. Now THAT is how you need to go to the net and score in the post season.
As I said going into the Playoffs, it's all about ups and downs, and managing the peaks and valleys and keeping an even keel. The Bulldogs didn't panic after a disheartening Game 1 loss and brought a much better effort into Game 2. Now they need to do the opposite and not get too high after getting a big win on the road to head back to the Dog Pound with Home Ice advantage. You can bet that the Grizzlies will enter play tonight with a burr under their saddle and a great effort to try steal home ice right back.
The last Playoff game at the Dog Pound between these two teams ended in memorable fashion
Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with our pregame show getting underway at 6:45 and the puck drop to follow at 7:00. I will provide the play-by-play with Bruce MacDonald adding the Colour/Analysis and Dan Tisserand compiling the Team and Player stats.
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
Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is Nolan Graham, former BCHL'er and Pro player and winner of the Coastal Conference Coach of the Year as Bulldog Head Coach from 2009-10.
Nolan is now an Assistant Coach at RPI.
"Defending the Blue Line", a charity that benefits children of armed service members.
Don't forget about the fundraiser for the three Midget and Bantam Bulldog teams off to Provincials today!
The Bantam and Midget rep hockey teams have all won their way to Provincials so we are having a fundraiser today at Alberni Cap-It to help cover the costs. The event goes from 11am to 5pm.
They are going to sell hot dogs, have a bake sale, car wash and bottle drive.
If you have any bottles you would like to donate please drop them off today at Alberni Chrysler