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Thursday, June 26, 2014

BCHL releases Bauer BCHL Showcase sked, James McDonald to the Saskatoon Blades...

For the second straight year, the Bulldogs will open their season against the Penticton Vees. Mark your calendars for September 20th at 3pm! The Dogs conclude their appearance in the Showcase 11am on September 21st against the Prince George Spruce Kings. 

For the third straight season, the Bauer BCHL Showcase comes to Prospera Centre in Chilliwack and the dates and matchups are all set.

All 16 BCHL teams will come to the Fraser Valley Sept. 19 to 21 to start off the season with two games each that will count in the regular season standings. The first two Showcase events drew strong attendance from both NHL and NCAA scouts. The same is expected this time around.

"The Showcase has proven to be a popular event for both the people looking for talent and also our teams and players," said BCHL communications director Brent Mutis. "The chance for scouts to see all players under one roof in one weekend is extremely valuable and the City of Chilliwack has been an ideal host for this event each of the last two years."

2014 Bauer BCHL Showcase schedule:

Friday, Sept. 19:
3:30pm            Vernon Vipers vs. Cowichan Valley Capitals              Secondary Rink
4pm                 Salmon Arm Silverbacks vs. Langley Rivermen          Main Rink
7pm                 Coquitlam Express vs. West Kelowna Warriors         Secondary Rink
7:30pm            Penticton Vees vs. Surrey Eagles                                Main Rink

Saturday, Sept. 20:
11:30am          Cowichan Valley Capitals vs. Merritt Centennials     Secondary Rink
12:00pm          Trail Smoke Eaters vs. Coquitlam Express                 Main Rink
3pm                 Alberni Valley Bulldogs vs. Penticton Vees                Secondary Rink
3:30pm            Victoria Grizzlies vs. Vernon Vipers                            Main Rink
6:30pm            Nanaimo Clippers vs. Prince George Spruce Kings    Secondary Rink
7pm                 Chilliwack Chiefs vs. Powell River Kings                     Main Rink

Sunday, Sept. 21:
10:30am          Powell River Kings vs. Trail Smoke Eaters                              Secondary Rink
11am               Prince George Spruce Kings vs. Alberni Valley Bulldogs        Main Rink
2pm                 Langley Rivermen vs. Victoria Grizzlies                                 Secondary Rink
2:30pm            West Kelowna Warriors vs. Nanaimo Clippers                      Main Rink
5:30pm            Surrey Eagles vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks                             Secondary Rink
6pm                 Merritt Centennials vs. Chilliwack Chiefs                              Main Rink

Huge congrats to former Bulldogs Therapist/Trainer James McDonald, who has been hired by the WHL's Saskatoon Blades as their Athletic Therapist. James stepped down at the end of the most recent season to pursue new opportunities, and he has landed a great one with the Blades, replacing my good friend Steve "Hilty" Hildebrandt. 

When I saw Hilty's name on my call display I thought he was calling to possibly talk about how I always out-fish him, or maybe let me know about a Play-by-Play gig. Instead, he was calling to ask about James! 

Here's a link to the Bulldogs release on James' hiring.  

And here's a link to a story by the Star Phoenix, where James managed to get my name in print! Click to read it HERE 

Best of luck James. Pack a parka! 


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