Wednesday, September 03, 2014
A weekend for my weekend, Exhibition coming up, Jolie joins Bulldogs, Fall Fair coming up, Golf Tourney next weekend
The first Exhibition game is of course this Friday in Oceanside with the Dogs playing host to the Victoria Grizzlies. The Dogs make their Home-Ice Exhibition debut this Saturday when the Cowichan Valley Capitals are in town. Accept my apologies that I won't be attending the game in Oceanside on Friday...electing to spend the night with my family, because once the season gets going for real Friday night's off are very very rare! I WILL be at the game on Saturday and will post scoring updates here on the blog!
The Bulldogs Coaching Staff provided an update late last week in regards to how their roster is shaping up in the form of returns/recruits and departures - you can check that out on the Bulldogs website HERE
The Bulldogs have a Home-and-Home set with the Nanaimo Clippers NEXT weekend to conclude the Exhibition schedule.
I'm happy to report that there will be a bare-bones broadcast available of BOTH games - through FastHockey ONLY.
Clippers Play-by-Play voice Dan Marshall will call the game on Friday, and Bruce MacDonald and I will call the game from the Dog Pound on Saturday.
Just a little heads up - this will be no way in any shape or form what our "real" broadcasts will be like (see bare-bones above) when we are professionally produced and operated through 93.3 The Peak FM studios. We are doing it on our own time for you the fans to follow the team, and also as a way to shake off the rust and do some tests and make sure all the Fast Hockey Pay-per-view broadcast equipment works. So don't expect a pre game or post game show or intermission features or rosters that we have had well in advance for the purpose of preparation, memorization, research, etc . We will do our best to cover all the action though!
More from the Alberni Valley Times HERE
The 69th Fall Fair gets going tomorrow and goes through the weekend. Always a tonne of fun! Get all the details you need from the Fall Fair website HERE and from the Fall Fair Facebook page HERE
Last but not least, here's hoping we will see you out at the Alberni Golf Club for the 3rd Annual Bulldogs Golf Tourney on the 14th. Just come for dinner if you can't golf...but don't worry if you can't golf, it's about having some fun, and giving the players a chance to meet the fans and vice versa!
Here's a picture of the crowd from a couple years ago