It's a building with both fantastic and horrific memories for the Bulldogs - the fantastic being the franchise's Island Championship won in 2013 in sudden death OT in the 5th and deciding game of the series. The horrific being last year's double OT Game 7 loss in the opening round of the Playoffs that saw their season end.
As much as both teams are vastly different from last year to this year, the Grizzlies might seem even a little more of a new team, due to the Fitzgerald triplets - Port Alberni natives for those who don't know, graduated last year and are now attending Bemidji State beginning their NCAA careers with the Beavers.
The Bulldogs are of course coming off a 4-3 win over the Powell River Kings on Saturday night at the Dog Pound, while the Grizzlies are coming off a 4-3 loss to the Clippers in Nanaimo on Saturday night. After winning both their games at the BCHL Showcase, the Grizzlies have now lost two in a row.
Pacific Chevrolet Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with everything getting underway at 6:45.
The full crew of Bruce MacDonald, Dan Tisserand and myself will be present at the "aquarium" tonight at the Q Centre - my fond nickname for the glassed-in broadcast location there!
If you aren't in radio 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
You can catch BCHL This Week on TSN 1040am every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Tomorrow, former Bulldog Captain Tryg Strand will be on the show. I'm hoping to run it on our broadcast next week if you miss it today!