The two teams split the first two meetings, with each team picking up a 4-3 win in their own barn. It's a rare occasion (or maybe not so rare) where each team might think they should have won both of them, or that they at least both let one get away, at the very least. The similarities between the two games are pretty interesting.
The Bulldogs won the first meeting in their Home Opener 4-3 on September 27th, a game that they trailed 2-0 after the first period. They would take a 3-2 lead with 10 minutes to go in the third, only to have the Kings answer back to tie it up with seven minutes to play before Chris Schutz scored the winner with 1:36 to play.
The Kings won the second meeting in their Home Opener 4-3 on September on October 5th, a game that they trailed 3-1 at the midway point. They trailed 3-2 in the third, before coming all the way back to tie it up on a power play goal at the midway point of the third, before scoring the winner with 1:54 to play.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 5-4 overtime loss in Nanaimo in a wild and crazy game Friday night that saw them carry a 3-1 lead into the last 10 minutes of the game, only to see Nanaimo score four straight, including twice in 18 seconds to all of a sudden lead 4-3 with less than three minutes to play. The Dogs would answer back to tie it a minute later, only to lose a minute into OT after they dominated the overtime. The Kings were in Victoria last night where they had a four game winning streak snapped with a 4-2 loss to the Grizzlies.
Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with myself, Bruce MacDonald and Dan Tisserand providing the play-by-play, colour commentary and analysis and statistics. The pregame show gets underway at 1:45 with the puck drop slated for just after 2:00pm following the introductions of the Bulldog parents.
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Bulldog Josh Mitchell, now with the RIT Tigers.
It's actually an interview that Josh did with host Jeff Patterson on yesterday's BCHL This Week program on TSN 1410.
Although we just caught up with Josh, it's interesting to hear him interviewed with someone else asking the questions. There is also a BCHL Player of the Week report and a BCHL Alumni update mixed in for good measure. You can catch the BCHL This week Saturday morning at 9:30 on TSN 1040 or 1410.