It's the final game before the Christmas break for the Bulldogs (15-12-1-2, 4th Island) as they host the Powell River Kings (14-10-0-7, 2nd Island) at the Dog Pound in a big four point game, with just two points separating second to fourth place in the tight Island Division.
The Dogs were last in action Saturday at home when they lost their third in a row, 5-3 to the Vernon Vipers. The Kings were last in action Saturday in Victoria where they lost their second in a row, 5-2 to the Grizzlies.
The big challenge tonight for the Bulldogs is to somehow stay focused and be ready to play, and not be dreaming about heading home for a much deserved break, as the Kings still have games tomorrow and Saturday before they head home. It's easier said than done, as most of the players have been away from home, family and friends since August. Going home with a win to think about is certainly much better than going home on a losing streak, so here's hoping some motivation can come from that thought.
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
Listen during the 1st and 2nd Intermissions for "A Very Merry Bulldogs Christmas" as I compiled the wish lists of the Bulldogs players, Coaches and Staff. It's always a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
The idea is quite simple - I asked the players to tell me what's on their Christmas wish list, and I encouraged them to send out a Christmas greeting to whoever they wanted to send one out to.
Coming up during the Bulldogs first game back from the break on the 27th will be the league-wide edition of my Christmas special, "A Very Merry BCHL Christmas"