The 2015 portion of the BCHL schedule kicks off tonight as the Bulldogs (17-12-1-3, 4th Island) host the Surrey Eagles (7-26-0-3, 5th Mainland) at the Dog Pound.
The Bulldogs were last in action on New Year's Eve in Powell River, where they won their second in a row, 3-2 over the Kings in double overtime. The Eagles were last in action Tuesday night at home where they also won their second in a row, 3-2 over the Chilliwack Chiefs.
It's the second meeting between the teams this season, with the Bulldogs picking up a 6-2 win in Surrey on November, 22nd.
Stop me if you've heard this one before, but what's most important in this one is that the Dogs come ready to play, and don't take the Eagles or their record for granted. The 6-2 scoreline in Surrey isn't reflective of how hard that game was for the Bulldogs as the Eagles took an early lead and it took until the back half of the second for the Dogs to take control of the game. If you aren't ready to play, you aren't going to have a good night, plain and simple.While the Eagles have had a very tough go of it this year and have only won seven games, keep in mind that they have won three of those seven in just their last four conests, so they are surely feeling pretty good right now about where they are at.
Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with the pregame show taking the airwaves at 6:45 and puck dropping at 7:00.
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
Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is Jeff Sargeant, voice of the Cowichan Valley Capitals, who the Bulldogs host on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
The Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Association hosts a Bantam Tier 2-3 "Winter Classic" tournament this weekend, with 10 teams taking part. The Bulldogs get things going at 10:00 this morning against Victoria.
All the information can be found on the tournament website HERE