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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Humpday hockey, Dogs host Grizzlies tonight

It's another huge Island Division match up tonight at the Dog Pound as the Bulldogs (19-16-2-3, 4th Island) host the Victoria Grizzlies (18-13-1-9, 3rd Island) for the first meeting between the teams since November 1st.

The Bulldogs last played Saturday night at home where they fell 3-1 to the Capitals. The Grizzlies were in Prince George on Saturday, where they topped the Spruce Kings 6-3.

The Grizzlies lead the season series with a 2-0-0-1 record head-to-head, winning the last meeting by a score of 5-2 at the Dog Pound on November 1st. That score doesn't reflect how close the game actually was as the Bulldogs tied it at 2-2 with 2:14 to play in the third, only to have the Grizzlies score the game winner on the power play a minute later before adding two empty netters in the final minute. The first two meetings at the beginning of October were just as close, as the Dogs won 4-3 in double OT in Victoria before the Grizzlies won 4-3 at the Dog Pound the net next with back-to-back shorthanded goals in the third period in a four minute span to go from trailing 3-2 to wining the game 4-3. Keep in mind that the Dogs have only conceded three shorties all year - two of them in four minutes in one game.

In the end, it's all ancient history, and the Dogs need to be ready for a tough test tonight. They have played the Grizzlies the least out of their Divisional opponents, meaning they have more four point games the rest of they way against them than they do against anyone else.

We've got it all covered for you on Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM starting with the pregame show at 6:45 with the puck drop and play-by-play to follow at 7:00 with myself, Bruce MacDonald and Dan Tisserand.

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Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is Kyle Anderson, the Play-by-Play voice of the West Kelowna Warriors, who visit the Bulldogs Friday night.


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