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Friday, February 13, 2015

Dogs host Cents tonight, first meeting this season

It's the first meeting between these two teams this season as the Bulldogs (25-21-2-3, 4th Island) host the Merritt Centennials (28-21-0-2, 3rd Interior) tonight at the Dog Pound.

Including tonight both the Bulldogs and Centennials have just eight games left in the Regular Season. It sure is an odd scheduling quirk that two teams that only see each other twice all season over a 58 game schedule will do so twice in the last couple of weeks. While the Bulldogs are at least assured of a Playoff spot after clinching on Tuesday the same can't be said for the Centennials as they are in a three team Dog fight for only two berths in the post season. It`s incredible how tight the standings are in the Interior in the 3rd through 5th spots. The Cents and Silverbacks are tied for 3rd/4th place with 58 points, while West Kelowna is just two points back in 5th and on the outside of the Playoff picture and looking in. The Centennials have two games in hand on both the Silverbacks and the Warriors.

The Bulldogs were last in action in Victoria last night where they had their three game winning streak snapped with an 8-4 loss to the Grizzlies. The Centennials were in Powell River last night where they topped the Kings by a score of 4-2. They finish their weekend tomorrow afternoon in Duncan when they visit the Capitals.

You can expect an inspired effort from both Braden Fuller and Zak Bowles, as they will both be seeing their former teams tonight and guys always get up to play against the team that traded them away.

Myself, Bruce MacDonald and Dan Tisserand will bring all the action from the Mutliplex to you on Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM tonight with the pregame show at 6:45 and the puck drop to follow at 7:00 complete with all the play-by-play, colour and analysis and team and player stats 

If you aren't in radio listening range of 93.3 The Peak FM you can listen/watch the game by:

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Tonight's 2nd Intermission feature is a segment from last week's BCHL This Week radio program on TSN 1410 in Vancouver.

It's host Jeff Patterson with  Vancouver Canucks Assistant Coach Doug Lidster, a former Canuck for 10 seasons who played just under 900 NHL games. He also played two seasons in the BC(J)HL to start his career before going the NCAA route.


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