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Sunday, February 08, 2015

Dogs host Vees this afternoon, Jeff Reppucci interview

It's the first meeting between these teams since the first game of the season for the Bulldogs (23-20-2-3, 4th Island) as they host the Penticton Vees (38-7-3-2, 1st Interior) this afternoon at the Dog Pound.

These teams last met at the BCHL Showcase - Game 1 for the Bulldogs, Game 2 for the Vees, back on September 21st, a 4-3 Vees win.

The Bulldogs were last in action at home Friday night where they snapped a four game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Nanaimo Clippers. The Vees conclude a three game roadie this afternoon that has seem them cover some miles. They were in Chilliwack on Friday where they beat the Chiefs 3-2 in double overtime, before travelling to Powell River last night where they played to a 3-3 tie with the Kings.

It goes without saying that the Vees will be a tough test and that much like on Friday night the Dogs will have to bring their absolute best for a full 60 minutes or more if they want to earn two points. The schedule has been heavy to say the least over the last couple of weeks - the Island Division leading Clippers three of the last four games and now the Interior and overall league leading Vees today. Nothing like facing the best to make you bring your best!

It's an early start time today, with the pregame show kicking off at 1:45 and the play-by-play to follow at 2:00 on Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with myself, Bruce MacDonald and Dan Tisserand bringing all the action, analysis and stats to you.

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

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Today's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Jeff Reppucci, who then went on to play two years of NCAA hockey at Holy Cross After his career was cut short due to concussions, he became a student Assistant Coach with the Crusaders. It's what he's done after hockey that is pretty amazing - from Zamboni driver to delivering the Valedictory Address for Holy Cross to being an intern at the US Embassy to winning awards for his involvement in global philanthropy efforts. Be sure to tune in!


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