(Accept my apologies for the late posting of this - I thought I posted this on the bus at 7:00am today at the top of the hump but I guess it didn't publish correctly!)
The Bauer BCHL Showcase experience begins this afternoon for the Bulldogs (1-2-0-0) as they meet the defending Fred Page Cup Champion Penticton Vees (3-1-0-0) for a 4:00pm start at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack.
The Bulldogs are quite obviously looking for a chance at redemption and to prove themselves after they were humbled at home 7-0 on Sunday by the Powell River Kings.
They had best be ready to play from the get-go, top to bottom throughout their roster, as their test is a big one in the Vees. After dropping their season opening game the Vees have won three straight, last seeing action Saturday night in West Kelowna where they topped the Warriors 4-1.
It's no doubt an exciting opportunity for the players to play in front of a huge number of NCAA/CIS and NHL scouts. Having said that, I think it's important to try and not think about the people watching and just play the game and not try to do to much and play individually. That's when mistakes happen, and that's how teams lose. If you play within yourself and your abilities, you'll get noticed - for the right reasons, not the wrong ones!
Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM
starting with the pregame show at 3:45 and all the action following the 4:00pm puck drop.
Today's 2nd Intermission guest is Ian Douglas, the play-by-play voice of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, who the Bulldogs meet tomorrow morning at 10am to conclude their appearance at the Showcase.
If you aren't in 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