The Bulldogs opened their Showcase experience yesterday, losing their second in a row 4-1 to the Penticton Vees. The Silverbacks also played yesterday, losing their first game of the season 3-2 to the Langley Rivermen.
It's certainly an odd time to play a game and it will be a challenge for the players to adjust from their regular routines with most games being at 7:00 or 7:30, and afternoon games usually beginning at 2pm at the earliest. On the positive side, it's still early in the season so routines might not be that set yet, and it's going to effect both teams equally. I'm not sure if the players will be having pasta and chicken breasts for breakfast as most usually do for their pregame meals....that seems a little weird!
In the end, whether it's 10am or 2pm or 2am, you have to find a way to be ready to play and be at your best. No matter what level of hockey these players hope to play in moving forward their careers, you can bet that there will be challenging game times and travel schedules and other adversity and you can bet that the scouts will be looking at who can battle through it.
Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM starting with the pregame show at 9:45 (that still feels very weird to write!) with the puck drop and play-by-play to follow at 10:00am.
This morning's 2nd Intermission guest is Dan Marshall, play-by-play voice of the Nanaimo Clippers on our sister station 106.9 The Wolf in Nanaimo. The Bulldogs next see action Wednesday night at the Frank Crane Arena for the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.
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