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Friday, October 30, 2015

Bulldogs visit Clippers tonight to kick off weekend home-and-home, David Dziurzynski interview

After five straight games against the Mainland Division, it's back to more familiar opponents tonight as the Bulldogs (5-8-1-1, 4th Island) travel to the Frank Crane Arena to visit the Clippers (10-6-0-0, 2nd Island) to kick off a Friday-Saturday home and home series that travels back to the Dog Pound tomorrow night.

The Bulldogs last played Sunday night in Chilliwack, where they fell 3-2 to the Chiefs. The Clippers meanwhile were in action at home against Victoria on Wednesday, where they pulled off an improbable 5-4 win, as they scored twice in the final minute to erase a one-goal deficit to tie the game, and then win the game with 1.2 seconds left on the clock for their third win in a row.

It's the second meeting of the season between the teams, and the second in Nanaimo, after the Clippers picked up a 7-4 win over the Dogs at the Frank Crane Arena back on September 30th.  One of the lasting memories of that one was that the Clippers went a blazing 4 for 4 on the power play in the contest. 

If you aren't making your way to Nanaimo to catch the game, get it all on your radio on Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with myself, Bruce MacDonald and Dan Tisserand providing the play-by-play, colour and analysis and team and player stats.

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

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Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is another Bulldog alum, this time it's David Dziurzynski (2009-2010), who is currently with the Binghamton Senators, the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators.

David or "Dizzy" or "the great eight" as I liked to call him, only played one season with the Bulldogs, but it sure was an incredible one. He was third on the team in scoring, and led the team in scoring in the playoffs. When the Dogs season ended, he did the unthinkable - he went straight from Junior A to "the show" when he was signed by the Ottawa Senators. If it wasn't unbelievable enough that a guy was signed by an NHL team straight out of Junior A, the news came out on April Fools Day. People literally couldn't believe it, but it was indeed true. Dizzy played 12 games with the big club in 2012-2013, and scored twice.

Dizzy signed his third contract with the Sens in July of 2013, a two-year, two-way deal.

Some more memories...


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