This is the first game back for both teams coming off the Christmas break. The Bulldogs were last in action December 18th at home where they lost their second in row, 6-1 to the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Kings last played December 20th in Vernon where they concluded a three-game Interior swing with their third straight loss, 5-3 to the Vipers.
Here's hoping the break did the Bulldogs well. They obviously headed into the break on a big low, losing 7-0 and 6-1 on home ice. Three days prior, they were riding high after winning two in a row. It's incredible how quick the peaks can change to valleys and vice versa. They enter play tonight in the same position they entered the two games prior to the break, three points back of the Grizzlies with three games in hand.
The Bulldogs and Kings haven't met in a while, last meeting October 3rd in Powell River where the Kings picked up a 5-1 win.
Van Isle Ford's Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM begins with the pregame show at 6:45 with the puck drop and play-by-play to follow at 7:00pm.
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
Coming up in the 1st and 2nd Intermissions tonight is a repeat of "A Very Merry Bulldogs Christmas" for those that missed it during the last Broadcast before the Christmas break. It's a compilation of the Christmas wish lists of all the Bulldogs players, coaches and staff. It's a lot of work, but it's always a lot of fun.
The idea is simple - I asked the players what was their wish list and what they hoped would be under their tree Christmas morning, and I also encouraged them to send out Christmas greetings to whomever they wanted to send them out to..
Tomorrow night it's a repeat run of "A Very Merry BCHL Christmas" which is the same format but with Coaches and Broadcasters from around the entire British Columbia Hockey League.