It's the first meeting of the season between the teams today as the Bulldogs (10-16-2-1, 5th Island) visit the Express (12-14-1-3, 4th Mainland) for their third game in two and a half days and their eighth of nine straight games on the road.
While the Dogs have been busy, visiting Trail Friday night and Penticton last night, where they tied the Vees 4-4 , the Express have also had a heck of a week too, as they were in action Wednesday night at home against Vernon where they beat the Vipers 5-1 before heading up to Prince George right after the game for a Thursday night tilt that they dropped 6-4 to the Spruce Kings. They were in Chilliwack on Friday night where they ended up on the wrong end of a 9-4 score to the Chiefs before having last night off from game action.
The Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre has a smaller than regulation ice surface, as you might be able to tell from the above picture. That can be both bad or good when it comes to playing on it at the end of a road trip. Things happen fast, but you don't have as far to go both offensively and defensively. There isn't a bad place in the building to put the puck on net.
For all things Express, visit Eddie Gregory's blog, Coquitlam Expressions HERE
Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with the pregame show commencing at 1:45 with the play-by-play of the game action to follow at 2pm.
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
Today's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Connor LaCouvee, who is currently in his Sophomore season with the NCAA's Boston University Terriers. Connor was the MVP of the Bulldogs 2013-2014 season, and was instrumental in helping the Bulldogs dig out of the depths of an 0 and 7 start to the season to qualify for the Playoffs with a shut out in the final night of the Regular Season.
Connor recently came up with this save in front of over 17,000 fans at New York's Madison Square Garden in a shoot out to retain the Kelley Harkness Cup, which is up for grabs in the season series between Boston University and Cornell. Watch it here
Connor had a pretty busy summer, attending the prospects camps for both the New York Rangers and the Chicago Blackhawks.