Saturday, January 23, 2016
Dogs back home tonight to host Eagles
It's the first meeting of the season between the teams as the Bulldogs (15-23-3-3, 5th Island) host the Surrey Eagles (6-34-0-2, 6th Mainland) tonight at the Dog Pound.
The Bulldogs were in Powell River last night where they had their unbeaten in three streak snapped with a 3-1 loss to the Kings. The Eagles were in action last night in Nanaimo where they lost their third in a row 5-1 to the Clippers.
The Bulldogs need to focus on what they need to do for tonight's contest, and not worry at all about their opposition. No disrespect intended to the Eagles, but one can argue it's human nature to expect less of a team with the record they have. Having said that, if you don't come prepared to play it's going to be tough to end up on the right end of the scoreboard at the end of the night and the Dogs can ill afford that as it's getting pretty close to must-win territory if they hope to make the playoffs. Despite their record you can bet that the Eagles will be ready to play with a couple former Bulldogs on their roster in Tyler Cooper and Brett Stewart. Here's hoping that Owen Johnson will be as equally excited to face his old team for the first time and that the rest of the Dogs can feed off that.
Pacific Chevrolet Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with Bruce MacDonald providing the colour and analysis while Dan Tisserand compiles team and player statistics and I provide the play-by-play. The pregame show will get things going 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 to/watch the game by:
Listening Live on your computer: 93.3 The Peak FM
Listening Live on your smartphone: Tune In Radio
Watching Live on your computer/smartphone: Fast Hockey
Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Coquitlam Express owner Darcy Rota, former Vancouver Canuck and one of the guest coaches for the CJHL Prospects Game which goes Tuesday night in Surrey.
The interview was from last week's BCHL This Week program on TSN 1410 - catch the show every Saturday morning at 9:30am on TSN 1410.