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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bulldogs conclude road trip this afternoon in Surrey *4pm start*, Josh Mitchell interview

It's the final game of a three-in-three road trip, and the final regular season game away from home for the Bulldogs (20-27-4-4, Tied 4th Island) this afternoon as they visit the Eagles (7-44-0-2, 6th Mainland) at the South Surrey Arena. 

The Bulldogs were in Merritt last night, where they fell 3-2 to the Centennials in overtime, The Eagles had last night off - they were in action Friday night at home where they lost their fourth in a row, 7-3 to the Cowichan Valley Capitals. It's the final home game for the Eagles this season, as their year ends with four straight games away from home. 

These teams last met January 23rd at the Dog Pound, where the Bulldogs posted a 5-2 comeback win.

It's the third straight game that the Bulldogs will need to adjust to a different playing surface, as they go from smaller than regulation in Prince George and Merritt, to larger than regulation and the International sized sheet in Surrey at 100 feet by 200 feet. It's more room to skate and go wide and be creative offensively, but it's also more room to defend as well. The Dogs will need to be ready to skate, however in their own end they need to not stray to far from the "house" and get lost in no-mans-land away from their net. The zone is the same distance between the faceoff circles - all the extra room is on the outside. 

Note the late afternoon start today - that means the pregame show on Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey takes to the 93.3 The Peak FM airwaves at 3:45, with the play-by-play to follow just after 4:00pm.

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 

Today's 2nd Interission guest is former Bulldog Josh Mitchell, who's currently playing his Senior year with the NCAA's RIT Tigers. Josh came to the Bulldogs in the 2009-2010 season, when he played with his brother Sam. He was the Bulldogs co-MVP during the 2011-2012 season, sharing the award with then-Captain Trent Dorais. It's incredible how fast time flies, as it feels like just yesterday when Josh was playing in a Bulldog jersey, and now he's into the back-half of his final year of NCAA Hockey.


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