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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bulldogs host Centennials today on Fan Appreciation Day, $5 tickets, post game picture

It's the conclusion of a six game home stand today for the Bulldogs (19-27-3-3, 5th Island) as they host the Merritt Centennials (20-28-4-1, 5th Interior) on Fan Appreciation Day at the Dog Pound.

Admission is just $5.00 in honour of it being Fan Appreciation Day today. Following the game, the Bulldogs are inviting and encouraging anyone and everyone to take part in a very unique team photo so be sure to stick around. Scotia Bank will be at the game accepting donations if you want a copy of the picture.

The Bulldogs were in action last night where they lost their third in a row, 3-0 to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The Centennials were in Victoria last night where they did the Dogs a favour, beating the Grizzlies 4-1. They have had a busy week, as they were at home on Tuesday where they came out on top 3-1 over the Vernon Vipers. They began a three game Island swing Friday in Duncan, falling 4-2 at the hands of the Capitals.

This is the first meeting between the teams this season in what is an odd scheduling quirk. They see each other again in just six days when the Dogs return the favour and visit the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Saturday night.

Expect two desperate teams in this one, as they are both battling for their playoff lives, with the Dogs sitting two points back of the Grizzlies and the Centennials sitting two points back of the Vernon Vipers for the final Interior spot. It's been a crazy last month for the Dogs, as it seemed for a while that whenever they won, they failed to gain ground as the Grizzlies would also win. Now over the last couple of weeks it's the opposite as they have lost but haven't lost ground as the Grizzlies have also lost. One can't help but think what the standings would look like now if the Dogs had been able to take advantage of the out of town help and take care of business themselves. On the other hand, it would certainly be an ugly picture if the Grizzlies had been winning games while the Dogs were dropping them. In the end the Dogs can only look forward and focus on the task at hand.

 Here's hoping that the $5.00 admission makes the game affordable to everyone, but if you still can't make it we will be there bringing the action to you on 93.3 The Peak FM. Bruce MacDonald provides colour and analysis while I'll call the play-by-play. Pacific Chevrolet Bulldogs Hockey begins with our pregame show at 1:45. Game time is 2:00pm.

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 Intermission guest is former Bulldog Head Coach Nolan Graham, now working as an Assistant Coach with the NCAA's RPI Engineers. Nolan was only with the Dogs for a single season in 2009-10, but it was a memorable one as he led the Dogs to the Regular Season Coastal Conference title with a 45-12-2 and 1 record, and within a game of the league finals as the Dogs dropped a Game 7 heartbreaker in the Coastal Conference championship series. Nolan was named the BCHL's Coastal Conference Coach of the Year at the conclusion of the season.


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