It's the second of a four game home stand for the Bulldogs (14-22-6-2, 5th Island) as they host the Island Division leading Grizzlies (29-10-3-4, 1st Island) tonight at the Multiplex.
The Bulldogs were last in action Saturday night at home, where they lost their second in a row, 3-2 in overtime to the Clippers. The Grizzlies haven't played since Friday night, where they won their second in a row 4-2 over the Capitals in Duncan.
The last head-to-head meeting between these teams was a wildly entertaining 4-4 tie at the Dog Pound heading into the Christmas break on December 16th.
This is a huge game ( they're all huge at this juncture of the season ) as it's one of two games in hand that the Bulldogs have on the Clippers. After squandering a chance to pass or catch them last weekend, and instead seeing the gap widen again, this one seems even bigger tonight.
Don't forget if you have a ticket to tonight's game, that you can bring a buddy with you and they'll get in for free!
Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM. I'll call the play-by-play while Bruce MacDonald will add the colour commentary and analysis, with the broadcast beginning with the pregame show at 6:45 followed by the game action at 7:00. Dan Tisserand will compile team and player statistics.
Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog and Port Alberni Native Devin Timberlake, the Keynote speaker at tomorrow night's PAJHS Fundraising dinner, which is critical to the organization's survival.
There are few better examples of what having a team of this caliber in your community can do for your kids - Devin made his local team, excelled, and parlayed that success to an Ivy League education at Brown University. He then played Pro Hockey, rising as high as the AHL before joining the workforce.
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.hockeytv.com
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