The Bulldogs last played Sunday afternoon in Merritt, where they ended a three-in-three weekend with a 5-4 overtime win over the Centennials. The Clippers haven't played since last Friday, where they lost their third in a row, 8-0 to the Powell River Kings on home ice.
These teams last let November 30th in Nanaimo, a 2-1 Bulldog win in overtime. The Bulldogs have won the last two head-to-head meetings, both in overtime. They lead the season series 3-1-0-0 good for six points, while the Clippers are 1-1-2-0, good for four points.
It goes without saying that this is a critical two games. A sweep either way would be both uplifting and spirit sapping for each time on either side of it. A split, and nothing changes either way. It's of critical importance with the magnitude of the games that emotions are kept in check, as you can bet there might be peaks and valleys both ways, and tempers will no doubt at times be high so discipline is also going to be a critical facet of the games. Not that it always isn't, but one thinks when two rivals meet for back to back games that it might be even more important.
93.3 The Peak FM's Bulldogs Hockey Broadcasts brought to you by Pacific Chevrolet. The pregame show is on the air at 6:45, with the puck drop and game action to follow at 7:00. Dan Tisserand will compile team and player stats, Bruce MacDonald provides colour commentary and analysis and I call the play-by-play.
Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Harry Zolnierczyk (2005-2007), who's currently playing with the Nashville Predators, and scored his first point as a Pred last week.
This, in a nutshell is what Harry was all about in a Bulldog uniform!
And here's his first NHL goal
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