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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bulldogs host Spruce Kings tonight

It's the first meeting of the season between the teams, as the Bulldogs (6-5-1-1, 3rd Island) play host to the Prince George Spruce Kings (7-4-2-2, T-1st Mainland) tonight at the Multiplex to kick off Parents Weekend.

The Bulldogs were last in action Wednesday night in Victoria, where they won their third in a row, 3-2 over the Grizzlies in overtime. The Spruce Kings kicked off a three-in-three Island swing last night in Powell River, where they saw their winless streak extended to three games with a 3-3 tie against the Kings.

The full crew will be on hand tonight in the Broadcast Booth to bring it all to you on Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM - I'll handle the play-by-play with Bruce MacDonald and Dan Tisserand providing the colour commentary and analysis along with team and individual statistics. The pregame show commences the proceedings at 6:45, with the puck drop to follow the introduction of the Bulldog parents at 7:00pm.

Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Nick Sandor. While he's no longer playing the game, as he's now working as Financial Security Advisor and Investment Representative at Freedom 55 Financial, he is still involved in the game as he's taking part in Hockey Helps the Homeless. If you'd like to make a donation to support the cause, Nick's page is HERE

While Nick's career started with the Bulldogs in 2007-2008, the bulk of his story happened elsewhere and the theme of what he accomplished is that he refused to quit. Nick broke his leg/ankle in the middle of that season, as luck would have it, right when he appeared to be really finding his stride and figuring the league out. He returned for the 2008-2009 season and was one of, if not THE leading scorer for the team through the preseason schedule, yet was surprisingly outright released by the Coaching Staff. Some people might have considered packing it in, but he headed to Calgary to pursue and opportunity there. He got a phone call midway, and was told to head to Trail to try and carve a spot off the Smoke Eaters roster. The rest, they say, is history. He had over 100 points with the Smokies in 100 games and he had 30 goals in his 20 year old season, and earned an NCAA opportunity with American International College. He played there for two seasons, and then finished his career with three seasons playing for Simon Fraser University.

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