It's the first visit of the season by and Interior Division team to the Multiplex tonight, as the Bulldogs (3-4-1-1) host the Trail Smoke Eaters (6-2-1-0) for a 7:00pm puck drop.
The Bulldogs were in Nanaimo last night, where they fell 2-1 to the Clippers in double overtime. The Smoke Eaters were also in action last night in Powell River, where they began a three-in-three weekend by having their five game winning streak halted with a 5-3 loss to the Kings.
After making the playoffs for the first time in a handful of seasons last year, and advancing to the second round for the first time in a decade, the Smoke Eaters are off to a - pardon the pun - smoking start to the season. They've had both team and individual early success, as going into last night they had a 6-1-1 record, and had the top three scorers in the league in Ross Armour, Kale Howarth and Levi Glasman respectively. The Bulldogs will need to be at their absolute best if they want to finish their weekend with two big points.
Along with the above details, the Bulldogs will also be hosting a BBQ to raise funds starting at 5:30, so have dinner outside the rink!
All the action form the Multiplex can be heard on 93.3 The Peak's Bulldogs Hockey brought to you by Van Isle Ford. It's on the air at 6:45 for the pregame show, with the puck drop to follow at 7:00.
I'll cover the hosting and play-by-play, while Bruce MacDonald provides the colour commentary and analysis.
Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Captain Eric Margo, who's into his Sophomore season of his CIS career with the Queen's University Gaels. He's the first in what will be a season-long series of alumni interviews, as I do my best to catch up with former Bulldogs still involved with the game at a Collegiate or Professional level, whenever I can track them down and whenever they can spare some time!
Margo scored one of the most memorable recent goals in Bulldog history, an OT winner in the playoffs to stave off elimination with the Dogs in a 3-0 series hole. They would come all the way back to force a game seven, only to give up the winner in the back half of third period to lose a heartbreaker.
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