Saturday, November 29, 2008
On the other hand, whenever the Dogs made a mistake the Chiefs did just that, they found the net.
The Dogs have still not been shut out this season, as Jackson Garrett made it 5-1 11:57 into the third.
The new look Burnaby Express are the opponents for the Dogs tonight, fresh off a 4-1 loss to the Warriors in Westside last night for their 5th consecutive defeat.
I say "new look" because the Express have made plenty of moves recently with Brodie Reid being the biggest name being dealt.
Don't forget DANIEL MORIARTY will join me tonight in the second intermission show, the second interview in my series of catching up with Bulldog Alumni around North America and the World.
Catch the pregame show tonight at 7:15 with the play-by-play to follow at 7:30 on 93.3 The Peak FM.
Gotta go, off to the mall!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Just sitting at the rink waiting to board the bus for this two game trek to the Mainland.
Tonight, the Dogs go for their first two game winning streak of the season as they visit the Langley Chiefs. The Chiefs have taken both games between the teams this season.
Catch the pregame show at 6:45 tonight on 93.3 The Peak FM.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tonight's guest list (subject to change)
Jared Harman (Director of Marketing and Media Relations for the Langley Chiefs)
Dave McLellan (Head Coach and GM of the Burnaby Express)
As always, your questions are welcomed and encouraged. Send one in via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a quick note on some Bulldog Alumni - A huge congrats goes out to former Captain Daniel Moriarty, who just scored his first NCAA goal with Harvard. I caught up with Daniel today for an "alumni interview" that I will run Saturday night in the second intermission show from Burnaby, so don't miss it!
I'll try my best to catch up with lots of former Bulldogs throughout the season. Former Dog Marcello Ranallo is doing good so far at UCONN, where he's top 5 right now in points. Atta boy Cello!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Dogs battled back from a 1-0 deficit after two periods with goals from Mitch MacMillan and Brett Mohler to have a 2-1 lead with less than four minutes to play.....only to see the Capitals not only tie it up, but also score to win it in the final minute of regulation on a breakaway.
I really felt for the guys because they battled so hard all night long, only to have it all go down the tubes with 30 seconds left. I hope they'll focus on the effort that got them to the final minute, and not the heartbreak that goes with losing in the final minute.
It's not how you fall, it's how you get up though, right?
The Dogs won't have much time to think about last night as the red hot Surrey Eagles fly into the pound for a 3pm puck drop today.
Get it all on 93.3 The Peak FM with the pregame show at 2:45 and the puck drop and all the play-by-play at 3:00pm.
Friday, November 21, 2008
And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...Foster Hewitt 1902-1985
broadcaster, voice of Hockey Night in Canada, was born on this day at Toronto; died in Scarborough in Apr 21 1985. Hewitt started as a sportswriter for the Toronto Star. He started in radio in March, 1923, when he made one of the world's first hockey broadcasts from Toronto's Mutual Street Arena, using an upright telephone. For over 50 years he was the announcer for thousands of NHL, world and Olympic hockey matches. He also did the broadcast of the 1925 King's Plate, Canada's first broadcast of a horse race. Conn Smythe got him to MC and call the play-by-play at the opening of Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931. Hewitt served as the voice of the Leafs up until the 1960s, both radio and TV, when his son Bill took the reins. Hewitt also wrote several sports books.
Get the broadcast tonight from the Island Savings Centre with the pregame on The Peak underway at 7:15 and the play-by-play shortly after 7:30.
The Capitals of course took game one of this set 4-1 at the Pound on Wednesday. It was anyone's game in the third period until the Capitals scored on a 5 on 3 powerplay to take a 3-1 lead.
Both games this season at the BIG STICK have been good ones. The Capitals took game one 2-1 back in September (former Cap Mitch MacMillan scored the winner against the Dogs that night) while the Dogs took the most recent game in Duncan 4-3 in overtime, their last win against a Coastal Conference and Island Division opponent.
In other Bulldogs news....The Dogs have traded Eliot Raibl to the Quesnel Millionaires. Read the release from the Dogs site HERE
Eliot is a guy I've known for a couple years now, so it's always tough to see someone like that go. I wish him all the best in Quesnel. While I believe that Eliot has all the tools to make it to the next level, if he doesn't, we all know he can have a career in radio! I was inundated with positive feedback at the start of the season when Eliot did colour commentary for several games as he was out with injury. A true great personality and a great guy.
More news....The Bulldogs have signed Liam Gorges - Read all about it HERE
I expect Liam to make his Bulldogs debut tonight in Duncan. He'll wear sweater #6.
(images canucks.nhl.com / team1040.ca)
First off, it's the Vancouver Canucks visiting the Pittsburgh Penguins. Catch the pregame show at 10:30 tomorrow morning, with all the play-by-play getting underway shortly after 11:00am.
Then, it's the Bulldogs hosting the Surrey Eagles. Catch that pregame show starting at 2:45 tomorrow afternoon with the puck drop right around 3:00pm.
People have been asking me - in the comments section below, in emails, and in person - as to what the reason is for the 3pm start time tomorrow.
The easiest answer, at least as far as I understand it - economics. With the 3pm start time, the Eagles can get off the Island and return home without all the costs that go with staying a night on the Island. The Eagles have accommodated the Bulldogs in the same fashion, as the January 31st game in Surrey begins at 3:30 so the Dogs can in-turn get off the Mainland and return home to the Island Saturday night.
One final bit of news today, a new addition to the extended Peak family.
A big congratulations to Milissa McMullan a.k.a "Milly" a.k.a the FIRST producer and operator I worked with on Bulldogs Broadcasts when I came to the Valley in 2003 on becoming a mom.
And of course also congrats go out to Jolie McMullan (afternoon drive host on THE PEAK) for becoming a Grandma. I actually didn't think of posting this on the blog initially. Jolie asked me if I was going to, and I kind of said "ummmmm, why?" And then Jolie brought up that Milly was a part of the early years of the Bulldogs on the radio! Good point. Milly you were GREAT back in the day and I know you'll be a great mom.
So congrats to mom and dad and family.
Here's mom and Uma Lynn - via facebook.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
What does is mean? Think of it as basically a direct connection from the rink to the studio, as opposed to the phone line connection we use now. Yes, from the top of Roger to 3rd Avenue is a long way for a direct connection....I don't understand how all the technology works!
Lets just say it's a considerable investment for the company, with Bulldogs Broadcasts and 2009 World U17 Challenge Broadcasts in mind.
While road games will still sound the game, fans should notice a big change in the quality of audio that comes from us here at the rink.
I got kicked out of the booth while they installed stuff, so I took some pictures of the process and of the rink.
I don't know what this thing is called, or how it does what it does...but I really like the brand name!
Some U17 sights.....
I'm starting to get just a LITTTTTTTTTTLE excited for the 2009 World U17's!
The Bulldogs host the Cowichan Valley Capitals tonight at the Pound. Get it all on 93.3 The Peak FM with Port Alberni Safeway Bulldogs Hockey on The Peak kicking off with the pregame show at 6:45 and the puck drop and all the play-by-play at 7:00pm.
My first intermission feature guest is Bulldog affiliate player Brody Lynott, in the line up tonight on the back end. He doesn't know he's the interview yet, shhhhh, don't tell him!
Brody played several games with the Dogs on their interior trip and played well.
I have had several emails already requesting a link to listen to the Andy Oakes interview from "Bulldogs This Week" last night on The Peak.
So, due to popular demand, I will replay the interview over the next three Bulldogs Broadcasts starting tonight with part one airing during the second intermission show. Catch part two during the second intermission show Friday night in Duncan, and get the third and final installment Saturday afternoon in the second intermission show as the Dogs host the Eagles.
PS DONT FORGET SATURDAY'S GAME STARTS AT 3PM.
More news from the Dogs yesterday....
First off was a statement that came from Head Coach and General Manager Bryant Perrier. To read that, head to the Bulldogs website by clicking THIS LINK
Second was a press release announcing that Josh Pineiro had been traded to the Prince George Spruce Kings. Read that release again on the Bulldogs website by clicking HERE
A quick personal note - Josh is a good guy and a friend, and I wish him nothing but success in Prince George and in the future. It's the toughest part of the business, you get attached to these guys after a couple years! I know the fans and friends and billets etc etc etc can all relate! Take care buddy and good luck.
Last but not least on the Bulldog front - Check out my weekly preview for this week, on the Bulldogs Website.
That's it for now!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tonight's guest line up -
Alberni Valley Bulldogs President Andy Oakes leads off the program just after 6:00pm.
I have requested Bulldogs forward Mitch MacMillan to be my second guest.
Cowichan Valley Capitals Head Coach and GM Scott Robinson will join me after that to speak about the home and home series between the clubs starting tomorrow at The Pound and then shifting to Duncan on Friday.
If I have time at the end of the program, I might also call on Burnaby Express play-by-play voice Eddie Gregory to speak of the Mainland Division and his thoughts on the Surrey Eagles who visit the Pound on Saturday.
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Catch the Canucks pregame show at 3:30 with the puck drop shortly after 4:00pm.
The countdown is on to the 2009 World U17 Challenge! Check the countdown at the top of the blog to see how close it really is.
Now, we know who will make up the roster of the "home team" as Team Pacific will be based in the host city of Port Alberni.
To read the release, visit this link from the Western Hockey League website HERE
93.3 The Peak FM will broadcast all Team Pacific Round-Robin games, and we will also broadcast the Bronze and Gold Medal games that wrap up the tournament.
For all your needed tournament info from rosters to tickets and more, check out the official 2009 World U17 Hockey Challenge website at www.ourgameourfuture.com
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The Dogs are back in action tonight as they host the Nanaimo Clippers at the Pound. Get it all on 93.3 The Peak FM on Port Alberni Safeway Bulldogs hockey as the Dogs try to break a two game losing streak after a 4-1 loss to the Surrey Eagles on Thursday night. The pregame show kicks off at 6:45pm, the puck drop and all the play-by-play is at 7:00.
The Clippers are also victims of Surrey on their current road trip, as the Eagles beat them 3-1 last night at Frank Crane Arena.
For a story on last night's game from the Nanaimo Daily News - Click HERE
Don't forget to catch the post game show live tonight at Boston Pizza following the game!
A busy day for me - Just finishing my show here at the station and then heading to Zellers for the "A to Z Event" from 10am to 2pm so I hope to see you there!
Tomorrow morning, it's on the bus and over to Powell River for the first visit of the season to face the Kings.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Bulldogs have traded James Kerr to the Vernon Vipers. Read more about it HERE
Best of luck to James, I hope he does well with the Vipers. James is a quality kid that I have always believed in and I think he'll flourish with some of the pressure taken off his shoulders that he dealt with here.
A big welcome as well to Ryan DePape!
Also, here's my weekly preview, also on the Bulldogs website.
That's it for now need a game day nap!
The Bulldogs are back on 93.3 The Peak FM tonight when Port Alberni Safeway Bulldogs Hockey takes to the airwaves with the pregame show at 6:45, followed up by the puck drop and all the play-by-play at 7:00pm.
The Surrey Eagles will be the opposition, paying their first visit of the season to the Pound. This is the second meeting of the season between the teams, with Surrey taking game one on October 24th by a score of 7-1 at South Surrey Arena.
Tonight's second intermission feature guest is Dan Marshall, the play-by-play voice of the Nanaimo Clippers on our sister station 106.9 The Wolf in Nanaimo.
Of course the Bulldogs host the Clippers for the second time this season Saturday night, before rounding out their week of action when they visit the Kings in Powell River on Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store's PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.
Terry was impressed with the store's leadership role in adopting the Legion's "two minutes of silence" initiative. He felt that the store's contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.
When eleven o'clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the "two minutes of silence" to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.
Terry's anger towards the father for trying to engage the store's clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, "A Pittance of Time". Terry later recorded "A Pittance of Time" and included it on his full-length music CD, "The Power of the Dream".
In the interest of creating a greater awareness of the sacrifices that have been made and are still being made on our behalf, "A Pittance of Time" has been adapted to the French language and titled "C'est si peu de temps". Music videos for both audio tracks too were produced in support of the campaign and a musical/theatrical concert production, "Two Minutes of Silence -- A Pittance of Time", was written for the stage.
"Two Minutes of Silence - A Pittance of Time" combines music and theatre in an emotional production that looks at the folly of war. The inspirational songs and dramatic monologues evoke memories both tinged with sadness and joy that ultimately underscore the need for hope and faith in the goodness of humankind.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Bulldogs This Week should be an interesting show tonight on 93.3 The Peak FM (listen live on our website at www.933thepeak.com) as I'll have Bulldogs Head Coach and new GM Bryant Perrier leading off the show just after 6pm. After Bryant, new interim assistant Greg Holst will join me. The last half of the show my guests will be Collin Tiggleaar, play-by-play voice of the Surrey Eagles, and Dean Merrick, the play-by-play voice of the Powell River Kings.
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Sunday, November 09, 2008
My first intermission interview guest will be former Viper Evan Witt. My second intermission guest will be former Bulldog and former Viper and current BADGER Isaac Smeltzer, the first of what will be many alumni interviews to come over the remainder of the season.
Should be a fun one to watch today.
Off to take a video, I'll post it before the puck drop as long as all goes well!
Saturday, November 08, 2008
The streaks are over - the Bulldogs 12 game losing streak and the Silverbacks 11 game unbeaten streak, as the Dogs fought back from a 1-0 hole after one to lead 3-1 after two. The 'Backs made it interesting scoring with just under three minutes to play to make it 3-2, but the Dogs held the fort through a 6 on 4 in the final minute to earn the hard fought win.
Bulldog goal scorers were Zack Mazo (2) and Evan Witt. Colin Rundell picked up the win in goal. We are in Vernon so I have to run...More from the road tomorrow as the Dogs wrap up their trip with a meeting against the Vipers.
The Dogs had a one hour trip from Penticton to Kelowna become a four and a half hour journey due to highway 97 being closed in the Okanagan. Just another example of some adversity for the Dogs to deal with.
It won't be an easy one tonight by any stretch..the Silverbacks are red hot and the Bulldogs are ice cold coming off a less than stellar effort in Penticton last night.
Get it all on the pregame show at 7:15 with the play-by-play at 7:30 on 93.3 The Peak FM.
Back onto the bus soon so this has to end here.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Game Day #22 Bulldogs @ Vees, a look at the South Okanagan Event Centre, PLUS Tournament action at Multiplex this weekend.
Tonight's first intermission guest will be Dogs forward and former Vee Chris Moulson. My second intermission guest is Patrick Haas, the voice of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
Speaking of the South Okanagan Event Centre....Here's a look at it.
With the Dogs on the road, there's plenty of action still ongoing at the Multiplex. Read the info below and click the images to enlarge the schedules. Get down to the rink and support those Bantam and Midget Bulldogs!
Talk to you tonight!
Following is some information on the weekend tournament.
The Bantam teams in the tournament are:
Alberni Valley Bulldogs, Kerry Park Islanders, North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks, Oceanside Generals, Peninsula Eagles, Surrey Hurricanes, Vancouver Thunderbirds.
You should have all the pictures now except Kerry Park.
The Midget Teams are:
Alberni Valley Bulldogs A & B teams, Burnaby Winter Club, Comox Chiefs, Kamloops Road Warriors, North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks, Sooke, Vernon Vipers.
Also attached is the tournament schedule. Note the double header Bantam Bulldogs vs Vancouver 4:45 PM Saturday and Midget Bulldogs vs. Sooke 7:00 PM Saturday.
Also the other highlight games Friday 5:15, Sunday 2:00, Monday 4:30. We hope to get as many people out as possible to cheer our teams on in these games.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
More nice roads.
Not sure where exactly this is, but the bridge said it was 91meters high!
A video looking down at Osoyoos, and then looking IN the Penticton Memorial Arena.
FINALLY the video works!
The Dogs just had an off-day skate here to get some of their travel legs out. Unfortunately, they weren't able to get icetime today in the brand new 5000 plus seat South Okanagan Event Centre as Finger 11 has a concert there tonight so the ice is obviously unavailable.
I took a little movie with my camera of the Memorial Arena, as I'm not sure I will have the chance to see the old beauty again. I'm not sure what the future plans are for this museum of a rink. I'll post the video later when I get back to a computer.
The Dogs have a team dinner tonight at Mitch MacMillan's house....should be fun!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
First off - Some pictures and videos from our travels. This is why you need a great bus driver.
And here's some shots and a video of The Cominco Memorial Arena during the Bulldogs gameday skate this morning.I always take a picture of this...It's called MEMORIAL ARENA for a reason kids!
Here's a quick couple of clips of the rink.
Catch the pregame show on Port Alberni Safeway Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM at 7:15pm tonight from Trail, with the puck drop and all the play-by-play at 7:30.
My second intermission guest will be Ryan Pinder, the play-by-play voice of the Penticton Vees.
The Dogs have a day off on the road tomorrow, but they will spend a good portion of it travelling to Penticton before having a skate at the new South Okanagan Events Centre in the later afternoon.
Friday the road trip continues with a 7:00pm puck drop as the Dogs visit the Vees.
Monday, November 03, 2008
The guest list tonight includes Bulldog Coach Bryant Perrier, Bulldog forward Jackson Garrett, and Trail Smoke Eaters bench boss Jim Ingram.
I have tried my darndest to line up another coach from one of the Bulldog's opponents for tonight, but my phone calls and emails have gone unanswered.
With the Dogs heading out on the longest roadtrip of the season tomorrow morning, that will be a big focus tonight.
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Saturday, November 01, 2008
The Westside Warriors have picked up 5 of 6 points on their road trip so far after a 4-0 win last night over the Nanaimo Clippers at the Frank Crane Arena. To read all about it, read this story from Craig Slater in the Nanaimo Daily News.
(just disregard the part about the Warriors road trip ending last night...it ends TONIGHT at the Dog Pound of course)
Catch the pregame show tonight at 6:45 and the puck drop at 7:00 on 93.3 THE PEAK FM