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Monday, March 30, 2015

Makin commits to Western Michigan Broncos


(imag: Garrett James)



The fantastic run of news from the Bulldogs organization continues as they announced today that graduating Captain Mitch Makin has secured an NCAA scholarship with the Western Michigan Broncos. Great guy, the epitome of what a Captain should be. Congrats Mitch!

Hammer



MITCH MAKIN COMMITS TO THE WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS

PRESS RELEASE
March 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are very proud to announce that captain Mitch Makin has committed to the NCAA Division 1 program of the Western Michigan Broncos.

Makin spent the last three seasons as a Bulldog after being acquired by Kevin Willison from his former team the Olds Grizzlys in exchange for 1994-born defenseman Marc Eremenko.

Makin ended up playing for the Bulldogs in 141 regular season games, contributing 42 goals and 58 assists for a total of 100 points. Moreover, Makin helped lead the Bulldogs to 28 playoff game appearances over his last three seasons.

In 2014/15, Makin was named captain of the Bulldogs. He stepped his game up even more after significant injuries to Evan Tironese and Kurt Gosselin. Since January 1st, Makin led with 34 points in the final 26 regular season games.

Makin is the third Alberni Valley Bulldogs player to join the Western Michigan Broncos in recent years, following in the footsteps of goalie Frank Slubowski and defenseman Kenny Morrison. Slubowski ended up being named to the 2011/12 NCAA (CCHA) All-Rookie Team as well as the NCAA (CCHA) Tournament MVP after guiding the Broncos to the CCHA Championships. Slubowski went on to being named to the NCAA (CCHA) Second All-Star Team in 2012/13. Morrison, who a few weeks ago was signed by the Calgary Flames, also made an impact with the Broncos as he was named to the 2012/13 NCAA (CCHA) All- Rookie Team.

There were several teams that expressed interest in Makin, but Western Michigan became the best fit.

"I would like to thank the Bulldogs organization for everything they have done for me," said Makin. "Special thanks to my parents, coaches Kevin Willison and Adam Hayduk, my billets Larry and Nancy Doucette, Tom McEvay, and to everyone in the Alberni Valley for all the support given to me during my three years in Port Alberni," added Makin. "My experience and memories will last a lifetime. I am fortunate to have played my junior hockey is such an awesome place. I'm excited to attend Western Michigan and play for the Broncos. Thank you to everyone that supported me!"

Makin went on to say that he will especially miss the outstanding fan support that created such an amazing atmosphere for every home game at Weyerhaeuser Arena and how the best fans in the BCHL took that same home ice atmosphere on the road in the playoffs to Victoria's and Nanaimo's rinks.

The entire Alberni Valley Bulldogs family wishes to thank Mitch for his three years of service and wishes him all the best as he continues the next chapter of his hockey career at Western Michigan.

For further information or comment on the above story please contact Alberni Valley
Bulldogs’ head coach and general manager Kevin Willison

To be identified as the next Mitch Makin, Kenney Morrison or Frank Slubowski, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs are hosting two Spring Identification Camps. April 3-5, 2015 in Port Alberni, BC, and May 1-3, 2015 in Osoyoos, BC. Camp information and registration details are available online at www.albernivalleybulldogs.ca.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Casey Bailey signs with Maple Leafs, could play this week




More fantastic news came out over the weekend, as fresh off the heels of Kenney Morrison's signing with the Calgary Flames, former Bulldog Casey Bailey signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs after concluding his career with the  NCAA's Penn State Nittany Lions

Read more from the Maple Leafs HERE 

Could he suit up with the Leafs as early as this week? It's a possibility, according to THIS report

I'm very happy for Casey and his family - a great kid and a great family, they are still big Bulldog fans even from afar, with Casey having moved on in 2011. As much as it says something about them, I think it also says something about the Bulldogs organization and the people here, doesn't it?

Best of luck Bails! Can't say how much I appreciated Casey always finding time to do alumni interviews with me each season, despite being incredibly busy going to school and playing hockey.

Here's a video I posted earlier this season, he had a big league shot even then. Enjoy!


Hammer


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Former Bulldog Kenney Morrison signs with Calgary Flames




Huge congrats to former Bulldog Kenney Morrison, who signed a two-year contract yesterday with the Calgary Flames.

Morrison played one season with the Bulldogs in 2010-2011, and it was a memorable one. He was the teams leading scorer for defenceman that season, and also the leading scorer amongst the rookies, earning him the Bulldogs Rookie of the Year award. He spent the following year with the USHL's Omaha Lancers, and the last three with the NCAA's University of Western Michigan Broncos where he was teammates with former Bulldog Frank Slubowski.

Very cool to see a former Bulldog signing with a big league club, congrats Kenney and best of luck!

For the story from Sportsnet, click HERE and for the story from the Flames, click HERE

C'mon though Kenney, anyone but the FLAMES! I'm not a fan...but I guess I am a little bit now!

Hammer

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bulldogs 2014-2015 Awards




Rookie of the Year -
Chris Schutz

Most Valuable Player - 
Billy Christopoulos

Coaches Award - 
Mitch Makin

Academic Player of the Year -
Eric Margo

Best Defenceman -
Kurt Gosselin

Unsung Hero -
Scottie Clark
Tom McEvay

Most Improved -
Brett Stewart

Community Hero -
Dylan Haugen

Humanitarian -
Scottie Clark
Chris Schutz

Top Scorer -
Mitch Makin

Most Sportsmanlike -
Drew Blackmun

Fan Choice Award - 
Garrett Halls





Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dogs magical comeback falls short, Clippers win Game 7






A good start for the Bulldogs, as they managed to get the puck in deep on several instances and get the first couple of shots on net, although no scoring chances. The Clippers would get their first shot just over five minutes into the game. The game was hard fought through the first half of the opening period with the shots even at six-aside. The Bulldogs would open the scoring late in the frame when Drake Brown put an outlet pass from the Dogs zone cross-ice to send Josh Adkins up the right wing through centre. He would drive over the Clippers line and fight off a check to drive in on goal where he fired it by Decelles short-side. Assists on the play somehow went to Justin Marreck and Logan Savard at 14:04 of the first. Just a minute later the Clippers looked to have too many men on the ice, but all four Officials missed it. Just 30 seconds or so later, the Dogs would be penalized. The Clippers would connect on it after a couple good saves by Christopoulos when Nick Gushue walked into the top of the left circle and put a slapper home far side through traffic, blocker side. Brendan Taylor and Anthony Rinaldi picked up the assists on it at 16:24 of the first, with the shots favouring the Clippers 15-9 after 20 minutes.

The Dogs had a good start to the second in the early minutes, but the Clippers put on a push as the period wore on, having a good amount of chances in tight that Christopoulos was razor sharp on, most notably on a one-timer from the hash marks by Spencer Hewson. As the period wore on, it was obvious that the Dogs were labouring and feeling fatigued, but they bent and didn't break and Christopoulos came up huge to keep it at 1-1 after 40 minutes. Shots favoured the Clippers 13-10 in the period for a 28-19 advantage after 40 minutes. The Clippers would pick up a penalty at the 20 minute mark of the period with the Dogs beginning the third on the power play.

The Bulldogs would battle wet ice and didn't look good on their first power play of the game, taking a penalty near the midway mark of it after a good Clipper shot block. The Dogs went to a short 4 on 3 advantage after four-aside hockey when a Dog had a stick slashed out of their hands. They wouldn't be able to generate on the advantage however. The third period would go back and forth over the middle parts of the frame with each team having their chances, but the Clippers having more of the Grade A opportunities. The Bulldogs spent a long time in the attacking zone on a great shift with Marcus Russell, Drew Blackmun and Chris Schutz pushing hard but being unable to find the go ahead marker. Past the midway mark of the period the Dogs had two fantastic looks in the attacking zone but both Garrett Halls and Drew Weich misfired on shot attempts. Cole Maier would block a shot and race up the right wing and put a shot on goal long-side that was turned away by the blocker of Christopoulos. He couldn't control the rebound though, as Nicolas Carrier beat his check to the net and one-timed it home past a sliding Christopoulos who made a desperate bid to get over. The Dogs would have a fantastic chance to tie it when Guillaume Decelles came up with a game-saver point blank on Josh Adkins who was set up all alone in the hash marks. The Dogs came up with a big penalty kill when they were sent to the box with five minutes to go to keep it within a goal, and would then draw a power play with just over a minute to go to make it a 6 on 4 advantage. They had one sharp angle centering bid go through the crease, but that's as close as they would come as the Clippers did a good job to kill it off before they hit the empty net to seal the deal as Spencer Hewson fired it home from the Clipper blue line. The only assist went to Jacob Hanlon at 19:35 to make it 3-1. As has been their hallmark, the Bulldogs refused to quit and valiantly fought to the final buzzer with a series of scrambles in the Nanaimo crease but they couldn't beat Decelles as the Clippers killed the clock.

Final shots favoured the Clippers 40-24 (Dan had the Dogs credited with 31) with Billy Christopoulos taking third star honours with the loss - he was in my opinion without question the 1st star of the game, with Guillaume Decelles picking up the win. The Dogs went 0 for 3 on the power play while the Clippers went 1 for 3.

A heartbreaking loss for the Dogs, but they can certainly hold their heads high with their season and their efforts refusing to quit in the series, only to fall painfully short. I certainly feel for the graduating players, especially the guys that couldn't play due to injury in Kurt Gosselin and Evan Tironese. Best of luck to Drake Brown - boy did he up his game in the Playoffs. Dylan Haugen - what a 20 year old year for him with 19 goals. Mitch Makin - what a leader over his years in a Dogs sweater. Eric Therrien, another guy who upped his game in the Playoffs. Finally, Billy Christopoulos. Amazing performance from him all season, and through the Playoffs. Best of luck at Air Force. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see you playing pro one day.

That's all for now. Best of luck to the Clippers moving forward.

As saddened as I am that the season is done, and as bad as I wanted to see the run continue and a packed Dog Pound, I'm very much looking forward to a lighter work load and more time with my family. 

It's just insane how much time I put into this blog - I love it, and do it for you the fans, the parents,  and the players. But it's a LOT of time that I'm happy I can step away from for a bit. For the first time all year, I'm eating dinner on the bus while it's still warm! Thanks for reading as always, if you appreciate it don't hesitate to click the DONATE button on the right hand side as I would certainly appreciate it, but never expect it. 

Thanks!

Hammer


Dogs visit Clippers tonight for Game 7, Marcello Ranallo interview


It's the fourth do or die game in a row for the Bulldogs, and the first time that the Clippers face elimination, as the teams meet tonight in the finale of  what has been a fantastic Island Division Semi Final series. The Bulldogs forced this game tonight after winning their third straight last night, 4-3 at a wild and crazy Dog Pound.

The Bulldogs have of course been dealing with all the cliches for a while now, do or die, win or go home, backs against the wall, etc, etc. The Clippers no doubt were feeling the pressure the last couple of games after letting the Dogs back in the series, but it's a whole different level when your season is on the line.

It goes without saying that the Dogs will no doubt have to be at their absolute best if they hope to move on to the Island finals to face Powell River. Being in a do-or-die situation has brought out the best in them, and I expect that the Clippers will bring that same level of desperation that has helped the Dogs get to this point.

Having a 3-0 series lead and being the #1 seed, one has to think that all the pressure is on Nanaimo. It's hard to play that way, but it's also a motivator at the same time. Here's hoping that the Dogs can play loose with that nothing to lose feeling, but also keep up the intensity with the opportunity to pull off the improbable and advance to the next round right in front of them.

While it's always a challenge playing on the road, you can bet that a large contingent of Bulldog fans will be making the trip down to provide some noise and support for the visitors as they always do at the Frank Crane.

If you can't make it to the game, we'll bring it to you on Pacific Chevrolet Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM starting with our pregame show at 6:45, with the puck drop and play-by-play to follow at 7:00pm. I will call the play-by-play, with Bruce MacDonald and Dan Tisserand providing the colour and analyis and team and player statistics.



If you aren't in radio 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.fasthockey.com

Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Marcello Ranallo, who is currently playing and coaching in Italy's Serie A with Cortina SG after a four year NCAA career with the UCONN Huskies.

Hammer


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Dogs force Game 7 with third straight win, 4-3 over Clippers





An energetic start to the game was quickly dampened when Mitch Makin was sent to the box just 30 seconds into the game on a boarding call. The Clippers would have two or three good chances, but Billy Christopoulos was sharp to keep it 0-0, most notably on a deflection in front where he kicked out his right toe to keep it out as the Dogs killed it off. The Dogs would score first for the second straight game just two minutes later when Mitch Makin took a Troy Dobbs outlet pass up the right wing and drove wide before throwing a cross-ice pass to the net front that went off Eric Therrien and in to make it 1-0. Guillaume Decelles would be the only Clipper to argue a possible kick in, but the Officials would conference and stick the original call of good goal, at 3:53 of the first. The Dogs would have their chances to build the lead with the momentum gained after the goal, but the Clippers kept it within a goal before drawing another penalty that they would connect on when Nick Gushue fed Brett Roulston on the left half boards where he walked into the circle and banked one in on a screened Christopoulos. Cole Maier picked up the only assist on the play, but that probably should have went to Devin Brosseau, at 11:29 of the first. The Bulldogs would take their second lead of the game late in the period on their second power play goal of the series as Drew Weich put a one-timer on goal from the left point that was tipped home through the legs of Decelles by Marcus Russell in front to make it 2-1 at 17:40 of the first, with the Clippers leading the shots 16-15 after one.

The second period would start with the Clippers having an obvious jump to their step, pushing to get back to even. It wouldn't take long for them to find the equalizer as just two minutes into the period Devin Brosseau roofed a rebound off a Nick Gushue slap shot short-side high past the blocker of Christopoulos to make it 2-2. Jacob Hanlon also picked up an assist on the play at 2:07 of the second. The Dogs would answer just three minutes later on the power play when Brett Stewart set up Mitch Makin in the right circle where he put a shot wide short-side, only to have the end board bounce come out front for Eric Therrien who banked it in off Guillaume Decelles to make it 3-2 at 4:56 of the second. A huge hit just following the goal saw Garrett Halls step up at the Clippers line and flatten Kale Bennett, but seconds later Anthony Rinaldi skated in on a breakaway where Christopoulos made the save to protect the lead. The Dogs would build the lead later in the period on the rush when a Ryan Coghlan shot missed the net short-side and rimmed up the right wing for Josh Adkins. He would put a perfect head-man pass up the middle for Logan Savard, who walked over the Clippers line and ripped a high shot off the blocker shoulder of Decelles. He couldn't control the rebound, and Josh Adkins would beat his check to the net and drill it home into the open side to make it 4-2, with Drew Weich also drawing an assist at 13:53 of the second. An ugly incident two minutes later would see Corey Renwick drive the Bulldogs net and run Billy Christopoulos, drawing a five minute major for the hit. Thankfully, Christopoulos wouldn't be injured. Despite several good looks on the power play, the Dogs couldn't build their lead as it stayed 4-2 after two, with the Dogs out shooting the Clippers 10-7 in the period for a 25-23 advantage after 40 minutes. 

The Clippers would come out to start the third and much like the second got right on the board as Jake Jackson took a rink wide pass and walked over the Bulldogs blue line up the left wing where he snapped one top corner, far-side off the bar and in over the glove of Christopoulos. The only assist went to Ryan Coghlan at 1:44 of the third to make it 4-3. The Clippers would draw a power play shortly afterwards, but the Dogs would quickly even it up when Josh Adkins made a great read to break up a pass and race away on an odd man rush, only to be tackled. The Clippers would earn another power play six minutes into the frame, but the Bulldog defenders came up with a solid kill. The score stayed that way until the late stages of the third with the Dogs protecting the lead and Christopoulos coming up big when needed. The fans in the Dog Pound would be up in arms with three minutes to go when Eric Therrien broke up a play at the line and attempted to race away on an on-man rush, only to get dumped by the Clipper defender. There would be no call, but a 10 minute misconduct afterwards to Therrien. A minute later, Dylan Haugen came up with a solid defensive play to cover at the Offensive blue line. He would then win a race to a loose puck in the Dogs end and get tripped up, drawing a penalty. The Dogs would kill the clock until just under a minute to play, and then draw another penalty - or so they thought, when Yanni Kaldis clipped Josh Adkins on a neutral zone faceoff. The back Referee would call the penalty, and Kaldis would be sent to the box. After a long discussion, Kaldis was freed from the sin bin and the penalty was "uncalled" as the Clippers would pull their goalie to make it a 5 on 5 situation. They would press, but the Dogs would protect the lead and kill the clock for the 4-3 final.

Final shots favoured the Clippers 36-31 with Billy Christopoulos picking up the win while Guillaume Decelles took the loss. The Dogs went 2 for 6 on the power play while the Clippers went 1 for 5.

With the win, the Dogs force a Game 7 tomorrow night in Nanaimo.

Hammer

Dogs host Clippers tonight for another must win Game 6

(image: Go Alberni)

Another night, and another must-win game for the Bulldogs as they host the Clippers tonight at the Dog Pound for Game 6 of this best of seven Island Division Semi Final series after staving off elimination for the second straight game with a 2-1 win last night in Nanaimo.

A solid effort last night by the Dogs to get it back to the Dog Pound tonight, but last night is just that, LAST night. While the Dogs should no doubt be feeling confident and good about themselves with their recent efforts, they need to remember that it's been nothing short of fantastic desperate efforts that have them in this position. Here's hoping they will still be motivated by the fact that they still face elimination, because you can bet that the Clippers will be wanting to end this tonight and not have to head home for a Game 7 tomorrow. It's not going to be any easier because it's on home ice.

It sure was nice to see the Dogs open the scoring for the first time in the series. While it didn't last long, it was a big key to winning. Another key possibly tonight is finding a way to win the special teams battle. The Dogs have yet to do that in the series, yet they have found a way to win a couple games. 

Ticket sales commence today at 7am, with season ticket holders having until 12 noon to secure their seats. After that they go on sale to the public. Fans are encourage to wear black tonight in support of a "Blackout"
 It will no doubt be rocking at the Dog Pound as we bring you all the action on Van Isle Ford Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM. The pregame show kicks things off at 6:45, with the puck drop to follow at 7:00pm. I'll call the play-by-play with Bruce MacDonald providing colour and analysis and Dan Tisserand tabulating team and player statistics.


If you aren't in radio 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.fasthockey.com







Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Teal Burns, who's off to the CIS National Championship this weekend in his second season with the Guelph Gryphons. 


The Gryphons are on a pretty fun run right now, as I caught up with another former Bulldog there in Tryg Strand last weekend after they had won the OUA Championship - and qualified for the Nationals - by defeating Windsor.

They kept the run going last weekend, beating Trois Rivieres 4-0 in the 104th playing of the Queen's Cup in front of a sell out crowd. I have to post one more picture - the look of joy on the faces of these guys is something else!

Hammer

Monday, March 09, 2015

Dogs stay alive, top Clippers 2-1, force Game 6 at Dog Pound tomorrow night




A rather tame start to the game from each side as despite it being Game 5 of the series it almost looked as if the teams were feeling each other out. The Dogs had the edge in the play and the shots early, but not much in the way of Grade A chances. Shots favoured the Dogs 8-3 through the media time out at the midway mark of the first. The Clippers would push back with a couple good shifts over the ensuing minutes, but the Dogs held them off the board with Billy Christopoulos making a great save on Brendan Taylor with a half pad stack on a Jake Jackson pass. Late in the period the Dogs went to the net and Guillaume Decelles mishandled covering the rebound. He would indeed find it first, and would proceed to throw a fairly obvious punch with his glove hand on a fallen Bulldog in front of him. It's certainly not a big deal to not call that a penalty, but the Officials bring that non call into the spotlight a bit when minutes later the Dogs get penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for snowing the goalie. The Clippers would have a couple great chances on the advantage, most notably on a short-side miss that resulted in an open net on the end board bounce but Christopoulos made a good save going post to post to keep it out. Shots favoured the Dogs 12-11 after 20 minutes.

The Bulldogs would open the scoring - for the first time in the series - going up 1-0 just inside of five minutes into the second when Mitch Makin knocked a puck out at the Bulldog line and chased up ice on a one-on-one down the left wing. Makin would pound a slapper high on net that Decelles turned aside, but he couldn't control the rebound as Makin found it and centered it gor Garrett Halls who one-timed it home five-hole at 4:39 of the second. The Dogs would press for an insurance marker and came close to finding it but Guillaume Decelles made a fantastic glove save off a Logan Savard one-timer from the deep slot. The Clippers would start to push back after the goal however, and had a couple great chances to even it, but Christopoulos again stood tall, making a highlight reel save diving across the crease to rob Sheldon Rempal on an open net with the back of his glove. The Dogs were penalized soon afterwards, and had done a good job on the kill into the late seconds of it, clearing the zone. Everyone would appear to head off on a change however, and Guillaume Decelles took advantage with a headman pass that sent Yanni Kaldis in on the breakaway where he went backhand-five hole to slide it through Christopoulos for the power play marker at 10:53 of the second to make it 1-1. The Dogs didn't wilt under the pressure, as they pushed back and took the play the other way. They would get rewarded late in the period when Everett Putz swung a cross-ice pass through the slot that tipped off Eric Margo and back to the right point. Garrett Halls would one-time it low at the net where Everett Putz deflected it home short-side on Decelles to make it 2-1 at 19:35 of the second. The period would end with the Clippers being penalized on a neutral-zone interference play. Shots favoured the Clippers 20-12 in the period, for a 31-24 Nanaimo advantage after 40 minutes.

The third period was played fairly tight to the vest, with both sides not giving up much in the way of chances. A very interesting penalty call from the Referee a couple zones away from the incident saw the Dogs go down a man when Dylan Haugen attempted to shoot, Clipped a clipper with his stick, and got clipped himself resulting in Haugen bleeding and possibly missing some teeth. Haugen got the two minutes, but the Dogs came up with a big kill to protect their lead. A Bulldog power play would come soon afterwards, but they couldn't cash in for the insurance marker. The Dogs would hold the lead through the period, again coming up with a huge penalty kill with less than six minutes to play to keep it 2-1. The Clippers would push over the final minute and change with the goalie out for the extra attacker but the Dogs defence and Billy Christopoulos stood tall to kill the clock for the 2-1 final.

Shots favoured the Clippers 41-30 with Billy Christopoulos picking up 2nd star honours with the win while Guillaume Decelles took the loss. The Dogs went 0 for 4 on the power play while the Clippers went 1 for 4.

Game 6 goes at the Dog Pound tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7pm. Ticket sales begin at the Bulldogs Office at 7am. Season ticket holders have until 12pm to secure their seats. The theme is BLACK OUT, so wear black.

Bulldogs visit Clippers tonight in another must win game 5



It's the same scenario tonight as it was on Saturday night as the Bulldogs visit the Clippers at the Frank Crane Arena for a do or die, win or go home Game 5. The Clippers lead the best of seven series 3 games to 1 after the Dogs staved off elimination with an against all odds 5-4 comeback win in overtime  at the Dog Pound on Saturday night.

Raise your hand if you thought that the Dogs would be playing this game tonight with about five minutes left on Saturday night. Down two goals, down three games in the series, down two players before the game and two more during it and down two men on the ice with the Clippers having a 5 on 3 power play, but the Dogs just refused to pack it in. Incredible things can happen if you simply don't quit in the face of adversity and believe you can do it. Exhibit A - the amazing display we witnessed on Saturday night. Win a game that you never led? That doesn't happen often.

It's no doubt going to take the same effort, or even a better one, if the Dogs want to bring this series back to the Dog Pound for a Game 6 tomorrow. You can bet that the Clippers will have a burr under their saddle after letting that one get away, and you can bet that they really don't want to head back to the Dog Pound. The Dogs just need to want it more.

We'll bring all the action to you live from the Frank Crane Arena on Pacific Chevrolet Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM tonight with the pregame show getting underway at 6:45 and the puck dropping at 7:00. I'll call the play-by-play while Bruce MacDonald adds the colour and analysis and Dan Tisserand provides the team and player statistics.


If you aren't in radio 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.fasthockey.com


Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is Alex Rawnsley, the play-by-play voice of the Powell River Kings,
as he'll give us an update on the other Island Division Semi Final series. The Kings took a 3-2 series lead with a 5-1 win yesterday in Powell River. The series is being played under the 2-3-2 format, with it being an off-day today. Game 6 is in Victoria tomorrow, and the Grizzlies will also host Game 7 on Wednesday night if it's needed.

Hammer