The Alberni Valley Bulldogs (22-14-0-0) host the West Kelowna Warriors (24-7-6-0) tonight at the Dawg Pound. It’s the first home game for the Bulldogs since January 6th. Puck drop is scheduled for 7pm, and tonight’s game is presented by AV News.
The Warriors continue to challenge the Penticton Vees for top spot in the Interior Conference (and the Surrey Eagles for 1st overall). The warriors have just 7 regulation losses this season and come into the Dawg Pound after beating the Nanaimo Clippers 6-3 at the Frank last night. Coming into the game, the Warriors come in with points in 5 straight games, and just 1 regulation loss in their past 10.
Felix Caron is a star in this league with 23 goals and 23 points for 46 points in 37 games this season. He leads all Warriors, but this is a team that boasts an abundance of depth. The Warriors roster features 16 NCAA committed players. Defenceman Isaiah Norlin leads all defenceman in points with 38.
The Bulldogs however are no pushover themselves. Winners of 4 straight, the Bulldogs return home looking to solidify their hold on 2nd place in the Coastal Conference standings. The Bulldogs roster features 15 NCAA committed players, meaning when the puck drops tonight there will be over 30 committed players strutting their stuff for the Dawg Pound faithful.
The Bulldogs lineup got a boost on Wednesday when Jax Wismer returned from injury. Tonight will be Wismer’s first game at home since December 2nd.
These teams don’t see each other often, but the Bulldogs have had the recent edge winning last year in West Kelowna.
The Bulldogs are expecting a capacity crowd for tonight’s game so fans are encouraged to get their tickets early. The box office is now open, or you can skip the trip and purchase online by CLICKING HERE