December 22, 2015

Blazers Sweep Outlaws

The Bellingham Blazers received an early gift this holiday season with a home sweep of the Tri-Citites Outlaws. Despite their losses at the hands of the Wenatchee Wolves, Bellingham continues to dominate the rest of the NHPL and figures to meet up with their rivals in the playoffs. The Blazers next home game will be against the West Sound Warriors on January 8th. Happy Holidays! Click here to view photos from Friday, December 18th at the Sportsplex.

December 7, 2015

Bellingham Tops Seattle

The Bellingham Blazers continue to hold on to second place in the NPHL standings with a two-game sweep of the Seattle Ravens over the weekend. Bellingham had the match well in hand through all three periods, dominating the ice with 61 shots-on-goal and shutting out Seattle Saturday, December 5 at the Sportsplex. Final score: 5-0. Click here to view photos from the game.

November 22, 2015

Blazers Dominate Warriors

The Bellingham Blazers continued their seven-game winning streak Friday, November 20 with a win over the visiting West Sound Warriors at the Sportsplex. The Blazers controlled every corner of the ice holding the Warriors to just 22 shots-on-goal while firing 76 shots of their own on net. Final score: 7-1. Bellingham, with the win Friday and another win at West Sound Saturday, move to 13-4 on the season and find themselves in second place behind the 15-0 Wenatchee Wolves. Click here to view photos from the game. Don't forget to order you 2015-16 team photo here.

November 1, 2015

Blazers Sweeps Generals at Home
The Bellingham Blazers handed the visiting Eugene Generals two straight losses over the Halloween weekend at the Sportsplex. The Blazers bounce back after two straight losses of their own at the hands of the Wenatchee Wolves last weekend. Bellingham improves to 7-4 on the season and are currently in second place in the NPHL. Click here to view photos from Friday's game.

October 25, 2015

Wolves Sweep Blazers at Home

The visiting Wenachee Wolves best their North Pacific Hockey League rival, the Bellingham Blazers, in a two game series at the Sportsplex. Dropping Bellingham to 5-4 for the 2015 season and snapping a five-game Blazers winning streak. Wenatchee accounts for all of Bellingham's loses this season. The Blazers will have a chance to recover their winning ways with three more home games in the coming weeks. Click here to view photos from Saturday's game.

October 18, 2015

Blazers Blisters Warriors
The Bellingham Blazers had little trouble besting their opponents, the West Sound Warriors, Saturday October 17th at the Sportsplex. Bellingham lead in all three periods, peppering the Warriors' goalie with 86 shot on goal. Seven Blazers players found net and of those three Blazers scored twice. West Sound did manage to test Bellingham's defense, scoring three times. But the effort was fleeting as Bellingham cruised to victory. Final score 10-3. Click here to view photos from the game.

October 4, 2015

Bellingham Blanks Ravens

The Bellingham Blazers played host to the Seattle Ravens Saturday, October 3rd for their 2015 North Pacific Hockey League season at the Sportsplex. This was the Blazers first home game of the season as the rookie team from Seattle tried to establish themselves in the NPHL. Bellingham kept the game close in the first period, neither team finding net. The Ravens however came out of the first intermission flat, allowing two goals in the first two minutes of play. The Blazers would tack on three more scores as Seattle's shell-shocked defense were unable to keep the Blazers at bey. Seattle would not recover as Bellingham finished off the evening with one more goal in the third. Click here to view photos from the game.

July 12, 2015

Bulldogs Dictate, Dominate Vipers in Playoff Win

Overcast skies bring a much needed respite from the unusually high temperatures for the 2015 Pacific Football League season. The Bellingham Bulldogs play host to the Clark Country Vipers of Vancouver, Wash. Kicking off the first round of the PFL playoffs on a special cancer awareness night. The Bulldogs began sluggish after the long vacation between games but with two big plays from wide receiver Kyle Redmond, Bellingham found the red zone and shook off the rust. The Vipers had no answers for the dominating Bulldogs defensive line. Unable to make significant yards Clark County would not score in the first half. Bellingham would find the end zone five times, putting up a score of 42-0 at halftime. The second half saw the Bulldogs pull their starters and gave the Vipers a chance to save some pride. Finding their stride Clark County scored three times in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs move on to the next round of the playoffs. Final score: 42-24. Click here to view photos of the game.

June 7, 2015

Bellingham shocked by Portland

Songbirds and the sound of football fill the air at the beautiful sun-soaked Lummi School Field as the Bellingham Bulldogs welcome the visiting Portland Raiders Saturday, June 6th. The Raiders use their air attack to move quickly into the red zone. Taking advantage of the pace, Portland is first to score. A defensive turnover gives the Raiders a shortened field. They do not waste the opportunity and score another touchdown in the first quarter. The Dogs tried to establish a ground attack. After a huge defensive penalty Cody Oakes finds Tobi Seim in the end zone. Bellingham narrows the lead.

The Bulldogs start the second quarter with a long strike to wide receiver Kyle Redmond. A Raiders' penalty puts Bellingham in the red zone giving running back Donovan Dunmore an opportunity to punch it in from the three-yard line, tying the game. Portland does not flinch as they drive down field and score on a quick seam route. Portland catches the Bulldogs off guard and throws deep after a defensive turnover, scoring another touchdown from forty-five yards out and increasing their lead before halftime.

The second half starts hot for Bellingham as they march down field using their running game. The Bulldogs finish the drive off with a bullet from Oakes to Redmond into the end zone. Bellingham's defense stops the Raiders and the Bulldogs take advantage. Feeding the ball to Redmond on three straight plays, Bellingham moves into the red zone where Oakes is able to cap the drive with another touchdown. The game is tied heading into the fourth quarter.

The Raiders waste no time in scoring again after a few long throws down field, Portland pulls out ahead. The Bulldogs claw back. Oakes finds wide receiver Douglas Miller for a big gain. The addition of a defensive penalty puts Bellingham in the red zone. Oakes finishes off the drive with a fifteen yard touchdown scramble. The Bulldogs defense is lifted by an interception from Seim and Bellingham uses Dunmore again to pound the rock. But the drive stalls. Bellingham and Portland trade possessions with neither team getting the advantage. As two minutes remain on the clock the Bulldogs face a fourth and long. Oakes finds tight end Jaa Gordon over the middle for a first down. With under a minute to go Bellingham attempts a field goal but it sails left.

Portland gets the advantage of first possession in overtime and they do not hesitate scoring one more touchdown. The Raiders end the Bulldogs chances at a win with an interception. Final score: 35-42. Click here to view photos from the game.

May 17, 2015

Bulldogs stumble at home against the Stallions

Sun parts the gloom of overcast skies illuminating Civic Field for a bout between two Pacific Football League heavy-weights Saturday, May 16th. The Bellingham Bulldogs tried to makeup for their first 2015 home loss with a victory over the visiting Stallions from Seattle. The Stallions were out the gate early, taking the opening kickoff to the house and stunning the Bellingham crowd. The Bulldogs would not give up so easily. Moving the ball down-field with a balanced ground and air attack Bellingham positioned themselves in the red zone for a touchdown. But it was not without cost. Several miscues lead to the use of all three of their first half timeouts. The Bulldogs scored two more touchdowns, relying on their defense for quick three-and-outs. However Seattle rallied and scored three unanswered touchdowns to head into half-time with the lead. The second half was dismal for the Bulldogs as injuries to key players and unfortunate officiating killed all momentum in Bellingham's favor. The Stallions kept their foot down, scoring three more times they dominated play an field and handed the Bulldogs their second home loss of the season. Final score 21-45. Click here to view more photos from the game.

May 3, 2015

Bellingham gets Shutout at Home

An emotional first home game of the 2015 Pacific Football League season was bitter-sweet as the South Lane Buzzards handed the Bellingham Bulldogs their first loss on a sun-soaked Civic Field Saturday, May 2nd.

Hearts were heavy for the Bulldogs in remembrance of two exceptional teammates and individuals that passed away during the off-season. Far too young to leave this world, Sean Hicks and Steve Faoro will be forever immortalized in the hearts of their teammates, friends and loved ones.

The play on the field reflected the melancholy moment as the Bulldogs struggled to gain any momentum. The undermanned Buzzards attacked a sluggish Bulldogs team with a series of read-option plays and short passing routes, keeping the chains moving and Bellingham's offense off the field through most of the first half. Early penalties, missed opportunities and poor execution kept the Bulldogs from reaching the red-zone. Overall an aberration from what Bulldog fans typically see on the field. However this loss on this particular night may be the railing point Bellingham needs to catapult them into the playoffs. Final score 0-32. Click here to view photos from the game.

April 26, 2015

United lose Season Opener at Home

The Bellingham United Football Club kicked off their 2015 Evergreen Premier League Washington season against the South Sound Football Club at Civic Field Sunday, April 26th. The road to the EPLWA championship started out on shaky ground as the Hammers fell to South Sound. Giving up 5 goals to SSFC the United could only muster one goal of their own in response. Final score 1-5. Click here to view photos from the game.

March 14, 2015

Warriors End Blazers' Cascade Cup Streak

The Bellingham Blazers played host to the visiting West Sound Warriors for the third straight Cascade Cup Championship series at the Sportsplex Friday, March 13th. The night would prove to be unlucky for the Blazers, already down two games to none, as they faced a critical do or die game three elimination. The Warriors came prepared to win, skating fast and furiously pounding the net. Bellingham's defense could not withstand the attack. West Sound jumped to a three goal lead in the first period then added another three goals in the second. Bellingham found the net in the second but a comeback was not in the cards as the Warriors finished the third period with two more goals ending the Blazers' hope for the three-peat. Final score: 1-8. Click here to view photos from the game. Relive all the action from the season by clicking this link.

February 28, 2015

Blazers Stumble at Home vs Wolves

The visiting Wenatchee Wolves handed the Bellingham Blazers their second loss in the best of five series on Friday, February 27th at the Sportsplex. The loss puts the Blazers behind the Wolves two games to one in the NPHL playoffs. The pressure was on early as the Wolves scored two unanswered goals in the first period and one in the second. Bellingham fought back hard scoring a goal mid-way through the third and lead the Wolves 49 to 45 with shots on goal. However Wenatchee Goalie Bronson Moore stood firm and denied the Blazers comeback. Final score 1-3. Click here to view photos from the game.

February 21, 2015

Blazers Shutout Outlaws in Final Home Game

The Bellingham Blazers closed out the 2014-2015 Northern Pacific Hockey League season with a blowout win over the visiting Tri-Cities Outlaws Friday, February 20th at the Sportsplex. The Blazers blistered the Outlaws net with 134 shots on goal and kept their own net clear. Final score: 14-0. The victory marked their thirty third of the season, just four game behind the league leading West Sound Warriors. The Blazers' attention now turns to the NPHL Playoffs and their first opponent, the Wenatchee Wolves, while their chief rival West Sound faces off with the Cheney Icehawks. Click here to view photos from the game. Click here to view photos from the game.

February 14, 2015

Blazers Stand Firm Against Warriors

The Bellingham Blazers squared off against their North Pacific Hockey League rival the West Sound Warriors Friday, February 13th at the Sportsplex. The first of a two-game show down that will determine the final regular season standings prior to the upcoming playoffs. The Warriors hold a two-game advantage over the Blazers and currently sit atop the standings. Friday's rivalry match held nothing back as the teams traded scoring streaks in an effort to best one another. The first period belonged to the Blazers, scoring 4 unanswered goals and adding a fifth in the second period. West Sound would not be shutout, firing three straight goals into the net in the second period. The Warriors would add one more goal in the fourth but the Blazers put the comeback hopes to rest with their final goal late in the third period. Final score 6-4. Click here to view photos from the game.

February 7, 2015

Blazers Blister Outlaws

The Bellingham Blazers sit at the second position in the North Pacific Hockey League standings and are in a race toward the 2015 NPHL Playoffs with the West Sound Warriors. Before Bellingham can earn a showdown with their chief rival they must get past the Outlaws from Tri-Cities. Friday, February 8th at the Sportsplex the Blazers set the net ablaze with a relentless barrage of shot on goal throughout the three period match, out shooting the Outlaws 77 to 21. The scoring, for Bellingham, came only in the second period. In a minute and 48 seconds, four different Blazers found the back of the net. The Outlaws would later score two goals of their own but the effort was too little too late. Final score: 4-2. Click here to view photos from the game.

January 17, 2015

Blazers Drop Third Straight

The Bellingham Blazers lose their third game in a row to the visiting Wolves of Wenatchee at the Sportsplex Friday, January 16th. The match began with the Blazers down one goal as the Wolves scored early in the first period. Bellingham evened the score late in the first but the second period saw the Wenatchee break away, scoring twice without a Blazers response. The third period had a similar result, the Wolves found the net twice more. The Blazers scored once more but the effort was too late. Final score: 2-5. Click here to view photos from the game.