Bulldogs lose three straight in Interior Division

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs played three games at Interior division opponents last week and lost all three of them. First in Salmon Arm, second in Vernon, and third in West Kelowna.

3-2 Loss in Salmon Arm

The Silverbacks opened the scoring at 15:32 of the first period on a goal from Daniel Rybarik. The Bulldogs drew even at 7:09 of the second period on a goal by Jackson Doucet. Jacob Bosse scored at 7:16 of the third period only to be answered back with a tying goal from the Silverbacks’ Luke Mylymok 41 seconds later. Akin Hirose won it for the home side 4:20 into overtime.

7-3 Loss in Vernon

The Bulldogs opened the scoring at 2:31 of the first period with a goal from Dawson Tritt. The Vipers later took a 2-1 lead on back to back goals from Matt Kowalski. The Bulldogs tied it at two with a goal from Caige Sterzer, only for a goal from Max Bulawka 22 seconds later to put the Vipers back in the drivers seat at 3-2. The lone second period goal from Jojo Tanaka-Campbell sent Vernon into the third period with a 4-2 lead. A power play goal from Mitchell Deelstra pulled the Bulldogs to within a goal. it wasn’t enough as a power play goal from Landon Fuller, an even strength goal from Ben Sanderson, and a power play goal from Kowalski cemented the 7-3 win for the Vipers.

6-2 Loss in West Kelowna

The Warriors opened the scoring 21 seconds in on a goal from Colby Elmer. Tommy Bannister tied the game for the Bulldogs, but Elmer and Drew Vieten tallied to send the Warriors into the first intermission with a 3-1 lead. A power play goal from Josh Zary was the lone goal of the second period and it pulled the Bulldogs to within a goal. In the third period, an even strength and short handed goal from Carter Wilkie and a power play goal from Deegan Mofford clinched the 6-2 win for the Warriors.

3 Stars

1. Jackson Glassford

Glassford made 52 saves on 55 shots in the Salmon Arm game.

2. Tommy Bannister

Bannister scored in two of the three games.

3. Josh Zary

Zary had a goal and an assist on the three game trip.