Bulldogs lose two of their final three regular season games

Wednesday loss to Nanaimo

Jacob Bosse scored the opening goal for the Bulldogs 8:33 into the first period, but Tim Washe tied it at one for the Clippers. A high sticking penalty to Clippers forward Scott Mahovlich set up a power play goal by Stephen Castagna to give the Bulldogs the lead.

Josh Bourne tied it at two for the Clippers 7:06 into the second period. Just over a minute later, Mahovlich scored to give the Clippers the 3-2 lead. Bosse scored to tie it for the Bulldogs, but a Clippers onslaught followed. Nanaimo got goals from Ethan Scardina and Robby Drainer for a 5-3 lead. A holding penalty to Castagna set up a power play goal form Bourne.

Third period goals from Washe and Bourne sent the Clippers to an 8-3 lead. A goal by Caige Sterzer in garbage time made the score marginally more respectable.

Saturday win at Cowichan Valley

A slashing penalty to Capitals forward Dan McIntyre set up a power play goal from Dawson Tritt to open the scoring for the Bulldogs. Then Caps forward Primo Self took a tripping penalty and Moe Acee cashed in on the power play, sending the Bulldogs to the first intermission with a 2-0 lead.

In a scoreless second period, Cowichan forward Tanner Sidaway received a minor penalty for a blow to the head and a 10-minute misconduct, but Alberni Valley couldn’t cash in. Caps rookie John Lundy scored the only goal of the third period to cut the Bulldogs lead to 2-1.

Just over six minutes into the third, Sidaway took a major penalty for goalie interference and a game misconduct, but once again, Alberni Valley wasn’t able to capitalize on the power play. The game ended with Capitals forward Cole Broadhurst getting a gross misconduct for post-game remarks to the Bulldogs bench.

Sunday loss to the Clippers

A high sticking penalty to Tim Gould set up a power play goal by Tim Washe to open the scoring for the Clippers. Travis Walton scored as well to send the Clippers to the first intermission with a 2-0 lead.

A goal by Ethan Scardina extended Nanaimo lead to 3-0 and a cross-checking penalty to Mattias Dal Monte teed up a power play goal from Tyler Williams to make it 4-0 for the Shipmen. Jacob Bosse scored to get the Bulldogs on the board before the end of the second period, but they were still down by three goals.

In the third period, goals from Scardina and Kyler Kovich salted away a 6-1 win for the Clippers to end the regular season for both teams.

Three Stars

1. Luke Pearson
Pearson made 54 saves on 55 shots in the win over the Capitals.

2. Dawson Tritt
Tritt scored the opening goal in the win at Cowichan Valley.

3. Moe Acee
Acee scored the game winning goal against the Caps.