Bulldogs split home and home with Victoria

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs played a home and home with the Victoria Grizzlies winning the first game at home and losing the second game in Victoria.

5-0 win over Victoria

After a scoreless first period, defenceman Tim Gould opened the scoring for the Bulldogs at 16:06 of the second period. At 4:50 of the third period, a power play goal from forward Mitchell Deelstra put the Bulldogs out to a 2-0 lead. The onslaught continued as the Bulldogs got goals from defenceman Jimmy Rayhill, and forwards Ryan Doolin and Josh Zary en route to a 5-0 shutout of the Victoria Grizzlies on home ice. Matt Grouchy assisted on two of the Bulldogs’ five goals.

4-1 loss in Victoria

Forward Cody Monds opened the scoring for the Grizzlies at 1:27 of the first period only for River Fahey to tie it for the Bulldogs just under five minutes later. After a scoreless second period, a power play goal from forward Alex Dipaolo gave the Grizzlies a 2-1 lead. Victoria got a power play goal from forward Andrew Amousse followed by an even strength goal from forward Henri Schreifels to cement the win. Liam Souliere stood on his head making 42 saves on 43 shots for the Grizzlies.

3 Stars

1. Luke Pearson

Pearson made 31 saves for the shutout in the home game against the Grizzlies.

2. Ryan Doolin

Doolin had a goal and two assists in the home game against the Grizzlies

3. Jimmy Rayhill

Rayhill had a goal in the home game against the Grizzlies

Preview of Next Game

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have three home games this week.  On Wednesday, the Bulldogs are at home for a showdown with Island Division leading Cowichan Valley Capitals. Friday the Bulldogs face off against the same Victoria Grizzlies that they just split a home in home with, and Saturday they have a home game against the Langley Rivermen.