Bulldogs win in Victoria and split two games at home

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs won in Victoria and then defeated the Salmon Arm Silverbacks before losing to the Powell River Kings this past weekend. The games against the Silverbacks and Kings were both on home ice for the Bulldogs.

Win in Victoria

The Bulldogs tallied first 4:10 into the first period on a goal from Olivier Fizet and then near the end of the first, got a goal from Jackson Doucet. The Grizzlies potted their first goal from Vince Nardone 11:27 into the second period on the power play. They tied it at two a minute and five seconds later on a power play goal from Andrew Amousse. The Bulldogs took a 3-2 lead on a goal by Jacob Bosse and then padded the lead to 4-2 with another by Bosse, this time on the power play. Amousse scored for Victoria to pull within one, but Alberni Valley held on for the 4-3 victory.

Win over Salmon Arm

The Bulldogs drew first blood 13 seconds in on a goal from Jimmy Rayhill. Goals from Caige Sterzer and Jacob Bosse 15 seconds apart extended the Bulldogs lead to 3-0, but a goal from Lucas Breault got the Silverbacks on the scoreboard before the first period was over.

A second goal from Breault 29 seconds into the second period cut the Bulldogs lead to one. Bosse scored another to give the Bulldogs back a two goal cushion. However, a power play goal from Akito Hirose for the Silverbacks cut Salmon Arm’s deficit back to one. An empty net goal from Stephen Castagna with 10 seconds to go in regulation clinched the win for the Bulldogs.

Loss to Powell River

The Powell River Kings opened the scoring 10:57 into the opening frame on an unassisted goal from Jack Brackett. Nic Porchetta scored 10:15 into the second period as the Kings jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

A goal from Josh Zary got the Bulldogs on the scoreboard before the second intermission and they were down by only one goal after forty minutes. A short handed goal from Brackett 4:18 into the third period followed by a goal from Brett Pfoh just over 12 minutes later sealed the victory for the Kings.

3 Stars

1. Jacob Bosse

Bosse had two goals and assisted on the goal by Caige Sterzer in the win over Salmon Arm.

2. Caige Sterzer

Sterzer had a goal and assisted on one of Bosse’s goals in the win over Salmon Arm.

3. Josh Zary

Zary scored the Bulldogs’ only goal in the loss to Powell River.

Up Next

The Bulldogs next game is Friday against the Cowichan Valley Capitals in Duncan.