The AVMHA Bantam Tier 3 Bulldogs hosted a Bantam Winter Classic Tournament from Jan. 2-4. Alberni’s first game was a 5-4 win over Victoria Icehawks. In their second game, Alberni shut out Nanaimo Tier 2 with a score of 5-0.
In their third game, Alberni beat Nanaimo Tier 3 10-7. On Saturday with third place Alberni losing to the second place Powell River Kings 8-1.
Alberni faced off against the Cowichan Valley Capitals for the bronze. Alberni got two goals midway through the first period. Nic Sexton scored the first goal with assists from Ryan Turgeon and Jerzy Gus and
seconds later, Noah Fatur got another one assisted by Ryan Devries. Cowichan got on the scoreboard at 10:40 with a goal from Matt Baird, assisted by Owen Easton.
Alberni Devries scored again at with assists from Carter Lee and Luke McKinnon. Alberni started off the second period right with a goal by Sexton, assisted by Turgeon and Matthew Netzer. At 18:49 Alberni’s Jerzy Gus made it 5-1, assisted by Turgeon and McKinnon.
Alberni’s Fatur scored at 8:28 with help from Lee and Isaac McDonald, with Alberni ending the period 6-1. The third period started with Cowichan’s Kevin Stewart scoring at 18:18, followed by Cowichan’s Baird’s goal with assists from Owen Easton and Isaac Leik.
At 11:10, Cowichan made it 6-4 thanks to Hayden Plester, assisted by Brady Williams.
With 11 seconds left, Alberni’s Carter Lee made it 7-4, assisted by Fatur and Riley Shiner. The Bulldogs ended the tournament in third place.