Alberni Bulldog’s crowned 4-1 by Kings

It was a chippy game as the Alberni Valley Bulldogs dropped a 4-1 decision to the Powell River Kings on Friday night.

It was a chippy game as the Alberni Valley Bulldogs dropped a 4-1 decision to the Powell River Kings on Friday night.

Bulldog’s goalie Max Fenkell faced 32 shots while Jamie Phillips faces 26.

The Bulldog’s were 0-6 on the power play while Powell River was 1-6.

Playing before 780 fans at the Riv’s Hap Park arena the teams played a scoreless first period and then opened it up in the second.

The Bulldog’s were down early in the second when King’s defenseman Jon Jutzi notched a power play goal at 1:17. King’s forward Steven Schmidt added another at 13:05. Yan Kalashnikov got the Bulldogs on the board at 17:30.

The game started to get chippy in the second when the King’s took three consecutive penalties for roughing and slashing. Bulldog’s Dylan Nowakowski took a blow to the head penalty and a game misconduct. The King’s Brenden Forbes later took penalties for slashing, cross checking and was ejected for the game.

The King’s struck early in the third when forward Steven Schmidt scored short handed 11 seconds in. They added their final goal when forward Evan Richardson scored at 7:01.

The goals stopped after Richardson’s marker and the penalties started. The Bulldog’s Trent Dorais and King’s Cohen Adair were each given five-minute penalties for fighting at 10:41. Later, Bulldog’s forward Artsiom Kalashnikov drew a five-minute penalty for fighting. Kings player James Neill also drew five minutes for fighting while his teammate Brandan Smith got five minutes for fighting and and two game misconduct penalties.

The Bulldog’s play the Cowichan Valley Capitals in Cowichan on Saturday.

You can find other game stats from the Powell River game here.

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