The Alberni Valley Bulldogs dropped a 3-2 decision to the visiting Cowichan Valley Capitals on Wednesday night (Dec. 29) at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.
Trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes of play, the Bulldogs pulled even just a few minutes into the second period as Brandon Buhr scored his ninth of the year. However, the Caps regained the lead just a couple of minutes later and gained some insurance with another goal early in the third.
Logan Holm gave the Bulldogs some hope as he banged home a rebound with just under four minutes remaining in regulation time. But Caps goaltender McCoy Bidewell held the fort and preserved the win for Cowichan.
The loss, just the second in regulation at the Multiplex this season, dropped the Bulldogs’ record to 15-9-3-0.
The Bulldogs have a couple of days to regroup before heading to Duncan on Saturday evening (Jan. 1) looking for revenge. The team won’t be back at home until Friday, Jan. 7.