Bulldogs forward Dawson Tritt carries the puck towards the Clippers’ net during a game on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Bulldogs forward Dawson Tritt carries the puck towards the Clippers’ net during a game on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ preseason comes to an end with 8-2 loss against Clippers

BCHL still hopes to begin regular season play in December

The BCHL preseason has officially come to an end for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs fell 8-2 to the Nanaimo Clippers on Monday night (Nov. 16) in the Island Cup Semi-Final. The Clippers will go on to face the league-leading Victoria Grizzlies in the Island Cup Championship on Tuesday night.

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb said earlier this month that the league is still on track to begin regular-season play in early December.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs picked up a decisive win last weekend. After a 3-2 loss to the Nanaimo Clippers at home on Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Bulldogs bounced back with a 7-4 win against the Grizzlies in Victoria on Friday, Nov. 13.

After the clubs traded first period goals, Bulldogs captain Mattias Dal Monte scored the go-ahead goal at 2:55 of the second. The Grizzlies roared back with a quick pair of their own to take a 3-2 lead before the period was just six minutes old, but Bulldogs forwards Oak MacLeod and Tyler Kostelecky scored just 14 seconds apart late in the second to send the Bulldogs to the locker room with a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.

The Bulldogs pulled away with the lead with four more goals in the third from Stephen Castagna, Ethan Bono, MacLeod and Brandon Buhr. Luke Pearson was solid in net as he faced 41 shots from the Grizzlies.

ICE CHIPS…The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced their leadership group for the 2020-21 season last week. The newest Bulldogs captain is defenceman Mattias Dal Monte. He will be joined by alternate captains Caige Sterzer, Dawson Tritt and Stephen Castagna.

Alberni Valley BulldogsBCHL

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Bulldogs forward Caige Sterzer drives to the net, defended by his former teammate Moe Acee (now a Nanaimo Clipper). (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Bulldogs forward Caige Sterzer drives to the net, defended by his former teammate Moe Acee (now a Nanaimo Clipper). (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Bulldogs forward Ryan Tverberg manages to get a shot on net, despite being knocked to the ice during a game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Bulldogs forward Ryan Tverberg manages to get a shot on net, despite being knocked to the ice during a game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Just Posted

Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News
Port Alberni light on industrial land

Report finds few suitable locations for new industry

Cowichan Valley writer Jennifer Manuel will headlining YakFest on March 1. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Cowichan Valley writer to headline next YakFest on March 1

YakFest is a B.C.-based monthly women’s event held online via Zoom

The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
North Island College plans tourism networking event

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on Vancouver Island’s tourism industry

Members of Alberni Valley Rescue Squad were at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 to practice helicopter hover exit training with Ascent Helicopters out of Parksville. When executing a search in difficult terrain, it isn’t always possible to land a helicopter, so volunteer searchers must be certified in hover exits. (BILL MCLEOD/ Special to the AV News)
Alberni Valley Rescue Society receives much-needed $40K gaming grant

Bamfield volunteer fire department also funded

FILE – A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared. (Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing)
B.C. seniors 80 years and older to get COVID vaccine details over next 2 weeks: Henry

Province is expanding vaccine workforce as officials ramp up age-based rollout

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
B.C. reports 10 additional deaths, 395 new COVID-19 cases

The majority of new coronavirus infections were in the Fraser Health region

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district chosen as COVID-19 rapid response team

Team to consist of SD68 and Island Health staff, according to B.C. Ministry of Education

A new survey has found that virtual visits are British Columbian’s preferred way to see the doctor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
Majority of British Columbians now prefer routine virtual doctor’s visits: study

More than 82% feel virtual health options reduce wait times, 64% think they lead to better health

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

The missing camper heard a GSAR helicopter, and ran from his tree well waving his arms. File photo
Man trapped on Manning mountain did nearly everything right to survive: SAR

The winter experienced camper was overwhelmed by snow conditions

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen, all 20, drown in the Sooke River in February 2020. (Contributed photos)
Coroner confirms ‘puddle jumping’ in 2020 drowning deaths of 3 B.C. men

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen pulled into raging river driving through nearby flooding

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay doctor shares experience contracting COVID-19

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Ashley Paxman, 29, is in the ICU after being struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 Feb. 18, 2021. She remains in critical condition. (GoFundMe)
Okanagan woman in ICU with broken bones in face after being struck by car

She remains in serious condition following Feb. 18 incident

Most Read