Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne makes a save during a Saturday, Dec. 8 game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. KEVIN ROTHBAUER/ BLACK PRESS

BCHL: Bulldogs beat Capitals on the road

Alberni Valley Bulldogs back at home this weekend

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs came away with a 4-1 win against the Cowichan Valley Capitals during their lone road game last weekend.

The Bulldogs squared off against the Caps on Saturday, Dec. 8. Although the Caps opened scoring in the first, the Bulldogs followed this up with four unanswered goals in the second and third, scored by Keaton Mastrodonato, Ryan Miotto, Mitch Deelstra and Grayson Valente. Goaltender John Hawthorne made 37 saves in the Bulldogs victory.

Next, the Bulldogs face the Clippers in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Dec. 12. They will be back at home on Saturday, Dec. 15 for a 7 p.m. game against the Victoria Grizzlies. This will be the Teddy Bear Toss, so make sure to bring a stuffed toy to toss onto the ice when the Bulldogs score. The Bulldogs will also be hosting the Nanaimo Clippers for a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 16.

ICE CHIPS…The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have signed 2001-born defenceman Hayden Hurst and announced that forward Julian Benner will miss the remainder of the season due to injury. Hurst made his first appearance in the lineup during Saturday’s game.

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