Bulldogs forward Kyle Brown fires a shot on the Powell River net during Sunday’s game. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs end the regular season with shootout win at home

Alberni Valley Bulldogs earn 3-2 win against Powell River Kings

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs treated their fans to an exciting shootout win during their final home game of the regular season on Sunday, Feb. 24.

The Bulldogs ended the season with a 3-2 win against the visiting Powell River Kings, with Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne making 39 saves.

Powell River opened the scoring 6:17 into the second period with an unassisted goal by forward Deepkaran Hans. The Bulldogs answered back with a powerplay goal by Josh Zary at 12:24, assisted by Michael Hodge and Aaron Bohlinger, but Powell River took the lead once again before the end of the second.

Alberni Valley was the only team that scored in the third, with Austin Spiridakis netting a goal assisted by Keaton Mastrodonato and Bohlinger, and the game went to overtime. A five-minute overtime period featured three penalties, but no goals from either team. The game was ultimately decided in a shootout, with both Bohlinger and Dawson Tritt scoring for the Bulldogs, and Hawthorne saving both shots he faced to take the win.

For the second year in a row, the Bulldogs will be facing the Victoria Grizzlies in the first round of the BCHL playoffs. The games start in Victoria this weekend, and the Bulldogs will host the Grizzlies for Game 3 on Tuesday, March 5. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Bulldogs office or online at tickets.albernivalleybulldogs.ca.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Bulldogs forward Keaton Mastrodonato carries the puck into the Kings’ end, pursued by Powell River defenceman Ben Wozney. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Just Posted

Man charged after knife waved at 7-Eleven store clerk

Port Alberni’s Jared Dallen Stein charged after consecutive robberies

New scholarship at Pacific Coast University boosts disability retraining

BY MIKE YOUDS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS A new scholarship provides a… Continue reading

Applications open for bursary, scholarship funding at North Island College

Current and future North Island College students are eligible to apply

Cheetham Team comes in second at Alberni Valley bonspiel

The annual mixed bonspiel drew 37 teams from across the Island and Lower Mainland

Seedy Saturday draws many green thumbs in Port Alberni

Char’s Landing was the place to be last Saturday

VIDEO: Port Alberni welcomes Gathering Our Voices delegates

Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations welcomed guests during opening ceremonies

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

Minor injury cap, court restrictions take effect April 1 in B.C.

B.C., feds accused of ‘environmental racism’ over Site C, Mount Polley

Amnesty International Canada says governments failed to recognize threats to Indigenous peoples

New Leger polls suggests federal Liberals lagging Conservatives

Overall, 31 per cent of respondents polled said they would vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

Number of homeless deaths more than doubled in B.C. as opioid crisis set in

New data shows trend between more overdose deaths and the number of people dying in the street

Four people spat on in ‘random, unprovoked’ assaults: Vancouver police

Police ask additional victims to come forward after woman in a wheelchair spat on

Man charged after knife waved at 7-Eleven store clerk

Port Alberni’s Jared Dallen Stein charged after consecutive robberies

Indian Day School students eligible for $10K apiece

Islanders included in settlement package reached with Canada’s federal government

Most Read