The playoffs are just around the corner as the Alberni Valley Bulldogs head into the final two games of the regular season.
On Friday in Nanaimo, the Bulldogs play the Clippers. And on Saturday, they play the Victoria Grizzlies.
The Bulldogs have clinched third place in their division while the Clippers have sewn up second place.
The BCHL playoffs start on Friday, March 15, in both the Interior and Coastal conferences.
The Bulldogs last played on Sunday against the Clippers, losing 6-3 at home.
Playing before a crowd of 1,200 at the AV Multiplex, the Bulldogs held a 2-1 lead after the first period.
But the Clippers scored four unanswered goals through the second and third periods. The Bulldogs added a third goal in the final period.
In the second period, Bulldogs player Teal Burns was checked heavily into the boards behind the Nanaimo net, breaking a glass pane and prompting a game delay.
The Bulldogs had 36 shots on goal to the Bulldogs 28. The Clippers were 3-4 on the power play while the Bulldogs were one for two.
The Bulldogs were assessed 18 minutes in penalties and the Clippers 14 minutes.
Ice chips….Bulldogs defenceman Bo Pellah has been named a BCHL Coastal Conference second team all-star.