Bulldogs down 1-0 against Grizz in playoffs

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs began the best of seven BCHL Island Division playoffs with a 3-0 loss to the Grizzlies in Victoria.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs began the best of seven BCHL Island Division playoffs with a 3-0 loss to the Grizzlies in Victoria.

Shots on goal favoured the Grizzlies 35-18. The Grizz were also 1-5 on the power play.

The Bulldogs were still in it after a scoreless first period.

In the second period, the Grizzlies made it 1-0 after they capitalized on Bulldogs Zak Bowles took a roughing penalty. Strom Wahlrab made it 2-0 before the end of the period.

And the Grizzlies Kevin Massy made it 3-0 on an empty netter in the third period to close out the game.

Flatlined play marked a game that was “Frustrating and embarrassing,” Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison said after the game on 93.3 The Peak.

“We weren’t even close to the intensity we need in playoff hockey,” Willson said. “There’s no excuse for how flat we were.”

Playoff hockey is a different animal than regular season hockey. Everything from decision making and play execution is faster, Willison said. “We can’t be comfortable just making the playoffs. We have to play with emotion and be fired up.”

Game two was played Wednesday in Victoria after the News went to press.

Games three and four are on Friday and Saturday night in Port Alberni.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

 

* Read a blow-by-blow of the game by the Peak’s Evan Hammond here.

 

Just Posted

Port Alberni man dies in single-vehicle collision

Pickup truck with three occupants went off the road on first day of May long weekend

Alberni hosts Island track and field championship

Secondary schools compete at Bob Dailey Stadium

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

200,000 salmon smolts released in netpens for Alberni salmon enhancement

West Coast Aquatic has released 205,000 chinook smolts into two net pens… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Friends and family playing huge role in search for Vancouver Island man

Volunteers from the public join forces with SAR crews

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

UPDATED: Majority of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Most Read