The Alberni Valley Bulldogs beat the Nanaimo Clippers 5-4 in double overtime in a home game Wednesday night.
Bulldog forward Tryg Strand scored the game winning goal at 1:23 of the second overtime period.
It was a shootout as the ‘Dogs had 53 shots on goal to Nanaimo’s 47. The ‘Dogs were 1-3 on the power play while Nanaimo went 0-2.
The Bulldogs square off against the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday.
The Saturday night game will be played at the AV Multiplex.
The Bulldogs are 2-13-2 going in after their win against the Clippers.
In other news, Bulldogs equipment manager James McDonald has been named the athletic therapist for Canada West for the 2013 World Junior A Challenge. The event is scheduled for Nov. 5-11 at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
And on the ice, former Bulldog goalie Frank Slubowski backstopped the University of Western Michigan Mustangs to a win and tie at a tourney in Alaska. Slubowski was named conference goalie of the week.