Team captain Eric Margo scored at 2:04 of the first overtime period Sunday afternoon to give the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 2–1 win over Powell River Kings and cement the Bulldogs’ position in the B.C. Hockey League playoffs.
The Bulldogs finished with 54 points, two ahead of Victoria.
The first round of the playoffs open Friday, March 4 with the Bulldogs in Nanaimo to face the Clippers. They play again on Sunday, March 6 at Frank Crane Arena before returning to Port Alberni for games 3 and 4 Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9.
Home game tickets go on sale Thursday March 4 at 9 a.m.