Alberni Valley Bulldogs' netminder Connor LaCouvee makes a key save during a Victoria Grizzlies' power play in the dying seconds of the second period

Bulldogs take 3-1 lead in playoffs

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs beat the Victoria Grizzlies 3-1 in Alberni and now have a 3-1 lead in the best of seven Island championship.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are up 3-1 on the Victoria Grizzlies in the BCHL Island Division playoffs.

The Bulldogs beat the Grizzlies 3-1 before 1,400 people at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Saturday night.

Bulldog’s Zach Funk scored the opening goal at 15:53 of the first period. Craig Martin scored the game winner at 15:01 of the second period. And Scott Clark added an insurance marker at the five-minute mark of the third period. Jaden Schmisser scored the lone Grizzly goal in the third period.

Victoria outshot the Grizzlies 48-37. Both teams were blanked on the power play: Victoria 0-4 and Alberni 0-2.

The Bulldogs head back to Victoria Monday where they will play Game 5 and possibly advance to the next round. If not, then they return home on Tuesday to play Game 6.


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