The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are getting their mettle tested with a three-game road trip.
The Bulldogs play the Express in Coquitlam on Friday, the Surrey Eagles on Saturday and the Chilliwack Chiefs Sunday.
The Bulldogs last action was a 3-2 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Oct. 26. Shots on goal favoured the ‘Dog’s 36-35.
In other news, Bulldogs goaltender Connor LaCouvee garnered kudos.
LaCouvee was named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 27, the league announced Monday.
LaCouvee backstopped the Bulldogs to a pair of wins, including one over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday and a double-overtime victory over Nanaimo last Wednesday.
The 19-year-old Qualicum Beach native made 43 saves and was named third star in the win against Nanaimo. LaCouvee followed stopped 33 shots to earn first star in a win over Trail.
Lacouvee turned away 76 of 82 shots for a .927 save percentage and he recorded 2.86 goals-against average.
“We’re going to go with him until things falter,” Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison told PEAK FM play-by-play announcer Evan Hammer during a post game interview.