Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Chris Schutz beats Spruce Kings’ forward Taylor Allan to the puck during the Bulldogs’ 6-5 loss to the Prince George at the Bauer BCHL Showcase last weekend.

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Bulldogs kick off home opener with tailgate party.

Bulldogs play their first home game of the 2014-15 B.C. Hockey League season this Saturday, Sept. 27 at Weyerhaeuser Arena when the Powell River Kings come to town.

The Bulldogs lost their first two games of the season last weekend at the Bauer BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack, but they were close contests.

In their first game, a 4-3 loss to Penticton Vees, The Bulldogs played a physical game with speed, chipping away at a 4-0 Vees’ lead to come within one. They scored their first goal of the game on the power play with one second left in the second period, and carried the momentum through the third period.

Veteran Dylan Haugen drew the ‘Dogs to within one with an unassisted shorthanded goal at 9:40 of the third period, but Port Alberni fell short.

In the second game, the Bulldogs entered the third period of their game against Prince George Spruce Kings down 6-2, but scored three straight—including a power play marker—to come within one before running out of time.

“Shots on goal were 21-1—no, that’s not a typo,” Bulldogs’ play-by-play announcer Evan Hammond wrote in his online blog, The Hammer (hammersdogs.blogspot.ca).

The Bulldogs face a Kings’ squad that also opened with two losses, albeit one in overtime, giving them a single point and putting them in second place in the Island Division.

The ‘Dogs’ home opener kicks off with a tailgate party sponsored by Alberni Auto Works at 5 p.m. in the parking lot outside the AV Multiplex. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

ICE CHIPS…If you can’t be there for the game, listen to Evan Hammond’s play-by-play at 93.3 PEAK FM.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

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—With files from Penticton Western News

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