Victoria Grizzlies goalie Alec Dillon lets in a goal during a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Feb. 22. The Bulldogs won 6-2. The Bulldogs next game is their final one of the regular season

Playoff hopes down to the wire for ’Dogs

With the Bulldogs clinging to fourth place in their division as they try to edge the Cowichan Valley Captials for a final playoff spot.

With the Bulldogs clinging to fourth place in their division it’s down to the wire as they try to edge the Cowichan Valley Captials for a playoff spot.

The Bulldogs are playing their final game of the season at the AV Multiplex on March 1 against the Powell River Kings.

The Kings narrowly beat the Bulldogs 2-1 in nail-biting double overtime in Powell River on Feb. 25.

Dylan Haugen had the lone goal for the Bulldogs.

Shots on goal favoured the Kings 47-43. Both teams were blanked on their power play chances; the Bulldogs were 0-4, the Kings  0-6.

The Bulldogs are 3-3 against the Kings during the regular season.

The Kings are 35-15-2 for the season, and they  sit in second place in the Island division.

The Caps and the Bulldogs are in a dead heat for the final playoff spot in the Island Division with 48 points apiece.

The Caps have the edge in victories 21-20 over the Bulldogs that will be the first deciding factor in the event of a tie.

The Kings play the Nanaimo Clippers on Friday, Feb. 28 before squaring off with the Bulldogs on Saturday.

ICE CHIPS… The Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society is holding its dinner an auction on Feb. 28 at the Athletic Hall.

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