There wasn’t much to be thankful for after a pair of 3-2 road losses to the Cowichan Capitals over the weekend. It’s been a Jekyll and Hyde start to the extended pre-season for the Bulldogs who opened with a pair of convincing wins the previous weekend at home.
In Friday’s 3-2 loss, Tyler Kostelecky and Chase Klassen had the goals while Jackson Glassford made 30 saves in the Bulldogs crease. Thomas Richter led the Caps attack with a pair of goals while Jacob Brockman scored, and assisted on Richter goals. Jayden Shull was strong in goal as he made 35 saves for the win.
On Saturday, the Jacob Brockman show continued as he scored twice more in the 3-2 win. The Caps had a 3-1 lead after the first period and weathered the Bulldogs storm in the 3rd after Dawson Tritt scored to pull the Bulldogs to within one at 3-2. Jacob Bosse had the other goal for the Bulldogs. Luke Pearson turned aside 25 of 28 shots for the Bulldogs, while Lucas Pfeil continued the strong weekend in goal for the Capitals as he stopped 39 of 41 Bulldogs shots. The effort was enough to earn the 20-year-old Ontario native first star honours.
The Bulldogs will enjoy some turkey and stuffing for the balance of the weekend before getting back at it with a pair of home games next weekend. On Friday the Victoria Grizzlies pay a visit, while Saturday sees the Nanaimo Clippers make their first appearance of the year at the Dawg Pound.