For the second time in three days, the Bulldogs dropped a wild, high-scoring home game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex, this time to the West Kelowna Warriors by a 7-4 score.
Jackson Doucet gave the Bulldogs an early lead on a power-play opportunity but West Kelowna took control from there, scoring three goals before the end of the first period and three more in the second. Dawson Tritt, Grayson Valente and Mitch Deelstra rallied the home team with goals, including two more with the man advantage, to give the Bulldogs a shot at a late comeback attempt but the Warriors scored into an empty net to salt away the win.
West Kelowna outshot the Bulldogs by a 48-38 margin. Cole Demers made 41 saves in the loss while Brock Baier picked up the win in net for the Warriors.
The Bulldogs are back in action Friday night when they host the Cowichan Valley Capitals in a crucial battle for playoff positioning. Alberni currently sits one point up on the Capitals with five regular season games remaining.