DUNCAN, B.C- The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are back in the win column after a big 6-5 OT win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals in Duncan on Saturday night.
It was a wild game that seen five different lead changes.
The Capitals would strike early just 59 seconds into the opening period to grab a 1-0 lead.
The Bulldogs would tie the game up in the dying seconds of the period with a goal from Isaac Pascoal who made it 1-1 with just 43 seconds on the clock.
The Capitals out shot the Bulldogs 15-12 after the first 20 minutes of play.
In the second period the Bulldogs would take the lead for the first time in the game when Captain Mitch Deelstra made it 2-1 with his team leading 15th goal of the season, a one-timer just inside the post. Jacob Boose would put the Bulldogs up 3-1 just past the half way mark of the middle frame.
The Capitals would anwser back scoring two goals before the end of the period, to tie the game at 3-3.
In the third period, the teams would trade goals once again.
Jackson Doucet put the Bulldogs up 4-3 at the 7:15 mark of the period before the Capitals responded to tie the game at 4-4.
Stephen Castagna would give the Bulldogs a 5-4 lead with a nice one-timer with just 1:28 remaining. However the Capitals would find a way to tie the game up with just 10 seconds to go in regulation to make it 5-5.
In overtime, Jackson Doucet would find the back of the net for the second time in the game, netting the winner for the Bulldogs. It was a perfect deflection by the veteran forward off a shot from Ryan Doolin for the 6-5 win.
Luke Pearson made 39 saves in the win for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs have now defeated the Capitals in three straight games and lead the regular season series 3-1.
With the win the Bulldogs improve to 13-10-0-2 on the season. The Bulldogs will back on the ice at the DAWG POUND on Saturday night when they host the Capitals.
Puck drop is set for 7 PM.
Photo Credit: Darran Chaisson Photography