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Bulldogs fall to the Spruce Kings in Parksville

PARKSVILLE, B.C – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs dropped a tough one on Tuesday night 4-3 to the Spruce Kings.

Both teams exchanged chances in the opening period but the game remained scoreless after 20 minutes. The Spruce Kings out shot the Bulldogs 19-12.

In the second period, the Bulldogs came out of the gate firing with three goals in just over 4 minutes.

Stephen Castagna would get the scoring started at the 2:06 mark. Josh Pederson would make it 2-0 with his first BCHL goal and Ryan Doolin would add to the Bulldogs lead with his 10th of season.

The Spruce Kings would add two late goals and pull within one before the second period came to a close.

The Spruce Kings would add two more goals in the third and hold on for the 4-3 win.

Jackson Glassford made 37 saves in the loss.

The Bulldogs are now 12-10-0-2 on the season and will return to game action on Saturday against the Capitals in Duncan.