PORT ALBERNI, B.C- The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have now won seven straight games at the Dawg Pound and five in a row overall after a 5-3 win Friday night over the Wenatchee Wild.
Ryan Doolin would get the scoring started for the Bulldogs with just under seven minutes to go in the opening period. The Wild would answer back just over a minute later to make it 1-1.
Early in the second, the Bulldogs would retake the lead with Mitch Deelstra’s team leading 11th goal of the season. Dawson Tritt and Austin Spiridakis would add goals for the Bulldogs to extend the lead to 4-1. However the Wild would get two goals in the final 30 seconds of the period to pull within one. The Bulldogs led 4-3 after two periods.
In the third Jacob Bosse would put the Bulldogs up for good making it 5-3 at the 12:26 mark of period.
With the win, the Bulldogs stay undefeated this season on home ice (7-0) and climb back to the .500 mark to 8-8 overall on the season.
Luke Pearson made 26 saves for the Bulldogs in the win. Mitch Deelstra, Ryan Doolin and Tommy Bannister each collected two points on the night.
Friday’s game wrapped up five straight at home for the Bulldogs in front of the best fans in the BCHL.
The Bulldogs hit the road on Saturday to battle the Victoria Grizzlies for the second time this season. The Bulldogs defeated the Grizzlies 5-3 on October 11th.
“Victoria really came on strong against us the other night at home. They showed us a lot of speed and determination to not lose. I’m happy we pulled back into the lead. But they will be even tougher on their home ice on Saturday” said Bulldogs Head Coach and General Manager Joe Martin.
Puck drop from the Q-Centre in Colwood Saturday is 7 PM. You can catch all the action live on Hockey TV and 93.3 The Peak. Evan Hammond will have the call.
Photo Credit: Darran Chaisson Photography