The Alberni Valley Bulldogs dropped a hard fought 3-2 shootout decision to the Nanaimo Clippers in front of 1301 fans on Saturday night at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.
The Bulldogs rallied twice to force OT where both teams traded chances. The Bulldogs Campbell Arnold, and the Clippers Aidan Campbell went toe to toe in goal all night to get the game to a shootout. In the end, the Clippers found the extra goal in the skills session to pull out the win, and the weekend sweep of a dejected Bulldogs squad.
Ethan Bono (9th) and Cam VanSickle (7th) scored in regulation for the Bulldogs, while Raoul Boilard scored in the shootout.
Campbell Arnold was a tough luck loser for a 2nd consecutive Saturday night at the Multiplex for the Bulldogs. Arnold was sensational again as he stopped 41 of 43 in regulation and OT and was named the games 1st star. Arnold has now stopped 70 of the 74 BCHL shots he’s faced, good for a
Special teams once again played a big factor in the night. While the power play managed 2 goals, they were awarded 8 chances to the Clippers 2.
Life does not get any easier for the Bulldogs who fell to 7-8-1-1 with the shootout loss. The club will now hit the road for their longest trip of the season with stops in Prince George, Salmon Arm, and West Kelowna next week.
The Bulldogs return home on November 25th to face the top team in the BCHL the currently undefeated Penticton Vees on November 25th. Fans can save $2.00 off walk up prices by purchasing in advance by CLICKING HERE