Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Finn Brown keeps the puck away from Powell River Kings defenceman Matthew Yakubowski on Feb. 16, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Finn Brown keeps the puck away from Powell River Kings defenceman Matthew Yakubowski on Feb. 16, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs earn playoff spot

BCHL playoffs are scheduled to start in April

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have punched their ticket to the BCHL playoffs.

With a 4-1 win against the Powell River Kings at home on Wednesday, Feb. 16, the Bulldogs moved into sole possession of second place in the Coastal Conference and clinched a playoff berth. Playoffs are scheduled to start in April.

The team is now on a six-game winning streak, with wins against the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday night (3-2), the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday night (5-3) and the Nanaimo Clippers on Monday afternoon (4-2).

Their next game will be on Friday, Feb. 25 as the Powell River Kings come to town for a rematch. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

ICE CHIPS…The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have announced the commitment of forward Brady McIsaac for the 2022-23 season. McIsaac played the 2020-21 “pod” season in a Bulldogs uniform, but this season he suited up for the Junior B Port Alberni Bombers to get more playing time and stay with the organization. McIsaac has been one of the Bombers’ top players this season, with 39 points in 23 games.

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