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BCHL: Hedquist shuts out Vipers in Alberni Valley Bulldogs win

The shootout went to a fifth round
Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hobie Hedquist was named the first star after an Oct. 30 shootout win. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)

An Oct. 30 contest between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Vernon Vipers was a defensive one that ended in a 1-0 shootout victory for the Bulldogs.

Three periods of hockey plus an extra overtime period couldn’t decide a winner, as both Vernon goaltender Ethan David and Alberni netminder Hobie Hedquist saved every shot that came their way.

The Bulldogs finally prevailled in the fifth round of the shootout with a shot from forward Finn Brown. It was a moment of redemption for the Bulldogs, who lost to the Vipers at the BCHL Showcase the previous week.

The Bulldogs are now 5-3-1 on the season.

The next game will take place on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex as the Bulldogs host the Surrey Eagles. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Bulldogs office at the Multiplex.

ICE CHIPS…Bulldogs forward Mirko Buttazzoni has announced his commitment to Clarkson University for the 2023-2024 season. The Bulldogs rookie has four goals and three assists in nine games so far this season.

A pair of Alberni Valley Bulldogs fans dress up as Sesame Street characters for a game against the Vernon Vipers. The game took place one day before Halloween. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)

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