The Cowichan Capitals ran into a hot goalie on Saturday night in Alberni Valley, as Bulldogs net minder Jackson Glassford stopped 47/48 in the game and Cowichan fell by a 3-1 score. Caige Sterzer opened the scoring 5 minutes into the game on a 3 on 3 rush with his 2nd of the season. Early in the 2nd, a tip by Austin Spiridakis doubled the Alberni lead, with his 2nd of the season as well. It took 29 shots for Cowichan to get a goal, and it was a late 2nd period power play goal from Luc Wilson for his 6th of the season, with assists going to Dimitri Mikrogiannakis and Primo Self to make it 2-1 ‘Dogs going to the 3rd. Mitch Deelstra fired a seeing eye wrist shot through traffic with 9 minutes left that made its way through a handful of bodies and found the back of the net to make it 3-1 for Alberni, and wrap up the scoring. As mentioned, Glassford stopped 47/48, holding down the fort, with Cowichan creating chance after chance trying to get back into the game. Zach Borgiel stopped 19/22 in the game for Cowichan. The Caps went 1/3 on the man advantage while the Bulldogs went 0/2.
Next up the Capitals return to the Cowichan Community Centre on Friday for the lone visit of the season from the Trail Smoke Eaters. The Caps will play 3 of the next 5 at home after finishing this 6 game road trip with a record of 4-2. They now sit at 9-4 in the standings, still atop the Island Division. For tickets, visit the Capitals office, or get them at the box office an hour before puck drop.
If you can’t make it to the game, every Capitals game home and away is broadcast live on 89.7 Juice FM on the FM dial, or you can listen live online on mycowichanvalleynow.com, and watch live on Hockey TV pay-per-view.