After ferry cancellations due to adverse weather resulted in the postponement of their game on Friday, January 3, Powell River Kings and Alberni Valley Bulldogs met for the first of two weekend games on Saturday, January 4, at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni.
Alberni increased its lead over Powell River to four points in BC Hockey League standings with a 3-1 win in the first game. All four goals came late in the second period, with the Bulldogs scoring three times in a span of 17 seconds to take a three goal lead.
Jack Long replied for Powell River 1:09 after the third Alberni goal, cutting the lead to two after 40 minutes; Brett Roloson had the lone assist.
Despite outshooting the home team 14-3 in the third period, and 34-21 overall, Kings were unable to solve Bulldogs goaltender Jackson Glassford again. Derek Krall made 18 saves for the Kings.
The two teams meet again tonight in Port Alberni to make up for the cancellation on Friday. Game time is 6 pm.
Nanaimo leads the Island Division with 56 points, followed by Cowichan Valley with 55, Alberni with 44, Powell River with 40 and Victoria with 30.
Kings return home to host Wenatchee Wild on Friday, January 10, at Hap Parker Arena. Game time is 7 pm.