This one started great for the Dogs as they took a 2-0 lead in the first on two Mitch MacMillan power play goals on Matt Green who would get the hook.
The game changed in the second as the Chiefs came out flying and had the Dogs contained in their end. The Dogs had two players without sticks in their own end. Kevin Ross recognized the situation and got the puck against the end boards and did what appeared to be a magnificent job of freezing the puck to get a whistle. But referee Trevor Hansen was apparently adamant against blowing the play dead even through 30 seconds of the puck not moving. Although I'm sure it looked different from the Langley side of the puck. The end result - a goal just seconds later that trimmed the gap to 2-1. The Chiefs dominated the rest of the period, getting two goals from Jordan Sims and a tic-tac-toe beauty from Brandon Thompson to lead 4-2. The Bulldogs stopped the bleeding with a David Dziurzynski goal to make it 4-3 into the third.
Playing their third game of the weekend, the Dogs did a great job to come out and generate chances in the third, the best of which being a Rogic breakaway that was poked by goaltender Andrew Walsh onto the stick of Matt Hatch in the slot. Hatch would have an open net but was denied by Walsh, who got his glove out from the seat of his pants to make a game saver. The Dogs would have a 5 on 3 power play in the third period to tie the game that they would certainly want back, as the Chiefs penalty kill made it look easy.
The Chiefs would kill the Dogs chances with a power play goal with 3:31 to play to make it 5-3 and that was all she wrote.
The Dogs pulled their goalie for an extra attacker in the final minute but the Chiefs rubbed some salt into the wound for the 6-3 final.
A good effort for the Dogs that just ran out of gas and came up short.
Four out of six points is nothing to hang their heads about.
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