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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Dogs drop sixth straight, 4-1 to Chiefs

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A fairly even first 10 minutes of the game, with the Bulldogs playing at a high pace entering their third game in three days. Brody Claeys would have to make a big save just 1:05 into the game when the Dogs casually coughed the puck up in their zone and Jordan Kawaguchi put it in front and onto the tape of Kohen Olischefski who was in alone. Brody Claeys would come up with a big save on his one-timer attempt to keep it scoreless. The Bulldogs would battle hard, and earn the first power play of the game just past the midway point of the first. It appeared to have been the worst thing that could've happened as they appeared to relax, and off the won faceoff immediately coughed the puck up at the attacking line. The Chiefs would clear the zone, and then out-race the Bulldogs back to their end and out fight them for the puck, resulting in a breakaway for Will Calverly that he connected on with a quick wrist shot, glove-side past Claeys. Cole Poliziani drew the only assist at 11:14 of the first. The Dogs didn't appear to learn their lesson, as just a dozen or so seconds later they turned the puck over again being too casual at the Chiefs line, resulting in another shorthanded breakaway for Anthony Vincent. Jake Witkowski would hustle back to get a stick on Vincent, and Claeys would made the save on a deke. A penalty shot would be awarded - the second in as many games for the Chiefs against the Dogs - with Vincent failing to connect as he appeared to miss high, far-side. The Chiefs would earn a power play late in the period, and had no less than three fantastic looks to build their lead, but Brody Claeys robbed Jordan Kawaguchi on back-to-back-to-back chances in the slot and at the side of the net to keep it a 1-0 deficit after 20 minutes. Shots in the period favoured Chilliwack 11-7.

The second period saw a very similar sequence play out, as the Dogs earned a power play, only cough up - you guessed it, a shorthanded breakaway as a D-man moved in tight and missed the net long side, resulting in the puck rimming the other way with everyone caught deep. Linden Hora would out-race everyone to the Dogs net, where he snapped it home five-hole on Claeys to make it 2-0 at 5:01 of the second, unassisted. As disheartening as allowing a second shortie against must have been, the Bulldogs pushed right back and connected on the power play as just 1:13 later it was a 2-1 game as Darren Rizzolo made a nice outlet pass up the right wing for Auggie Moore, who then found Ryan Steele up the middle through centre. He would walk right down mainstreet and right on net where he showed great patience to deke out Mark Sinclair and slide it into the open side at 6:14 of the second. The game was fairly even through the middle stages of the period, but the Chiefs had the edge in the latter stages as a four minute penalty was given to Trevor Cosgrove for spearing, for what didn't look like much. The Bulldogs would kill it all off, and weren't able to draw penalties on what looked like were a couple of instances to even it up. As they killed it, a penalty was given to the Chiefs, but it was immediately evened up and the Dogs didn't end up earning a power play. Shots in the period favoured the Chiefs 14-8, for a 40 minute advantage of 25-15.

The Bulldogs hung around through the midway point of the third, but couldn't only generate a couple of looks to try to tie the game. The Chiefs would then blow it open with two goals in 25 seconds to blow it open, the first coming from the Chiefs beating the Dogs to their net as Jordan Kawaguchi set up Tommy Lee driving the net with a nice pass at the net that he snuck home on the backhand to make it 3-1 at 9:08 of the third. Off the next faceoff it was a 4-1 game as the Chiefs chipped the puck off the glass and out of their zone and again beat the Bulldogs back to their net as Jake Smith chipped it out, got to it first, and chipped it up the middle for Aaron O'Neill who skated in alone and snapped one past Claeys to make it 4-1 at 9:33 of the third to complete the scoring. The Dogs would press with six minutes to play when they pulled their goalie on the power play to make it a 6 on 4 situation, but despite a couple great looking cross-crease and off the net set ups they couldn't connect like they did last night to make a game of it again.

Third period shots favoured the Chiefs 10-7 for a game total of 32-25 with Brody Claeys taking the loss while Mark Sinclair picked up the win. The Dogs went 1 for 4 on the power play, while the Chiefs went 0 for 6 while also scoring twice while shorthanded.

The Bulldogs are next in action Friday at home when they host Cowichan.


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