Port Alberni – Connor McCarthy’s first BCHL goal with 13 minutes left in the third period stood as the winner as the Chiefs earned a 4-2 win in Alberni Valley Saturday night.
The win was the second straight for the Chiefs who improved their record to 6-4-1-2.
Jesse Lansdell opened the scoring for the Chiefs just 59 seconds into the game when his centering attempt deflected off a Bulldogs defenseman in behind goaltender Chris Tai.
Vimal Sukumaran’s unassisted goal on a two on one at the 7:08 mark of the second period doubled the Chiefs lead. The goal was his team leading 11th goal of the season.
Buldogs goals late in the second by Garrett Halls and early in the third period by Chris Schutz tied the game at two.
Lansdell’s second of the night into an empty net with six seconds left rounded out the scoring.
Aidan Pelino earned the win in goal for the Chiefs who were outshot by the Bulldogs 33-28.
Chilliwack was 1/3 with the man advantage and 3/3 on the penalty kill.
The Chiefs wrap up the weekend with a matinee game in Nanaimo. Puck drop at 2pm. The Clippers are coming off a 4-2 loss on home ice to the Wenatchee Wild Saturday night and are in third place in the Island Division with a record of 7-6-0-0