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Story by Christian J. Stewart, Photos by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

October 14, 2012, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Myles Powell scored at the 1:01 mark of overtime to give the Victoria Grizzlies a 3-2 decision over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in BCHL action Sunday afternoon at Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria.

In earning the win, the Grizzlies had to overcome a 2-0 Alberni Valley lead, as Ryan Lough (in the first period) and Chris Tracy (in the second) had scored to put the Bulldogs up after two periods.

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Forward Myles Fitzgerald couldn’t quite control this puck to beat Alberni net minder 

Brad Rebagliati 

 – Erich Eichhorn ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

In the third period the Grizzlies found their game and came out flying, outshooting the Bulldogs 17-6 and getting markers from Myles Fitzgerald at the 3:29 mark and Leo Fitzgerald on the powerplay at the 14:25 mark of the third to tie things up.

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Grizzlies forward Gerry Fiztgerald trys to dance around Alberni Bulldogs defenseman Turner Popoff – Erich Eichhorn ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Powell’s goal in OT was assisted by Gerry Fitzgerald, his third of the game, and DJ Jones, his second.  Michael Stiladis made 28 of 30 saves for the win in net.

With the win the Grizzlies move to 8-4-0-1 on the season, good enough for first place in the Island Division, a point up on the Bulldogs.

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Grizzlies goatender Michael Stalliadis would have to be sharp to see the puck through the screening Bulldog Mitch Crisanti – Erich Eichhorn ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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