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Bulldogs defeat Canucks in home opener

After playing 20 games away from home to start the season, the Blackfalds Bulldogs defeated the Calgary Canucks 4-2 Friday in front of a raucous crowd at the Eagle Builders Centre.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring 14:04 into the game when Jace Benvie fed Carter Yarish, who wired home his fifth of the season shorthanded.

Blackfalds took a 2-0 advantage 10:20 into the second when Brett Meerman directed home his fourth of the season past Ty Young, who made 25 saves in the loss.

The Bulldogs went up 3-0 following Tye Carriere’s seventh of the campaign 5:37 into the third on the power play. Blake Setter got Calgary on the board 6:16 into the final frame when he beat Lucas Massie on the power play. Massie made 22 saves for his seventh win of the campaign.

Nick Magis gave Blackfalds a 4-1 advantage 8:37 into the third when he went upstairs on Young. Quintin Unreiner added a late goal for Calgary with 55 seconds remaining in the third.

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 9-12 on the season, which has them in sixth place in the AJHL South.

Blackfalds will look for its second straight win Saturday at home when they host the Camrose Kodiaks.