Teal Burns scored his second of the game at 2:23 of the extra session after Ryan Lough had tied it at 4-4 with 1:26 remaining in the third period. Both Bulldogs goals came on the power play as Chris Albertini took a kneeing major at 18:29 of the third frame.
The Grizzlies were without Kade Pilton, Turner Lawson and Keyler Bruce, who still awaited official word on how long they will be out after playing roles in a post-game brawl against Chilliwack on Saturday. Suspensions are pending completion of a review of the incident.
Chilliwack’s Trevor Hills, Shay Laurent and Tanner Cochrane are also suspended, awaiting word.
On Wednesday, Victoria had its four-game win streak snapped to slip to 26-9-0-4.
Myles Powell and Leo Fitzgerald had scored goals just under five minutes apart in the third as the Grizzlies battled back from a 3-2 deficit after two periods.
Albertini and Gerry Fitzgerald had scored 3:05 apart eight minutes into the second as Victoria also battled back from a 2-0 deficit. Matthew Hansen, 12:41 into the game, and Bo Pellah on a power play at 4:01 of the second, had given the Bulldogs the lead.
Burns made it 3-2 for Alberni with a backhand on a breakaway on goalie Mike Stiliadis at 13:18 of the middle frame.
The Grizzlies out-shot the Bulldogs 61-24 in regulation time but Alberni had two shots in the extra session. Jay Deo stood tall in the Bulldogs’ net, out-shot 41-12 after two periods
It was the fifth time the two teams have gone to overtime this season, Victoria winning three.
The Grizzlies brought in Josh Adkins as an affiliated player from the Peninsula Panthers for the second straight game and also added Cole Pickup of the South Island Royals major midget club. Mitch Meek also drew back into the lineup.
The Grizzlies are back home to face the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday.
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