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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bulldogs Release Training Camp Schedule




SEVEN LOCAL PLAYERS SET TO COMPETE FOR SPOTS ON BULLDOGS' ROSTER

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will begin the final stages of firming up  
their roster for the 2017/18 British Columbia Hockey League season  
when the team's main training camp opens at Weyerhaeuser Arena on  
Monday, August 21st.

This year's camp will run until Thursday, August 24th when the  
Bulldogs will hold their annual Red vs. White Game. The inter-squad  
contest will feature the top-40 players from main camp and serve as  
the final opportunity for potential Bulldogs to impress the team's  
coaching staff prior to their exhibition opener 24 hours later.

The Bulldogs are thrilled that this year's main camp will feature  
seven players from Port Alberni. Forwards Foster Martin, Noah Fatur,  
Wyatt Selva, Willie Daigneault and Jerzy Gus, plus defenceman Ezra  
Paddock and goaltender Jaysen MacLean, will all be stating their case  
to make their hometown team.

Camp will open on the morning of Monday, August 21st with registration  
and an introductory meeting before game action kicks off at 9:00 AM.  
Bulldogs fans are invited to attend all on-ice sessions.

2017 Main Camp Schedule

Monday, August 21st:
7:30 AM - Player Registration (Arena Lobby )
8:00 AM - Introductory Meeting (Upstairs Mezzanine)
9:00 AM - Game #1 (Black vs. White)
11:15 AM - Game #2 (Gold vs. Blue)
5:00 PM - Game #3 (Black vs. Gold)
7:15 PM - Game #4 (White vs. Blue)

Tuesday, August 22nd
8:00 AM - Game #5 (Black vs. Blue)
10:15 AM - Game #6 (White vs. Gold)
2:00 PM - Education Seminar (Upstairs Mezzanine)
4:00 PM - Game #7 (Black vs. White)
6:15 PM - Game #8 (Gold vs. Blue)

Wednesday, August 23rd
8:00 AM - Game #9 (Black vs. Blue)
10:15 AM - Game #10 (White vs. Gold)
5:00 PM - Practice (Team #1)
6:30 PM - Practice (Team #2)

Thursday, August 24th
9:30 AM - Morning Skate (Team #1)
10:30 AM - Morning Skate (Team #2)
7:00 PM - Red vs.White Inter-Squad Game

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bulldogs swing deal for Defender


Hello, Happy Friday and thanks as always for checking the blog. The Bulldogs announced details late today on their website of a trade with the SJHL's Melville Millionaires that saw them acquire Tyson Slater, in exchange for Jake Wilhelm and off-season acquisition Ethan Kopyczyn.

Welcome to the team and community Tyson, and best of luck to Jake!

Read below for all the details.

Hammer



20-YEAR OLD BLUELINER ADDED FROM MELVILLE IN TRADE FOR KOPYCZYN & WILHELM
Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are pleased to announce the acquisition of 1997-born defenceman Tyson Slater from the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in return for 1998-born forward Ethan Kopyczyn and 1999-born defenceman Jake Wilhelm.
Slater is a Courtenay, BC product who spent the 2016/17 season with the Trail Smoke Eaters. As a BCHL rookie, he scored five goals and added five assists and 24 penalty minutes in 39 regular season games. He was dealt to the SJHL’s Millionaires earlier in the offseason.
“Tyson is a smooth-skating defenceman with good size and excellent offensive instincts,” says Bulldogs head coach Matt Hughes. “He made some really good strides in Trail last season and proved that he belongs in our league. We’re excited to see him step up and play a key role on our blueline as a 20-year old this season.”
Slater spent the 2015/16 season with the VIJHL’s Comox Valley Glacier Kings while making his BCHL debut as an affiliate player with the Powell River Kings.
“Growing up in Courtenay it was always a dream of mine to play for the Bulldogs,” says Slater, who describes himself as a physical, offensive blueliner who isn’t afraid to rush the puck. “I love the community and the support the Bulldogs receive and I’m very excited to be a part of it.”
“I’m going into the season hoping to secure an NCAA commitment, but most importantly I’m going to do whatever I need to on and off the ice to help the team succeed. This town deserves to have a winning team again and I want to help make that happen.”
Wilhelm completed his rookie season with the Bulldogs in February, while Kopyczyn was earlier acquired as future considerations in a trade with the AJHL’s Calgary Mustangs.
Slater will take the ice with his new teammates when the Bulldogs begin their main training camp on Monday, August 21st at Weyerhaeuser Arena.
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Bulldogs add Tali Campbell to Office Staff

Welcome to the team and the community Tali!

Hammer




CAMPBELL BRINGS SALES & MARKETING EXPERTISE TO BULLDOGS' FRONT OFFICE

Port Alberni, BC - The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have rounded out their Business Operations staff for the 2017/18 British Columbia Hockey League season with the addition of Tali Campbell, who joins the organization in the role of Director of Business Operations.

Campbell will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the Hockey Club, providing support to many facets of the organization including financial management, sales & marketing, promotions and game-day events.

"On behalf of the Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society, I'm excited to welcome Tali to Port Alberni and to the Bulldogs organization," says team president Ron Paulson. "Tali is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and we expect him to be a tremendous asset for us in a number of areas that contribute to the overall success of our hockey club."

Campbell is no stranger to junior hockey or the BCHL, having worked previously for the Victoria Grizzlies and Nanaimo Clippers, as well as the VIJHL's Oceanside Generals.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to work with the Bulldogs to continue to build on this incredible fan base; it's true when they say the Bulldogs have the best fans in the BCHL," says Campbell. "My job right away is to get into the community, get involved and make sure the Bulldogs continue to thrive. I look forward to meeting all of our amazing fans, volunteers and sponsors and getting the season underway."

Campbell will begin work immediately ahead of the 2017/18 season. The Bulldogs open main camp on August 21st and play their home opener on September 15th against the Victoria Grizzlies.

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