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Port Alberni Bombers head coach Gaelen Patterson chats with prospective players during an ID Camp at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on July 20, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers get first glimpse at players prior to inaugural season

Player identification camp drew primarily Vancouver Island players

The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Doucette leads the way in stableford event

Men’s Club Championship will take place on Sunday, July 25

  • Jul 15, 2021
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
BC Grassroots Rugby coach Gavin Purewal leads young rugby players in a drill at the Black Sheep Rugby Club on Monday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Grassroots rugby for kids coming to Port Alberni this summer

Camps will be hosted at the Port Alberni Black Sheep Rugby Club’s pitch

BC Grassroots Rugby coach Gavin Purewal leads young rugby players in a drill at the Black Sheep Rugby Club on Monday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Luchinski the winner in three clubs and a putter

Next Sunday is the stableford tournament

  • Jul 7, 2021
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
Forward Carson Steel is headed back to his hometown of Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers acquire Carson Steel in club’s first trade

The 2021-22 VIJHL season is expected to get underway on Sept. 8

Forward Carson Steel is headed back to his hometown of Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
The Bulldogs have added defenceman Kai Greaves to their roster for 2021-2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add to roster with GOJHL players

Melady and Kai will both join their new Bulldogs teammates for training camp in September

The Bulldogs have added defenceman Kai Greaves to their roster for 2021-2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Hawkness’s hawkeye earns him a golf win

O’Laney takes latest top net honours at Alberni Men’s Golf event

  • Jun 23, 2021
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dry Creek Park will be closed all week as city parks crews remove hazardous trees and prepare the site for a new disc golf course. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni’s second disc golf course on the way at Dry Creek Park

Dry Creek Park will be closed for development for a week beginning June 21

Dry Creek Park will be closed all week as city parks crews remove hazardous trees and prepare the site for a new disc golf course. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Aidan See played for the North Island Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (PHOTO COURTESY RON HAYES)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers add hometown talent to roster

Junior B hockey club signs Aidan See, Blake Power and Grayson Erickson

Aidan See played for the North Island Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (PHOTO COURTESY RON HAYES)
Kids from a MOSS Sailing Camp sail just off Canal Waterfront Park in Alberni Inlet during a day camp in August 2014. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

MOSS Sailing camps return to Alberni Valley

One-week camps designed for kids will take place at Sproat Lake

Kids from a MOSS Sailing Camp sail just off Canal Waterfront Park in Alberni Inlet during a day camp in August 2014. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The King Edward Liquor Store sponsored the Alberni Golf Club’s event on June 13. From left to right are Ken Porteous (manager of the King Edward Liquor Store) and Alberni Golf Club Members Don MacGowan, John Robbins and Wayne Cheveldave. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ALBERNI GOLF: Doug Cheetham records hole in one

Next Sunday is an open day with the best gross and the best net up for grabs

  • Jun 16, 2021
The King Edward Liquor Store sponsored the Alberni Golf Club’s event on June 13. From left to right are Ken Porteous (manager of the King Edward Liquor Store) and Alberni Golf Club Members Don MacGowan, John Robbins and Wayne Cheveldave. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Port Alberni Bombers are one of the newest teams in the VIJHL. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni Bombers to host first ID camp for roster spots

Roster spots for the Junior B team will be filled at the conclusion of the camp

The Port Alberni Bombers are one of the newest teams in the VIJHL. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Men’s club gains new members

Next Sunday, June 13 will be the Combination White and Blue event

  • Jun 9, 2021
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January 2020 game against Langley. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender reflects on MVP season

Luke Pearson named top goaltender in BCHL’s Island pod

Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January 2020 game against Langley. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Junior hockey league recently completed 20-game ‘pod’ season

The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)