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Two Bulldogs prospects battle for the puck during a training camp scrimmage on Thursday, Sept. 17. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs back on the ice for extended training camp

First exhibition game will take place Oct. 2 against Nanaimo Clippers

Two Bulldogs prospects battle for the puck during a training camp scrimmage on Thursday, Sept. 17. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Morgan Steed, the Top Fisherman for 2020, collects his prizes from Tyee Club President Carolyn Jasken. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Tyee Club announces ladder board winners for 2020

The overall winner was Morgan Steed with a 31.8-pounder from Whittlestone Point

Morgan Steed, the Top Fisherman for 2020, collects his prizes from Tyee Club President Carolyn Jasken. (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 Alberni Valley Bulldogs begin their extended training camp this week. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL approves alternative plan for 2020-21 season if fans can’t attend games

If fans aren’t able to fill the arena, player fees will offset lost revenue

  • Sep 16, 2020
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs begin their extended training camp this week. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
12 students across B.C. were honoured with Premier’s Awards for excellence in Indigenous sports in March 2019. Awards were handed out at the Gathering Our Voices youth conference held at the Alberni Athletic Hall in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Nomination process launched to honour Indigenous athletes in B.C.

Nominations for Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport close on Sept. 24

12 students across B.C. were honoured with Premier’s Awards for excellence in Indigenous sports in March 2019. Awards were handed out at the Gathering Our Voices youth conference held at the Alberni Athletic Hall in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Men’s Golf Club prepares for championship

It was a small but enthusiastic groups of golfers on the course Sunday, Sept. 6

  • Sep 9, 2020
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
Alberni Athletics Soccer Club technical director Travis Cross, left; administrator Linda Rhodes; Darrin Oscienny; president Ralph Spencer sport hoodies with the Alberni Valley soccer association’s new name and logo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Youth soccer in Port Alberni kicks off with new name, logo

Season will start Sept. 14, 2020 as BC Soccer moves to Phase 2

Alberni Athletics Soccer Club technical director Travis Cross, left; administrator Linda Rhodes; Darrin Oscienny; president Ralph Spencer sport hoodies with the Alberni Valley soccer association’s new name and logo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Breuker gets game of the day

Men’s Club Championship will take place Sept. 12 and 13

  • Sep 2, 2020
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Giovetti and Clark take Mac Five Challenge

Next week will be an open week with the best gross and best net up for grabs

  • Aug 26, 2020
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
Maryna Macdonald (left) chats with one of the girls in an all-girls hockey camp at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Harvard hockey player returns to hometown rink in Port Alberni

Maryna Macdonald coaches at summer camps at Alberni Valley Multiplex

Maryna Macdonald (left) chats with one of the girls in an all-girls hockey camp at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Krista Bodin gets hole in one

Sunday, Aug. 23 will be the popular Mac Five Challenge

  • Aug 19, 2020
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have added 16-year-old forward Ethan Bono to their roster. Last year, Bono set a Pacific Coast Hockey Academy scoring record. (PHOTO COURTESY PCHA SEA DEVILS TWITTER)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add young forward from Port McNeill

Bulldogs add youth to veteran lineup with Ethan Bono, Kobe Assam

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have added 16-year-old forward Ethan Bono to their roster. Last year, Bono set a Pacific Coast Hockey Academy scoring record. (PHOTO COURTESY PCHA SEA DEVILS TWITTER)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Golf club hosts mixed couples tournament

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was limited to 48 players, members only

  • Aug 12, 2020
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. (FILE PHOTO)

ALBERNI GOLF: Stewart beats out Rasmussen in a count back

40 members came out during the B.C. Day long weekend

  • Aug 5, 2020
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. (FILE PHOTO)
Goalie Jaysen MacLean is joining the University of Jamestown Jimmies. (KIJHL MEDIA PHOTO)

Port Alberni goaltender continuing hockey career at college

Jaysen MacLean commits to the University of Jamestown Jimmies

Goalie Jaysen MacLean is joining the University of Jamestown Jimmies. (KIJHL MEDIA PHOTO)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. (FILE PHOTO)

ALBERNI GOLF: Rasmussen scores hole in one

50 men teed it up for the two man best ball

  • Jul 29, 2020
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. (FILE PHOTO)
National Hockey League senior officiating manager Rob Shick, from Port Alberni, B.C., has been an NHL official in some capacity for 35 years. FILE PHOTO

NHL’s Rob Shick goes ‘inside the bubble’ for pro hockey’s restart

Senior officiating manager heads to NHL camp in Toronto, misses cancelled Alberni golf classic

National Hockey League senior officiating manager Rob Shick, from Port Alberni, B.C., has been an NHL official in some capacity for 35 years. FILE PHOTO
Tickets are now available for the 2020 Ultimate Fishing Derby on Labour Day weekend in Port Alberni. (PHOTO SUBMITTED TO AV NEWS)

Special 2020 Ultimate Fishing Derby tickets on sale

Alberni Valley Tyee Club presents ‘socially distanced’ derby in Alberni Inlet

Tickets are now available for the 2020 Ultimate Fishing Derby on Labour Day weekend in Port Alberni. (PHOTO SUBMITTED TO AV NEWS)