Alberni Valley Bulldogs' head coach Kevin Willison

Alberni Valley Bulldogs re-sign coaching staff

Kevin Willison and Adam Hayduk will be behind the bench with the BCHL's Bulldogs for another season.

Kevin Willison and Adam Hayduk will be behind the bench with the B.C. Hockey League’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs for another season.

The Bulldogs earlier this month announced they have signed the coaching duo for multi-year contracts. Willison will be here for three years while Hayduk signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year.

“We are proud to have both Kevin and Adam returning, which brings stability to our hockey operations,” Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society spokesperson Russell Dyson said in a statement.

“These coaches also bring with them a commitment to the community, ensuring a winning attitude both on and off the ice.”

Willison joined the team in December 2011; the successful 2012-13 season was his first full season and resulted in the Bulldogs knocking out both the Nanaimo Clippers and Victoria Grizzlies to capture the Island championship.

“I’m extremely honoured that the Bulldogs organization has the confidence in Adam and I to be able to lead this team for seasons to come,” Willison said in a press release.

“I am looking forward to working hard and making the people of Port Alberni very proud of their hockey team on and off the ice.”

Hayduk has been with the team for two full seasons. He said it’s a sign of confidence on behalf of the society that they would sign the two coaches for multi-year contracts.

“This community deserves a team they can be proud of on and off the ice and I am very happy that I can be a part of a great organization that is working hard to make that happen,” Hayduk said.

ICE CHIPS…The Coquitlam Express’s leading scorer has entered the Dawg Pound—this time as a Bulldog. Justin Georgeson joins the team as “future considerations” in a trade that sent Lars Hepso and Adam Rossignol to the Express at the BCHL trade deadline…Georgeson was the only Express to play all 56 games last year…

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