AV Bulldogs’ Povelofskie retires

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Tyler Povelofskie is retiring from junior hockey to pursue a post-secondary opportunity.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Tyler Povelofskie is retiring from junior hockey to pursue a post-secondary opportunity.

Povelofskie has enrolled in the heavy duty/ transport mechanic program at Thompson Rivers University.

“This was not a decision made lightly on my part,” said Povelofskie, who was injured partway through last season.

“I would like to take the time to sincerely thank the Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization for the opportunities and experiences that I gained last season,” he added.

Povelofskie missed a large portion of last season with a serious skate-caused laceration but worked hard to get back in the lineup.

“Tyler has been seeking this opportunity to become a heavy duty mechanic for a few years now but it didn’t work out with the hockey schedule,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs head coach and general manager Kevin Willison.

“Now with a shop giving him the opportunity to have his education paid for, it is like a scholarship to him so we wish Tyler all the best moving forward into the new chapter in his life,” added Willison.

Povelofskie said he will take many good memories with him as he transitions away from playing hockey.

“I would also like to thank coaches Kevin (Willison) and Adam (Hayduk) for their endless commitment to coaching, Tom (McEvay) for his education advice and expertise, Lyle and Kathy Pitts for opening their home as billet parents and, last but definitely not least, the community, volunteers and fans that support the Bulldogs win, lose, or draw.”

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