Ethan Jang competed in the 2018 KIJHL Top Prospects Game in Kelowna. PHOTO CREDIT DUNSMOOR CREATIVE

BCHL: Speedy left winger commits to Bulldogs

Forward Ethan Jang will be suiting up for the 2018-19 season

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have announced that forward Ethan Jang has committed to join the team for the 2018-19 BCHL season.

Jang is currently playing in his rookie season with the Fernie Ghostriders of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, where he has scored seven goals and added three assists in 30 regular season games. He recently represented the league’s Kootenay Conference in the 2018 KIJHL Top Prospects Game in Kelowna.

“Ethan plays an aggressive, in-your-face style and skates very well for his age,” said Bulldogs head coach Matt Hughes. “He stepped into our lineup back in October as an affiliate player against a good Wenatchee team and his speed and compete level stood out immediately. He plays with intensity, finishes checks and has a ton of potential to be a contributor in all facets of the game. We’re excited to see Ethan continue his development in a Bulldogs uniform.”

The 16-year-old spent the 2016-17 season with the BC Major Midget League’s Kootenay Ice, where he scored 14 goals and finished with 29 points in 39 regular season games. His goals total ranked sixth among all 2001-born players in the league, while his points total ranked fifth.

“Committing to the Bulldogs is a great feeling for sure,” said Jang, who describes himself as a quick north-south skater known for taking the body and providing energy for his teammates. “My family and I believe that the Alberni Valley is the right place for me to play and develop as a player. Living on Vancouver Island and meeting new people will also be a great experience.”

Jang enjoyed his first taste of BCHL action against the Wild and is looking forward to making the jump full-time. “Stepping on the ice and playing in a faster-paced game was a great feeling,” he says. “I felt comfortable out there, and just being with the guys joking around was a experience I will not forget.”

“We’d like to congratulate Ethan on his commitment to the Bulldogs,” said Ghostriders head coach Craig Mohr. “Alberni Valley will be getting a fast skating, hard hitting left winger. Ethan leads our team in shorthanded goals and is consistently our leading hitter in most games. Not only are the Bulldogs getting a great player, they’re also getting a great person.”

Jang will continue to play for the Ghostriders and be available to play BCHL games as an affiliate player this season before joining the Bulldogs full-time next year.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Port Alberni writer featured at Alberni Valley Words on Fire

Vicki Drybrough’s poetry and short stories have been published in anthologies and literary journals

Tour de Rock alumni ride through Port Alberni

Event was scaled down this year in response to COVID-19

Third brewery on the way for Port Alberni

Alberni Brewing Company hopes to open in early 2021

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Port Alberni long-term care home gets new bath chair

Westhaven residents say thanks to WCGH Foundation for donation

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

Victoria-area RCMP locate high-risk sex offender thanks to help of taxi cab driver

Scott Jones wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, ‘a risk to women and girls,’ police say

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Most Read