The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have rounded out their team leadership group for the upcoming 2016-17 season with the announcement last week that Jordan Sandhu will wear the captain’s C.
Wearing assistant or alternate captains’ As will be Tristan Bukovec, Malik Kaila, Paul Savage, and Quinn Syrydiuk.
“We believe that this group of young men has all the qualities it takes to represent our hockey club as leaders,” says head coach and general manager, Kevin Willison.
Sandhu enters his second season with the Bulldogs and will serve as the youngest captain in team history. The Richmond, BC, product is coming off a successful rookie season where he scored 38 points (5 goals and 33 assists) in 44 games. Sandhu is scheduled to attend Arizona State University on a NCAA Division 1 scholarship for the 2018-19 season.
Syrydiuk, who hails from Toronto, ON, served as an alternate captain last season and was the recipient of the team’s Humanitarian and Academic Awards.
Bukovec (Penticton, BC) was the team’s Most Improved Player last season and led the Bulldogs in scoring this pre-season with 5 goals in 3 games.
Savage and Kaila are also veterans with experience.