Walker gets call to the Dub

Alberni Valley Bulldogs' Eric Walker has been called up by the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL.

An Alberni Valley Bulldog is set to have a cup of coffee with the bigs.

The team announced that Eric Walker has been called up by the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL.

Walker goes to the ʻHawks on an emergency call-up basis as they have three defensemen invited to Canadaʼs World Junior National team selection camp in Calgary, AB.

Walker will be evaluated by Portlandʼs coaching staff to determine his place on the team if he sticks.

“We wish Eric all the best with this opportunity to, again, play in the WHL,” said Bulldogs General Manager and Head Coach Kevin Willison. “He is getting a second chance to prove he can play at that level,” added Willison.

The Bulldogs will miss Walker’s physical play, defensive savvy and experience, Willison said.

Walker has no goals, eight assists and 14 penalty minutes in 16 games this season.

Just Posted

Vandals break windows in Port Alberni heritage train cars

Damage in the thousands of dollars, says Industrial Heritage Society

Fire destroys mysterious travel trailer in Port Alberni alley

Port Alberni Fire Dept. security cameras capture start of fire

Port Alberni wants to bring back bed races for annual Salmon Fest

Veteran racer recalls thrill of racing a handcrafted bed through city streets

Semi-truck crashes on Hwy. 4 between Port Alberni and Tofino-Ucluelet

Drivers heading in or out of Tofino-Ucluelet Friday afternoon should expect delays

Port Alberni city council reveals 2019-2023 strategic plan

Strategies include revitalization, truck route, public safety

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Ferries employees participating in Denman Island cleanup for plastic-shedding ferry

The cleanup comes a few weeks after one organized by residents of the Island

Discussion on grief and loss between Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper goes viral

The exchange includes emotional question from Cooper, and outlook on grief as a child

Most Read