BCHL, Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ captain Stephen Castagna digs the puck out from a crowd behind the Langley Rivermen’s net late in the third period of Game 5 of the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference semifinal, April 22, 2022 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ season comes to an end

Bulldogs fall 5-2 during Game 6 in Langley

 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Ethan Leyer, right, tries to get his stick on the puck in front of Langley Rivermen goalie Ajeet Gundarah in the third period of Game 5 of the BC Hockey League Coastal Conference semifinal, April 22, 2022 in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ 2-1 win over Langley overshadowed by on-air racist comment

Bulldogs’ colour commentator banned from BCHL over racial slur against Langley player

 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Brandon Buhr, left, stands deep in the Langley Rivermen end of Game 1 in the BC Hockey League Coastal Conference semifinal, April 15, 2022 at the AV Multiplex. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs drop first game against Langley Rivermen

‘Dogs hope to ‘rally the Valley’ for Game 2 on April 16 at the Dawg Pound

 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Josh Zary celebrates his second-period power play goal from the ice in Game 1 of the BCHL Coastal Conference quarter-finals against Cowichan Capitals. The Bulldogs won 5-3. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs take 1-0 lead in Coastal Conference series vs. Cowichan

Special teams see action during close match between Vancouver Island rivals

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Josh Zary celebrates his second-period power play goal from the ice in Game 1 of the BCHL Coastal Conference quarter-finals against Cowichan Capitals. The Bulldogs won 5-3. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Big Daddy joins The Ticks on the Five Acre Co. mobile stage at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ playoff tailgate party on April 2, 2022. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

BCHL Bulldogs ramp up playoff excitement with Saturday tailgate party

Five Acre Co. brings live music, refreshments fundraise for Zatzoo Project on April 2

Big Daddy joins The Ticks on the Five Acre Co. mobile stage at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ playoff tailgate party on April 2, 2022. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
A giant Baby Yoda stuffie goes flying over the glass at the Dawg Pound (aka. Weyerhaeuser Arena) on Saturday, Dec. 11 during the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ annual Teddy Bear Toss. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs toss Coquitlam Express on Teddy Bear Toss night

Biggest crowd since 2018 packs Weyerhaeuser Arena for special charity night

A giant Baby Yoda stuffie goes flying over the glass at the Dawg Pound (aka. Weyerhaeuser Arena) on Saturday, Dec. 11 during the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ annual Teddy Bear Toss. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Qualicum Beach goaltender Jackson Glassford, who plays for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, was in December 2019 ranked 22nd by NHL Central Scouting. (BLACK PRESS PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs trade goaltender Jackson Glassford

Team acquires new goalie from Caledonia Corvairs of Ontario

Qualicum Beach goaltender Jackson Glassford, who plays for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, was in December 2019 ranked 22nd by NHL Central Scouting. (BLACK PRESS PHOTO)
Fans in masks fill seats at Weyerhaeuser Arena for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ game Oct. 15, 2021 against Victoria Grizzlies. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs welcome fans back for home opener

The Bulldogs fell 3-2 to visiting Victoria Grizzlies

Fans in masks fill seats at Weyerhaeuser Arena for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ game Oct. 15, 2021 against Victoria Grizzlies. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Former Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ associate coach Brandon Shaw has been named head coach of the Coquitlam Express, also of the B.C. Hockey League. The announcement was made May 12, 2021. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

BCHL’s Coquitlam Express hire new head coach

Brandon Shaw leaves Alberni Valley Bulldogs for bench boss job

Former Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ associate coach Brandon Shaw has been named head coach of the Coquitlam Express, also of the B.C. Hockey League. The announcement was made May 12, 2021. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie Luke Pearson stopped all 22 shots the Cowichan Capitals sent his way to collect a 5–0 shutout in B.C. Hockey League action, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Pearson earns shutout in Bulldogs’ win over Cowichan Capitals

Alberni Valley will face Victoria Grizzlies Sunday, April 11 at 3 p.m.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie Luke Pearson stopped all 22 shots the Cowichan Capitals sent his way to collect a 5–0 shutout in B.C. Hockey League action, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Bulldogs score first but lose to Grizzlies 6-5

Game was first in 137 days for Alberni Valley’s Bulldogs

Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni’s Caden Tremblay played with the North Island Major Bantam Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BCHL: Port Alberni’s Caden Tremblay suits up for hometown Bulldogs

North Island Silvertips’ captain hopes to play for hometown crowd

Port Alberni’s Caden Tremblay played with the North Island Major Bantam Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Education advisor Tom McEvay congratulates two Alberni Valley Bulldogs on their high academic achievements for the 2015-16 season: Quinn Syrydiuk, left, for college and Cayden Kraus for high school. (KAICEE TROTT PHOTO)

BCHL: Port Alberni’s Tom McEvay joins Coquitlam Express as education advisor

McEvay now schools players for three teams, including Alberni and Nanaimo

Education advisor Tom McEvay congratulates two Alberni Valley Bulldogs on their high academic achievements for the 2015-16 season: Quinn Syrydiuk, left, for college and Cayden Kraus for high school. (KAICEE TROTT PHOTO)
Former Alberni Valley Bulldog Eric Margo will graduate from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. with some hockey honours and great memories. (ROBIN KASEM/Queen’s Gaels)

Former Alberni Valley Bulldog Eric Margo shows heart on and off ice

Queen’s University Gaels forward blends hockey with humanitarianism

  • Apr 5, 2020
Former Alberni Valley Bulldog Eric Margo will graduate from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. with some hockey honours and great memories. (ROBIN KASEM/Queen’s Gaels)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ head coach Joe Martin reacts as his team pressures Nanaimo Clippers during the second period of Game 4 in their B.C. Hockey League Island Division semi-final on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Bulldogs were eliminated from the playoffs in a 2-1 loss. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ coach looks back on the team’s 2019-20 season

From an ammonia leak closing their rink to losing both goalies to illness, season was an odd one

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ head coach Joe Martin reacts as his team pressures Nanaimo Clippers during the second period of Game 4 in their B.C. Hockey League Island Division semi-final on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Bulldogs were eliminated from the playoffs in a 2-1 loss. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Dawson Tritt attempts to wrap the puck around Nanaimo Clippers’ goaltender Jordan Naylor’s net midway through the second period of Game 4 in the BC Hockey League Island Division semi-final at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Dawson Tritt attempts to wrap the puck around Nanaimo Clippers’ goaltender Jordan Naylor’s net midway through the second period of Game 4 in the BC Hockey League Island Division semi-final at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs have traded veteran blueliner Ryan Novecosky to the West Side Warriors for future considerations. SUBMITTED PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs trade veteran defenceman as pre-season ends

Ryan Novecosky moved to West Kelowna Warriors

  • Aug 31, 2019
Alberni Valley Bulldogs have traded veteran blueliner Ryan Novecosky to the West Side Warriors for future considerations. SUBMITTED PHOTO
David Michaud of Keycorp Sports and Entertainment is the new president of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

David Michaud of Keycorp Sports and Entertainment is the new president of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Victoria Grizzlies’ forward Marty Westhaver fails to score in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie John Hawthorne midway through the third period of Game 4 in the BCHL Island Division’s opening playoff round, March 6. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Season ends for Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Victoria Grizzlies take series 4–0 after final win in Port Alberni

Victoria Grizzlies’ forward Marty Westhaver fails to score in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie John Hawthorne midway through the third period of Game 4 in the BCHL Island Division’s opening playoff round, March 6. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ backup goalie Cole Demers helps pick up teddy bears and other stuffed animals on the ice at the AV Multiplex on Saturday during the BCHL team’s annual teddy bear toss. ‘Dogs’ Mitch Deelstra scored with 2:03 left in the second period to trigger the stuffie storm.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs split weekend games with Victoria, Nanaimo

Austin Spiridakis scores on the penalty shot for Saturday win

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ backup goalie Cole Demers helps pick up teddy bears and other stuffed animals on the ice at the AV Multiplex on Saturday during the BCHL team’s annual teddy bear toss. ‘Dogs’ Mitch Deelstra scored with 2:03 left in the second period to trigger the stuffie storm.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO