BCHL, Alberni Valley Bulldogs

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

 

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’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

 

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
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jackson Doucet squares off against a pair of Prince George Spruce Kings during a home game on Saturday, Nov. 17. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL Bulldogs are for sale

The Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society seeks a buyer after six full seasons of operation

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jackson Doucet squares off against a pair of Prince George Spruce Kings during a home game on Saturday, Nov. 17. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will ‘Pink the Rink’ in honour of breast cancer survivors on Oct. 13, 2018. Some of the players will be playing in honour of friends and family members. SUBMITTED PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs ready to ‘Pink the Rink’

Bulldogs face Victoria Grizzlies with a win in their home-and-home series

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will ‘Pink the Rink’ in honour of breast cancer survivors on Oct. 13, 2018. Some of the players will be playing in honour of friends and family members. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Tyler Vanuden played 34 regular season games over two seasons with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and scored 19 points. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs release captain Vanuden

Vanuden gone a month after receiving ‘C’, Raffler joins ‘Dogs from Powell River Kings

Tyler Vanuden played 34 regular season games over two seasons with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and scored 19 points. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Austin Spiradakis, right, fights for the puck with Powell River Kings’ defenceman Matthew Rickard behind the Kings’ bench in the third period of a BCHL exhibition game at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni, Aug. 24, 2018. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs win first exhibition game of 2018-19 season

Coach Matt Hughes happy with offensive production in 6–2 win over Powell River

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Austin Spiradakis, right, fights for the puck with Powell River Kings’ defenceman Matthew Rickard behind the Kings’ bench in the third period of a BCHL exhibition game at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni, Aug. 24, 2018. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ prospect Sami Pharaon, centre, tries to trap the puck deep in Port Alberni’s end during the second period of their BCHL exhibition game against Powell River Kings at Weyerhaeuser Arena, Aug. 25, 2017. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs and Kings back on ice as exhibition season begins

Alberni Valley hosts Powell River for first time since the end of the 2017-18 season

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ prospect Sami Pharaon, centre, tries to trap the puck deep in Port Alberni’s end during the second period of their BCHL exhibition game against Powell River Kings at Weyerhaeuser Arena, Aug. 25, 2017. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Bulldogs head coach Matt Hughes watches the on-ice action in a 2017 pre-season game at Weyerhaeuser Arena. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: More than 100 prospects sign up for Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ spring camp

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will host one of their largest spring identification…

Bulldogs head coach Matt Hughes watches the on-ice action in a 2017 pre-season game at Weyerhaeuser Arena. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Bulldogs forward, Christian Simeone and Cowichan Capitals forward, Azzaro Tingling, square off at center circle in the second period. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs beat Cowichan in double OT

Teams are 1–1 in three-game home-and-home stand; play in Cowichan Jan. 20

Bulldogs forward, Christian Simeone and Cowichan Capitals forward, Azzaro Tingling, square off at center circle in the second period. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs players, trainer Scott Crema, left, and coach Matt Hughes, right, watch the action against Nanaimo Clippers on the road Friday night. The ‘Dogs were clipped in back-to-back games by Nanaimo, 5-4 at home on Wednesday, Jan. 3 and 8-3 at Frank Crane Arena on Friday, Jan. 5. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO

Clippers foil Bulldogs in first two games of 2018

‘Dogs get a chance to change the tide Sunday, Jan. 7 at home

  • Jan 7, 2018
Alberni Valley Bulldogs players, trainer Scott Crema, left, and coach Matt Hughes, right, watch the action against Nanaimo Clippers on the road Friday night. The ‘Dogs were clipped in back-to-back games by Nanaimo, 5-4 at home on Wednesday, Jan. 3 and 8-3 at Frank Crane Arena on Friday, Jan. 5. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO