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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Owen Ditzel and Michael Adamek of the Victoria Grizzlies square off in front of the net during a preseason BCHL game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Monday, Sept. 20. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)

BCHL: New faces take the ice during Alberni Valley Bulldogs preseason action

Port Alberni BCHL team has a 3-1 record in exhibition games so far

 

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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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A member of Team White winds up to fire a shot during an Alberni Valley Bulldogs ID camp scrimmage session on Monday, Aug. 30. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs are back for Summer ID Camp

Alberni Valley Bulldogs will host their first home game on Oct. 15

A member of Team White winds up to fire a shot during an Alberni Valley Bulldogs ID camp scrimmage session on Monday, Aug. 30. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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BCHL’s 60th anniversary plans include outdoor games, retro nights

Teams will wear retro jerseys throughout the season, junior ‘A’ hockey league announces

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The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have acquired goaltender Hobie Hedquist. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have acquired goaltender Hobie Hedquist. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Bernie the Bulldogs mascot interacts with the audience during an Alberni Valley Bulldogs game in early 2020. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Bulldogs, Bombers partner with San Group for free youth tickets

BCHL and VIJHL teams will be offering free youth tickets for the next three seasons

Bernie the Bulldogs mascot interacts with the audience during an Alberni Valley Bulldogs game in early 2020. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Bulldogs have added defenceman Kai Greaves to their roster for 2021-2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add to roster with GOJHL players

Melady and Kai will both join their new Bulldogs teammates for training camp in September

The Bulldogs have added defenceman Kai Greaves to their roster for 2021-2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January 2020 game against Langley. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender reflects on MVP season

Luke Pearson named top goaltender in BCHL’s Island pod

Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January 2020 game against Langley. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Junior hockey league recently completed 20-game ‘pod’ season

The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jacob Bosse beats a defender in a race to the puck during a game against the Surrey Eagles in 2019. Bosse was traded to the Alberta Junior Hockey League in February 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add versatile forward from AJHL

Ethan Leyer is committed to play NCAA hockey with St. Cloud State University

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jacob Bosse beats a defender in a race to the puck during a game against the Surrey Eagles in 2019. Bosse was traded to the Alberta Junior Hockey League in February 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The line of Stephen Castagna, Brandon Buhr and Josh Van Unen became one of the most dominant lines in the BCHL during the 2020-21 pod season. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs celebrate successful 2020-21 season

Bulldogs ended the BCHL season with a second-place finish in the Island Division pod

The line of Stephen Castagna, Brandon Buhr and Josh Van Unen became one of the most dominant lines in the BCHL during the 2020-21 pod season. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr is knocked off the puck by Grizzlies defenceman Lindsay Reid. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs beaten back-to-back by Victoria Grizzlies

Victoria Grizzlies named Island Champions while Bulldogs take second place

Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr is knocked off the puck by Grizzlies defenceman Lindsay Reid. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Ryan Nause fires a shot at the Cowichan goal. The shot ended up becoming Nause’s first BCHL goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Point streak ends for Alberni Valley Bulldogs with loss against Cowichan

This marks the first time the Bulldogs have lost in regulation since April 11

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Ryan Nause fires a shot at the Cowichan goal. The shot ended up becoming Nause’s first BCHL goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Clippers defenceman Jack O’Brien pokes the puck away from Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on April 28, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs fall to Clippers in overtime

Port Alberni still holding onto second place in Island Pod

Clippers defenceman Jack O’Brien pokes the puck away from Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on April 28, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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