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A big screen has been installed by the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Weyerhaeuser Arena in the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add new LED screen to Dawg Pound arsenal

Screen will enhance viewer experience with player stats, video, says club president

 

Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alex Newhook second former Victoria Grizzlies player in 3 years to hoist Stanley Cup

The pride of St. John’s, Colorado Avalanche centre joins Blues’ Bozak on short list

 

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers hockey team sold to new ownership group

BCHL board unanimously approves sale of team to Northern Lights Hockey Canada LLC

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)
John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)

Nanaimo mayor hand delivers Nanaimo bars to Penticton after losing hockey bet

Leonard Krog will also wear a Vees jersey at the next council meeting

John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)
Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Callum Tung makes a blocker save during a game against the Campbell River Storm at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Jan. 26, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Bombers goaltender Callum Tung moves up to Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Tung posted a 0.951 save percentage in the VIJHL playoffs

Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Callum Tung makes a blocker save during a game against the Campbell River Storm at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Jan. 26, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Wacey Rabbit signs a new two-year contract with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY BULLDOGS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs assistant coach extended for two more years

Wacey Rabbit joined the Bulldogs after retiring from a lengthy playing career

Wacey Rabbit signs a new two-year contract with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY BULLDOGS)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Oliver Salo, son of former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo, has committed to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for 2022-23. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)

Cowichan Capitals snag son of former Canucks defenceman

Oliver Salo, son of Sami Salo, commits to Caps for next season

Oliver Salo, son of former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo, has committed to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for 2022-23. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)
(Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Penticton Vees blow out Nanaimo Clippers to sweep series and win BCHL championship

Penticton wins Game 4 by 8-2 score Wednesday, May 18, in Nanaimo

(Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Nanaimo loses to Penticton in overtime, facing elimination in BCHL finals

Vees edges Clippers 3-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday, Game 4 tonight in Nanaimo

Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward David Jacobs moves in on goaltender Hobie Hedquist. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender named NHL draft prospect

Hobie Hedquist listed No. 27 as a North American goalie

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward David Jacobs moves in on goaltender Hobie Hedquist. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog will be cheering for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals, which start Friday, May 13, in Penticton. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo bars, Penticton wine on the line as mayors bet on BCHL finals

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog makes friendly wager with Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki

City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog will be cheering for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals, which start Friday, May 13, in Penticton. (Submitted photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers will play in the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup finals for the first time since 2015. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers set to face Penticton in rematch of 2015 BCHL finals

Clippers advance by winning Game 4 by 6-1 score to sweep Langley Rivermen

The Nanaimo Clippers will play in the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup finals for the first time since 2015. (News Bulletin file photo)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen holds onto the puck, pursued by Grizzlies forward Ellis Rickwood. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs name Klassen team captain for 2022-23 season

Outgoing captain Stephen Castagna says thank you to fans

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen holds onto the puck, pursued by Grizzlies forward Ellis Rickwood. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono is pushed into the Langley net during Game 2 of the BCHL’s Coastal Conference semi-finals on April 16, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs down 2-0 in series against Langley

Bulldogs dropped a 2-1 decision against the visiting Langley Rivermen in Game 2

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono is pushed into the Langley net during Game 2 of the BCHL’s Coastal Conference semi-finals on April 16, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matteo Turrin tries to poke the puck past Alberni Valley Bulldogs goalie during the first period of the teams’ B.C. Hockey League game at the Cowichan Arena on Wednesday, April 6. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals’ season ends with sweep by Bulldogs

Alberni closes series out with 7-2 victory

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matteo Turrin tries to poke the puck past Alberni Valley Bulldogs goalie during the first period of the teams’ B.C. Hockey League game at the Cowichan Arena on Wednesday, April 6. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward David Jacobs has his pocket picked by Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau as he moves in on goaltender Hobie Hedquist during Game 3 of the BCHL teams’ first-round playoff series at the Cowichan Arena on Tuesday, April 5. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs take 3-0 lead in playoff series against Cowichan

Bulldogs edge Caps 3-2 on Tuesday; Game 4 goes Wednesday

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward David Jacobs has his pocket picked by Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau as he moves in on goaltender Hobie Hedquist during Game 3 of the BCHL teams’ first-round playoff series at the Cowichan Arena on Tuesday, April 5. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs celebrate Brandon Buhr’s goal in the first period of Game 2 of the BCHL’s Coastal Conference quarter-final playoff series with Cowichan Capitals. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs celebrate Brandon Buhr’s goal in the first period of Game 2 of the BCHL’s Coastal Conference quarter-final playoff series with Cowichan Capitals. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen battles with Cowichan forward Matty Edwards for the puck during a previous game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs offer fan bus to Cowichan playoff games

Coastal Conference quarter-finals between Bulldogs, Cowichan Capitals start April 1

Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen battles with Cowichan forward Matty Edwards for the puck during a previous game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)