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BCHL team can now practise together in full, after a revision to the provincial health order on Dec. 28. (Garrett James photo)

BCHL teams can practise together following revised health-order

Junior ‘A’ league commissioner still hopeful a season can be staged this year

BCHL team can now practise together in full, after a revision to the provincial health order on Dec. 28. (Garrett James photo)
Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January game against Langley. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January game against Langley. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)

Junior hockey team in B.C. pleads for an opportunity to play during pandemic

Nanaimo Clippers’ owner questions science behind public health orders

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton could be the ‘hub-city’ for a potential BCHL bubble

Seventeen teams would stay and play all their games in the South Okanagan

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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Bulldogs forward Oak MacLeod battles for the puck during a game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs forward Oak MacLeod battles for the puck during a game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ veteran forward Ryan Tverberg beats Nanaimo Clippers’ Tim Washe to the puck at centre ice in first period action of their exhibition game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The Clippers won the game 3–1. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs split weekend games

Forward Brandon Buhr scores hat trick against Grizzlies

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ veteran forward Ryan Tverberg beats Nanaimo Clippers’ Tim Washe to the puck at centre ice in first period action of their exhibition game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The Clippers won the game 3–1. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
New Bulldogs forward Oak MacLeod fires a shot on the Grizzlies’ goal during the first period of a preseason game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Tuesday, Oct. 27. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: New guys get game winner for Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Alberni records a 5-4 overtime win against the Victoria Grizzlies

New Bulldogs forward Oak MacLeod fires a shot on the Grizzlies’ goal during the first period of a preseason game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Tuesday, Oct. 27. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen delivers a check to Clippers defender Gianni Fairbrother during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs get back in the win column in preseason play

Bulldogs snap a five-game winless skid with a 3-2 win over the Nanaimo Clippers

Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen delivers a check to Clippers defender Gianni Fairbrother during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Caige Sterzer battles it out with a Capitals player during a weekend exhibition game in Duncan. (KEVIN ROTHBAUER / BLACK PRESS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Caige Sterzer battles it out with a Capitals player during a weekend exhibition game in Duncan. (KEVIN ROTHBAUER / BLACK PRESS)
Capitals goaltender Jayden Shull attempts to corral the puck away from Bulldogs defender Mattias Dal Monte during Saturday’s game. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs open the preseason with two wins against Cowichan Caps

Bulldogs will travel to Duncan for another pair of preseason games

Capitals goaltender Jayden Shull attempts to corral the puck away from Bulldogs defender Mattias Dal Monte during Saturday’s game. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Two Bulldogs prospects battle for the puck during a training camp scrimmage on Thursday, Sept. 17. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs back on the ice for extended training camp

First exhibition game will take place Oct. 2 against Nanaimo Clippers

Two Bulldogs prospects battle for the puck during a training camp scrimmage on Thursday, Sept. 17. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BCHL approves back-up plan for 2020-21 season

Without gate revenue, league will rely on player fees, government and business support

Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs begin their extended training camp this week. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL approves alternative plan for 2020-21 season if fans can’t attend games

If fans aren’t able to fill the arena, player fees will offset lost revenue

  • Sep 16, 2020
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs begin their extended training camp this week. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have added 16-year-old forward Ethan Bono to their roster. Last year, Bono set a Pacific Coast Hockey Academy scoring record. (PHOTO COURTESY PCHA SEA DEVILS TWITTER)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add young forward from Port McNeill

Bulldogs add youth to veteran lineup with Ethan Bono, Kobe Assam

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have added 16-year-old forward Ethan Bono to their roster. Last year, Bono set a Pacific Coast Hockey Academy scoring record. (PHOTO COURTESY PCHA SEA DEVILS TWITTER)
An example of what the big screen in the Alberni Valley Multiplex could look like. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY BULLDOGS)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs speak in support of big screen at multiplex

Club suffered a ‘six-figure loss’ during the 2019-2020 season

An example of what the big screen in the Alberni Valley Multiplex could look like. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY BULLDOGS)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Isaac Pascoal battles with a Cowichan Valley Capitals player for the puck during a game in the 2019-2020 season. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add experience to blueline

Isaac Pascoal heads closer to hometown in B.C. team’s latest trade

Isaac Pascoal battles with a Cowichan Valley Capitals player for the puck during a game in the 2019-2020 season. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Bulldogs defenceman Grayson Valente has been traded to the Merritt Centennials. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Bulldogs trade veteran defenceman, acquire new players during offseason

Grayson Valente suited up for three seasons with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Bulldogs defenceman Grayson Valente has been traded to the Merritt Centennials. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)