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Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images
Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

BCHL player lifts Canada West to second win at World Junior A Challenge

Chilliwack Chiefs player has a three-point performance

Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images
Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes is growing his hair out as a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Hockey player’s flow a no-go for BCHL poll

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes left off best hockey hair poll

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes is growing his hair out as a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Bulldogs forward Jackson Doucet, pursued by Chiefs forward Brett Rylance, chases down the puck during a game at the Prospera Centre on Sunday, Nov. 4. PHOTO COURTESY DARREN FRANCIS / FOTOSHOTZ.COM

BCHL: Bulldogs drop three straight in weekend road trip

Alberni Valley Bulldogs remain third in BCHL’s Island Division

  • Nov 6, 2018
Bulldogs forward Jackson Doucet, pursued by Chiefs forward Brett Rylance, chases down the puck during a game at the Prospera Centre on Sunday, Nov. 4. PHOTO COURTESY DARREN FRANCIS / FOTOSHOTZ.COM
Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne earned his first BCHL shutout at home on Friday, Oct. 26. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs’ Hawthorne earns first BCHL shutout

Alberni Valley Bulldogs split a pair of home games over the weekend

  • Oct 29, 2018
Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne earned his first BCHL shutout at home on Friday, Oct. 26. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO
Kjell Kjemhus of the Vernon Vipers tries to snipe one past goalie Cole Demers of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in BCHL action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.                                 (Lisa Mazurek/Black Press)

BCHL: Bulldogs pick up one win on weekend road trip

Tanner Pochipinski earns first career BCHL goal

  • Oct 23, 2018
Kjell Kjemhus of the Vernon Vipers tries to snipe one past goalie Cole Demers of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in BCHL action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.                                 (Lisa Mazurek/Black Press)
Bulldogs forward Ryan Miotto carries the puck into the Merritt zone during a game on Friday, Oct. 5. Miotto had his first goal of the season later in the game. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Miotto plays overtime hero in weekend action for Bulldogs

Alberni Valley Bulldogs picked up one win at home

Bulldogs forward Ryan Miotto carries the puck into the Merritt zone during a game on Friday, Oct. 5. Miotto had his first goal of the season later in the game. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Gerry Fitzgerald suited up for the Minnesota Wild during a preseason game on Thursday, Sept. 20. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Port Alberni’s Gerry Fitzgerald suits up for Minnesota Wild training camp

The former BCHL player is now signed with the Iowa Wild in the AHL

Gerry Fitzgerald suited up for the Minnesota Wild during a preseason game on Thursday, Sept. 20. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Cole Demers makes a save during a game against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in Chilliwack as part of the Bauer BCHL Showcase last weekend. The Bulldogs finished the showcase with a 5-1 loss against the Wenatchee Wild and a 4-1 loss against Salmon Arm. BCHL PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs see fourth straight loss at BCHL showcase

Alberni Valley Bulldogs on the road again this weekend

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Cole Demers makes a save during a game against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in Chilliwack as part of the Bauer BCHL Showcase last weekend. The Bulldogs finished the showcase with a 5-1 loss against the Wenatchee Wild and a 4-1 loss against Salmon Arm. BCHL PHOTO
Bulldogs forward Evan Googins squares off against Capitals defenceman Marshall Skapski during a game on Saturday, Sept. 15. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs struggle at home

Home opener ends with a 5-1 loss

Bulldogs forward Evan Googins squares off against Capitals defenceman Marshall Skapski during a game on Saturday, Sept. 15. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs leadership team for 2018-19. From left to right: Marcus Walter, Darren Rizzolo, Tyler Vanuden and Spencer Hora. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs start the season with a pair of wins

New leadership group named for 2018-19 season

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs leadership team for 2018-19. From left to right: Marcus Walter, Darren Rizzolo, Tyler Vanuden and Spencer Hora. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos

BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos

Special banner will be unveiled at regular season home games

BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos
Bulldogs forward Michael Sacco works the puck during a powerplay opportunity against the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Wednesday, Aug. 30. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Bulldogs forward Michael Sacco works the puck during a powerplay opportunity against the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Wednesday, Aug. 30. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will be returning to Weyerhaeuser Arena this week. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

Battle for Alberni Valley Bulldogs roster spots begins

Main camp opens this week at Weyerhaeuser Arena

  • Aug 20, 2018
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will be returning to Weyerhaeuser Arena this week. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have acquired defenceman Marcus Walter. SUBMITTED PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs make moves over offseason

Size, skill added to roster

  • Jun 22, 2018
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have acquired defenceman Marcus Walter. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Ghantous scored 19 goals and totaled 44 points in 58 regular season games with the Trail Smoke Eaters. SUBMITTED PHOTO

BCHL: High-scoring winger heads to the Alberni Valley

Bulldogs acquire Andre Ghantous to complete trade deadline deal

  • Apr 16, 2018
Ghantous scored 19 goals and totaled 44 points in 58 regular season games with the Trail Smoke Eaters. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Bulldogs affiliate Dawson Tritt carries the puck in the Grizzlies’ zone during Game 4 on Wednesday, Mar. 7. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Bulldogs raise funds for former head coach

Frisbee and program sales at Saturday’s game will be donated to medical costs

  • Mar 10, 2018
Bulldogs affiliate Dawson Tritt carries the puck in the Grizzlies’ zone during Game 4 on Wednesday, Mar. 7. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Bulldogs’ forward James Orban avoids a check from Grizzlies’ forward Alex Newhook. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Grizzlies claw back against Bulldogs

Alberni Valley Bulldogs headed back to Victoria for Game Five

Bulldogs’ forward James Orban avoids a check from Grizzlies’ forward Alex Newhook. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Bulldogs forward Christian Simeone attacks the net in the third period of Game 3 between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Victoria Grizzlies. Simeone assisted on the overtime game-winning goal for Alberni. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs take 3-0 series lead against Victoria

Alberni Valley team has a chance to finish the series at home

Bulldogs forward Christian Simeone attacks the net in the third period of Game 3 between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Victoria Grizzlies. Simeone assisted on the overtime game-winning goal for Alberni. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Forward Jackson Doucet takes a shot on goal during a Sunday, Feb. 25 game against the Powell River Kings. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs pull away with back-to-back wins against Kings

Alberni Valley set to take on the Victoria Grizzlies in the playoffs

Forward Jackson Doucet takes a shot on goal during a Sunday, Feb. 25 game against the Powell River Kings. ELENA RARDON PHOTO