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Bulldogs Tyson Slater and Ryan Steele dig at the puck while Langley Rivermen goaltender Chad Cromar comes up with some saves. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Bulldogs Tyson Slater and Ryan Steele dig at the puck while Langley Rivermen goaltender Chad Cromar comes up with some saves. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Bulldog Ryan Steele takes the puck around Victoria Grizzlies’ Jacson Alexander during the home opener game on Sept. 15. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Bulldogs lose home opener against Victoria Grizzlies

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs lost their home opener against the Victoria Grizzlies…

Bulldog Ryan Steele takes the puck around Victoria Grizzlies’ Jacson Alexander during the home opener game on Sept. 15. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs unveil 2017-18 roster

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs unveil 2017-18 roster

Only four players remain from last year’s team: coach Matt Hughes

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs unveil 2017-18 roster
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. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs beat Powell River in exhibition tilt

New ‘Dogs coach Matt Hughes unveils prospects

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. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
ELENA RARDON PHOTO                                Head coach Matt Hughes, left, and assistant coach Jeff Dubois, right, are the new coaching team for the BCHL Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

BCHL: Clean slate for new Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ coaches

Bulldogs will look for skill over physicality this season: Hughes

ELENA RARDON PHOTO                                Head coach Matt Hughes, left, and assistant coach Jeff Dubois, right, are the new coaching team for the BCHL Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Elijiah Barriga maintains control of the puck while airborne after being tripped in a game against the Surrey Eagles at the Shaw Centre. (Evan Buhler photo)

UPDATE: BCHL gets a grip on hockey’s concussion problem

New app HeadCheck set a baseline for player health

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Elijiah Barriga maintains control of the puck while airborne after being tripped in a game against the Surrey Eagles at the Shaw Centre. (Evan Buhler photo)
Bulldogs hire director of business

Bulldogs hire director of business

Tali Campbell will be responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the Hockey Club

  • Aug 8, 2017
Bulldogs hire director of business
SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Graham Rutledge describes himself as a defensive-minded, physical player.

Defender to bring size, poise and skill to Bulldogs’ blueline

Defenceman Graham Rutledge recently completed a three-year career at Phillips Exeter Academy Prep

  • Aug 1, 2017
SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Graham Rutledge describes himself as a defensive-minded, physical player.
Alberni Valley Bulldogs sign new forward

Alberni Valley Bulldogs sign new forward

Former CSSHL forward brings offensive production, two-way mentality

  • Jul 25, 2017
Alberni Valley Bulldogs sign new forward
Alberni Valley Bulldogs pick up goaltender Colten Lancaster from Merritt Centennials for 2017-18. SUBMITTED PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs pick up new players

Summer season heats up as new coach puts stamp on team

  • Jul 13, 2017
Alberni Valley Bulldogs pick up goaltender Colten Lancaster from Merritt Centennials for 2017-18. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ new head coach Matt Hughes visits the Dawg Pound on May 9, 2017, during a whirlwind trip to Port Alberni.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs get first look at new coach

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ new head coach Matt Hughes’ first order of business…

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ new head coach Matt Hughes visits the Dawg Pound on May 9, 2017, during a whirlwind trip to Port Alberni.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have hired former Salmon Arm Silverbacks coach Matt Hughes as head coach. FACEBOOK PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs hire new head coach

Matt Hughes joins team from Pursuit of Excellence hockey academy

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have hired former Salmon Arm Silverbacks coach Matt Hughes as head coach. FACEBOOK PHOTO
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are out of the BC Hockey League playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs miss playoffs for first time since 2011-12

Alberni Valley Bulldogs to play final home game this Saturday

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are out of the BC Hockey League playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
Special Olympics athletes and members of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs will bowl for a Special O fundraiser on Feb. 21

Special Olympics athletes bowl with Bulldogs

Alberni Valley BCHL players help fellow athletes put fun in fundraiser on Feb. 21.

Special Olympics athletes and members of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs will bowl for a Special O fundraiser on Feb. 21
Spencer the search and rescue dog drops the puck for Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ captain Jordan Sandhu

Alberni Valley Bulldogs honour first responders

The Valley's first responders were recognized at a Feb. 11 Bulldogs vs. Silverbacks game.

Spencer the search and rescue dog drops the puck for Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ captain Jordan Sandhu
The Midget Bulldogs with the Division 1 Island League banner.

Port Alberni Midget Bulldogs win Division 1 banner

The Van Isle Ford/Bowerman Contracting Midget Bulldogs have won a Division 1 Island League Banner.

The Midget Bulldogs with the Division 1 Island League banner.
Bulldogs’ Tristan Bukovec

Bulldogs to pay homage to first responders

On Saturday, Feb. 11, fans will be able to win special hockey jerseys after the game.

Bulldogs’ Tristan Bukovec
Bulldogs’ goalie Carson Schamerhorn makes the save on a shot from Penticton Vees’ No. 8 Nic Jones

Tough weekend for Bulldogs

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs returned home from a rough road trip salvaging two points out of a possible six.

Bulldogs’ goalie Carson Schamerhorn makes the save on a shot from Penticton Vees’ No. 8 Nic Jones
ALBERNI VALLEY Bulldog Jake Witkowski keeps this shot that squeaked through goalie Carson Schamerhorn from crossing the line early in the first period against the Penticton Vees in BCHL action at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees won the game 6-0.

VIDEO: Vees tame Bulldogs at home

The Penticton Vees earned a split with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in their BCHL regular season series with a 6-0 win.

ALBERNI VALLEY Bulldog Jake Witkowski keeps this shot that squeaked through goalie Carson Schamerhorn from crossing the line early in the first period against the Penticton Vees in BCHL action at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees won the game 6-0.
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs beat the Prince George Spruce Kings 4-1 at a home game on Saturday

Bulldogs add new forward

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have gained forward Nicholas Rasovic from the Vernon Vipers.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs beat the Prince George Spruce Kings 4-1 at a home game on Saturday