Bulldogs Coaches Update talks trades, playing on the road

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs recently traded Cayden Kraus for forward James Orban

Jeff Dubois, the assistant coach for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. KAICEE TROTT

The Bulldogs recently traded long-time forward Cayden Kraus to the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, acquiring 19-year-old forward James Orban in exchange.

“James is a real hard-working, gritty forward, a guy that we’d had our eyes on for some time,” said assistant coach Jeff Dubois in the Nov. 23 Coach’s Update with Kaicee Trott. “Cayden I don’t think was getting the opportunity that he wanted here.”

Ordan notched his first Bulldogs assist and his first goal in an 8-5 loss against the Victoria Grizzlies on Sunday, Nov. 26.

The Bulldogs have had some difficulty picking up wins on the road, with one win, one tie game and four losses on the road in November. Dubois also addressed this in his coach’s update.

“You’ve got to play a real smart, structured game to win on the road,” he said. “It starts in your own end. Being good defensively, winning your battles in the corners and around your net and staying disciplined.”

The Bulldogs return home this weekend to face the Penticton Vees on Saturday, Dec. 2.

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