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Bulldogs defenceman Hyland commits to Michigan Tech

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to announce that defenceman Walker Hyland has committed to the Division 1 hockey program of the Michigan Tech Huskies and will begin playing there in the 2012-2013 season

"Walker is well deserving of this commitment," said head coach and assistant director of hockey operations Paul Esdale. "He has come in as a new player to the league and led by example. Walker will be a very good offensive defenseman in college hockey."

Hyland is the third current BCHL player to commit to Michigan Tech along with Jujhar Khaira and Alex Petan.

"I would like to thank the entire organization of the Bulldogs, my friends, family and former coaches for supporting me throughout my hockey career," said Hyland. "I would like to thank the Michigan Tech staff for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to having a successful season in Alberni," said Hyland.

The Huskies play in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) of the NCAA.