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Island Division playoff preview

No. 1 Victoria Grizzlies vs. No. 4 Alberni Valley Bulldogs Regular season head-to-head: (8 games) The Grizzlies won five of eight meetings, including two in overtime. Of note: With BCHL MVP and leading scorer Alex Newhook leading the way, Victoria may possess the most star-power in the league heading into the playoffs. Newhook became the […]

Bulldogs alums earn POM honours

Two former BCHL players received honours this past week in their respective NCAA conferences. Air Force goaltender Billy Christopoulos received Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Month honours, and University of Alabama-Huntsville defenseman Kurt Gosselin was named WCHA Defenseman of the Month. Christopoulos appeared in eight games for Air Force in January and allowed only 13 […]

Clips vs. Dogs

Tonight – Nanaimo Clippers (24-26-1-0) at Alberni Valley Bulldogs (18-30-3-0) 7 p.m. at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Alberni Valley Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS WATCH LIVE ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings This is the eighth and final meeting of the season between these two Island Division rivals. The Clippers have a 4-3 edge in the season series. The […]

Hawthorne takes POW

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 27, the league announced Monday. Hawthorne started twice and came on in relief in a third game this week, stopping 91 of the 93 shots he faced. The 20-year-old finished the week with a 1-1 […]

Hawthorne signs on with N. Michigan

John Hawthorne has been a top-five goalie in the BCHL in minutes played this season and last and he’s upped his save percentage while lowering his goals-against average. It adds up to an NCAA opportunity for the Chemainus, B.C. product as Northern Michigan University has come calling for his services. Hawthorne accepted their offer late […]

Bulldogs vs. Kings

Tonight – Alberni Valley Bulldogs (9-18-1-0) at Powell River Kings (16-12-0-0) 7 p.m. at Hap Parker Arena in Powell River Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS FREE TO VIEW ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings The two teams have traded shutout victories in the previous two meetings this season. Mitch Deelstra and Dawson Tritt each had a goal […]

Hawthorne earns POW

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 18, the league announced Monday. The second-year netminder faced a ton of rubber over the weekend, stopping 105 of 111 shots over three games. Hawthorne finished the week with .946 save percentage, a goals-against average […]

Welsh to play for Tigers

After a mid-season trade from Alberni Valley to Trail, Connor Welsh made the most of the opportunity and now has a place to play next season as well. The seven goals and 17 assists Welsh posted in Trail with the Smoke Eaters, combined with the 5-5-10 he had in Alberni Valley before the transaction, gave […]

Simeone signs on with Merrimack

Christian Simeone played all 58 games this season for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and suited up for each game in the postseason as the ‘Dogs went seven against the Victoria Grizzlies. The durability should come in handy in college hockey where Simeone is headed for next season when he’ll be a freshman for the Warriors […]

Poliziani off to Trinity College in 2018-19

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward and assistant captain Cole Poliziani has committed to play for the Trinity College Bantams in Division III of the NCAA next season. Poliziani joined the Bulldogs this year after being traded from the Chilliwack Chiefs in the offseason and had an immediate impact, finishing second in team scoring with 40 points […]