Playoff recap: Feb. 29

Cowichan Valley Capitals – 7 Powell River Kings – 6 (OT) Primo Self had a hat trick and Brady Lynn registered a two-point night, including the game-winning goal with just over six to play in the first overtime period as the Cowichan Valley Capitals outlasted the Powell River Kings 7-6 in a wild Game 2 […]

Playoff Recap: Feb. 28

Trail Smoke Eaters – 2 Prince George Spruce Kings – 1 A pair of goals in the last five minutes and 25 saves from Logan Terness propelled the Trail Smoke Eaters to a dramatic 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the defending-champion Prince George Spruce Kings in Game 1 of their opening-round series. Prince George defenceman Nick […]

Island Division Playoff Preview

In our final divisional preview for the Shaw BCHL Playoffs, we take a look at the Island Division where the top spot wasn’t decided until the final day of the regular season. #1 Nanaimo Clippers vs. #4 Alberni Valley Bulldogs Head to head: Nanaimo won five of the seven meetings with each team getting one […]

BCHL Board of Governors approve sale of Alberni Valley franchise

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) Board of Governors has announced they have given unanimous approval for the sale of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs to Keycorp Sports & Entertainment Ltd. The company, which own the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association, will become the majority owners, while the existing Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society (PAJHS) […]

Martin, Vandekamp named coaches for Team Canada West

Hockey Canada has announced the coaching staffs for both Team Canada West and Team Canada East for the 2019 World Junior A Challenge. Alberni Valley Bulldogs coach Joe Martin has been named head coach of Canada West, while Cowichan Valley Capitals bench boss Mike Vandekamp has been named an assistant. Martin has been a part […]

BCHL Next Generation: Alberni Valley Bulldogs

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2019-20 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. First up is the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have had a busy offseason, first announcing Joe Martin as the team’s […]

Bulldogs make splash with bench hire

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced Monday the hiring of Joe Martin on a multi-year agreement to become the Bulldogs’ new head coach and general manager. Martin joins the Bulldogs as the current BCHL Coach of the year after guiding the Merritt Centennials to an overall record of 36-15-4-3 during the 2018/19 season, good for second […]

Playoff recap – March 5

Donovan Buskey stopped 40 of 42 shots and Tyler Ghirardosi led the way offensively with three points as the Trail Smoke Eaters topped the Merritt Centennials 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. After a scoreless first period, Trail exploded for four straight goals in the second with Spencer McLean, Carter Jones, Kent Johnson and […]

Playoff recap – March 2

Ethan Scardina scored twice in the first period and that’s all the offence the Nanaimo Clippers would need as Jordan Naylor shut the door the rest of the way, backstopping his team to a 2-1 victory over the Powell River Kings in Game 2 of the Island Division semifinals and evening the series at one […]

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 […]