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BCHL Next Generation: Alberni Valley Bulldogs

In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2022-23 season, we will be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the upcoming year. This will include recaps of offseason commitments and acquisitions, as well as scouting reports from the coaches. We have moved into the Coastal Conference. Next up is the […]

BCHL announces year-end awards finalists

The BC Hockey League has unveiled the finalists for the league’s year-end awards. Three nominees were announced for each award, including the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Player, Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year, Best Defenceman, Best Goaltender, Bob Fenton Trophy for Most Sportsmanlike Player and the Joe Tennant Memorial […]

BCHL Podcast: Mar. 31, 2022 (Joe Martin, Ethan Bowen & Rhys Bentham)

The Shaw BCHL Playoffs are finally here! We tee up the league’s first postseason in two years with three great interviews. This week, we speak with Alberni Valley Bulldogs head coach and general manager Joe Martin (3:16), Chilliwack Chiefs forward and Anaheim Ducks draft pick Ethan Bowen (21:45) and Cranbrook Bucks captain Rhys Bentham (30:50). […]

BCHL Next Generation: Alberni Valley Bulldogs

In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2021-22 regular season, we will be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the upcoming year. This will include recaps of offseason commitments and acquisitions, as well as scouting reports from the coaches. First up is the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. As the host […]

BCHL Next Generation: Alberni Valley Bulldogs

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2020-21 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Joe Martin was coming off an eighth season with the Merritt Centennials and a […]

11 BCHL players crack Team Canada West

Hockey Canada announced Team Canada West’s roster for the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) today and 11 BCHL players made the final cut. The lone returning BCHL player this year is Coquitlam Express forward Massimo Rizzo, who won a bronze medal at last year’s tournament. Also included on the roster is BCHL leading scorer and […]

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 […]

BCHLers named finalists for all six CJHL awards

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced the final list of nominees for their year-end awards today and the BCHL is represented as a finalist for all six trophies. Alex Newhook and Alexander Campbell of the Victoria Grizzlies, James Miller and Jack LaFontaine of the Penticton Vees and former Merritt Centennials head coach Joe Martin […]

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 […]