Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Ryan Tverberg beats Nanaimo Clippers’ Tim Washe to the puck at centre ice in first period action of their exhibition game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The Clippers won the game 3–1. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Former Vancouver Island player invited to Canada’s World Juniors hockey camp

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Ryan Tverberg one of 21 forwards invited to Team Canada’s selection camp

 

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs celebrate Ethan Bono’s first goal of the night on Nov. 18. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs fall to Kings in goal-filled game

Bulldogs goaltender Jackson Glassford earns game misconduct

 

Bulldogs captain Stephen Castagna fires a shot at the Nanaimo net past Clippers defenceman Brett Merner. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Goaltender Hobie Hedquist earns third straight shutout for Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Bulldogs and Clippers play in front of more than 1,000 fans in Port Alberni

Bulldogs captain Stephen Castagna fires a shot at the Nanaimo net past Clippers defenceman Brett Merner. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hobie Hedquist was named the first star after an Oct. 30 shootout win. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hobie Hedquist was named the first star after an Oct. 30 shootout win. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau fires a shot on goal during a game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Two Alberni Valley Bulldogs listed as ‘Players to Watch’ by NHL Central Scouting

Ethan Bono and Emanuelson Charbonneau are both in their second seasons with the Bulldogs

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau fires a shot on goal during a game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Zary battles with Nick Marciano of the Cowichan Valley Capitals during a game in Duncan on Oct. 1, 2021. Zary has been named an alternate captain for the Bulldogs for the 2021-22 season. (KEVIN ROTHBAUER / BLACK PRESS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Zary battles with Nick Marciano of the Cowichan Valley Capitals during a game in Duncan on Oct. 1, 2021. Zary has been named an alternate captain for the Bulldogs for the 2021-22 season. (KEVIN ROTHBAUER / BLACK PRESS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward comes away with the puck after a battle along the boards with Grizzlies defenceman Jake Veilleux. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Victoria Grizzlies named Island Champions

Grizzlies edged Alberni Valley Bulldogs in back-to-back matches to claim title

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward comes away with the puck after a battle along the boards with Grizzlies defenceman Jake Veilleux. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Clippers defenceman Jack O’Brien pokes the puck away from Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on April 28, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldog run snapped by Cowichan

Port Alberni still holding onto second place in Island Pod

Clippers defenceman Jack O’Brien pokes the puck away from Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on April 28, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Clippers defenceman Jack O’Brien pokes the puck away from Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on April 28, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs fall to Clippers in overtime

Port Alberni still holding onto second place in Island Pod

Clippers defenceman Jack O’Brien pokes the puck away from Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on April 28, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Clippers goaltender Ethan Neitsch keeps an eye on the puck during a scramble at the net. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs bounce back with a weekend win against Clippers

Alberni Valley team is still holding onto second place in the Island Division standings

Clippers goaltender Ethan Neitsch keeps an eye on the puck during a scramble at the net. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna chases down the puck during a game against the Surrey Eagles in 2019. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs scoring leader commits to NCAA

Castagna is the sixth Bulldog to secure an NCAA Div. 1 scholarship this season

Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna chases down the puck during a game against the Surrey Eagles in 2019. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Braden Blace—originally from the Cowichan Valley—fires a shot past Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Sean Ramsay. The shot ended up becoming Blace’s first BCHL goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs pick up second shutout against Cowichan

Braden Blace earns first BCHL goal and game-winner

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Braden Blace—originally from the Cowichan Valley—fires a shot past Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Sean Ramsay. The shot ended up becoming Blace’s first BCHL goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau fires a shot on the Cowichan goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs pick up overtime win against Cowichan

For the second night in a row, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs came back from behind

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau fires a shot on the Cowichan goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen dishes a pass to a teammate through traffic during a Tuesday, Oct. 27 preseason game against the Victoria Grizzlies. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Port Alberni to host Island Division for BCHL’s 2020-21 season

18-game Vancouver Island schedule set to start in early April at Alberni Valley Multiplex

Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen dishes a pass to a teammate through traffic during a Tuesday, Oct. 27 preseason game against the Victoria Grizzlies. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Kaicee Trott of Port Alberni has spent the past 10 years photographing the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and connecting with both players and their families. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Superfan backing up the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Hockey friendships have shaped photographer and fan Kaicee Trott’s life

Kaicee Trott of Port Alberni has spent the past 10 years photographing the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and connecting with both players and their families. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono battles with a pair of Nanaimo Clippers for the puck during a preseason game in late 2020. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs rookie commits to NCAA hockey team

Port McNeill hockey product played in the Bulldogs’ extended training camp

Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono battles with a pair of Nanaimo Clippers for the puck during a preseason game in late 2020. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs players take part in a Zoom meeting with pro hockey player Wacey Rabbit. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs face COVID-19 challenges

Challenges of the pandemic are offering new opportunities for younger players

Alberni Valley Bulldogs players take part in a Zoom meeting with pro hockey player Wacey Rabbit. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Bulldogs rookie Keaton Mastrodonato celebrates after scoring a goal against the Powell River Kings. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Two Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ alumni on list for Hobey Baker award

Fan voting is currently open for NCAA top hockey player award

Bulldogs rookie Keaton Mastrodonato celebrates after scoring a goal against the Powell River Kings. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumnus Keaton Mastrodonato was named Atlantic Hockey’s Player of the Week at the beginning of January 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumni open the new year with honours

Mastrodonato was named Player of the Week by Atlantic Hockey

Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumnus Keaton Mastrodonato was named Atlantic Hockey’s Player of the Week at the beginning of January 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)