BCHL, Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Alberni Valley Bulldog Braden Blace gets ready to shovel the puck past Powell River Kings netminder Liam Vanderkooi to tie their BCHL game 2-2 in the second period of the Bulldogs’ home opener, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs drop close game to Powell River Kings in home opener

Bulldogs are at home for a pair of Thanksgiving weekend games

 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ captain Stephen Castagna digs the puck out from a crowd behind the Langley Rivermen’s net late in the third period of Game 5 of the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference semifinal, April 22, 2022 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ season comes to an end

Bulldogs fall 5-2 during Game 6 in Langley

 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ captain Stephen Castagna digs the puck out from a crowd behind the Langley Rivermen’s net late in the third period of Game 5 of the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference semifinal, April 22, 2022 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Commentator banned from BC Hockey League after on-air racial comment

Incident happened live during BCHL TV broadcast of junior A playoff game in Port Alberni

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ captain Stephen Castagna digs the puck out from a crowd behind the Langley Rivermen’s net late in the third period of Game 5 of the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference semifinal, April 22, 2022 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Association players quickly skated onto the ice after AV Bulldogs’ Chase Klassen scored the team’s first goal early in the first period Saturday, Dec. 11 to pick up hundreds of stuffed animals for the annual Teddy Bear Toss at Weyerhaeuser Arena. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs toss Coquitlam Express on Teddy Bear Toss night

Biggest crowd since 2018 packs Weyerhaeuser Arena for special charity night

Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Association players quickly skated onto the ice after AV Bulldogs’ Chase Klassen scored the team’s first goal early in the first period Saturday, Dec. 11 to pick up hundreds of stuffed animals for the annual Teddy Bear Toss at Weyerhaeuser Arena. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Fans in masks fill seats at Weyerhaeuser Arena for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ game Oct. 15, 2021 against Victoria Grizzlies. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs welcome fans back for home opener

The Bulldogs fell 3-2 to visiting Victoria Grizzlies

Fans in masks fill seats at Weyerhaeuser Arena for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ game Oct. 15, 2021 against Victoria Grizzlies. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni’s Caden Tremblay played with the North Island Major Bantam Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BCHL: Port Alberni’s Caden Tremblay suits up for hometown Bulldogs

North Island Silvertips’ captain hopes to play for hometown crowd

Port Alberni’s Caden Tremblay played with the North Island Major Bantam Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Port Alberni’s Tom McEvay, right, with former Alberni Valley Bulldog player Kevin Ross, who McEvay helped fulfill his journey to Princeton’s NCAA Div. 1 hockey team a few years ago. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Retired Vancouver Island principal keeps hockey players learning

BCHL: Port Alberni’s Tom McEvay now schools players for three teams, including Alberni and Nanaimo

Port Alberni’s Tom McEvay, right, with former Alberni Valley Bulldog player Kevin Ross, who McEvay helped fulfill his journey to Princeton’s NCAA Div. 1 hockey team a few years ago. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Dawson Tritt attempts to wrap the puck around Nanaimo Clippers’ goaltender Jordan Naylor’s net midway through the second period of Game 4 in the BC Hockey League Island Division semifinal at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News)

Nanaimo Clippers sweep through first round with 2-1 win over Bulldogs

Clippers take second straight game in Port Alberni to advance to Island Division final

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Dawson Tritt attempts to wrap the puck around Nanaimo Clippers’ goaltender Jordan Naylor’s net midway through the second period of Game 4 in the BC Hockey League Island Division semifinal at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News)
Victoria Grizzlies’ forward Marty Westhaver fails to score in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie John Hawthorne midway through the third period of Game 4 in the BCHL Island Division’s opening playoff round, March 6. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

Victoria Grizzlies’ forward Marty Westhaver fails to score in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie John Hawthorne midway through the third period of Game 4 in the BCHL Island Division’s opening playoff round, March 6. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ leftwinger Michael Hodge celebrates his unassisted goal at 9:58 of the second period, which tied the Bulldogs’ game against Victoria Grizzlies 1-1 on Wednesday, March 6 at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Season ends for Alberni Valley Bulldogs, Victoria Grizzlies advance

Grizzlies take series 4–0 after final win in Port Alberni

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ leftwinger Michael Hodge celebrates his unassisted goal at 9:58 of the second period, which tied the Bulldogs’ game against Victoria Grizzlies 1-1 on Wednesday, March 6 at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jackson Doucet squares off against a pair of Prince George Spruce Kings during a home game on Saturday, Nov. 17. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs are for sale

The Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society seeks a buyer after six full seasons of operation

  • Nov 19, 2018
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jackson Doucet squares off against a pair of Prince George Spruce Kings during a home game on Saturday, Nov. 17. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have acquired defenceman Ben Raffler from the Powell River Kings. SUBMITTED PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs release captain Vanuden

Vanuden gone a month after receiving ‘C’, Raffler joins ‘Dogs from Powell River Kings

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have acquired defenceman Ben Raffler from the Powell River Kings. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Bulldogs forward, Christian Simeone and Cowichan Capitals forward, Azzaro Tingling, square off at center circle in the second period. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs beat Cowichan in double OT

Teams are 1–1 in three-game home-and-home stand; play in Cowichan Jan. 20

Bulldogs forward, Christian Simeone and Cowichan Capitals forward, Azzaro Tingling, square off at center circle in the second period. KAICEE TROTT PHOTO
Bulldogs’ captain Ryan Steele in a Sunday, Dec. 31 game against the Powell River Kings. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

BCHL: Bulldogs’ captain earns NCAA commitment

Forward Ryan Steele commits to Sacred Heart University for 2018-19 season

  • Jan 4, 2018
Bulldogs’ captain Ryan Steele in a Sunday, Dec. 31 game against the Powell River Kings. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Keaton Mastrodonato has committed to attend Canisius College and suit up for the NCAA Division I Golden Griffins for the 2019/20 season. SUBMITTED PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Mastrodonato commits to Div. 1 college

Watch the 17-year-old forward Dec. 30-31 in a pair of games vs. Powell River Kings

  • Dec 30, 2017
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Keaton Mastrodonato has committed to attend Canisius College and suit up for the NCAA Division I Golden Griffins for the 2019/20 season. SUBMITTED PHOTO