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Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono battles along the boards behind the Rivermen net with Langley forward Riley Wallack. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Ethan Bono named to BCHL All-Star team

All-Star Tournament will take place in January 2023 in Penticton

 

Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Aiden Campbell makes a save during a scrum in front of the net between the Clippers and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)

First-place Clippers win back-to-back games against Island foes

Nanaimo on top of Coastal Conference with 15-3 record

 

Tseshaht First Nation elder Cody Gus drops the ceremonial puck before a game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday, Nov. 5. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs drop close game against Bucks

Bulldogs wore new jerseys designed by Tseshaht First Nation artist Gordon Dick

 

The Caps next play at the Cowichan Community Centre on Sunday, Oct. 30, when they welcome the Coquitlam Express. The puck drops at 2 p.m. (Todd Blumel photo)

Struggling Cowichan Capitals trusting the process

Cowichan next hosts the Coquitlam Express on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

The Caps next play at the Cowichan Community Centre on Sunday, Oct. 30, when they welcome the Coquitlam Express. The puck drops at 2 p.m. (Todd Blumel photo)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward AJ Vasko attempts to skate the puck around Vernon Vipers forward Bowden Singleton. (GARRETT JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs aim to snap three-game losing streak at home

Bulldogs picked up two losses at BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward AJ Vasko attempts to skate the puck around Vernon Vipers forward Bowden Singleton. (GARRETT JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY)
The Nanaimo Clippers won both their games at the BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack this week, Oct. 18-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

First-place Nanaimo Clippers show well at BCHL Showcase

Team wins pair of weekday games to climb atop Coastal Conference with 8-1 record

The Nanaimo Clippers won both their games at the BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack this week, Oct. 18-19. (News Bulletin file photo)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono had a four-point night against the Powell River Kings on Oct. 15. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono had a four-point night against the Powell River Kings on Oct. 15. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)
Vernon Vipers player Will Blackburn waited nearly an hour for an ambulance to arrive after suffering an apparent head injury during a road game against the Prince George Spruce Kings, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Chuck Chin photo)

Injured Vernon Viper lies on ice for nearly an hour waiting for ambulance

The ambulance arrived after Prince George’s announcer drove to the hospital to seek help

Vernon Vipers player Will Blackburn waited nearly an hour for an ambulance to arrive after suffering an apparent head injury during a road game against the Prince George Spruce Kings, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Chuck Chin photo)
Powell River Kings goalie Liam Vanderkooi makes a save against Nanaimo Clippers forward Kai Daniells during Friday’s BCHL game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers win one of two on home-opening weekend

BCHL team has won three of its first four to start 2022-23 season

Powell River Kings goalie Liam Vanderkooi makes a save against Nanaimo Clippers forward Kai Daniells during Friday’s BCHL game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Aidan Campbell makes a save during pre-season play. The Clippers’ home opener is Friday, Sept. 30. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers will bring determined effort to BCHL home opener

Clippers make their return to Frank Crane Arena this Friday, Sept. 30

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Aidan Campbell makes a save during pre-season play. The Clippers’ home opener is Friday, Sept. 30. (News Bulletin file photo)
Luke Strickland pushes the puck across the blue line on a rush during play against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sept. 24. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Valley Capitals split opening weekend homestand

Luke Stickland leading the team in scoring

Luke Strickland pushes the puck across the blue line on a rush during play against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sept. 24. (Todd Blumel photo)
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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

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Nanaimo Clippers player Jake Hewitt races for the puck during a BCHL pre-season game against the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers starting to work on game plan for the coming season

BCHL team has cut down its roster, started pre-season play

Nanaimo Clippers player Jake Hewitt races for the puck during a BCHL pre-season game against the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)

B.C. Hockey League’s Langley Rivermen poke fun at new Penticton Vees logo

The Vees’ new logo marks the team’s first major rebrand in 18 years

The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)
A big screen has been installed by the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Weyerhaeuser Arena in the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add new LED screen to Dawg Pound arsenal

Screen will enhance viewer experience with player stats, video, says club president

A big screen has been installed by the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Weyerhaeuser Arena in the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alex Newhook second former Victoria Grizzlies player in 3 years to hoist Stanley Cup

The pride of St. John’s, Colorado Avalanche centre joins Blues’ Bozak on short list

Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers hockey team sold to new ownership group

BCHL board unanimously approves sale of team to Northern Lights Hockey Canada LLC

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)
John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)

Nanaimo mayor hand delivers Nanaimo bars to Penticton after losing hockey bet

Leonard Krog will also wear a Vees jersey at the next council meeting

John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)
Wacey Rabbit signs a new two-year contract with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY BULLDOGS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs assistant coach extended for two more years

Wacey Rabbit joined the Bulldogs after retiring from a lengthy playing career

Wacey Rabbit signs a new two-year contract with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY BULLDOGS)