Huge congrats to "Grandpa" a.k.a Brian Kang who is off to Concordia next season to study and play.
Quite the inspiring story with this guy, and one that I think the Bulldogs organization, fans, and the community of Port Alberni should be proud of. Brian came to the Bulldogs after being unceremoniously released by the Trail Smoke Eaters. Not a position many 20 year olds want to find themselves in. And not a position that some guys can perservere through to keep playing the game. Brian was relased, and the Dogs picked him up. He went through some tough times here as well, from 1st line to 4th line to a 20 year old healthy scratch for a stretch there. But he persevered and fought through and kept improving, and the coaching and educational staff obviously did a lot to help move him on to the next level.
Kanger is close to one of the more quiet guys I've met, but he's also a great personality and a class act. He's a guy that I wouldn't be surprised to hear from in about 5 or 6 years down the road, STILL playing hockey. He certainly has all the tools. Best of luck at Concordia next season Kanger!
Alberni Valley Bulldogs Brian Kang Commits to
August 5th 2009
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are pleased to announce that Brian Kang has committed to play for Concordia College for the 2009-2010 season.
A four year veteran of the BCHL, Kang finished his junior career with the Bulldogs last season recording 11 goals and 13 assists over 53 games.
Concordia College is a small, private school of 2,800 students located in Moorhead Minnesota. The Concordia Cobbs Men’s Hockey team is a member of the NCAA Division III, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
“The Bulldogs organization couldn’t be happier for Brian as he embarks on a new chapter in his life and hockey career,” said GM/Head Coach Nolan Graham. “Concordia has a strong hockey program and is an excellent school academically. We wish Brian all the best as he pursues his goals on the ice and in the classroom.”
Alberni Valley Bulldogs training camp starts at the Multiplex on August 24th at 12 PM. The first preseason home game is scheduled for August 5th at 7:00 PM.
Alright, onto TWITTER..... Well I'm going to give Twitter a "real" shot. I signed up a couple of months ago, and didn't really see what all the fuss was about. I think my first 6 or 7 "tweets" (that's what it's called when you update your twitter, I think, lol) were something like this:
"Evan thinks twitter is pretty lame"
"Evan still thinks twitter is lame"
"Evan can't see the point in twitter"
And so on a so forth for a couple of weeks basically like that.
BUT I'm going to give it a shot because I can see the benefit - if just for Bulldogs stuff - to update via twitter. Like yesterday I tweeted "Bulldogs exhibition schedule is out, check the blog" and today I put "Kang off to Concordia, check the blog" etc etc etc.
SO - If you want to keep up to date on the Dogs and BCHL happenings, head over to twitter.com and sign up and search to follow HAMWILDER or even easier, just click the TWITTER logo on the right hand side at the top ---------------> and it should go to my profile.
And let me know what you think!