Congrats to former Bulldog Aaron Schepers for winning the 2010 Allan Cup with the Fort St. John Flyers.
I remember Aaron best for scoring the game winner in the longest game in Alberni Valley Bulldogs history. "Sheps" as we called him, found the net 4:04 into TRIPLE overtime in round 1 of the 2005-2006 playoffs as the Dogs took a 2-0 series lead with a 4-3 win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
The total game time was 94:04, with 34:04 of that obviously in overtime. This was back in the days of an immediate 10 minute overtime period after regulation, THEN a flood, and 20 minute periods afterwards. Of course now it's straight to an ice clean and intermission and a full 20 minute OT.
Quite an incredible performance last night by Jaroslav Halak as the Montreal Canadiens forced Game 7 against the Caps with a 4-1 win. The atmosphere was exactly as expected in Montreal - NUTS.
And Go COYOTES GO tonight, as they host the Wings in the desert for Game 7. That one gets going just after 6pm tonight.
Now for a whole bunch of local sports news...
Teams from all over the Upper Island will travel to Port Alberni on May 1 and 2 to participate in the 10th Annual Mini World Cup. Teams from Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Oceanside, Comox, Campbell River and Powell River will join Port Alberni and be split into 4 continents to vie for the title. Each continent will be identified by a distinctly coloured t-shirt and points will be accumulated by continent to determine the winner.
Three girls divisions (U9, U10 and U11) will complement the four boys divisions (U8, U9, U10 and U11) in the fun tournament. Each team will play four games over the two days and will participate in a parade at 12:30 Saturday at Bob Dailey Stadium. Teams will also be creating banners for their teams for use in the parade. The top three team banners will receive a prize. Sunday local organizers will be providing lunch for the players.
Closing ceremonies are at 4:30 on Sunday. Sponsor for the event is the Alberni Valley Youth Soccer Association with support from Chances Rimrock Gaming Center. Co-chairs of the Tournament are Linda Rhodes, Val Jacobsen and Ralph Spencer
Get more details on their website HERE
Alberni Athletic Association
6 p.m., May 7th
Alberni Valley Multiplex
A fundraiser for the new Athletic Hall
Dinner by Dave’s Catering
Silent & Live Auctions
Emcee – Evan Hammond
Entertainment: Barry Miller Quartet, ADSS Jazz Combo, HaahuuPayuk Dancers
Speakers: John McKeachie, Jim Robson, Tom Watts
Tickets, $100 each – available at Barlows, Echo Centre, Somass Drugs, Watson Paints