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Thursday, June 30, 2011

B.C. Women's Amateur Championship update, THE PEAK at the Canada Day Parade tomorrow!

A quick update on the B.C. Women's Amateur Championship with two rounds now completed at the Alberni Golf Club. Port Alberni Native Christina Proteau (above) is in the same position today as she was after the first round, tied for 4th place, four shots off the pace set by Anica Yoo of Port Coquitlam and Taylor Kim of Surrey who sit at +1 143 after 36 holes. A good day yesterday for Jackie Little, as she shot a 73 to improve to a tie for 11th place after she was tied for 19th after the first round. The final local golfer in the field had a great bounce back day yesterday as Alyssa Herkel got herself back into contention with a 79 to sit at +24 166 through two rounds. The 79 was a huge improvement from her 87 in the opening round. 

Keep yourself up to date by visiting the tournament website HERE for scoring updates, by listening to 93.3 The Peak FM , or better yet get out to the Alberni Golf Club to see the action live for yourself as the public is encouraged to come out to see some great golf!

The 2011 Canada Day Parade goes tomorrow with the theme of "Celebrate Our Community" as we celebrate Canada's 144th Birthday!

Huge thanks to the Port Alberni Folkfest Multicultural Society as they have invited 93.3 The Peak to host the Parade's "Reviewing Stand" at Safeway. The Peak's Operations Manager David Wiwchar, Afternoon Drive host Jolie McMullan and myself will be up on the stand with a public address system giving you details on the floats as they "float" by.

The parade gets going at 10am and runs down 10th Avenue from Burde to Hollywood. The Food Fair & entertainment follows the parade at Glenwood Centre, kicking off at 11:30 with a flag raising and official opening ceremonies!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Alberni Golf Club hosts BC Women's Amateur Championship, Nowakowski earns Bronze Medal....

It's the biggest tournament that the Alberni Golf Club has ever hosted, the B.C. Women's Amateur Championship on now until July 1st. To follow the tournament, listen to 93.3 The Peak FM or visit the blog or follow the tournament online by visiting the website HERE

Big congrats to Bulldogs Forward Dylan stuff!

Nowakowski Captures Bronze Medal

June 27th 2011

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to congratulate current Bulldog Dylan Nowakowski for capturing a Bronze Medal at the 2011 IIHF Inline World Championships in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

Nowakowski helped Canada beat Sweden in the Bronze Medal game 13-7. The 2011 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship was the 16th IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship, the premier annual international inline hockey tournament. Teams from Canada, U.S.A, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Finland, Germany and the host Czech Republic competed at this event from June 19-25, 2011.

For more information please contact Paul Esdale Head Coach/ Assistant Director of Hockey Operations at 250.723.4412 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            250.723.4412      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Friday, June 24, 2011

Island Off-Road Racing, Motocross, Potluck Ceramics Barn Sale - all this weekend!

Hello and Happy Friday! Some updates on things happening around the Valley this weekend....

Island Off-Road Racing goes tomorrow and Sunday at the Alberni Motosport Park...get more details on their website by clicking here

At the Motocross track, Alberni MX hosts the 2011 Island Spring Series "Round 5" this Sunday....for more info, check their website HERE

If you haven't heard about this new venture, you need to give it a couple minutes of your time to get informed!

Here is their story!

Please forward this email to your friends and family. It will help make Pot Luck a success and it will support local charity!!!

Pot Luck Ceramics (profit for non-profit) will hold its first public sales event in the Pot Luck Barn 

on Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th
from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

4011 Cowley Road in Cherry Creek

Buying from Pot Luck Ceramics means supporting non-profit programs in the Alberni Valley starting with Ty Watson House!!!!

For more information check out our website:

Pot Luck Ceramics will open every Wednesday from 11:00 - 7:00

Helma Swinkels

Port Alberni Fundraising Co-op
Pot Luck Ceramics

4011 Cowley Road
Port Alberni BC

1.250.731.6463 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1.250.731.6463      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

That's all for now! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Meeting the media...


Morning Show Host:
93.3 The Peak FM
Play-by-Play Voice:
Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.

Meet the newest Bulldog, Evan Tironese...

...Nice crowd of fans and media on hand to meet Evan...


Morning Show Host:
93.3 The Peak FM
Play-by-Play Voice:
Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.

Bulldogs add Evan Tironese, meet and greet 11:30 today at Multiplex....

 Welcome to the club Evan!

Evan Tironese Commits to the Bulldogs

June 23rd 2011


The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to announce that 95 F Evan Tironese
has committed for the 2011-2012 season.

The Qualicum Beach, B.C native, played for the Notre Dame Argos of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA league. Tironese posted 21 goals, 22 assists for 43 points in 52 games last season. The 5’8” 160 pound Tironese will fulfill the new BCHL requirement that all teams must carry a 1995 born player on the new 21 man roster.

“The commitment of Evan is huge news for the future of Alberni Valley hockey. Even at the young age of sixteen, Evan will help our hockey team,“ comments Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale.

“We wanted Evan on the team before the rule changes, now with the mandatory 95 born player on the roster, this addition secures that we have one of the top 95 born players in B.C,”states Esdale.

“Evan comes from a great program in Notre Dame, which will help him make the transition to the BCHL. We are very excited to have Evan come to the Bulldogs and look forward to him contributing immediatley to the team,” adds Esdale.

All media and public are invited to meet with Coach Paul Esdale and new Bulldog Evan Tironese at the Multiplex June 23rd at 11:30am in the upper lounge.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bulldogs to announce player signing tomorrow, Alberni Golf Club Update,

Just a short note from the Bulldogs - I received a heads up from the team yesterday that they are holding a Press Release tomorrow for a player signing and jersey presentation at get to the rink and find out who the newest Dog is!

Tonnes of stuff happening at the Alberni Golf Club! Thanks as always to Gerry for the update!

Holy Moley!!! Dave Gray did something that has never been done before on the Alberni Golf Course. Dave recorded the first ever hole in one on the 272 yard par 4 sixth hole on Friday June 17th. That’s one for the record books, congratulations Dave.

Although the numbers were slightly down , by all reports the West Coast Amateur was a success again this year, with some outstanding golf being played.

Due to the Ladies West Coast Amateur being held on Sunday the Men’s Club will be cancelled. Look for the Aines and Tyler par points format in two weeks.

Another good turnout for the Stableford Tournament on Monday. Bill Christian, took top honours compiling an impressive 48 points. It is nice to see someone else in the winners circle besides, not mentioning any names but his initials are Bob Price. There was a tie for second place between Ted Williams and Derek McGregor each racking up 42 points.

Next with 39 points were Jim Rhodes, Keith Randall, Rick Paul and Gene Kimoto. Then came Frank Penzel, Dennis Hillman, Don Ferster and Bruce Browne all with 38 points. With 37 points was the group of Bob Turner, Livio Tedesco, Bill Lekich and Frank Hastings. The final prize went to Bill Barrett with 36 points.

The closest to the pin went to Frank Hastings on #2, Sharon Hillman on #4, Bill Barrett on #13 and Steve Acland on #17. Draws for sleeves of balls were won by Sandy Duguid, Jacques Giovetti, Ken Sander and Ray Nicklin, Thirty dollars in club money  was won by Steve Acland, Jack Sparks, Stan Hebert, Ann Brooks, and Jules Gaudreault. The two meat draws were won by Mark Anderson and Barry Bowman. Please  collect your winnings in the Pro. Shop. Next Stableford takes place on July 18th

 NEXT week, it's the B.C. Women's Amateur Championship....check back here, and tune in to 93.3 The Peak FM, for more details in the coming days!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fractured Vertebrae for Mason Raymond, WAKE UP NHL, Bulldogs Celebrate 10th Anniversary,

I'm at a loss for words on the state of the NHL, and their handling of the Stanley Cup Finals. I know I have said my two bits on the Aaron Rome hit on Nathan Horton, and the subsequent fallout and suspension. At the same time, its hard not to go back to that incident, and make some comparisons to last night's hit by Johnny Boychuk on Mason Raymond. And I use the term "hit" very loosely. That wasn't a HIT. That was a bulldog/ standing pile-driver, to steal some wrestling terms. It was more wrestling than hockey. And a lot more like wrestling than Aaron Rome's hit on Horton, coming less than a second after Horton delivered his pass - that he then admired, instead of protecting himself. Watch them both and tell me what was more of a "Hockey Play"

The NHL said the lateness of the hit, combined with the injury, factored into the suspension. I am not even going to begin with the argument on how injuries sustained shouldn't factor in the length of suspensions, or whether any suspension is deserved. HOWEVER, since the NHL earlier on in this series has said that these factors come into play, lets consider how late the Boychuk hit was - Raymond NEVER touched the puck, and the injury sustained - broken vertebrae in his neck or back. Yet the NHL announced last night they won't look further into the incident. WHAT?! Raymond is out 4 to 6 months at the very least - who knows whether he will even walk correctly again, better yet ever play hockey again - but the NHL has no problem with the hit. None of the 4 officials on the ice last night were capable of making the call - whether it's BOARDING - easily a case for that based on the definition of the rules - or INTERFERENCE - again easily a case of that it was certainly SOMETHING. I'm aware it was an somewhat innocent looking play in full speed...or was that just because the puck was already gone in the other direction, it was 20 seconds into the game, and it happened to a visiting player? On the replays it is obvious to me that there was intent from Boychuk - of course not intent to break a neck or back - but intent to drive a defenseless player into the boards. In my humble opinion, the two players didn't just contact each other and "go in" to the wall.

Boychuk on the replay appears to DRIVE Raymond in. Raymond's head is between his legs, he's bent at the waist, and Boychuk places his stick over his neck/back and forces him in. Of course a neck and back isn't meant to take that impact when it's bent that way. Of course it's expecially not meant to take that impact with nowhere for the head/neck or back to go to release the pressure of the impact - the broken neck or back vertebrae is a result of the head being restrained between Boychuk's legs. I am not a doctor - but that's my guess, what's yours?

So in summary - the NHL has taught us this series that stepping up at the defending blue line and finishing your check on a player who had the puck less than a second before, who is admiring his pass and isn't defending himself is NOT ALLOWED. It's a major suspension, the biggest in the history of the finals. At the same time, driving a defenseless player back first in the boards with a wrestling move and breaking his neck or back IS ALLOWED.

Is this the way you want hockey to be headed? I'm disgusted. And I'm hoping for the best for Mason Raymond. I don't think he'll be back in the building tomorrow, a la Nathan Horton, handing out a special jacket.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Celebrate their 10th Anniversary

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs, a member of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to celebrate their 10th Anniversary of Junior A hockey in Port Alberni.


Ten years has gone by incredibly fast in the short tenure of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Junior A Hockey team in our community. Once considered a long shot to ever have a team, the Alberni Valley franchise is now considered one of the premier franchises in the BCHL. Over 70 Bulldog alumni have gone on to university or college hockey and more importantly most of these have finished degrees or diplomas. Many alumni have had the opportunity to play professionally and just this past year two have signed NHL contracts. Few communities support their teams like the Alberni Valley. The Bulldogs are the envy of most teams due to their incredible community support. Without ongoing community support in the form of people in the stands and sponsors helping out, teams don‟t survive. It was not an easy journey for the Bulldogs to end up in Port Alberni and not one that could likely get repeated in today‟s economic reality. There were numerous people in the valley who had hoped for years to get a Junior A team in our community but the obstacles were many.
First came the new Alberni Valley Multiplex project ;lead by Arena Society President Wendy Ewing and her Board of people such as Karen Mallon, Ron Paulson, Debbie Bratt, Ian Bratt and Vice President Tom McEvay. With the completion of the new Alberni Valley Multiplex in 2001 the dream of a Junior A franchise was in reach.

Once Ewing and her committee had the ear of the BCHL they were able to ask the question “what would it take to get approval to move the Bulldogs to the Alberni Valley?” In an interesting “Wizard of Oz” type scenario the league put what they likely thought were insurmountable criteria on the table – 1000 season ticket holders and $100,000 in Corporate Sponsorship. The governors, however, didn‟t know Ewing or the tenacity of the people of the Alberni Valley. Ewing and her team of volunteers such as Ron Paulson, Bruce McDonald, Les Dorion and Alf Thompson eventually exceeded both of these targets. When the Board still didn‟t give approval a flurry of calls and last minute pressure from the Port Alberni mob won the day and approval was granted and the rest is history.

The 2011-2012 season celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The team has gone through ups and downs, wins and losses and has had ownership, coach, staff and player changes throughout the years. The only one constant that has always been here is the community and the fans. The Bulldogs still stand as one of the most desired Junior A franchises in the league and owe it to the unconditional community support.

For most of the players who come to the valley their time in Alberni creates some of the fondest memories of their young lives. For many, it is a period that shapes their future and for some it is a time that helps them achieve the dream of a university hockey scholarship and maybe even ultimately a career in professional hockey. When they leave us we follow their lives with interest and pride because to us they will always be an Alberni Valley Bulldog.

The Bulldogs are also more than the individual players who play here. The Bulldogs are a source of pride, an opportunity for people to come together to socialize, to laugh, to cheer and to sometimes commiserate in disappointment. The team is our team in good times and in bad times. The players will all tell anyone who listens that the unconditional support of the fans and the community is the most incredible feeling for them. It is the same feeling we want in each of our families and in everything we do as a community. It is a feeling that builds community and helps us define who we are as citizens of the Alberni Valley. As we mark their 10th year, it is time to recognize and celebrate the contributions our Bulldogs teams have made to the Alberni Valley.

Accomplishments/Quick Facts

 Over 70 players to the NCAA and Canadian Universities
 Several Players have gone on to play professional
 Have raised $100,000 for various charities
 Involved in Breast Cancer, Variety, Raise a Reader and numerous other Charities
 Bulldogs volunteer numerous hours in local schools
 Over 200 successful classes taken at North Island College

Message from the Mayor of Port Alberni Ken McRae:

“The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are an important part of our community, offering affordable, family-friendly entertainment to thousands of people each year. Their contributions over the last ten years have touched the lives of many people and had a positive impact on both our local economy and social well-being. The entire organizations, including the players and management consistently dedicate their time and resources to numerous charitable causes and mentorship programs with youth.”

The Future

The future of the team is very bright with the returning core of 16 players. With a top line of Casey Bailey, Josh Mitchell and Dylan Nowakowski all returning to the lineup the Bulldogs expect them to be one of the top lines in the league. Add in 3rd year player Tyler Berkholtz , Captain Trent Dorais and Sawyer Mick the team will have plenty of physicality and team toughness . The speed of Justin Morello and Lars Hepso will add even more depth and creativity to the offense. On defense the team returns four puck moving skilled defenseman in Kenney Morrison, Connor Varley, Tanner Hicks and Marley Keca. In goal the team will have newly signed collegiate goalie Max Fenkell and returning up and comer goalie Kiefer Giroux. With a solid core of players returning and key recruits being added the Bulldogs look to be at the top of their conference.

Message from the Bulldogs Head Coach Paul Esdale

“We learned a lot from last year on what type of team we want to be and what it takes to win in the new BCHL. Although we went through some growing pains last year we really believe we have set ourselves up for success this season and beyond. We will have a very competitive, highly skilled fast team this season. The recruiting class for this season is the best we have had in years and we look forward to securing these players to the roster throughout the summer. With the returning core and the new recruits the team will have a fresh new look and will resemble a college team. We will play with high speed and skill and put pressure on teams. We will forecheck hard and play at both ends of the rink. The team will be exciting and entertaining to watch and I know people will be impressed with the high level of skill the new recruits will bring. With the addition of these young players and the returning core the future of hockey in the Alberni Valley is very bright.”

Season Tickets

The Bulldogs would like to thank all current season ticket holders and congratulate all 10 year season ticket holders. The Bulldogs were 4th highest in average fan attendance last season in the BCHL and want to push to be the leaders of the BCHL. Prime Seats are still available for the 2011-2012 season and people can setup personal meetings with Director of Business Operations Ron Paulson for individual seat selection. Ron Paulson can be contacted at 12507354115or email at

Hockey School

The Bulldogs will once again be hosting their annual hockey school from August 15th to 19th. Age ranges from 6 to 15. The hockey school will be instructed by Head Coach Paul Esdale and past and present Bulldog players. To register, contact the Bulldogs office at 12507234412 or email Ron Paulson at ron@albernivalleybulldogs. There are limited spots for the hockey school so don‟t wait too long to be part of this fun learning environment!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Canucks take 3-2 series lead with 1-0 Game 6 win, Bulldogs add Zach Todd, Dziurzynski wins Calder Cup, ON LOCATION at Van Isle Ford today!

Wow, what a game. Great bounce back game for the Canucks, and for Roberto Luongo, who was perfect with the shut out and 1st star honours. In this tournament goals for and goals against don't matter. 8-1, 4-0, 1-0, they all mean the same in the end. There is no aggregate carryover from the last game a la soccer. And the Canucks with their three nail biter victories are one game up on the Bruins, with their two dominant wins in the Stanley Cup Finals.

 Wow, how about that officiating? As horrible as it can get. And this is the FINALS. I was wondering if Alain Vigneault was getting close to stealing a page out of Roger's book and raising a white towel on a stick at the bench to indicate surrender. I am NOT one of the many many people buy into the conspiracy theory angers me that I hear it so much around these parts. With the way the calls went through the bulk of the game last night the NHL is sure doing a good job to put those theories to bed. Instead, they are fanning the flames. In the end, the Canucks fought through the adversity and came out on top. Now they will head to Boston for Game 6 Monday. And the STANLEY CUP will be in the building.


The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to announce that 93 D Zach Todd
has committed for the 2011-2012 season.

The Holden Massachusets, native played for the Northwood Prep School last season where he posted 7 goals,19 assists for 26 points in 35 games. The 5’10” 175 pound defenseman will bring an all around game to Port Alberni.

“Zach comes from a great program at Northwood Prep School. Zach is a smooth skating, puck moving defenseman that will help us at both ends of the rink, “ comments Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale. “Zach adds depth to our blueline and will be looked upon to contribute immediately,” adds Esdale.

Located in Lake Placid, New York, Northwood Prep has a long standing tradition of strong hockey alumni, boasting fourteen that have played in the National Hockey League. Also, Northwood has graduated several players that have gone on to become Olympians: Tom Mellor'68, Tony Granato '83, David Tretowicz '87, Jim Campbell '91, Chris Therien '90, Mike Richter '85, Andrea Kilbourne-hill '98, and Craig Conroy '90.

For more information please contact Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale

I had the pleasure of interviewing Zach on THE PEAK Morning show on Thursday - a well spoken young man, he sounds like a great addition to the team!


And now some news on a Bulldog Alum from 2009-2010, David Dziurzynski, aka DIZZY, is now an AHL Champion. Way to go Dizzy! Not bad for a year removed from Junior A Hockey.

June 10th 2011


The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to congratulate former Bulldog David Dziurzynski on capturing the Calder Cup Championship with the Binghamton Senators of the AHL. The Calder Cup is awarded to the winner of the American Hockey League (AHL) playoffs.

Dziurzynski, played the 2009-2010 season with the Bulldogs posting 21 goals and 53 assists. After completing the 2009-2010 season, Dziurzynski signed a three year- two way contract with the Ottawa Senators and their affiliate AHL team the Binghamton Senators.

In 75 games this season, Dziurzynski tallied 6 goals,
14 assists for 20 points with Binghamton. Dziurzynski also added 3 assists in 14 playoff games.

“The Bulldogs organization would like to personally congratulate David for his achievements this season, “states Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale. “ David’s journey is a remarkable story; he came from Lloydminster to play out his junior career in Alberni and little did he know that this would change his life. We are so proud of him and wish him the best in his quest to play in the NHL,” adds Esdale.

For more information please contact Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale

Last but certainly not least, if you are out and about today make your way down to Van Isle Ford to see me as I am On Location here for 93.3 The Peak FM until 2pm! Get some free PEAK stuff and get a great deal on a new or used ride with Employee Pricing back and great trades coming in!

Have a great Saturday!


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Slackin' on bloggin' , Cup Final down to best of three, Alberni Golf Club Men's Club update, BCHL AGM Report

The Stanley Cup battle is now down to a best of three after a 4-0 Boston win last night. The Canucks can't get out of Beantown fast enough, where they were taken out behind the woodshed to the tune of 12-1.

After a 2-0 series lead, I just couldn't get over the amount of Canucks fans I ran into or I read into on facebook and elsewhere who were hoping for the team to lose in Boston "so they can win the Cup at home"

I reacted the same way every time - ARE YOU INSANE? Never, and I mean NEVER hope to lose. Exhibit A - the last two games. One loss turns to an 8-1 loss which turns into ANOTHER loss.... I would guess that 99.9% of all of those people would now be quite O.K. with the Canucks winning the Cup in Boston in 6. They have much to do if they hope to accomplish that feat.

I "sort of" want to get into the Aaron Rome hit and subsequent suspension....but I don't have that much time. I have said my 2 bits on facebook over the last couple of days, and holy smokes the responses have been quite impassioned, to the tune of about 150 of them over several different thought lines. I'll try to make this quick....

The NHL has said that nothing was wrong with the hit, except that it was late. Great. Except I am having a tough time understanding how late is "late" The ruling from the NHL says to me that admiring your pass just became allowed, and that finishing your check just became outlawed.

Is a hit that occurred LESS than 1 second after a player has released the puck  "late" - or at the very least late enough to warrant a major and a suspension?

Nathan Horton admired his pass, and paid the price. The culture of the game has changed SO MUCH, SO QUICK that Aaron Rome is a now villain for doing what he is supposed to do - step up, defend his zone, and make a big check. Nathan Horton is the VICTIM for admiring his pass and not having his head up?

Are you kiddin' me?!

Hockey players are taught from age 3 and up to keep your head up and not to admire your pass. Horton did neither, and THAT is why he ended up hurt and why this is such a big deal. If he has his head up, if he doesn't admire his pass and instead PROTECTS AND DEFENDS himself, he and Rome collide, both of them go flying, the entire rink is on it's feet and every play-by-play guy is goin' nuts about a huge hit...Instead we are looking at Horton on the ice with his brain on reboot. No one wants to see a player, a PERSON in that state.

I said I would make this quick. I am doing a poor job of it....The long and the short of it is this: NHL can put in any new rule they want to protect the players, but if the players DO NOT PROTECT THEMSELVES, none of it matters. Admiring your pass at the offensive blue line? You deserve to get drilled. Too bad it resulted in the injury and the ugly scene, and too bad for Aaron Rome who did nothing more than step up and finish his check.

Here's the Alberni Golf Club Men's Club update courtesy Gerry Fagan....

This is more like golfing weather, clear skies and warm temperatures. A good turnout for the optional Toomstone event. All the competitors played from the blue tees which made the course a little tougher especially for us short ball hitters. There was a tie for first between Wayne Cheveldave and Colin Hamilton, coming in third place was Dennis Debolt and rounding out the prizes in fourth position was non other than Gerry Fagan     (rah, rah, rah ). 

In the ball sweep Wayne Cheveldave had the best of the day, shooting a gross score of  80, taking home 3 balls, followed by Dennis Debolt coming in with 81, winning 2 balls. On the net side of the day it was Cal Davies winning 3 balls for his 72, Jack Sparks and Bob Matlock both coming in with 73 taking home 2 balls each.

Closest to the pins were won by Bill Morin on #2 Fred Fredrickson collected $21 for the Charity closest to the pin on #4, Chazz Lazorko for his second shot on #6.  No one was on #13, it is a very tough hole from the Blue tees, and Bill Barrett on #17.

This Sunday June 12th. is the Port Boat House red, white and blue competition. The way it goes is as follows, each hole you hit from a different tee marker. Just so there won’t be any confusion the score cards will be marked. Every man for himself in this event, just make up your own foursomes and register in the Pro Shop.

You can also register as a single and Bruce or Brian will put you in a group. The shotgun start is at 8AM. Don’t forget gentlemen to enter the ball sweep, money pot and the Charity closest to the pin. Also that guests are always welcome at the Alberni Golf Club.

June 8, 2011
For immediate release:

The British Columbia Hockey League held its Annual General Meeting June 2 to 4 in Richmond and met with governors, coaches and team marketers to wrap up the 2010-11 season and set out plans for 2011-12. The coming season will be the league’s 50th anniversary and as it approaches, several celebratory events will be announced.

An important task completed at the AGM was determining the number of home and away games for in-conference play. The half-interlock schedule will have each team play every other team but visit only four rinks in the opposing conference.

Each club will play three of their conference opponents four times at home and four times on the road. Against the remaining four conference opponents, it will be four at home and three on the road.

“We will have the 2011-12 schedule completed by the first week of July,” said BCHL executive director Dave Sales. “Within conference, this is going to be the most balanced schedule we’ve ever seen.”

Another change is that the schedule will start Sept. 23, two weeks later than last year. As such, it has been mandated that each club’s main training camp will begin no sooner than Aug. 22.

With respect to the board of governors, executive committee chairman Darcy Rota of the Coquitlam Express and Vernon Vipers owner Duncan Wray were named co-recipients of the league’s Executive of the Year award. Rota also took the opportunity to announce he is stepping down as chairman and Wray was nominated to take his place and has accepted.

“Both Darcy and Duncan have been exemplary partners in our league and have elevated the BCHL’s status through their dedication,” said league commissioner John Grisdale. “With Duncan moving into the chairman’s role, I know we will not miss a beat moving forward.”

Also, as Wray was already on the executive committee, Westside Warriors owner Mark Cheyne has joined the group to keep it at five members. Surrey’s Ronnie Paterson will continue as co-chair and Trail’s Tom Gawryletz and Alberni Valley’s Andy Oakes stay on board as well.

“I have a great deal of respect for what Darcy did and I understand his reason for moving on,” said Wray, who served a six-year term as chairman prior to Rota. “There are still some things I’d like to accomplish and hopefully I can lead the charge with the new board.”

Please contact the league office if you have any further questions.
Best regards,
Brent Mutis
Communications director
British Columbia Hockey League

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Stanley Cup Final begins TONIGHT on THE PEAK, Alberni Golf Club Men's Club Update,


FINALLY, after a three month break, the Stanley Cup Final kicks off tonight in Vancouver, and on your radio on 93.3 The Peak FM with the pregame show kicking off at 4:30 with the puck drop and play-by-play to follow at 5:00. 

From the Canucks website click to read the PREVIEW and LINE UP

It was a small but enthusiastic group of 44, playing in the Carlson Wagonlit Twin Travel & Cruises Scramble on Sunday. The weather was good and the course is getting better with each passing day.

It was good seeing Wayne Cheveldave playing again. Welcome back Chevy.

The team of Tyler Ibsen, Jerry White, Paul Saulnier and Joe Baker came out on top with a 6 under Par 64. In second place was the group of Jim Proteau, Bill Kriwoken and Masami Hirayama, with only 3 players, they took turns hitting the fourth shot. Third prize was awarded to Steve White, Gary Korven, Owen Paxton and Brian Douillard.

Closest to the pin were won by Jim Proteau on #2, Brian Douillard took home $20 for the Charity closet to the pin on #4, Jim Petersen on #13, Tom Price on #17, not to shabby for 88 years of age, and for his second shot on #6 it was Tyler Ibsen. Steve White won a gift certificate complements of The Westwind Pub for his long drive on #5.

Sorry Guys for all us losers the two $50 draws for some reason didn’t happen. They will be drawn in the Red, White and Blue competition which takes place in two weeks.

Next week will be open with the $5 optional event happening called the tombstone. Check with Club Captain Fred Fredrickson to find out what that’s all about. Also don’t forget the ball sweep, money pot and the Charity closest to the pin.

Fifty-Two Players showed up for the first Stableford Tournament of the season held on  May 23rd . Some things never change as Bob Price started off the year the same way he ended last year, coming first with 41 points. This time he had to share the spotlight with Ken Sander who also compiled 41 points. In second place was Keith Randall compiling  40 points, next was the group of  Steve Acland, Frank Hastings, Bill Christian, Ron Barker and Gary Korven all  with 38 points. Coming in with 37 points each were Gene Kimoto, Ron Clark and Jim Lawler. The final cash prize went to Dave Mann who came in with 36 points. Closest to the pin were won by Livio Tedesco on #2, Sharon Hillman on #4, Jim Lawler on #13 and Keith Randall on #17. The winners of $30 cash draws were Gord Cutting, Bill Lekich, Sharon Hillman, Livio Tedesco, Pat McKay,  Phil Anker, Doug Stoutley, Dennis Frykas, Gerry Blender, and Dennis Hillman. Sleeves of balls went to George Guy, Clint Wilson and Patsy Gauthier. The next Stableford will be held on Monday June 20th.

Bulldogs Support Camp Day

May 31st, 2011

On Wednesday June 1st 2011, The Alberni Valley Bulldogs staff which consists of Ron Paulson Director of Business Operations, Paul Esdale Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations, Laurie Smillie Director of Marketing/Public Relations and Noreen Pelk Office Manager will be volunteering at Tim Horton’s from 11:00am to 12:00pm to help raise money for the Tim Horton’s camp day.

The money raised in Port Alberni will send two young ladies to camp. Camp Day is the one day a year when Tim Horton’s Restaurant Owners across Canada and the United States donate every penny from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. In 2010, Camp Day raised more than $9.7 million CDN.

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Bulldogs Support Relay for Life

May 31st, 2011

On Wednesday June 1st 2011, The Alberni Valley Bulldogs Staff members Ron Paulson, Director of Business Operations and Paul Esdale Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations will volunteer at Serious Coffee from 3:00pm- 5:00pm for the “Guest Barista Week”. Ten cents from every coffee sold and all tips will be donated to the Relay for Life.

Please come out and support this great charity!
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