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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dogs add Taylor House, open season at home Saturday, Bulldogs Hockey BACK on The Peak, Alf "The Ace" Thompson back in the booth

September 20th, 2011


Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to announce the acquisition of 92 F Taylor House from the Cowichan Valley Capitals for future considerations.

The Cochrane, Alberta native racked up 25 goals, 52 assists and 82 penalty minutes in 56 regular season and playoff games with the Osoyoos Coyotes of the KIJHL last season. The 6’1”, 180 pound center also played 3 games with the Penticton Vees.

“We have scouted Taylor all last year and are thrilled with the addition of him to our lineup,” comments Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale. “Taylor will add size, speed and skill to our forward group,” adds Esdale.

The Bulldogs Regular Season Home Opener is September 24th at 7:00pm against the Coquitlam Express at the Multiplex. For tickets please contact the Bulldogs office at 250-723-4412.

For more information please contact assistant coach Adam Hayduk at 250.723.4412 or

Saturday night, the Bulldogs officially open their 10th Anniversary season. Can we just drop the puck already!?

I'm excited to get back on the air calling hockey, and I'm excited to have Ace back in the booth with me as he was beside me from 2003-2004 through the 2005-2006 season, if memory serves me correct. Its tough to lose Rick after all the years we spend in the booth, but it feels like what is old is new again with Ace coming back. Longtime fans will no doubt remember all that he brings to the broadcast and new fans are soon to find out - a great eye for hockey, and some great statistics as well to keep you informed. He does more work on cumulative stats and head to head stats than I could manage without going crazy! Welcome back Ace! First Broadcast is of course Saturday night, with the Pregame Show on the air at approximately 6:45 with the puck drop to follow at 7pm.

I'm mostly just hoping that everything goes well and off without only minor glitches and hitches....we have no training camp no preseason, nothin' we just hit the ground running....hopefully!

The Bulldogs will be throwing a Tailgate party to kick the season off, with a BBQ, live music and The Peak Broadcasting live from outside the rink so be sure to come to the rink early Saturday night!

If you are outside of Peak listening range, catch the game over the internet through our Live Stream at or listen live or watch live through the BCHL's PPV Broadcasts on their website here

Speaking of Ace's return to the booth - here's the last two "Off the Post" columns by Ace from the Alberni Valley Times click to read- September 9th September 15th

More later - off to more do more work to get ready!


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