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Friday, September 09, 2011

Sawyer Mick retires, pursues new career, Fall Fair in full swing, Tyler Ruel off to Belgium, Josh Bonar back to Hungary

 It's a very tough decision to make. Quitting the game and "living the dream" so to speak, to get on with living life. Congrats to Sawyer for the maturity and strength no doubt shown in making this decision. Sawyer is a great guy, I'd feel comfortable knowing he was on my way to put my house out or save my life. Good luck in future endeavors my friend!

Mick Retires, Pursues New Career

September 8, 2011

Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced today Sawyer Mick has made a decision to retire from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and hockey to pursue a new career as a firefighter.
Mick is enrolled in a 3-month firefighting course at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. After Mick completes the course, he will participate in a 2-week practicum en route to becoming a firefighter.
"Sawyer is a great person and player,” said Bulldogs’ Head Coach and Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale. “His leadership and work ethic will be sorely missed, but we are happy to see him follow his dreams of becoming a firefighter."
Due to a shoulder injury, Mick felt that he wouldn’t be able to play the way he would have been expected to play. By pursuing a new career at this time, it also opens the door for another player to come in and experience great junior hockey in the Alberni Valley.
 “I would like to thank everyone for the amazing opportunity to serve in the community and play hockey,” said Mick. “It was the best hockey town I have ever played in.”
Mick also added, “Big thanks to all the coaching staff, Tom McEvay, my billets, Rick and Cheri, and all the wonderful fans.”
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization wishes Sawyer all the best with his future endeavors.
For more information please contact assistant coach Adam Hayduk at 250.723.4412 or

 The Alberni District Fall Fair opened yesterday - here's the schedule for the weekend!


  • Friday September 9, 2011 from 1pm to 11pm
  • Midway begins at 3:30pm
  • Barns close at 9pm
  • Buildings close at 10pm
  • Midway closes at 11pm
  • Saturday September 10, 2011 from 8am to 11pm
  • Buildings open at noon
  • Midway begins at 12:30
  • Barns close at 9pm
  • Buildings close at 10pm
  • Midway closes at 11pm
  • Sunday September 11, 2011 from 8am To 5pm
  • Buildings open at noon
  • Midway opens at noon
  • Buildings close at 3pm
  • Car & $1000 Bill draw at 5pm
  • Gates close at 5pm
 For more information, visit the Fall Fair website HERE

Don't forget the special "Fall Fair Exhibition Game" tomorrow night at 5:30 as the Bulldogs host the Nanaimo's a great way to beat the heat, and the first chance to see the 2011 Bulldogs in their 10th Anniversary season. $10.00 gets you into the game, AND into the fair!
Special thanks to Nancy from Potluck Ceramics for the nice gift she brought to The Peak yesterday! See Potluck Ceramics at the Fall Fair! Very cool initiative, very cool stuff!

An update on some Bulldog Alums, locals to boot.....

Tyler Ruel is off to Turnhout, Belgium to play for the Turnhout Whitecaps - more info on the team HERE

Josh Bonar is once again off to Hungary to play for the Miskolci JegesMedve Ice Bears

That's if for now!


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