Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Yan Kalashnikov wins BCHL Player of the Week, Josh Mitchell heads to R.I.T for 2012-2013, Harry Zolnierczyk heads back to Flyers...
Mitchell Commits to the RIT Tigers
October 31st 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to announce that 91 F Josh Mitchell has committed to the Division 1 hockey program of Rochester Insitute of Technology. The RIT Tigers play in the Atlantic Hockey Conference of the NCAA.
“Josh is a great kid that has worked his way up the lineup over the course of the last three seasons with the Bulldogs,“ comments Head Coach/Assistant Director of Hockey Operations Paul Esdale.
“He has proved to be a premier player in this league and we are very excited and proud for him and his family,”states Esdale.
Mitchell will suit up for the Tigers in the 2012-2013 season.
“I would like to thank the entire organization of the Bulldogs especially the Coaching staff and Tom McEvay. I also would like to thank the Okanagan Hockey Academy, my parents, my billets and the entire community of Port Alberni for supporting me throughout my hockey career,” comments Mitchell. “I am excited for the opportunity that RIT has given me and look forward to finishing out the year with the Bulldogs,” said Mitchell.
One of my favorite Josh Mitchell highlights is the game tying goal in this video...
For more information please contact Assistant Coach Adam Hayduk at 250.723.4412.
More great news came from the BCHL yesterday as they named Yan Kalashnikov their Player of the Week. I know that I had absolutely zero to do with Yan winning the award, but I did send a heads up the League's way just to make sure they were aware of Yan's performance last week. It isn't easy to try and track every player and every game around the league over the course of the week.
Check out the announcement from the league website HERE
Huge congrats to Yan! He was outstanding over the two games, and its nice to see him get some recognition.
Finally - what a way to finish a great news day for the Bulldogs, as Harry Zolnierczyk has "got the call" again, as he's headed back to the Philadelphia Flyers to hopefully see action Wednesday when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo. Here's hoping Harry is getting the call to be in the line up as tomorrow's game is on TSN 2!