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Friday, January 20, 2012

Dogs host Cents, Dorais to SAIT, BIG changes to BCHL, Variety Game Night vs Eagles tomorrow

The Bulldogs are back on home ice tonight as they host the streaking Merritt Centennials. Get it all on Boston Pizza Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak with the pregame show at 6:45 and the play-by-play to follow at 7:00 on 93.3 The Peak FM

Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Johnny Rogic, now at RPI. Mark MacMillan will join me in the 2nd Intermission tomorrow.

Still remember that blazing Rogic speed, as displayed on this OT winner....

Huge congrats to Trent Dorais who is off to SAIT next season!

January 19, 2012


The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are very proud to announce that 91 F and team captain Trent Dorais has committed to a hockey scholarship at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. The SAIT Trojans play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

SAIT, located in Calgary, Alberta, is one of Canada’s leading polytechnics. SAIT provides relevant, skill oriented education to more than 71,000 registrants each year. The Trojans play in The Trojans Arena at SAIT
that features an NHL-size surface. “We are very excited for Trent,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Head Coach Kevin Willison. “Trent has been working very hard this season both on and off the ice so that he could reach the goals he set for himself. For the short time that I’ve known him, Trent has displayed character and strong leadership abilities making him a great fit for the SAIT Trojans hockey progarm.” Dorais will be joinging fellow Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumni Sam Mitchell (2008-2011) at SAIT for the 2012/13 season.

“We are very excited that Trent has committed to a hockey scholarship at SAIT,” said SAIT Men’s Hockey Coach Ken Babey. “He is a very good player with strong leadership skills, physical play, speed and work ethic,” added Babey. “These attributes will fit nicely into our team’s style of play. We expect Trent to have a positive impact on our team.”

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to play next season for such a well respected hockey program,” said Trent Dorais. “I look forward to reunite with my old teammate and line mate Sam Mitchell. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my coaches, the entire Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization, Tom McEvay,
my billet parents Wade and Tammi Nicklin, and everyone in the community for helping me reach my goals.”

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to congratulate Trent for achieving his goal of earning a hockey scholarship. He will be missed in the Alberni Valley but we know he will have continued success with his future endeavors.

For more information please contact Assistant Coach Adam Hayduk at
250.723.4412 or
Some interesting decisions came out out of the Governors more below.

January 19, 2012
For immediate release:

The British Columbia Hockey League passed a number of significant motions Thursday at the league’s semi-annual governors meeting in Richmond. The changes will take effect in the 2012-13 season.

To allow more fans to attend games, governors voted to lower the number of regular season games from 60 to 56. This will decrease the number of mid-week games when fans are less able to attend. Now, a greater percentage of home dates can be held on the prime nights of Friday and Saturday.

Also, a showcase event will be held Sept. 7 to 9 at a site yet to be determined. The showcase is similar to events held in the Alberta and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey leagues where college and professional scouts are invited. Showcase results will count in the regular season standings. Each BCHL team will play two games at the event meaning all teams, except the host of the showcase, will then have 27 home dates in the 2012-13 season. Any revenues from the showcase will be split up amongst the league’s 16 clubs. Teams are being asked to submit by Feb. 1 their bids to host the event.

Another motion that passed was the decision to move the start of the regular season to Sept. 14, 2012. This will mark the date that the standard BCHL regular-season format shall commence though by that point, two regular season games will have been played at the showcase event by each team.

The season will end March 10, 2013 which means the coming season is two weeks longer than normal. This also will allow more games to be scheduled on prime nights rather than mid week.

With respect to the alignment of the conferences, there will be now be 10 teams in the Coastal Conference and it will be split into two groups called the Island Division and Mainland Division. The Island Division will include Victoria, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Alberni Valley and Powell River. The Mainland Division will include Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley, Chilliwack and Prince George.

Prince George will be given the option to return to the Interior Conference after the conclusion of the 2013 playoffs. With Prince George and Chilliwack set to join the Coastal Conference, the new Interior Conference will include the remaining teams: Merritt, Trail, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Westside.

“These decisions were not made in haste and came only after lengthy debate by our governors,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale. “The BCHL considers itself an innovator and model for Junior A hockey in Canada and these decisions, not all of them unanimous, have been made with the intention of ensuring the long-term viability of our league.”

Each club has been asked to submit new playoff format ideas to the BCHL office by Feb. 1, 2012. After that, a decision will be made and announced.

Brent Mutis
Communications director
British Columbia Hockey League

Help Angel raise much needed funds for Variety AND win some great stuff while you are at it tomorrow night!

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are teaming up with Angel and hosting a Variety Game Night on Saturday January 21st. 
Stop by the Variety table on your way into the game and purchase a puck for the first intermission puck toss.  First prize is a Pink Alberni Valley Bulldogs Jersey and Second Prize is a Family Game Night Package.  Pucks are $2 a piece or three for $5. 
Angel will also be at the Variety Table during the first and second intermissions awaiting your visit in hopes that you will purchase a Star Wars Variety Gold Heart Pin for $3 or purchase a $2 ticket on Angel's Raffle for Variety's Kids.   
Raffle Prizes are as follows: 

first prize - Autographed (Alberni Valley Bulldog Alumni)  #29 Harry Zolnierczyk Philladelphia Flyers Jersey
second prize - 5 x 8 Area Carpet donated by The Flooring Depot - retail value $562.00
third prize  and fourth prize  -   certificate for 1 nights accommodation for 2 at the Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver ( valid now - April 30th, 2012 and October 1st - December 30th, 2012 ) -donated by the Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver 
Raffle draw date: 11 Feb 2012
With your help this is the year that Angel will meet her goal of raising $100K for Variety's Kids.  At last count she was only a few thousand short of this goal. 
Sincerely, Cheryl Magnusssen on behalf of Angel. 

1 comment:

Linda said...

Hammer, I am so pleased to hear about Trent's scholarship!! Hard work is rewarded. Linda