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Friday, August 31, 2012

Scoreboard after 40

Another shortie, 6-1 Clippers....

Yet another odd-man rush, again shorthanded, 6-1 Clippers 19:03 of the second as Greg Fraser goes low far-side from Colton Dahlen

4-1 Clippers, line brawl....

Old time hockey...

I wanted to make the Salmon Fest Fireworks...seems they just happened in here!

Dogs make it 4-1 on a 5 on 3....Clippers picked up a double minor for high sticking, which was disputed by the Clippers staff resulting in a 5 on 3. Dogs connect as Craft scores on a rebound off a Chase Van Allen shot that was deflected by Ryan Lough.

Still on the power play immediately afterwards Clipper goalie Lacouvee knocked over behind the net, resulting in a line brawl..Dogs still on the PP....

4-0 Clippers...

...another odd man rush. Hladin with his second of the game from Brenden Forbes and Kyle Kramer assist at 1:11 of the second

3-0 Clippers on a 3 on 1 rush....

Dogs out of it, Clippers firing on all cylinders....

3 on 1 rush worked to perfection, Colton Dahlen takes a drop pass from Reid Sturos and snaps one high glove side on Rebagliati 16:26 of the first

1-0 Clippers, now 2-0 Clippers

Clippers take a 1-0 lead 13:09 into the first, Brad Rebagliati makes the first save on the breakaway but Steve Hladin banks the loose puck home from behind the line. Kyle Kramer picks up the only assist at 13:09 of the first

As I write this it's 2-0 at 14:13, a giveaway ends up at the point and Austin Dick blasts it home. Mason Blacklock and Trevor Fitzgerald assist.

Dogs vs Clips


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Bulldogs / Clippers Line ups tonight...UPDATES HERE and TWITTER...

Bulldogs release players...

An update on players released by the Dogs...

Micheal Pond
Josiah Friesen
Brett Perrine
Alex Grupe
Ryan Buse
Bryce Dirocco

Back to the round of golf!


Special mesage from Bernie the Bulldog - BRING PET FOOD tonight

The SPCA and local pets need some help! Here's a special message/request from Bernie for tonight!



The Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Bernie, famed Mascot of the team would like to remind hockey fans that there are pets in need in our community! This Friday night the Bulldogs Hockey Club invites you to show your support for our local SPCA by bringing a pet food or monetary donation to the exhibition game – Aug. 31st 7pm at the Alberni Valley Multiplex when the Bulldogs take on the Nanaimo Clippers.

Bring a donation and your name will be entered to win a great Bulldogs prize

Dogs host Clippers tonight, SALMON FEST!, Dogs in schools program.

The Bulldogs conclude the home portion of their Exhibition schedule tonight when they host the Nanaimo Clippers at the Dog Pound for a 7pm start.

I will be updating the blog throughout the game, and updating via twitter as well - and probably more frequently, so follow me by clicking the twitter logo over their on the right -------->

Great story here from Scott McKenzie of the AV Times regarding the Dogs in Schools program, click HERE to read it

Salmon Fest gets going tonight! Opening Ceremonies will be Emceed by The Peak's Jolie McMullan and David Wiwchar...for once, I WONT be MC Hammer - haha - as I will of course be at the Bulldogs game. Don't miss the Fireworks at approximately 9pm tonight!

93.3 The Peak will be LIVE all weekend, morning/afternoon/night Saturday, Sunday, and up to the closing ceremonies (which we also will Emcee) Monday afternoon. Turn on your radio, or listen to THE PEAK live on our website

More later!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Salmon Fest set up in progress...

Snapped the above photo Thursday night as a small army got the grounds ready for Salmon Fest! Can't wait!


Can't twitter, busy... Men's Night Tonight!

Busy at one of my most favorite places on earth, the Alberni Golf Club!

It's Men's Night tonight so call to get registered at 250-724-5422!

I asked Bruce MacDonald for a list of prizes and he said he would try...he looked busier than a one-armed paper hanger, so no promises!


Interview Audio Lough/Rebagliati, Twitter battle....

For those that missed it, here's the interview with Ryan Lough and Brad Rebagliati from my 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show today....


As always, audio is courtesy and copyright 93.3 The Peak FM and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, LP

I'm currently trying to usurp Adam Hayduk's title of "most twitter followers" and would very much appreciate a sign up/follow! Do so by clicking this link 



( I will stop posting interview audio in 3 days if I'm not leading ) ;)

Port Alberni Salmon Fest 2012 Updates/Information, Lough and Rebagliati on THE PEAK todady...

It's almost here! The 41st Annual Port Alberni Salmon Festival gets going tomorrow. As always 93.3 The Peak FM will be live Morning/Afternoon/Evening providing updates on the biggest fish, the entertainment, and the general information you need to know!

How to follow Salmon Fest....

You can listen to THE PEAK live on the internet by visiting our website at

You can check out the official Salmon Fest website for updates

I will also be posting oodles of pictures and updates here on the blog, and on twitter - follow me by clicking the twitter logo over there on the right ------->

Here's some of my favorite pictures from last year....of course the WORLD FAMOUS KIWANIS SALMON BBQ, and the closing ceremonies that we host!

Also, here's some pictures from Dan Washington - Kiwanis President and Mr. Everything Salmon Fest on how the preparations have been going earlier this week...

She's coming along!

Last but not least, don't miss Bulldogs Ryan Lough and Brad Rebagliati on THE PEAK this morning just after 8:10am!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

UPDATED with DETAILS, Dogs 4 Grizz 0

The Bulldogs improved their Exhibition record to 1-1-1 (no overtime in preseason) with a 4-0 win over the Victoria Grizzlies Wednesday night at the Dog Pound.

The game was scoreless after 20 minutes with the Dogs holding an edge in the play out-shooting the Grizz 13-3 with Alec Dillon playing sharp in net. Must have been his Port Alberni connections...I say that tongue in cheek as I'm friends with some of his family from here and they will no doubt give me the gears!

The Dogs got on the board just short of three minutes into the second when John Brumwell knocked down a clearing attempt and walked into the right face-off dot and snapped one home. Assists went to Michael Pond and Nick Kerr at 2:50 of the second. It was 2-0 Dogs with 3:36 to play in the frame when Ryan Lough deflected an Evan Tironese shot/pass in the slot.

The lead was 3-0 on a nifty goal by John Brumwell with 8:18 to play in the game as he scored on a one-timer from the slot converting a quick flip pass on one bounce with Pond and Kerr again assisting. Nathan Craft would then finish the scoring with a solo effort late in the game on a shot reminiscent of his goal in Nanaimo on Sunday as he stole the puck off the last-man-back inside the Grizz zone and walked in and snapped one top corner, short-side with 3:32 to play in the game for the 4-0 final.

Final Stats - unofficial...hey I had a 2.5 year old in my lap, cut me some slack!

32-8 AVB

AVB 0/5
VIC 0/4

AVB -Jay Deo 4/4 approx 30:00 Brad Rebagliati 4/4 30:00
VIC - Alec Dillon 17/18 approx 30:00 Michael Pessendorfer 12/14 30:00

Nice to see Bill Bestwick back in the barn! Too bad no triplets, but not at all unexpected as I said something to the fact today on the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show!

That's it for now...great to see my first game in the Dog Pound this get it full and drop the puck for real! Of course that's a ways off, for now it's two more exhy tilts before the BCHL Showcase next weekend as the Dog host Nanaimo on Friday night before heading down to Duncan Saturday to visit the Capitals.


Cool pic!

Very rarely get a chance at this point of the game to take this pic as I'm always in the booth at centre ice!

Dogs vs Grizz line ups, update

Here's the line ups....scoreless 16:10 left first Bulldogs on the power play at the moment.

Trevor Alto named Executive Director...

August 29, 2012
For immediate release:

The British Columbia Hockey League is pleased to announce the hiring of Trevor Alto as the league’s new executive director.

Alto comes to the BCHL after six years in the financial industry. He is responsible for executing all league sponsor deliverables, generating new partnerships, heading the league’s finance committee and overseeing the day-to-day administration of the league office.

In addition, Alto is tasked with meeting the objectives of the BCHL Strategic Plan including building the BCHL brand and ensuring players advance in and beyond the BCHL. He will be responsible for applying the BCHL’s discipline regulations and will work with BCHL director of officiating Derek Adams to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the BCHL Officiating Program.

“I am excited to join the BCHL and take on the challenge of growing what is an already-solid league,” said Alto, 33. “As a former junior and university hockey player, I realize the opportunities hockey provides and am looking forward to ensuring those continue to be available for our current players.”

Alto played in the BCHL with Prince George Spruce Kings and the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves. The White Rock, B.C. native went on to play for the UBC Thunderbirds from 2000 to 2003 while he completed studies in sports management and commerce.

“We are pleased to have a person of Trevor’s calibre join the BCHL office,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale. “Trevor’s experiences in business and hockey will be a real asset to us as we continue to grow our league and provide opportunities for players and their families.”

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an interview, please contact the BCHL

Dogs host Grizzlies tonight, Willison/Hayduk AUDIO

I'm excited for this one. Yes, I'm well aware that it's just pre-season and it means nothing. I'm excited as for me, it's my first chance to see the Dog Pound alive again as I missed the first home Exhibition game on Saturday has been way to long!

Hopefully we'll see you there as the Dog host the Grizzlies at 7:00pm.

The Grizzlies are coming off a 4-1 win last night over the Clippers in Sooke.

From the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show yesterday, here's the Interview Audio with Kevin Willison and Adam Hayduk.

Click HERE to listen to it.

As always all audio is courtesy and copyright 93.3 The Peak FM and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, LP.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Clippers 8 Dogs 2

Well thank goodness that counted for nothing! The Dogs started the game behind the 8-ball, down a man in the first 10 seconds and down on the scoreboard shortly afterwards.

The team showed some guts hanging in there down 3-0 early on the road, but there aren't many positives to take out of this one other than maybe it's nice to get it out of the way, and it's nice to get the new players the experience of playing away from home.

Final stats, unofficially...I had the Clippers at 3 for 3 on the power play while the Dogs went 0 for 5.

Connor Lacouvee started the game for the Clippers before giving way to former Bulldog AP Nathan Alalouf. Bryce Dirocco went the distance for the Dogs. 

Next up - a visit from the Victoria Grizzlies on Wednesday night!


Score after two...

Not a lot to write about...which is more often the case when you start a game poorly as the Dogs have done here tonight. Here's hoping for a big third.


Pressbox View... the Frank Crane Arena

Bulldogs/Clippers line ups, Larose to Dauphin...

Here's the line ups for tonight...Updates to follow once the game gets going so keep checking out the blog and hitting REFRESH or the F5 button to do so automatically!

Bulldogs Trade Larose to Dauphin

August 26, 2012

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to announce that the organization has traded the CJHL rights of 92-born goalie Matt Larose to the Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for future considerations.

Larose was acquired in October of last season in a trade that saw him come to the Bulldogs along with 94-born defenseman Daniel Delbianco and the CJHL rights to 93-born defenseman Eric Walker in exchange for 92-born defenseman Tanner Hicks, 93-born defenseman Marley Keca, and 92-born forward Taylor House. Eric Walker started the 2011/12 season with Northern Michigan University in the NCAA before leaving to split last season between the Vancouver Giants and
Swift Current Broncos.

The Bulldogs’ hockey operations worked hard over the last two months to find Larose an opportunity where he will have a chance to be a number one goalie in his 20-year-old season after the team aquired 92-born goalie Jay Deo and signed 95-born goalie Brad Rebagliati.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to wish Matt all the best in the 2012/13 season. Matt has strong character and always conducted himself as a professional.

For more information please contact head coach Kevin Willison at 250.735.0487

On the road again...

Heading to Nanaimo, line ups posted when we arrive


Dogs 5 Caps 5

Good day from the water...that's all the info I have been able to get at this point!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dogs line up tonight..

Sorry this is the best I can do for now, halfway down the Inlet off the phone...

I hope you at least appreciate me trying! Donations appreciated haha!


Dogs host Caps tonight to open exhy season, visit Clippers tomorrow

The Bulldogs will face their first "real" opposition tonight as they open up their five-game Exhibition schedule by hosting the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the Dog Pound. The Capitals had their first "live fire" exercise last night as they played the Victoria Grizzlies to a 4-4 draw at the Juan De Fuca Arena.

I won't be making the game tonight as I'm squeezing in one last family outing heading down the Alberni Inlet to the McTush Creek Campground for a pig roast and the "die hard" derby tomorrow. Accept my apologies for not being able to keep you updated real time tonight, but it's a very long season being away from the family so I want to take advantage of the chances when I get them. As we broadcast every single regular season and playoff game there are no nights off once the puck really drops!

McTush...worth a trip if you haven't been, a short drive from town!

I will keep you updated on tomorrow's game from the Frank Crane Arena at 7:00pm! Until then, wish me good fishing, I haven't been out to get a Salmon this year!

Go Dogs!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Cool pic

Spiros Anastas introduced....

Bulldogs Educational Advisor Tom McEvay, new Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society President Ron Paulson, Head Coach Kevin Willison, Captain Ryan Lough, and the man himself all speak!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dogs hire Spiros Anastas as General Manager, Interview 8:10 tomorrow AM on THE PEAK

The hits just keep on coming.I need another arm to keep up with all this news...Matt Korchmar was announced as the goalie coach earlier today and now this!

I wonder if Spiros has some good stories from Western Michigan University of Frank "the tank" Slubowski's exploits with the Broncos last year during his MVP season! He sounds like the perfect guy to be the face of the francise with his education backgound and when you combine his hockey background with it one can't help but think he's the perfect guy to work with Rick Schievink, Kevin Willison and Adam Hayduk in Hockey Ops.

Welcome to the Valley and the Pound Spiros, looking forward to seeing you at THE PEAK tomorrow!

August 23. 2012 For immediate release

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are pleased to announce the appointment of Spiros Anastas to the position of General Manager effective immediately.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs/Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society Director Darren DeLuca confirmed the appointment today and commented that the team and the society are very pleased to recruit someone of Spiros’ caliber to join the team. “It is a credit to both the reputation of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the BCHL. Spiros will be an important element in the long term health and sustainability of the organization. ” said DeLuca, adding that the new position is intended to focus specifically on achieving business excellence within the organization and will provide the final link in the staff and management team that is already in place for the coming season.

Anastas brings excitement and energy to his new role and holds a BA in Economics and a BSc in Business Administration/Accounting along with a recently completed a Masters’ degree in Sports Administration. Anastas, a Mississauga, Ontario native, had a Junior A career in the OPJHL with the Bancroft Hawks, Huntsville Otters, and Vaughn Vipers from 2002 to 2006 before attending Lebanon Valley College as a dual sport student-athlete, competing in Track & Field and anchoring the Hockey team as Captain for four seasons. Anastas brings a variety of both on and off ice experiences having held Assistant Coaching positions at Lebanon Valley College and most recently Western Michigan University.

Anastas was in Port Alberni earlier this month at the Junior Prep Camp and fell in love with the community and its evident passion and support for hockey. "I am extremely thrilled to be joining the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. I see a very bright future for the team and I'm excited to be a part of it. We will need all hands on deck from top to bottom and support from all of our fans and sponsors so we can reach our goals and I am looking forward to helping make that happen, and to make Port Alberni proud. ” said Anastas.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to welcome Spiros to the organization and look forward to a successful 2012 – 2013 season.

The public’s first opportunity to see this years’ team on the ice is Saturday night when the Dogs host the Cowichan Valley Capitals in BCHL exhibition play, the puck drops at the Alberni Valley Multiplex at 7.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society invite you to a media session and introduction of Spiros Anastas, Friday August 24th at 11am at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

Former Dog Matt Korchmar named Goalie Coach...

Very cool to see a former Bulldog come back into the fold!


Bulldogs Name Korchmar As Goalie Coach

PRESS RELEASE August 23, 2012

As the Alberni Valley Bulldogs wrap up the 2012/13 three-day main camp, the organization announces a change to the coaching staff.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are proud to announce that Matt Korchmar will replace Perry Elderbroom of Gold In The Net as the Alberni Valley Bulldogs goalie coach.

Korchmar makes his return to the Alberni Valley and to the organization. Korchmar appeared in 9 games between the pipes for the Bulldogs in 2006/07 before moving on to play for the Portage Terriers and the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

“It’s nice to be back in Port Alberni with the organization that I got my start and still be able to see some familiar faces,” said Korchmar.

During Korchmar’s tenure with the Bulldogs, he billeted with current Bulldogs’ educational advisor Tom McEvay.

“I’m very excited to work with the team and the goalies this season,” added Korchmar. “I look forward to the opportunity to with Rick, Kevin, and Adam this season and help our goalies become one of the stronger tandems in the league.”

Korchmar is entering his 8th year as a goalie coach and instructor. Matt has quickly established himself as one of the top goalie coaches in British Columbia. Matt has worked closely with and learned from several NHL goalie coaches.

“Matt is a former Bulldog making our relationship that much stronger,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs director of hockey operations Rick Schievink. “The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are honored and excited to have Matt back in the Alberni Valley and a part of the organization.”

Korchmar will also instruct at the Alberni District Hockey Canada Skills Academy and will also be available for additional goalie instruction here in Port Alberni.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would also like to thank Perry Elderbroom for the contributions he made to the organization and wish him continued success.

For more information please contact Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ director of hockey operations Rick Schievink