Thanks to everyone at the Bulldogs and the Alberni Golf Club for making it happen, to the volunteers that will be out there tomorrow and Jolie from the Peak as well for her organizing efforts.
Wednesday's scrimmages are scheduled for 8:00 to 10:15, 10:45 to 12:30, and the Top 40 Prospects Game goes from 5:00 to 7:30.
After cuts and releases, the annual Red and White game goes Thursday night at 7:00pm. It will include the Top 40 players at camp including returning players and newly-signed players.
Very cool of the Bulldogs to continue the tradition of granting fans FREE admission to the game, provided they bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Bread of Life.
Full details can be found on the Bulldogs website HERE
Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society Marks One Year of Ownership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 9th, 2013 marked the 1-year anniversary for the Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society (PAJHS) as owners of the BCHL Alberni Valley Bulldogs. PAJHS purchased the Bulldogs on behalf of the community after an intensive 4-month community fundraising campaign to raise sufficient funds to acquire 100% ownership of the team. The Dogs 2013 playoff run was highlight of the 2013 season with sell-out crowds attending home games and huge contingents of fans travelling to road games to cheer on the Dogs. Enthusiastic Dog fans drowned out the home team fans and were the 7thman on the exciting and successful playoff drive that saw the Bulldogs become the 2013 Island playoff champions.
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs and PAJHS are recognized around the league for the quality of the organizations. “One of the season highlights for me was the Surrey Eagles coming out after the final playoff game and recognizing the fans and the community. A very class act” says Director Darren DeLuca. “We’ve committed to take the high road when dealing with players, personnel and competing teams and that effort has paid off.” PAJHS has also been recognized at the BCHL level with team Governor Ron Paulson elected to the BCHL Executive by the league governors.
Director Russell Dyson is pleased with the results after the first year. “We’ve managed to take an organization that was in some trouble, stabilize it, and position it for future growth. The team has contributes to the health and well-being of the community and continues to provide exciting, high performance hockey for fans.”
PAJHS was formed specifically to own and operate a Junior A hockey franchise and has 4 primary objectives as a service club:
o To provide an entertaining and competitive hockey team
o To support education and a strong scholarship program
o To support development of the local minor hockey program
o To maintain a healthy and sustainable business model
With another exciting season about to begin there is a flurry of activity at the Mulitplex this month. Players arrive this weekend and kick off the year with the 2nd Annual Alberni Valley Bulldogs golf tournament, Main Camp begins August 19th, inter-squad games are August 21st and 22nd , and the home exhibition games are August 25th and 31st.
Help support another year of Bulldogs hockey, get your tickets and sponsorships, and be a part of the most exciting game in town.
For more information please contact Darren DeLuca at 250-720-7453 or Ron Paulson at 250-206-0085
He dropped by my house on Monday or Tuesday this week to let me know that he's currently at over $2000 already! If you want to support Jamie, he's not too hard to find, just get to the rink!
Way to go Amos!