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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Armada Girls host Rugby Provincials, Bulldogs acquire Povelofskie, Stewart to NCAA

Lots of stuff on the go today!

And oh yeah....GO HABS!

The ADSS Armada Girls Rugby team hosts the BC Championships over the next three days with 24 teams from around the Province here battling it out for the title.

Action goes at Bob Dailey Stadium and the Echo Minor and Echo Major fields today, tomorrow and Saturday. Action today kicks off at 12 noon, with the 5th ranked Armada first seeing action at 7pm at Bob Dailey against 4th ranked Smithers at 7pm, immediately following the 6pm Opening Ceremonies.

Friday's games go from Noon to 5pm while Saturday's games get going at 7am.


The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announce today the future considerations component of the trade that saw defensemen Jared Wilson dealt to the Vernon Vipers last October for 95-born forward Craig Martin, 96-born forward Tyler Povelofskie and future considerations. 

Povelofskie had a brief history with the Bulldogs, having been affiliated with the team during the 2012/13 season but committed to the Vernon Vipers in 2013/14 for a chance at the RBC Cup. In 2011/12, Povelofskie won a bronze medal with Team BC at the WHL U16 Western Canada Challenge Cup coached by current Bulldogs assistant coach Adam Hayduk.

"It took the Bulldogs a little longer then expected to get Tyler into a 'Dogs uniform," said Bulldogs head coach and general manager Kevin Willison. "He was a player we heavily recruited but ultimately lost out to Vernon because of a guaranteed chance for Tyler to compete for the RBC Cup," added Willison.

Tyler is a player that will provide a physical presence however he can also put the puck in the net - and he will get an opportunity to play more with the Bulldogs. With RBC Cup experience, Povelofskie will add a lot of young enthusiasm and leadership to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs next season.

As a 16 year old, Povelofskie was near a point-a-game pace with the Cariboo Cougars of the BC Major Midget League. He was the Cougars' assistant captain and quarterbacked the team's power play mid-season.

Welcome to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs family, Tyler.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are proud to announce that Hunter Stewart has accepted a commitment from the NCAA Division III program of the Marian University Sabres. 

Stewart was a January 10th trade deadline acquisition back in 2012 that saw the Bulldogs acquire his rights from the Olds Grizzlys for the CJHL rights to Kirsten Odendaal.

Stewart contributed 103 points in 112 regular season games over two-and-a-half seasons for the 'Dogs and added another 7 points in 15 playoff games.

"I'd like to thank the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for supporting me and providing me a great place to play for the last three seasons," said Hunter Stewart in a statement. "I would also like to thank my parents for their support throughout my whole hockey career."

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are very proud of Hunter as he takes this next step in life and his hockey career and wish him all the best at Marian University.

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