I was saddened to hear that Tyler Povelofskie won't be returning next year, as the Bulldogs announced he's made the decision to begin an apprenticeship.
While I'm sad on a selfish level as I enjoyed watching him play and having him around when I interacted with the team, I'm obviously quite happy for him that he's moving on in life. It takes a larger amount of courage and foresight that most people possess to make the decision to hang up the skates. Best of luck Tyler!
BULLDOGS PLAYER RETIRES EARLY TO BEGIN APPRENTICESHIP
June 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announce that forward Tyler Povelofskie has decided to retire early from junior hockey and pursue a post-secondary opportunity. Povelofskie will being attending Thompson River University as an opportunity has presented itself in the heavy duty/transport mechanic program.
“This was not a decision made lightly on my part,” said Povelofskie. “I would like to take the time to sincerely thank the Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization for the opportunities and experiences that I gained last season,” added Povelofskie. “I would also like to thank coaches Kevin and Adam for their endless commitment to coaching, Tom for his education advice and expertise, Lyle and Kathy Pitts for opening their home as billet parents and, last but definitely not least, the community, volunteers and fans that support the Bulldogs win, lose, or draw.”
Povelofskie missed a large portion of last season with a serious skate-caused laceration but worked extremely hard to get back in the line up a lot earlier than anyone thought was possible.
“Tyler has been seeking this opportunity to become a heavy duty mechanic for a few years now but it didn’t work out with the hockey schedule,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs head coach and general manager Kevin Willison. “Now with a shop giving him the opportunity to have his education paid for, it is like a scholarship to him so we wish Tyler all the best moving forward into the new chapter in his life,” added Willison.
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs family would like to wish Tyler all the very best and it was a pleasure to have him a member of our community for the 2014/15 season.
For further information or comment on the above story please contact Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ head coach and general manager Kevin Willison