Please visit the links and support my friends and supporters!!!

Please visit the links and support my friends and supporters!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Camp continues, Exhibition Broadcasts

Bulldogs Training Camp continues today with a scrimmage between the Black and Gold teams at 6:00pm. I got down the rink for a bit last night and this morning to check out the action. While it was pretty tough to pay attention to the level I would like due to the fact that I had my two year old and five year old in tow with me, I was impressed with the fast pace and the high compete level I saw.

There are ice sessions tomorrow morning and a scrimmage tomorrow night as action ramps up to the Red and White Game Thursday night at 6pm.

Read below for further details from the Bulldogs on the selection of Eric Margo as Captain and the Red and White game.


August 25, 2015


Port Alberni, BC – On Sunday, August 23rd, at the banquet following the 4th annual Bulldogs Season Kick-off golf tournament, the Bulldogs introduced Eric Margo as the captain of the 2015/16 squad. The announcement sparked a standing ovation from the 85+ attendees.

Margo is entering his second full season with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs after being signed as a free agent last off-season.

Margo, from North Vancouver, BC, isn’t a stranger to leading teams. His past experience includes being the captain of the 2012/13 Vancouver North West Giants in the BC Major Midget League where he posted 51 points in 38 games. That season Margo helped lead his team to a provincial championship and helped his team win the prestigious Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary, AB, where he was named to the second all-star team.

On the international stage, Margo was the captain of Team Canada’s U20 Roller Hockey team in the summer of 2014, winning a silver medal at the World Championships in Toulouse, France.

“I’m excited for this opportunity as it’s an honor to be named captain of the Bulldogs,” said Margo. “We are poised to do great things this year and I can’t wait to get the season started,” added Margo.

Main camp opened on Monday, August 24th with daily scrimmages at the Alberni Valley Multiplex from 6:00pm to 8:30pm until Thursday, August 27th. The main camp is open to the public leading up to the annual red and white game on Thursday, August 27th at 6pm where admission is by donation of a non-perishable food item in support of The Bread of Life Centre.

The Bread of Life is a local non-profit society that provides meals for approximately 80 guests each day and provides emergency service such as bedding, clothing, and household necessities free to the homeless and those in desperate need.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are a big supporter of The Bread of Life throughout the year.

For further information or comment on the above story please contact Alberni Valley
Bulldogs’ head coach and general manager Kevin Willison

I have already heard from several players and parents wondering if there will be any preseason broadcasts this year. Always feel free to contact me by the way should you have any complaints/concerns/questions/compliments etc by sending an email HERE

I certainly very much understand the value of the broadcasts and how we connect parents and families to their sons from around the globe - in fact it's one of my biggest motivations when it comes to putting the hours in day in and day out in regards to the broadcasts!

93.3 The Peak does NOT broadcast preseason games. Fear not, as we will be there for every single regular season and subsequent playoff games.

There will be NO broadcast of the Friday, August 28th game against Powell River. However, I do plan to post updates here on the blog so be sure to check back.

There WILL be a broadcast for the Saturday, August 29th game against Nanaimo courtesy of Clippers play-by-play voice and reigning BCHL Broadcaster of the Year winner Dan Marshall (a two time winner of the award in fact)

Cowichan Valley Capitals play-by-play voice Jeff Sargeant will provide a broadcast from the game in Duncan on September 2nd.

Our lone preseason broadcast will be on Friday, September 4th when the Bulldogs host the Victoria Grizzlies.

Get all the details on how to watch the games through Fast Hockey by clicking HERE

There is no broadcast planned for the final preseason game on Saturday, September 5th when the Bulldogs are in Victoria to take on the Grizzlies at Westhills Arena. I'm not sure if the Fasthockey infrastructure exists in that building to provide a broadcast as it's not the Grizzlies regular rink. I do plan to travel down to the game to spectate and provide updates here on the blog, provided it doesn't conflict with my duties with the radio station when it comes to our continuing coverage from the Port Alberni Salmon Festival.

Please accept my apologies that our pregame coverage isn't more extensive. I'll love to broadcast every game on a volunteer basis but at the same time it's my only opportunities to take my kids to a game as there are no nights off when the real season gets going. I'm quite enjoying soaking up all the family time I can before it's "game on"!


No comments: