Friday, August 07, 2015
Dogs add new recruits, Golf tourney upcoming, Jello Jump next Friday!
Excuse the lack of blog postings lately! There hasn't been a lot of news to speak of, and I was gone for close to three weeks on holidays! It was great to get back to my roots in Northern Manitoba with the family for some much needed rest and relaxation and memory making. We got in plenty of fishing trips, some rounds of golf, spent lots of time on the lake and even made a couple trips to the Drive In to watch some movies. Yes, they still have a Drive In in Flin Flon!
First off - the Bulldogs announced a trio of new recruits for the 2015-2016 season today. Read below. Welcome to the team and community Liam, Nolan and Nathan!
August 7, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Alberni, BC – As the Alberni Valley Bulldogs prepare to open the 2015/16 main camp on Monday, August 24th, the team announces three additional players that have been committed to for the coming season.
Forward Liam Conrad is from Sackville, NB, and was an all-star forward in 2014/15 with the Moncton Major Midget Flyers. Conrad was the leading scorer in the New Brunswick/PEI Major Midget Hockey League (NBPEIMMHL) registering 52 points (23 goals, 29 assists) in 35 regular season games. Conrad followed that up with 10 points in 10 playoff games. His performance earned Conrad a selection to the NBPEIMMHL 1st All-Star Team and an Esso Scholarship Award. Conrad was also drafted 1st overall in the 2013/14 MHL entry draft. Conrad played three junior A games as an affiliate with the Dieppe Commandos this past season.
Also joining Conrad from the Moncton Major Midget Flyers is 1997-born defenseman Nolan Alward. Alward, from Havelock, NB, led all NBPEIMMHL defensemen in scoring in 2014/15 with 34 points (19 goals, 15 assists) in 34 regular season games and added another 15 points in 10 playoff games. Alward was also selected to the NBPEIMMHL 1st All-Star Team and followed that up with being named the league’s MVP and received the Luc Bourdon Award as the league’s Top Defenseman.
Also joining the Bulldogs this season is 1997-born defenseman Nathan Walker from Calgary, AB. Walker played the 2014/15 season with the Calgary Buffaloes Midget AAA team. Walker is a physical, stay-at-home defenseman who put up 10 points in 34 regular season games this season. Walker suited up for three games as an affiliate over the last two seasons in the AJHL, with the Calgary Mustangs and Grande Prairie Storm.
A select number of Bulldogs players will be in town helping instruct at this summer’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs Summer Hockey School commencing Monday, August 17th. The public’s first chance to meet and interact with the returning Bulldogs and new commits will be on Sunday, August 23rd at the team’s annual season kick-off golf tournament.
Registration information for the Summer Hockey School, the Bulldogs’ golf tournament or dinner-only packages can be found on the Bulldogs’ website at www.albernivalleybulldogs.ca. For further information or comment on the above story please contact Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ head coach and general manager Kevin Willison
Last but not least, I'm pretty excited to broadcast live on 93.3 The Peak from the spectacle that's going to be the Pacific Chevrolet and Van Isle Ford Jello jump! SOMEONE will jump into the giant vat of jello and find the key that starts a vehicle worth $8,000. Should be fun! This all goes down at 1pm at Pacific Chevrolet next Friday August 14th.
Visit their websites to get connected through their social media for more details - VAN ISLE FORD here and CHEVROLET here