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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Bulldogs visit Capitals tonight, make trade, announce signing

The preseason continues tonight as the Bulldogs (2-0-0-0) play their first road game when they visit the Cowichan Valley Capitals (2-1-0-0) for their first road game at the "Big Stick" at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan. If you are new to the team or the league, yes, that is the biggest stick and puck in the world! 

I will not be attending the game in Duncan tonight. It pains me greatly to miss a game and a single second of the action, but as I have a 5am wake up call for a 6am Morning Show on 93.3 The Peak FM tomorrow I'm choosing to skip a game while I still can!

Fear not, as fantastic Capitals play-by-play voice Jeff Sargeant will be calling the game on Fast Hockey so you can tune in and watch the pay-per-view broadcast by clicking HERE

The Bulldogs made a trade today, and also officially signed a player for the 2015-2016 season. Read more below from the official team release

September 2, 2015

Port Alberni, BC – On Monday September 1st, the Bulldogs acquired the playing rights to 1996-born forward Quinn Syrydiuk from the Trail Smoke Eaters for future considerations.

Syrydiuk enters his third full season of Junior “A” having spent the previous two with the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. The 6-foot, 170 pound Toronto native comes to the Bulldogs with two straight OJHL Championships under his belt and has appeared in the RBC Cup 2014 in Vernon, BC.

“We are looking forward to working with Quinn,” says Bulldogs head coach and general manager Kevin Willison. “We feel that his championship experience and leadership will be a great addition to our locker room.”

The team is also proud to announce the signing of 1999-born forward Cayden Kraus, a 5- foot-10, 160 pound forward who played the previous two seasons with Pursuit of Excellence in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League. Kraus has impressed the Bulldogs coaching staff with his speed, skill, and compete level.

“We feel that Cayden is ready to play at this level and look forward to developing him as a student-athlete and young man for the next few seasons,” says Willison.

The Bulldogs play their final home exhibition game at Weyerhaeuser Arena against the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday September 4th at 7:00pm.

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


Quinn sounds like a solid addition to the team - some stats on him can be found by clicking HERE

I was quite impressed with Cayden in the Intrasquad game and through the first two Exhibition contests. Some stats for him can be found HERE

Welcome to the team and the community gents!


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