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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BCHL Awards nominees, Bulldogs,ACRD celebrate first responders Saturday

The BCHL announced the finalists for their season ending awards yesterday in advance of the winners being announced on Friday. Chris Schutz is the lone Bulldog nominee, with Paul Meyer and Jordan Sandhu also receiving multiple votes. I'm somewhat surprised that Nathan Dingmann didn't receive a nomination or at least multiple votes for Rookie of the Year, considering he's top 10 in rookie scoring... but it's a big league and there are lots of deserving players of course.


The finalists for the 2015-16 BCHL Awards have been determined.

After polling the league’s head coaches, one player from each division has been identified. These names will be put to the coaches for one more survey to determine the ultimate winners, which will be announced on Friday, Feb. 26.

The nominees are as follows:

Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (MVP)Interior Division – Tyson Jost, Penticton Vees
Mainland Division – Jordan Kawaguchi, Chilliwack Chiefs
Island Division – Sheldon Rempal, Nanaimo Clippers

(others receiving multiple votes: Scott Conway, Jackson Cressey, Jeff Smith, Jonathan Desbiens, Yanni Kaldis, Colton Kerfoot, Colin Grannary, Matt Graham, Darien Craighead)

Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
Interior Division – Odeen Tufto, Vernon Vipers
Mainland Division – Vimal Sukumaran, Chilliwack Chiefs
Island Division – Kyle Betts, Powell River Kings

(others receiving multiple votes: Austin McIlmurray, Carter Turnbull, Justin Fregona, Easton Brodzinski, Michael Faulkner, Matt Hudie, Matthew Galajda, Jeffrey Stewart, Kohen Olischefski, Max Kaufman, Chase Zieky)

Top Defenceman Trophy
Interior Division – Dante Fabbro, Penticton Vees
Mainland Division – Dennis Cholowski, Chilliwack Chiefs
Island Division – Yanni Kaldis, Nanaimo Clippers

(others receiving multiple votes: Bryan Yoon, Paul Meyer, Colton Poolman, Rylan Yaremko, Matthew Stief, Nick Fiorentino, Adam Brubacher, Will Campion, Taylor Green)

Bob Fenton Trophy (Most Sportsmanlike Player)
Interior Division – Taro Hirose, Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Mainland Division – Colton Kerfoot, Coquitlam Express
Island Division – Chris Schutz, Alberni Valley Bulldogs

(others receiving multiple votes: Liam Finlay, Jordan Kawaguchi, Carter Turnbull, Justin Szeto, Odeen Tufto, Jordan Sandhu)

Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy (Coach of the Year)
Interior Division – Fred Harbinson, Penticton Vees
Mainland Division – Bliss Littler, Wenatchee Wild
Island Division – Mike Vandekamp, Nanaimo Clippers

(others receiving multiple votes: Rylan Ferster, Jason Tatarnic, Bobby Henderson, Bob Beatty, Kent Lewis)


PRESS RELEASE February 23, 2016

Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District are teaming up to celebrate our emergency first responders and encourage personal emergency preparedness.

On Saturday, February 27, the Bulldogs take on the Powell River Kings in the second-to-last home game of the regular season. This game is a huge opportunity for the Bulldogs, who are fighting for a playoff spot. Fans, come on out and cheer – let’s help the Bulldogs win this one and advance to the playoffs!

During a ceremonial faceoff we will be honouring those that are there for our community in emergencies and disasters: Our first responders. They include volunteers and professionals that provide services including search and rescue, ambulance, radio, firefighting and more.

There will also be information, contests and giveaways to promote personal emergency preparedness in the Alberni Valley. Fans arriving at the Multiplex on Saturday night that confirm they have a Grab and Go bag will be entered to win a Briggs and Stratton Generator worth $699. The ACRD, in partnership with PreparedBC, will also be on hand to provide information on how you and your family can be prepared in the event of an emergency. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: Know the risks, draft a plan, create an emergency kit.

So bring your family and your friends. Bring an emergency responder – Let’s show them how much the Alberni Valley cares!

For further information or comment on the above story please contact Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ director of sales and marketing Jolie McMullan at 250-723-4412 or

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