BULLDOGS ANNOUNCE FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS, ANNOUNCE ANOTHER TRADE
PRESS RELEASE April 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Alberni, BC – As the Alberni Valley Bulldogs head into their second 2016 Spring Identification Camp in Osoyoos, BC, from April 29-May 1, the Bulldogs announce two roster moves which open two more spots in the 2016/17 season.
The Bulldogs send 1998-born defenseman Marshall Skapski to the Merritt Centennials to complete a transaction from earlier this season that saw the Bulldogs acquire forward Ryan Finnegan.
Skapski appeared in 52 games for the Bulldogs, producing 1 goal and 6 assists to go along with 42 penalty minutes (including playoffs).
Finnegan’s production increased significantly after coming to the Bulldogs, clicking with Bulldogs’ rookie forward Nathan Dingmann. Finnegan scored only once and added 7 assists in 22 games with Merritt. In 31 games with the Bulldogs, he scored 8 times and added 11 assists for 19 points. Finnegan also added 2 goals and 2 assists in 5 playoff games in the first-round series against the Nanaimo Clippers.
In a separate deal, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs send 20-year old forward Adam Donnelly to the Steinbach Pistons of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for Future Considerations. This move is the first step of alleviating the log-jam of 20 year olds eligible to return next season.
In 56 regular season games with the Bulldogs, Donnelly scored 7 goals and added 20 assists for 27 points, adding 73 PIMs. In 5 playoff games, Donnelly scored 1 goal.
The Bulldogs would like to thank Adam and Marshall for all of their contributions to the team and the community this past season and wish them all the best with their future endeavours.
For further information or comment on the above story please contact Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ head coach and general manager Kevin Willison
Best of luck to Adam and Marshall, a couple good players and good kids that I enjoyed interviewing and interacting with!