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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bulldogs announce signing and trade

See below for the latest Bulldog news - welcome Jake, and best of luck in the future to Rhett! 



July 22, 2016

Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are please to announce the signing of forward Jake Witkowski for the 2016-17 season.

Witkowski, a 5’10, 175lb, forward from Melrose, MA is coming off an excellent final season with Avon Old Farms School where he scored 40 points (13 goals and 27 assists) in 27 games. Witkowski is a smooth skating, dynamic forward who possesses a lot of skill with and without the puck. Playing alongside 2016 Nashville Predators NHL draft pick Patrick Harper this past season, Witkowski excelled in all situations for the “Winged Beavers.”

“I’ve always been excited about the possibility of playing in the BCHL,” says Witkowski. “I can’t wait to begin the season in the Alberni Valley, it is a great fit for me as I hope to prepare myself to become an NCAA student-athlete.”

“Jake is an all-around athlete who is motivated to play juniors in the BCHL,” says Head Coach Kevin Willison. “We know he is a competitor and hopefully we can prepare him for collegiate hockey and give him a positive experience in our community.”

The Bulldogs also announce that they have traded twenty year old forward Rhett Willcox to the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in exchange for Future Considerations.

The Bulldogs want to thank Rhett for his contributions to the community and team and welcome Jake and his family to the Alberni Valley. Main Camp is set to open August 22nd at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

For further information or comment on the above story please contact Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ head coach and general manager Kevin Willison by phone at 250-735-0487 or by email at

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