Please visit the links and support my friends and supporters!!!

Please visit the links and support my friends and supporters!!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Alberni Wrestling hosts FREE Kids Wrestling Camp, CONGRATS DAN MARSHALL!

This one is for the parents! If you are having a tough time adjusting to having the kids out of school...send them to the FREE Alberni Wrestling Kids Camp from July 3 to 5th!

Here's the details:

The Alberni Wrestling Club is again hosting its annual Kids Wrestling Camp.  If you are interested in attending bring this form to Neill Middle School for any of the sessions July 3 -5 at 10:00 am or mail to: c/o Kid Wrestling 10288 Bishop Dr. Port Alberni, BC V9Y 9A6. 

Interested students are not required to attend all three sessions. Come when you can.

Camp Cost:                Free
Camp Dates:              July 3 -5, 2012
Time:                         10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Groups:                      Boys and Girls, Grade 6-7, Grades 4-5 and grade 3 and Under
Place:                         Neill Middle School Gym
Equipment:                Gym strip (shorts or sweat pants, clean runners and T-Shirt)

HUGE CONGRATS to Nanaimo Clipper Voice Dan Marshall from our sister station 106.9 The Wolf in Nanaimo, who was named the BCHL's Broadcaster of the Year yesterday for the first time. 

WAAAAAAAYYYYYY overdue. The fact he hadn't won the award yet was a travesty only overshadowed by Paul Henderson's absence from the Hockey Hall of Fame!

You won't find a better pro and a better guy. Clipper fans and BCHL fans are lucky to have a guy like Dan bringing the game to them. Way to go Danno!

Off for a long weekend of house boatin' have a good one, be safe and be smart!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

PJAHS awaits BCHL B.O.G. approval

It would appear that the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted - all that needs to be done now is garner approval from the BCHL Board of Governors.

What can the fan base and community at large do? BUY SEASON TICKETS, BE A CORPORATE SPONSOR!

Well done by everyone involved!


Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society
Our Community Our Team Our Commitment
June 25, 2012 for immediate release

The Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society announced today that it has reached an Agreement in
Principle and signed a Term Sheet with the current ownership group of the Alberni Valley
Bulldogs for acquisition of the team. The parties involved are now working on a definitive
agreement and are preparing to refer the sale to the BCHL for review.

If the sale structure, business plan and operating budget developed by PAJHS is approved by
the league’s Board of Governors, the Society will own 100% of the team and will hold no
current liabilities. Vendor financing is involved on a long term basis with a very competitive
rate of interest. The Society has asked current Directors Andy Oakes and Dennis See to stay on
as advisors for the near term to ensure a smooth transition of ownership and most importantly,
continuity for players, staff and volunteers.

While PAJHS Chair Darren DeLuca is encouraged by the tremendous public support the society
has received to date, he stressed that the foundation of the team going forward will be ongoing
reinforcement of that support in the form of ticket sales and sponsor commitment. “To allow
the team to begin the year with the resources it needs to kick off a successful season, the
Society would encourage supporters to complete season ticket purchases and finalize annual
sponsorship agreements as soon as possible” said DeLuca. “Bulldogs personnel are hard at work
establishing winning elements for the season ahead and we would like to remind everyone that
its ‘business as usual’ for the team”.
For further information contact:

Society President – Darren DeLuca at cell 250-720-7453 or email
Society Director – Al McCullouch at cell 250-720-3671 or email

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tom McEvay Retirement Ceremony...

Incredible man! Port Alberni owes him so much, but what makes him great is that he doesn't think so!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rob Shick on THE PEAK, 8:10am today, Brad Rebagliati Interview, Bulldogs Golf Tourney,

Port Alberni Native Rob Schick will be on the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show today along with Bruce MacDonald and Janet Buchanan from Meals on Wheels.

The topic? The Alberni Valley Charity Golf Classic of course - started by Rob way back when pucks were square!

To get a better idea about what the tournament and his home town means to Rob, check out this video from the 2009 Classic. It was taken with my phone so the visuals aren't the best, but the audio certainly "captures the spirit of the thing" to quote the great Dickie Dunn from Slap Shot!

Looking forward to it in about an hour! 

For those that missed the Brad Rebagliati interview from last week, click the below link. Yes - he is related to Ross, as someone asked in the comments section. As always, all audio is courtesy and copyright 93.3 The Peak FM and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.

Brad Rebagliati Interview

VERY COOL entry pic to the Bulldogs website, which is the place to go for details on purchasing Season Tickets AND info on the Bulldogs Season Kick-Off Golf Tournament!

For all the details, click HERE, and here's hoping we will see you there!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bulldogs add two more for 2012/13 - Zach Funk and Brad Rebagliati, INTERVIEW TODAY 8:10am

The Bulldogs have announced two more recruits for the upcoming season - see below for details...welcome to the Dog Pound Zack and Brad!

I will have the pleasure of interviewing Brad on the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show today just after our 8am News/Sports/Weather update to tune in or listen online by visiting our website


Funk and Rebagliati Commit to Bulldogs

June 13, 2012

Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announce today that they have signed two more top prospects for the 2012/13 season: Zach Funk and Brad Rebagliati.

Zach Funk is a 1996-born forward that has come up through the Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association system. At the start of this season, Funk was one of the top forwards at the North Island Silvertips major midget tryouts before deciding to play at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota. As a 15-year old rookie, he put up 21 points in 54 games. Funk attended the Bulldogs’ spring identification camp held in Port Alberni,BC. At that camp, he definitely impressed the evaluating committee.

"Playing in the BCHL has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid,” said Funk. “I am honored to be a Bulldog and can't wait to contribute to the success of the team."

Funk was also identified as one of the top 1996-born players in BC and was invited to participate in the BC Hockey U17 BC Cup this past May in Salmon Arm, BC. Funk tied all players for most points (9) and goals (5) in the 4-day competition en route to helping his team win the gold medal with a 1-0 win in the championship game.

Brad Rebagliati is a 1995-born goalie who grew up in Cranbrook, BC. This past season Rebagliati played for the OHA Prep team, appearing in 32 games and posting a 2.66 GAA. He was discovered in the Bulldogs’ spring identification camp held in Quesnel, BC, in late April.

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to be a Bulldog,” commented Rebagliati. “I am looking forward to the year and I am excited to live in Port Alberni.”

Rebagliati has one of a small handful of goalies that received an invite to the 2010 U17 BC Hockey provincial camp. He didn’t allow a single goal in the three games that he appeared in. Rebagliati’s outstanding performance against the best players in the province earned him a spot on the short-list for Team Pacific, only to be beat out by Tristan Jarry who as a 16-year-old goalie this past season for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the WHL.

“Both players are great young talents,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison. “We hope they will be a big part of our puzzle in the coming years and will be very exciting for our fans to watch,” added Willison.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization is very excited to welcome Zach and Brad to
the organization.

Additional commitments will be announced in the near future.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

At Serious Coffee

Guest "Barista-ing" for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life at Serious Coffee with Charles Mealey from Van Isle Ford!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Guest Barista Week at Serious Coffee! See Harry and Lloyd!

It's Guest Barista Week at Serious Coffee all week to support the Relay for Life! I'm double booked tomorrow (see the above schedule of who the guests will be) but I am still going to make it down for part of my shift someway somehow!

TODAY - a couple of VERY special guests are working! Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber, A.K.A Clark and Al from Powerhousesells Re/Max Mid-Island Realty....way to go guys, supporting a great cause and having some fun. I need one of those suits! Hilarious!

For more details, here's a story from SHAW TV. Get down to Serious Coffee!!


Friday, June 08, 2012

PURCHASE AGREEMENT REACHED IN PRINCIPLE...Max Fenkell letter....unbelieveable


HUGE NEWS from the Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society today on 93.3 The Peak FM...the society has reached an purchase agreement in principle with the majority owners of the Bulldogs!

NOW - it comes time for the details.  Formulating a business plan, getting BCHL Board of Governors approval, and raising more funds! If you still haven't made a donation, or if you have more to kick in now that this is reality,  get to the PAJHS office or visit them online at  

From the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show today, click to listen to the FULL INTERVIEW.

 Audio Courtesy and Copyright 93.3 The Peak FM and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

A very cool example of what the team means from Max Fenkell....

Dear Port Alberni,

My name is Max Fenkell and for the past year you knew me primarily as one of the  goalies for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, or the only person in Port Alberni with a Pennsylvania license plate on my car.  Since I left Port Alberni I have stayed in contact with many people who I consider to be my friends, and some who I consider to be family.  My point in writing this letter is to give you a different perspective on why the Bulldogs are important. As the PAJHS works to secure the team’s future in Port Alberni  I wanted to give you a player’s point of view and express to you what the community does for the team, not what we do for the community. 

Let me start by saying that I grew up in a town that is pretty much the opposite of Port Alberni to a “T”.  My town is a suburb of the city of Philadelphia, has zero community spirit, and in the house that I live in, I believe that I know approximately five of the people who live in my neighborhood.  People do not really care about you when they ask you “how is your day going?”, nor would they ever pack almost 10% of the people who live in the town into a building once or twice a week in order to watch kids play a sport. 

When I got to Port Alberni in August, I really did not know anyone, had no idea where anything was, and had a “I don’t think, I’m in Kansas anymore” moment as I came over the hump for the first time and drove through the streets of the town to my billets, Rick and Melinda Geddes, house.  I was greeted at the door by the two most energetic dogs (if you know Harley or Xena you would understand) I had ever seen, and by the most welcoming family I had ever seen (again, if you know the Geddes you would understand).  They made my transition to a new, city, country and home seamless.  I guarantee my teammates felt the same way the first time they walked into their billet homes as well. 

As the year went on, and I started to meet people in the town, I realized why Port Alberni is such a special place.  Whether I walked into the grocery store, or went to a community event all of the people knew more about me than my position on the ice.  They cared about how I liked the town, how my mom and dad back home (who most of them had never met) were doing, about my interests and most importantly what I thought of our game the night before or coming up.  Before long I even felt like I knew every one in the town by their name, not just by their face.  I truly felt a part of this town, and still do to this day. 

My life changed in Port Alberni and not just as a hockey player.  I was only in town a short nine months, but I know for a fact that my experience would have been far different in any other town.  No town could care as much about 25 young players who come to the town every year.  No town could make each and every player, coach, and staff member of the team feel like they won each and every night no matter the score of the game. 

Now, that is just a brief summary of my story.  I could have written ten times this amount about what this year did for me; but I know that every hockey player who has played in Port Alberni for the past ten years and every player who will play in Port Alberni in the future will have a similar story. 

That is why it is so important to have the team in the town.  That is why it is so important to continue the support that the town has given the team in the past ten years.  I understand it is very important to the town financially, and socially to have a team.  However, I also know that for the billets, volunteers and season ticket holders the team is far more important than entertainment or a business.  It is something that each and every member of Port Alberni is a part of and it would be a shame for the people of the town to lose that. 


Max Fenkell

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

FULL INTERVIEW - Tom McEvay, Bob Cole, Christina Proteau wins, CAMP DAY, support ADSS Grads..

Here's the FULL INTERVIEW from Tom McEvay and Bob Cole from the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show on Friday, talking about the funds raised to date, and the extension of the PAJHS's fundraising campaign and exclusivity to purchase option both being extended.

The above picture is out of date, as the grand total was at somewhere around 225,000 Friday Morning.

Click to listen to the interview - be patient, as it's a HUGE file! Tom McEvay and Bob Cole Interview

As always, all audio is courtesy and copyright 93.3 The Peak FM and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.

Congrats to Port Alberni Native Christina Proteau from the Alberni Golf Club, a THREE PEAT winner of the Nanaimo Women's Mid Amateur tourney over the here for details from the Nanaimo Daily News

Here's the Alberni Golf Club Men's Club update from Gerry. Thanks Gerry!

Sunday the Toomstone event was held.  What is a toomstone event you may well ask.  Good old Porchy is here to answer that very question.  Each player is given a stake with their name on it. Each player is  allowed 75% of his handicap.  Say for example your handicap is 20 then your allowance for toomstone would be 15.  When the total for your round reaches 85 you plant the stake at wherever your 85th shot lies.  The player reaching the furthest wins.  On Sunday Jacques Giovetti led the way.  Mike Pechor, Paul Saulnier, Cal Davies and Jack Sparks followed in that order.

Closest to the pin was Colin Hamilton on #2.  Glen Trask pocketed $28 for the charity closest to the pin on #4.  Mickey Keeley  was closest to the pin on ##13 and Jerry White on #17.   Colin Hamilton was closest to the pin with his 2nd shot on #6  No one birdied the hidden hole which was #5 so next week the carry over will be $52.

This coming Sunday the red white and blue competition will be held sponsored by Port Boat House.  In this event you hit each tee shot from a different tee marker.  Fred will have each score card marked so there won't be any confusion. This event is every man for himself.  Make up your own foursomes and register at the Pro Shop.  The usual money pot, charity closest to the pin and hidden hole are all up for grabs.  You can also register as a single and Fred will put you in a group.  The shotgun start is scheduled for 8 AM.
Tim Horton's Camp Day 2012 is THIS WEDNESDAY!

Get to Tim's throughout the day and buy a coffee...if you can't make it in person, make a difference on the internet with virtual donations of camping gear (very cool) available by visiting the website HERE

Last but not least - if you need breakkie on Thursday Morning (or even if you don't) then please get to ADSS to support their annual Pancake Sale outside the school from 7am to 9am. Breakfast is by donations, with proceeds going towards the Relay for Life!