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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bulldogs name Joe Martin new Head Coach, General Manager - INTERVIEW AUDIO.....

Hello everyone and thanks for checking the blog.... exciting announcement from the Bulldogs on Monday, as reigning BCHL Coach of the Year Joe Martin was named the new Head Coach and General Manager.

Read the full release below for further details.

I'm excited for the team and community at this announcement, with Martin's experience and success in Merritt, and from my previous interactions with him - one of which is included in the interview from the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning show yesterday.

You can listen to that in it's entirety BY CLICKING HERE, courtesy 93.3 The Peak FM

This is also certainly an exciting opinion, from my perspective and for the fans - from Merritt Centennials play-by-play voice Jared Thomas...


The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are proud to announce the hiring of Joe  
Martin on a multi-year agreement to become the Bulldogs' new Head  
Coach and General Manager.

Martin joins the Bulldogs as the current BCHL Coach of the year after  
guiding the Merritt Centennials to an overall record of 36-15-4-3  
during the 2018/19 season, good for second place overall in the  
Interior Division.

In four seasons as the Centennials' Head Coach and General Manager,  
Martin compiled an overall record of 106-97-21-3.  In total, Martin  
spent eight seasons with Merritt, joining them as an Assistant  
Coach/Assistant GM for the 2011/12 season before taking over the reins  
as Head Coach in 2015. Martin has also served as the Assistant Coach  
for the past two Team Canada West clubs at the World Junior A Challenge.

"Our family is excited to be moving to the city of Port Alberni and to  
join the Alberni Valley Bulldogs," says Martin. "Every time I’ve  
coached in the Weyerhaeuser Arena, I’ve always been impressed with the  
hometown presence. It’s a loud building with fantastic ice -- arguably  
the best in the BCHL. I look forward to bringing an entertaining brand  
of hockey to the Alberni Valley and continuing to help young athletes  

"Having Joe Martin join us in Port Alberni is a major win for our  
program," says David Michaud. "I’ve seen first-hand during my time in  
Penticton the type of teams Joe Martin can deploy.  Joe has also  
demonstrated an ability to move his athletes on to the next level. Our  
club is very lucky to have Joe and his family join us in our pursuit  
of becoming an elite program in the BCHL."

The Bulldogs are proud to welcome Joe and his family to Port Alberni.

Season Memberships for the 2019/20 season are now on sale.  Visit to get your memberships.


For more information, please contact:
David Michaud
Business Manager