18-YEAR OLD FORWARD EXPECTED TO ADD OFFENSIVE PUNCH IN ALBERNI VALLEY
Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are pleased to announce that Shawnigan Lake Midget Prep forward Jackson Doucet has committed to join the team for the 2017/18 BCHL season.
Doucet is a skilled centre who scored 25 goals and added 24 assists in 30 regular season games for Shawnigan Lake during the 2016/17 Canadian Sport School Hockey League campaign, tying for eighth in scoring in the Midget Prep division. He also tied for top spot amongst 1999-born scorers with OHA forward and Penticton Vees commit Cassidy Bowes. The 18-year old wrapped up his season with five goals and two assists in four games at the CSSHL championships.
“Jackson is a dynamic forward whose skating and skill level make him an outstanding BCHL prospect,” says Bulldogs head coach Matt Hughes. “He has consistently produced offence in a very competitive league, and I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact he can have on a game when the puck is on his stick. We’re thrilled that he has chosen to take the next steps in his hockey career as a Bulldog.”
Over three seasons at Shawnigan Lake, Doucet totaled 62 goals and 128 points in 89 CSSHL games.
“I’m very excited to meet my new teammates and the community,” says Doucet, who describes himself as an offensive player who also takes pride in playing a complete 200-foot game. “The Bulldogs are well known for having a very supportive fan base and I’m looking to be a part of the team regaining it’s winning tradition.”
“I’m going to be focused on helping to bring more offensive depth to the team and on using my speed to create opportunities. In the end I want to be a part of instilling a winning mindset in our group and always be playing to win.”
Doucet will take the ice with his new teammates when the Bulldogs begin their main training camp on Monday, August 21st at Weyerhaeuser Arena.
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