Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Submitted by Adam Hayduk, Alberni Valley Bulldogs
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced today that the BCHL has finalized the season schedule and released it to the public.
The Bulldogs will open their preseason with five exhibition games; three at home and two on the road:
Saturday, August 25 at 7pm at home versus Cowichan Capitals;
Sunday, August 26 at 2pm away versus Nanaimo Clippers;
Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm at home versus Victoria Grizzlies;
Friday, August 31 at 7pm at home versus Nanaimo Clippers; and,
Saturday, September 1 at 7pm away versus Cowichan Capitals.
After the BCHL Showcase at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack Sept. 7 to 9, the remainder of the regular season commences Sept. 14 with each team playing 27 home dates and 27 away.
This season’s schedule is a full interlock meaning each team will play in every other team’s rink at least once. As the league has gone back to three divisions which make up two conferences, the divisional schedules break down as follows:
MAINLAND DIVISION (5 teams) Teams play each other eight times = 32 games Teams play Island clubs twice = 10 games Teams play Interior clubs twice = 12 games Total = 54 games
ISLAND DIVISION (5 teams) Teams play each other eight times = 32 games Teams play Mainland clubs twice = 10 games Teams play Interior clubs twice = 12 games Total = 54 games
INTERIOR DIVISION (6 teams) Teams play each other seven times, and play one club six times = 34 games Teams play Mainland clubs twice = 10 games Teams play Island clubs twice = 10 games Total = 54 games
With two games being played per team at the Showcase, there is a total of 56 regular season games for each team.
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ schedule highlights include:
Friday, September 14th at 7pm, season home opener versus the Cowichan Capitals;
October 12 & 13, first home-and-home series of the season versus island-rivals the Nanaimo Clippers;
Thursday, October 18th @7pm, big game versus Island Division rivals the Powell River Kings and the night before a province-wide professional day;
Monday, December 31st @ 7pm, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs host their second-ever New Years Eve game. The first one proved to be a huge hit and the team will be announcing further details for this game – be sure to mark your calendars now!
Saturday, January 19th at 7pm, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs host the RBC Champion Penticton Vee’s for their only regular-season visit to the Dog Pound.
The team’s full regular season schedule is now live at www.albernivalleybulldogs.ca by clicking the “Schedule” tab at the top of the page. The league’s entire schedule can be accessed on www.bchl.ca by selecting “League Schedule” under the “Scoreboard” tab at the top of the page.