VETERAN BLUELINER ADDED AS BULLDOGS CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN ROSTER
Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have completed a three-team trade involving the Merritt Centennials and Salmon Arm Silverbacks, acquiring the CJHL playing rights of 2000-born defenceman Jackson Munro from Merritt while sending 2000-born forward Michael Hodge to Salmon Arm.
Munro is a Vancouver, BC product who established himself as an excellent two-way defenceman with the Centennials, most recently scoring three goals and adding 15 assists in 44 regular season games as Merritt finished in a tie for top spot in the Interior Division. He has totaled six goals and 39 points in 97 games over two BCHL seasons.
“We’re very happy to be able to acquire a talented and experienced defenceman in Jackson,” says Bulldogs head coach Joe Martin. “He’s an excellent skater who plays smart and can contribute in all three zones. He’s also a tremendous person and teammate who will step in a play a big role on our blueline this season.”
In a separate trade, the Bulldogs have dealt defenceman Ethan McLaughlin to the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Drayton Valley Thunder in return for future considerations.
“We’d like to thank Michael and Ethan for their time and hard work as Bulldogs and wish them both success with their new teams,” says Martin.
Munro will join his new teammates when the Bulldogs’ 2019 Main Camp opens at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on August 19.
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