SKILLED NCAA-COMMITTED DEFENDER IS ON THE MOVE TO THE ALBERNI VALLEY
Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have completed a trade with the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, acquiring the CJHL playing rights of 2000-born defenceman Tim Gould in return for the CJHL playing rights of 1999-born defenceman Marcus Walter and future considerations.
Gould has spent two seasons with the Hounds after breaking into the SJHL with a 31-point season as a 17-year old. He suited up in 54 regular season games last season, scoring six goals and totaling 29 points. The 19-year old is a two-time invitee to Team Canada West’s evaluation camp for the World Junior A Challenge and he is committed to attend the University of Maine in the 2020/21 season.
“We’re very happy to be able to add a quality veteran defenceman like Tim to our group,” says Bulldogs head coach Joe Martin. “With 111 games played at the Junior A level, Tim’s transition will be smoother than most, which will allow him to get on the ice and just play. He’s a good decision maker and a good skater who will be able to step right in and help our special teams.”
“I’m very exited to join such a great organization and a group of coaches who I believe can develop my game and take it to the next level,” says Gould, who describes himself as a good two-way defender with offensive upside. “I want to have a great season with the Bulldogs so that when I go to Maine next fall I’ll be able to step in and make an impact right away.”
Headed the other way in the deal are future considerations as well as the CJHL playing rights to Marcus Walter, who is committed play NCAA Division I hockey at Bentley University this fall. Walter joined the Bulldogs in a trade last summer and made a big impact on the ice and in the dressing room, posting 16 points in 51 regular season games while being named the team’s captain in December.
Gould will join his new teammates when the Bulldogs’ 2019 Main Camp opens at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on August 19.
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