The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced their leadership group for the upcoming 2020-2021 season today.
The newest Bulldogs Captain is Nanaimo BC native, Mattias Dal Monte. Acquired last season from the MJHL, Dal Monte appeared in 15 games down the stretch for the Bulldogs. The 20-year old veteran has played in 87 BCHL games over 3 seasons, the first 2 spent under Joe Martin in Merritt. Dal Monte has 5 goals and 10 assists to go along with 100 penalty minutes in his BCHL career.
The Alternate Captains are all experienced BCHL veterans in 20-year olds Caige Sterzer and Dawson Tritt, along with 19-year old Stephen Castagna.
Castagna is a native of North Vancouver and is in his 4th season with Bulldogs. The veteran of 118 games has 16 goals and 28 assists in his career. Castagna is coming off a career-best 11 goals and 28 points last season.
Tritt is a native of Spokane Washington and is recently committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Lake Superior State University. The 20-year old is also in his 4th season with the Bulldogs and has scored 35 goals and added 30 assists in 119 career games with the club.
Caige Sterzer is in his 2nd season with the Bulldogs and 4th in the BCHL. The 20-year old native of Kimberley, BC was acquired last year from the Surrey Eagles where he spent the first two seasons of his BCHL career. Sterzer set career high’s last year with 9 goals and 17 assists. In 154 games played, Sterzer has posted 16 goals and 39 assists to go along with 101 penalty minutes.
“We’re excited by the leadership all of these individuals have displayed, especially given the challenges that we’ve faced during this extended training camp. Our staff feels strongly that these young men have the ability to get our group the up’s and downs of a season,” said Bulldogs head coach and general manager Joe Martin.