Vancouver Island hockey fans have reason to celebrate as the Nanaimo Clippers and Alberni Valley Bulldogs proudly announce the launch of the inaugural Rivalry Series, presented by Mainroad Mid Island Contracting. This thrilling series will add a new dimension of competition and excitement to the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) for the upcoming season.
The Rivalry Series, a brainchild of both organizations, aims to create a renewed sense of rivalry and camaraderie between the Nanaimo Clippers and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Throughout the regular season, the two teams will face off seven times in intense matchups, battling for supremacy on the ice.
“The Clippers have been one of, if not the most intense rivalry the Bulldogs have shared over the years, to see the creation of an official Rivalry Series will only intensify things. I think our players and fans will really enjoy the added intensity! Thank you to Mainroad for supporting the series, and the Bulldogs look forward to this new annual tradition,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs president, David Michaud.
The highlight of the Rivalry Series is the prestigious Rivalry Series trophy, which will be awarded to the team that emerges victorious in the season series between the two clubs.
“We are extremely excited to introduce the Rivalry Series and reignite the competition between our two storied franchises,” said Robb Hunter, Director of Business Operations of the Nanaimo Clippers. “Whether it’s a random Friday in July or a cold weekend in November our players and fans always look forward to the rivalry with the Bulldogs, and we can’t wait to witness the intense battles that will unfold on the ice.”
Mainroad Mid Island Contracting, a respected and community-minded organization, has stepped forward as the proud presenting sponsor of the Rivalry Series. Their support will enhance the overall experience for players and fans alike, elevating the significance of each game and the pursuit of the Rivalry Series trophy.
“Mainroad is proud to sponsor the Bulldogs & Clippers Rivalry Series this hockey season as part of the Shift into Winter campaign ~ let’s all have a safe winter!” exclaimed Daniel Hutchins, General Manager, Mainroad Mid Island Contracting.
Fans can catch all the action and support their favorite team as the Rivalry Series unfolds during the upcoming BCHL season. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us in cheering on the Nanaimo Clippers and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in their quest for the Rivalry Series trophy.