SMOOTH-SKATING BLUELINER JOINS BULLDOGS AFTER TREMENDOUS YEAR IN MAJOR MIDGET
Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are pleased to announce that 2001-born defenceman Hayden Hurst has committed to join the team for the 2018/19 British Columbia Hockey League season.
Hurst is from Richmond, BC and spent the 2017/18 season with the Greater Vancouver Canadians in the BC Major Midget Hockey League, finishing fourth in team scoring with four goals and 31 points. His 27 assists were second highest by a defenceman in the 11-team BCMML, while his 31 points ranked fifth.
“Hayden is an excellent skater and puck-mover who has all the tools to be a very good defenceman in the BCHL,” says Bulldogs head coach Matt Hughes. “His skating really jumped out at us in our viewings this season and he contributes in all three zones with the way he distributes the puck. We look forward to his continued development as a member of the Bulldogs.”
Prior to his season with the Canadians, Hurst suited up for the Burnaby Winter Club Elite-15s squad that won the Canadian Sport School League Championship in 2017.
“I’m very excited to be a part of the Bulldogs this season,” says Hurst, who describes himself as a mobile defencemen who can contribute offensively and defensively. “I think the Bulldogs are a great organization and it’s been my dream to play in the BCHL for many years. I’m also excited about the opportunity to be on a team that is improving and likes to play a fast-paced style of game. My goals for the upcoming season are mostly to develop into a strong player in the league and become a player who contributes and is known as a reliable teammate. In the future I would like to help the Bulldogs win a Fred Page Cup championship and earn an NCAA scholarship along the way.”
Hurst will join the Bulldogs when training camp opens in August.
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