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David Michaud
President & Governor

David Michaud was named the Bulldogs team president on July 18th, 2019.  Michaud is also the president of Keycorp Sports & Entertainment Ltd, the Bulldogs majority owner.  Michaud spent parts of 4 seasons with the Penticton Vees and was apart of their 2016-2017 Fred Page Cup championship.  Prior to his time with the Vees, Michaud worked with CAA Sports in their hockey division and spent 5 years as the general manager of the Okanagan Rockets.  The Rockets won the 2013-2014 BCMML championship, the Pacific Regional Championship, and bronze at the national midget championships, the Telus Cup.  Michaud will oversee all hockey and business operations for the Bulldogs.

Email: david@albernivalleybulldogs.ca
Office: (250) 723-4412
Cell: (250) 801-0647

 

Joe Martin
Head Coach & General Manager

The 2021-2022 season will be Martin’s 3rd behind the Bulldogs bench. Joe was hired by the Bulldogs following eight seasons in Merritt, the final four as the Head Coach & GM of the Centennials. During the 2018-2019 season, he led the Cents to a second-place finish in the league’s Interior Division and was named the BCHL’s Coach of the Year. He has also been the head coach and  Assistant Coach with Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge the past three years.  Prior to his time with the Bulldogs & Centennials, Joe was the Head Coach of the KIJHL’s Creston Valley Thunder Cats.

Email: joe@albernivalleybulldogs.ca
Office: (250) 723-4412

Stephan Seeger
Assistant Coach

2021-2022 will be the 2nd season of coaching for Seeger.  A native of Mississauga Ontario, Seeger spent 4 years of junior hockey in the QMJHL, OHL, USHL and BCHL.  Seeger played 66 games under Joe Martin for the Merritt Centennials.  After his junior career was finished, Seeger spent 2 seasons in Germany playing in the DEL2 with both Lowen Frankfurt & EHC Freiburg.

Email: stephen@albernivalleybulldogs.ca
Office: (250) 723-4412

Luke Betts
Director of Player Development

2021-2022 will be the 1st season for Betts with the Bulldogs.  Luke joins the Bulldogs in the role of Director of Player Development as well as joining the Bulldogs ownership group with a minority share in the club.  Betts will oversee the Bulldogs identification camps, as well as other development opportunities for both junior aged players and younger.  Betts spent parts of 4 seasons in junior hockey with the Red Deer Rebels & Spokane Chiefs in the WHL, as well as a stint with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks to close out his career.  Betts and his family reside in the Lower Mainland.

Email: luke@albernivalleybulldogs.ca
Cell: (604) 317-0871

Rick Schievink
Director of Scouting

Rick is a longtime Bulldogs staff member whose responsibilities with the team have included coaching, scouting and recruiting. He now manages the Bulldogs’ scouting programs and coordinates the team’s network of scouts around Canada and the United States.

Email: rick@albernivalleybulldogs.ca
Cell: (250) 731-6258

Business & Game Day Operations

Laurie Smillie
Game Day Operations/ Billet Coordinator

Email: info@albernivalleybulldogs.ca
Office: (250) 723-4412
Cell: (250) 735-2711

 

Tom McEvay
Educational Advisor

Tom is known throughout Junior A hockey as an expert in his field. He has extensive experience working with players to ensure they meet the educational requirements needed to be eligible to play NCAA and CIS hockey.

Email: tmcevay@shaw.ca

 

Accounting Department:

Email:  bookkeeping@albernivalleybulldogs.ca