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.
Office: (250) 723-4412
Cell: (250) 801-0647
Head Coach & General Manager
The 2023-2024 season will be Martin’s 5th behind the Bulldogs bench. Last season Joe led the Bulldogs to their first ever appearance in the Fred Page Cup Championship Final. Martin has also led the Bulldogs to a regular season Coastal Conference pennant (21-22) and was nominated for the coach of the year in the same season. 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.
2023-2024 will be the second season behind the Bulldogs bench for Ryan. A native of Edmonton Alberta, Ryan played 249 games in the WHL with the Kamloops Blazers. In 2014, the New Jersey Devils selected Ryan in the 5th round. After graduating from the WHL, Ryan earned his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. Rehill would appear in 109 games as a Golden Bear.
Assistant General Manager
Luke joins the Bulldogs staff as the club’s Assistant General Manager. Betts is a well respected individual in the game and operates Luke Betts Hockey in the Lower Mainland. Betts oversees the Bulldogs ID camps and assists Joe Martin with recruiting, talent identification, and in-season scouting activities.
Director of Scouting
2023-2024 will be the 2nd season for Knight with the Bulldogs. Tim joins the Bulldogs in the role of Director of Scouting. Knight will oversee the Bulldogs identification camps, as well as other development opportunities for both junior aged players and younger. Knight has over 20 years of experience in both coaching and skill development in BC.
Head Scout – USA
2023-2024 will mark Kyle’s second season with the Bulldogs. Originally from Philadelphia, Kyle played three years of Tier 3 Jr A hockey winning a national championship with the Helena BigHorns. He then went on to play four years of NCAA hockey at Nichols College where he graduated with a degree in International business and a minor in Marketing.
While at Nichols, Shapiro won Two ECAC Northeast Championships and received awards; AHCA/CCM Men’s All-American,ECAC Northeast Player of the Year, ECAC Northeast All Rookie team, All-New England Team, a three-time recipient of ECAC Northeast All-Academic team, and ECAC Northeast First Team.
After Shapiro’s senior season he signed his first professional contract with the Evansville Icemen of the ECHL while still attending college. He then played five professional seasons, three of those seasons with the Jacksonville Icemen.
Scout – USA / Eastern
2023-2024 is Cody’s first with the Bulldogs organization. Originally from Sault St. Marie, Michigan, Gonyeau now calls Attleboro Mass home. Gonyeau presently serves as the head coach and general manager of the Boston Jr Terriers and previously served as assistant head coach and assistant general manager for the NAHL’s Northeast Generals.
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.
Business & Game Day Operations
Director of Finance & Business Operations
Ticket and Marketing Account Representative
Game Day Operations/ Billet Coordinator
Darran is a fully accredited working photographer specializing in commercial and advertising images. Coming into the 4th season as the team photographer, Darran brings a passion for the game and a love for sports photography. Combining these traits with the knowledge of the team’s players and the cohesiveness of how they play together allows him to predict the plays to capture the best images possible for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for their advertising and marketing images. Visit his website by CLICKING HERE
Director of Fan Greeting (Treat Tester)