SPEEDY NCAA-COMMITTED FORWARD HEADING TO THE ALBERNI VALLEY FOR 2019/20
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are pleased to announce a commitment from 2001-born forward Tyler Kostelecky to join the team for the 2019/20 BCHL season.
Kostelecky heads north to the BCHL after spending the last two seasons with Maple Grove High School in his hometown on Maple Grove, Minnesota. He captained the Crimson during the 2018/19 campaign while scoring 14 goals and totaling 30 points in 24 games. He is committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Arizona State University.
“Tyler is a hard-working two-way forward and a tremendous skater,” says Bulldogs head coach Joe Martin. “He was a leader with his high school program last season and we believe he’s going to be an excellent addition to our team both on and off the ice. We’re thrilled that he’s decided to take the next steps in his hockey career in a Bulldogs uniform.”
Kostelecky also suited up in three games with the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians as an affiliate player last season, picking up one assist.
“After seeing the city and meeting with Coach Martin, I immediately felt at home in Alberni and knew it was a perfect fit for me,” says Kostelecky, who describes himself as a playmaker who uses his speed, skating and vision to create opportunities for himself and his teammates. “I chose the BCHL because I’ve heard very good things about the league and I think that it’s a great match for my style of play.”
“I’m looking forward to developing as a player and readying myself for the next level,” he explains. “The team has a strong group of players returning and I believe we will have what it takes to compete for a BCHL championship.”
Kostelecky will join his new teammates when the Bulldogs’ 2019 Main Camp opens at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Monday, August 19.
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