Wacey Rabbit announced today that he’s leaving the Bulldogs organization to return where his hockey journey began and join the Saskatoon Blades as an assistant coach.
Rabbit began his junior career with the Blades back in 2002-2003. Wacey would go on to play in parts of 5 seasons with the Blades before he was dealt to the Vancouver Giants where he would win a Memorial Cup championship in 2006-2007.
Rabbit joined the Bulldogs for the 21-22 season as an assistant coach and made his mark on the program both on the ice and off.
“I’m forever grateful to the Bulldogs for the opportunity to start my coaching career.” said Rabbit. Port Alberni will always hold a special place in my families heart. Thank you to David, Joe, Scott, Gaelan, and Jamie Amos for providing me an amazing atmoshpere to grow. Thanks to players for trusting me with their development and I wish nothing but good things for the community of Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the near future.”
Losing Rabbit is an unfortunate part of the business for the Bulldogs said club president David Michaud. “We have to remember that we’re a development league for not only players, but staff as well. The lousy part of this level is that people don’t stick around forever, players move on to college hockey and good coaches move on to new opportunities. I’m very excited for Wacey and Ashley to have the opportunity to return to Saskatoon where it all began for him, that’s a pretty unique opportunity and Wacey deserves it.”
The Bulldogs will have a replacement for Rabbit named in the coming weeks.
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