Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Take in a Hockey Game at the Dawg Pound

The Port Alberni hockey team “Alberni Valley Bulldogs” have long been a top attraction of the community, especially in the winter months. The 2022-2023 season is well underway and the Bulldogs have a busy schedule with plenty of exciting, action-packed home games to watch. Fun for the whole family, it gets even better. Did you know that Kids are FREE? Youth 18 and under attend for free when accompanied by an adult thanks to the San Group!

Home games are played at the Alberni Valley Mulitplex – Weyerhaeuser Arena, affectionately nicknamed the “Dawg Pound.” Regular season runs from late September to the end of March, with Playoffs (fingers crossed!) running April to May.

Location: Alberni Valley Mulitplex – Weyerhaeuser Arena
Address: 3737 Roger St, Port Alberni, BC (map)
Contact: (250) 723-4412 | Website Form
Tickets: Buy Online (kids free with adult!)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs in action on the ice

(PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT) Source: Alberni Valley News

Arriving in the Alberni Valley in 2002, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs have long been a perennial top attraction of the community, especially in the winter months. The team was founded in 1998 as part of an expansion of the British Columbia Hockey League originally in Burnaby, BC. You can catch at game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex – Weyerhaeuser Arena aka the “Dawg Pound”.

A Focus on Education & Community

Most of the Bulldog’s roster hails from BC (7 from Vancouver Island!), and they also boast players from across Canada and the US (even the North Pole). As part of the BCHL’s tradition, the team has a strong focus on helping their players move on to collegiate level (NCAA) teams. Since the Bulldogs arrived in 2002, they have proudly sent nearly 80 players to Division 1 teams (source) with 9 players committed to entering a college program after this season. (source)

In the community the Bulldogs are proud to team up with Tim Hortons and Timbits Hockey with the 7th Player program. In an effort to help promote the growth of hockey within the Alberni Valley, each game a youngster is awarded a Bulldogs team jersey to keep, watch the pre-game warm up right from the Bulldogs bench, and join the Bulldogs on the ice for a lap before lining up for the National anthem! (source) Apart from the 7th Player program the Bulldogs are also committed to giving back by player and coach appearances. Whether it be a fundraiser, community event or even a school visit, the Bulldogs are honoured to be a part of your event. (source)

Learn more about the Port Alberni Hockey Team and view the Bulldogs Hockey Schedule on their website.