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  • Go Dogs GoThursday, February 24, 2011 Alberni Valley Times 1B

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    Go Dogs Go2B Alberni Valley Times Thursday, February 24, 2011

    Meet the staff

    PAUL ESDALEGeneral Manager & Head Coach

    KEVIN HASSELBERGAsst. General Manager & Asst. Coach

    CHAD OLIVERAthletic Therapist & Equipment Manager

    HEATHER THOMSON ALBERNI VALLEY TIMES

    It has been a year of change and growth for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

    Coming into the 2010/2011 season, the team was new from top to the bottom. With only seven returning players and a new coaching and training staff, the team that hit the ice was a lot different from the previous season.

    The Bulldogs were following the best season in franchise history, and were ready to take on anything.

    Unfortunately, the young team had its share of struggles. They started out strong, but it was clear the team had a lot of growing to do.

    Its funny, its hard to look at it as a year with lots of ups and downs, explained assistant coach Kevin Hasselberg. It was a lot of learning opportunities, that we now hope to apply to the playoffs.

    He said together the team has learned to rely on each other, and they started to play the kind of game that will serve them well in the playoffs.

    Were feeling really good, assistant captain Frank Riddle said. This team is built for the playoffs, because we are a hard working team.

    He added that they have to focus on one game at a time, and, if they do that, then they will surprise a lot of people

    in the playoffs.Head coach Paul Esdale agrees. He said

    they are going in as the underdogs, but thats a good position for them.

    Were not cocky, but we are confident, he said. This is a group that we know

    if each player plays to their potential we can do a lot of damage.

    And he believes his team is up for that challenge.

    Go Dogs Go

    A season of challenges and growth for BulldogsConfident team looking forward to a fresh start and ready to do some damage

    JAMIE AMOSAssistant Equipment Manager

    LAURIE SMILLIEDirector of Marketing & Public Relations

    NOREEN PELKOffice Administrator

    TOM MCEVAYEducation Advisor

    Other Bulldogs support staffPresident & Governor Andy OakesVice President Alan KerrVice President Business Operation & Alternate Governor Dennis SeeTeam Doctor Dr. dePape Team Chiropractor Dr. MansonTeam Dentist Dr. NystromBillet/Host Family Coordinator - Melissa MartinVideo Technician Les Toth Team Physiotherapist Bob & Chris MiltonPlay By Play Evan Hammer Hammond, The Peak 93.3 FMHead Scout Brent GrahamAssociate Scout Ron GoodwinAssociate Scout Randy JaycockGoaltending Coach Perry Elderbroom

    Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Lars Hepso goes after the puck during one of their games against the Nanaimo Clippers. The Dogs defeated the Nanaimo team 4-0 on Jan. 25. [KEITH SIMISTER, FOR THE TIMES]

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    Go Dogs GoThursday, February 24, 2011 Alberni Valley Times 3B

    TRENT DORAIS

    23 Captain, Forward

    Height: 510 Weight: 175 poundsShoots: LeftHometown: Vernon, B.C.Date of Birth: April 15, 1991BCHL registration: Sept. 9, 2010Resume: Oct. 6, 2008Transcripts: Sept. 15, 2009

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    FRANK RIDDLE

    7 Asst. captain, defence

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    SAM MITCHELL

    25 Asst. captain, forward

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    24 Defence

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    9 Forward

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    28 (rookie, import) Defence

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    CONNORVARLEY

    6 (rookie, import) Defence

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    15 Asst. captain, defence

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