The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are pleased that 2001-born forward Ethan Jones has committed to join the team for the 2018/19 British Columbia Hockey League season.
Jones is from Nanaimo and spent the 2017/18 season with the North Island Silvertips in the BC Major Midget Hockey League. He led the team in scoring with 28 goals and 56 points, good for fifth and ninth place respectively amongst all BCMML skaters.
“Ethan is a very good skater and fierce competitor who is coming off a tremendous season with the Silvertips,” says Bulldogs head coach Matt Hughes. “On top of his high skill level, he also possesses the great character and strong work habits that we value in players who wear the Bulldogs sweater. We’re confident that Ethan will develop into an excellent Junior A player and we’re very pleased that he chose to take the next steps in his development in the Alberni Valley.”
Jones has already played games in the BCHL as an affiliate player with the Powell River Kings last season, scoring once in six appearances.
“I’m extremely excited to join the Bulldogs next season and for the opportunity to be part of this first class organization,” says Jones, who describes himself as a hardworking, quick, shifty player who likes to control the puck and set up plays for his teammates. “Port Alberni is a great town to play in as the community and fans are so supportive of the team. After meeting with the coaching staff I am definitely looking forward to being part of the Bulldogs. Affiliating in the BCHL last season has helped to prepare me for the quick decision-making and speed necessary to play in the league. Learning how fast the game is at the next level and getting a chance to play at that pace was extremely valuable and I’m looking forward to playing full time in the league this year.”
Jones will join the Bulldogs when training camp opens in August.