Alberni Valley Bulldogs Julian Benner Lost For The Season-Sign Hayden Hurst

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Julian Benner

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have signed 2001-born
defenceman Hayden Hurst and announced that 1998-born forward Julian
Benner will miss the remainder of the season due to injury.

Hurst joins on from the PJHL’s Richmond Sockeyes, where he scored four
goals and totaled 13 points in 24 regular season games. He has also
suited up in four games with the Bulldogs as an affiliate player.

“Hayden stepped into our lineup last weekend for two games in Powell
River and looked very comfortable,” says Bulldogs head coach Matt
Hughes. “He’s a skilled, mobile kid who moves the puck on the tape. We
feel that he’s ready to step into a full-time role and we’re excited
to have him.”

The Bulldogs have also announced that Julian Benner will miss the
remainder of the season due to injury. Benner sustained a concussion
at the BCHL Showcase in September has been out of the line-up since.

“It’s difficult to see a player who cares about the game as much as
Julian have his season and junior career come to an end this way,”
says Hughes. “We’re going to miss his presence on and off the ice, but
ultimately his health is what’s most important and we support his
decision 100%.”

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