The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have added a big piece to their backend.
Today the Bulldogs acquired Defenceman Mattias Dal Monte from the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for future considerations.
The 6’4″ 220 pound Nanaimo product is tied for the scoring lead amongst Defenceman in the MJHL.
Dal Monte has collected 42 points (12G,30A) in 39 games and was recently named the Defenceman of the Month for December.
The 19 year old is no stranger to the BCHL, he played 79 games over the previous two seasons with the Merritt Centennials before being dealt to the Stampeders last August.
Bulldogs Head Coach and General Manager Joe Martin, coached Dal Monte during his time in Merritt.
“Adding a right handed Defenceman with over 100 games experience is a great step for our group. And by adding our second right shot, it will really helps us strategically in many situations” said Martin.
Dal Monte is expected to make his Bulldogs debut this weekend and add some experience and leadership.
“Putting the cherry on top it’s Mattias, he’s an outstanding team guy who wants to win” added Martin.
The Bulldogs will kick off a three game road trip on Friday against Salmon Arm.