The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced that, effective
immediately, Head Coach and General Manager Matt Hughes has resigned
his position from the club by mutual agreement. Hughes was originally
hired by the team in May 2017 and guided the Bulldogs for two seasons.

“On behalf of the entire Bulldogs organization and the Port Alberni
Junior Hockey Society, I’d like to thank Matt for his efforts on the
ice, and in the community during his tenure with the club,” says said
Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society President Jim Pelk. “We had many
exciting nights at the Multiplex over the past two years, and we wish
Matt all the best in his future hockey endeavors.”

“Coaching the Alberni Valley Bulldogs has been an honour and I would
like to thank the players, billets, fans and community as a whole for
the warm welcome they have given me,” says Hughes. “I wish the team
full success in the future.”

The search for Hughes’s replacement is underway and the club hopes to
name a new Head Coach and General Manager in the coming days.