The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have completed a trade
with the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League,
acquiring the CJHL playing rights of 2000-born defenceman Tim Gould in
return for the CJHL playing rights of 1999-born defenceman Marcus
Walter and future considerations.
Gould has spent two seasons with the Hounds after breaking into the
SJHL with a 31-point season as a 17-year old. He suited up in 54
regular season games last season, scoring six goals and totaling 29
points. The 19-year old is a two-time invitee to Team Canada West’s
evaluation camp for the World Junior A Challenge and he is committed
to attend the University of Maine in the 2020/21 season.
“We’re very happy to be able to add a quality veteran defenceman like
Tim to our group,” says Bulldogs head coach Joe Martin. “With 111
games played at the Junior A level, Tim’s transition will be smoother
than most, which will allow him to get on the ice and just play. He’s
a good decision maker and a good skater who will be able to step right
in and help our special teams.”
“I’m very exited to join such a great organization and a group of
coaches who I believe can develop my game and take it to the next
level,” says Gould, who describes himself as a good two-way defender
with offensive upside. “I want to have a great season with the
Bulldogs so that when I go to Maine next fall I’ll be able to step in
and make an impact right away.”
Headed the other way in the deal are future considerations as well as
the CJHL playing rights to Marcus Walter, who is committed play NCAA
Division I hockey at Bentley University this fall. Walter joined the
Bulldogs in a trade last summer and made a big impact on the ice and
in the dressing room, posting 16 points in 51 regular season games
while being named the team’s captain in December.
Gould will join his new teammates when the Bulldogs’ 2019 Main Camp
opens at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on August 19.