The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announce that Brandon Shaw
has joined the Bulldogs in the role of Assistant Coach & Player
Development Coordinator.

Shaw spent the last two years as an Assistant Coach with the Merritt
Centennials, working under current Bulldogs’ Head Coach Joe Martin.
Prior to joining Martin’s staff in Merritt, he worked as an Assistant
Coach with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Cambridge Winter

“I’m extremely excited to work with the Bulldogs and their first class
staff and ownership,” says Shaw. “I’m very familiar with Joe and
believe that he’s not only one of the best coaches in the hockey world
but also one of the best people and mentors. I’m looking forward to
working Joe, the rest of our staff and players, and the recruits we
have coming into the Bulldogs organization. There’s the potential for
these players and our team to be great and do great things.”

“I’m also very excited to be a part of the Alberni Valley community.
Every time I’ve visited Port Alberni over the past two years they’ve
had a great fan base that brought excitement into the building. Port
Alberni is a place where players, coaches and the whole organization
can thrive with that type of great support.  I’m looking forward to
helping our players earn college scholarships while we work towards
building a team that will compete for a National Championship.”

Last season, Shaw helped guide the Centennials to their best record
since the 1978/79 season, winning 36 games and finishing in a tie with
Penticton for first place in the Interior Division.

“I’m very happy to add Brandon to our coaching staff in a new role for
the Bulldogs,” says Head Coach Joe Martin. “His skill set in player
development and analytics will help our current players grow as
they’re being pushed on the ice and his scouting experience will
continue to bring new and exciting players into our program.”

The Bulldogs will open Main Camp at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on
Monday, August 19th and open their exhibition schedule at home against
Powell River on Thursday, August 22.