Ahead of Saturday’s home opener the Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced their leadership group for the 2019-2020.
20-year old Mitch Deelstra was named the club’s captain. Deelstra, in his 2nd season with the Bulldogs scored 20 goals for the Bulldogs last season.
Joining Deelstra on the leadership group will be assistant captains, Jackson Doucet, Jackson Munro, and Stephen Castagna.
Doucet is in his 3rd season with the Bulldogs, while Castagna is beginning his 2nd season with the club. Jackson Munro is in his 3rd BCHL season, however it’s his first in a Bulldogs uniform after joining the club this summer in a trade with the Merritt Centennials. Munro of course played under Bulldogs head coach & general manager Joe Martin for the past two seasons.
“We really like the mix of experience our group brings our dressing” said head coach & general manager Joe Martin. “We have high expectations for our group and the leadership core is the conduit between the staff and the players. It’s not always easy to wear a letter for a hockey team, it comes with a lot of responsibility, but we’re confident in our players to handle it.”