The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced Today that Saturday’s scheduled BCHL game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals has been postponed and the club will now play Saturday in Duncan due to on-going ice issues at the Port Alberni Multiplex. The Bulldogs will make up the home game on Saturday November 30th, 2019 provided the facility is back up and running.
“First, a huge thank you needs to go out the entire Capitals organization for their willingness to switch dates with us.” said Bulldogs president David Michaud. “That appreciation extends right from ownership, to Mike Vandekamp, down to the fans for their willingness to be so accommodating for us while we continue to wait for Technical Safety BC to approve the repairs made to the Alberni Valley Multiplex and give our community our ice rink back.”
The Bulldogs have now been forced to either postpone, or relocate a total of 6 games since November 8th, a little more than 20% of their home schedule. Michaud said while fans have been mostly supportive, he knows full well how frustrated they are. “We’re stuck in the position of dealing with this challenge day by day. We’re incredibly fortunate that our fan base has been as supportive as they’ve been.”
Paid tickets for the game will be useable during the make up date. Fans unable to attend can swap the ticket for a voucher good for any remaining 2019-2020 regular season game.