The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have acquired 19-year old forward Josh Van Unen & future considerations from the Merritt Centennials in exchange for 20-year old Grayson Valente.
Van Unen, just celebrated his 19th birthday on May 31st comes to the Bulldogs after appearing in 40 games in his rookie year with the Centennials last season. Van Unen scored one goal and added 12 assists in 2019-2020. From 2017-2019, Van Unen suited up for the Shawnigan Lake Midget Prep team, where he posted 98 points in just 63 games played.
Joe Martin commented on the addition of Van Unen. “We’re excited to add Josh to the Bulldogs. He’s a smart, offensive and gritty player who is versatile in every forward position.”
As for Van Unen, he couldn’t be more excited to join the Bulldogs saying, “I’m excited to join an amazing organization with great potential. I’m also really excited to be a part of the Alberni Valley community.”
The Bulldogs would like to thank Grayson for his time as a Bulldog and wish him luck as he moves on to the next chapter of his career with the Centennials.