Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Alberni Valley Adds Veteran Mitch Owsley from AJHL's Whitecourt Wolverines:


The Alberni Valley Bulldogs made their first trade in almost two months, this time adding a forward with extensive junior A playoff experience.

The Bulldogs picked up 20-year-old forward Mitch Owsley from the Whitecourt Wolverines of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations.

The addition of Owsley now gives Alberni Valley 22 players on its roster, meaning if Head Coach and GM Kevin Willison adds a player ahead of Friday's trade deadline, he'll have to subtract one. The Bulldogs are still two under the maximum of six 1993-born players allowed in the BCHL.

To Alberni Valley Bulldogs:
F Mitch Owsley (93)

To Whitecourt Wolverines:
Future Considerations

Here's the release from the Bulldogs:

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announce a trade with the Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) and acquire 1993-born forward Mitch Owsley for future considerations.

This acquisition brings the Alberni Valley Bulldogs one step closer to adding the personnel needed for another successful playoff run.

Owsley brings to the Bulldogs 147 regular season games of experience and 83 points in his Junior A career. More importantly, Owsley has also played in 23 playoff games over 5 rounds in the last two seasons.

“Obviously we’re pleased to acquire Mitch from the Whitecourt Wolverines,” said Bulldogs head coach and general manager Kevin Willison. “He will bring some added scoring and leadership along with depth and experience,” added Willison.

Owsley will be in the line-up for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs this weekend on the road versus the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday and at home on Saturday when the Bulldogs host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 7pm at the Weyerhaeuser Arena.

BCHL TRADE TRACKER (since Dec. 1)

07-Jan-14: Alberni Valley acquires F Mitch Owsley (93) from Whitecourt for future considerations.

06-Jan-14: Chilliwack trades F Austin Plevy (94) to Brooks for F Mason Boh (95) and future considerations.

06-Jan-14: Surrey trades F Brett Mulcahy (93) to Vernon for F Chase McMurphy (94) and future considerations.

05-Jan-14: Chilliwack trades D Cooper Rush (93) to Prince George for D Caleb Thompson (94) and future consideration.

04-Jan-14: Penticton trades F Anthony Conti (95) and future considerations to Surrey for F Nic Pierog (93).
 
03-Jan-14: Vernon trades D Jason Bird (93) and future considerations to Merritt for D Dylan Chanter (95).

03-Jan-14: Coquitlam acquires F Brendan Lamont (94) from Penticton for F Mike Rebry (93).

10-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley acquires F Alexis Guilbault (95) from C├ęgep de St-Hyacinthe for future considerations.

10-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley trades F Ambrose Firkus (94) to Okotoks for F Taylor Allan (95) and future considerations.

01-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley trades D Taki Pantziris (93) to West Kelowna for F Ambrose Firkus (94).

01-Dec-13: Penticton trades D Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93), D Clint Filbrandt (95) and future considerations to Cowichan Valley for F Steen Cooper (95).

01-Dec-13: Coquitlam trades D Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93) to Penticton for future considerations.

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Trades Made: 11
Trades Made Within BCHL: 7
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 4
Players: 22
Future Considerations: 10

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