The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have hired a new head coach.
Late Tuesday night the team announced via press release that Matt Hughes has been named head coach and general manager of the BC Hockey League team, and will start work immediately, overseeing the Bulldogs’ spring identification camp in Osoyoos.
Hughes has been signed for a two-year deal with a one-year option, according to the release.
Alex Evin remains assistant coach.
Hughes comes to the Bulldogs from Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, where he was the head coach of the U18 Midget Prep team since 2014.
“Our search for a new head coach saw an overwhelming amount of interest in the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society president Ron Paulson said.