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WEYERHAUSER ARENA - PORT ALBERNI
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ADDRESS

3737 Roger Street

Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 1V8

 

ARENA WEBSITE 

 

YEAR BUILT - 2001

 

CAPACITY - 1,854

 

DESCRIPTION

Weyerhaeuser Arena is one of two ice rinks at the Alberni Valley Multiplex and home for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).

In November 2019, the Port Alberni Multiplex shut down for three weeks due to an ammonia leak from the arena’s ice refrigeration plant. The Bulldogs were forced to postpone and move a couple of games to Campbell River and Parksville.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs

The club was founded in 1998 as the Burnaby Bulldogs. The franchise moved to Port Alberni in 2002 and renamed the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. In 2019 the team was purchased by Keycorp Sports and Entertainment, who also own the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association

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Bulldogs Alumni

Jim HillerThe Port Alberni native and former NHL player coached the Bulldogs from 2004-2006. Hiller went on to coach ten-years in the WHL. In 2011-12, Hiller was named the WHL's Coach of the Year and selected as the top coach in the Canadian Hockey League. From 2014-2019, he was an assistant with the Toronto Maple Leafs under Mike Babcock. He is currently an assistant coach with the New York Islanders.

Port Alberni Alumni

The late Paul Cyr was born in Port Alberni on October 31, 1963. He made his Victoria Cougars debut in the 1980 playoffs. Cyr went on to score 142 points in three years with the Cougars. Twice he represented Canada at the World Junior Championships, winning gold in 1982 and bronze in 1983. At the 1982 NHL entry draft, Cyr was selected 9th overall by the Buffalo Sabres. He retired in 1993 after appearing in 470 NHL games over nine seasons, scoring 101 goals and 140 assists. In 2012 Cyr passed away from heart failure at the age of 48.

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