Port Alberni, BC - The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are very pleased to announce that four players have committed to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for the 2012/13 season. Evan Anderson (95) played Junior B this past season for the Penticton Lakers in the KIJHL. Anderson put up 40 points (15 goals, 25 assists) in 50 games as a 16-year-old rookie and added 72 PIMs. Anderson, who is from North Vancouver, also played 4 games this season as an affiliate with the Westside Warriors of the BCHL, chipped in with one goal. Anderson (5'11", 170lbs) and was signed out of the Port Alberni spring identification camp.
Nathan Craft (94) played this past season with the Cariboo Cougars in the BC Hockey Major Midget League. Craft plays a very physical, hard working style of hockey with an ability to put the puck in the net. Craft contributed with 48 points (27 goals, 21 assists) in 35 games for the Cougars and added 103 PIMs. Craft's 27 goals were 4th best in major midget. Craft was named to the major midget all-star game earlier this season. Craft and his family are from Kitimat, BC. Craft (6'1", 196lbs) was signed out of the Quesnel spring identification camp.
Mitch Crisanti (94) played this past season with the Vancouver North West Giants in the BC Hockey Major Midget League. He also dressed in 7 games as an affiliate player with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs adding 1 goal and 2 assists. Crisanti, one of the assistant captains of the Giants, had 32 points (20 goals, 12 assists) in 40 games and 60 PIMs. Crisanti added 4 points in 5 playoff games as well. Crisanti also participated in the BC Hockey Major Midget All-Star this season. Crisanti (6'2, 180lbs) was signed out of the Port Alberni spring identification camp. Crisanti's hometown is North Vancouver, BC.
Kurtis Gosselin (94) played this season in the Detroit Falcons U18 program. In 21 regular season games with the Falcons, Gosselin had 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) and 37 PIMs. In the playoffs he added 3 points in 4 games. Gosselin is from Brighton, MI and comes in at 5'11", 192lbs. Gosselin was signed out of the Port Alberni spring identification camp.
"We are very excited at this point with the commitments of these 4 players," said Alberni Valley Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison. "These are four young athletes that we feel bring the character and compete level that it takes to play in the BCHL Alberni Valley Bulldogs Hockey Club and be an Alberni Valley Bulldog," added Willison. "These are pieces of the puzzle that the coaching staff feel we needed have a strong and competitive team on the ice."
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization is very excited to welcome these four newest recruits to the Bulldogs' family.