As announced by Bulldogs play-by-play man Evan Hammond (@HamWilder) on his morning show on 93.3 The Peak, Alberni Valley has acquired forward Tyler Povelofskie (96) from Vernon as the future considerations from a trade made back on October 1st.
The original deal saw the Bulldogs move defenseman Jared Wilson (94) to the Vipers for forward Craig Martin (95) and futures. Those futures are now revealed to be at least Povelofskie.
There may be cash involved as part of the future considerations to Alberni Valley, but that type of information is rarely disclosed, so for now, we have to assume the deal is simply Martin and Povelofskie to Vernon.
For Vernon, it’s the third player leaving as part of future considerations as the Vipers also owe two yet-to-be-named roster players to Surrey as futures in the Brett Mulcahy trade.
To Alberni Valley:
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announce today the future considerations component of the trade that saw defensemen Jared Wilson dealt to the Vernon Vipers last October for 95-born forward Craig Martin, 96-born forward Tyler Povelofskie and future considerations.
Povelofskie had a brief history with the Bulldogs, having been affiliated with the team during the 2012/13 season but committed to the Vernon Vipers in 2013/14 for a chance at the RBC Cup. In 2011/12, Povelofskie won a bronze medal with Team BC at the WHL U16 Western Canada Challenge Cup coached by current Bulldogs assistant coach Adam Hayduk.
“It took the Bulldogs a little longer then expected to get Tyler into a ‘Dogs uniform,” said Bulldogs head coach and general manager Kevin Willison. “He was a player we heavily recruited but ultimately lost out to Vernon because of a guaranteed chance for Tyler to compete for the RBC Cup,” added Willison.
Tyler is a player that will provide a physical presence however he can also put the puck in the net – and he will get an opportunity to play more with the Bulldogs. With RBC Cup experience, Povelofskie will add a lot of young enthusiasm and leadership to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs next season.
As a 16 year old, Povelofskie was near a point-a-game pace with the Cariboo Cougars of the BC Major Midget League. He was the Cougars’ assistant captain and quarterbacked the team’s power play mid-season.
Welcome to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs family, Tyler.