Thursday, December 13, 2012

Walker Called Up To WHL

Press Release

Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announce today that Eric Walker has been called up by the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL. Walker goes to the ‘Hawks on an emergency call-up as they have 3 defensemen invited to Canada’s world junior national team selection camp in Calgary, AB.

Walker will be evaluated by Portland’s coaching staff and it is yet to be determined if Walker will stick with the WHL club.

“We wish Eric all the best with this opportunity to, again, play in the WHL,” said Bulldogs General Manager and Head Coach Kevin Willison. “He is getting a second chance to prove he can play at that level,” added Willison.

As this opportunity presents itself to Walker, it leaves the Bulldogs with a hole to fill on the back end.

Willison concluded by saying “Walker made us a better hockey team since joining the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. While with us, his experience, physical play and good puck decisions in our defensive end made an immediate impact.”

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