Lyndon Cassell Sports Photography
Alberni Valley Bulldogs
Port Alberni boasts a Junior Hockey franchise, and is part of the BCHL. Owned by the citizens of the Valley, the Bulldogs are an important piece of the town's fabric. This is a hockey town and the Bulldogs are a large part of the pride the community has in showcasing it's hockey to the rest of Canada
The Amazing Alberni Valley
Alberni Valley Bulldogs (2018-19 Season)
This was my first year shooting on a regular basis. I was initially hired to photograph the first two season opening exhibition games so the Bulldogs organization had a collection of images to select from for social media and their print materials. I soon became a regular and shot when I had time. It soon became a career highlight when they invited me to shoot the World Junior exhibition games.The Bulldogs had an exciting season which included hosting two exhibition games for the World Juniors. Game one saw the Bulldogs play Team Kazakhstan and game two saw Team Kazakhstan play Team Switzerland. I was invited to shoot the ceremonial puck drop for each game. Their season was cut short unfortunately as they dropped 4 games to none against the Victoria Grizzlies during the Island Semi-Finals. May of my images have been used in the Bulldogs game night booklets. The above image of goalie John Hawthorn is also the cover of the 2018-19 season's schedule, a small calendar which can be found all over town. Another image I took of Mr. Hawthorn was also selected to present to him because he cannot return next season. That same photo was also printed by myself before being handed over to the Bulldogs group for framing, signatures, and presentation to John.
World Juniors Exhibition
Bulldogs vs Team Kazahkstan (December 20, 2018)
Team Kazahkstan vs team Switzerland (December 21, 2018)
Lyndon Cassell Photography is a Port Alberni based brand of Azalea Flowers & Gifts. I specialize in tourism based photography, landscapes, events, promotional, music and sports. Contact me at 778-421-2660 to discuss your photography requirements or how to license or purchase images.