TSN bound for island to film ‘very special story’ of Alberni hockey player – Victoria News

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Sam Schofield kneels to block a shot by Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenseman Emanuelson Charbonneau during the teams game at Cowichan Arena January 1. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

TSN Heads to Island to Film ‘Very Special Story’ of Alberni Hockey Player

The feature will follow Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenseman Emanuelson Charbonneau

Film crews from TSN will be in Port Alberni this weekend, and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs are hoping to fill the Alberni Valley Multiplex with fans for their arrival.

TSN will shoot a feature film on Bulldogs defenseman Emanuelson Charbonneau. The feature will air on TSN NHL broadcasts, Sports Center and on TSN’s digital social media and web platforms.

Film crews will be in Port Alberni on March 4 to film Charbonneau in the community. Crews will also be at Weyerhaeuser Arena on Saturday March 5 to film the evening game between the Bulldogs and the Surrey Eagles.

“Manu has a very special story of dedication and perseverance and we are thrilled for Manu that TSN wants to share his story with our nation,” said David Michaud, president of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. “Having TSN here also creates a tremendous opportunity for the Bulldogs program and the Port Alberni community to showcase themselves to a national audience.”

Michaud is hoping March 5 will be a sold-out night at the Multiplex. Tickets for the 7 p.m. game are available at the Bulldogs office at the Multiplex or online at www.albernivalleybulldogs.ca.

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Catherine J. Martinez