Even if they finally have a name, the work has just begun for the Blackfalds Bulldogs.
Set to play their inaugural game in the Alberta Junior Hockey League almost 18 months from now, nearly every day from here, a piece of the puzzle will come together.
The main architect behind the project is the longtime coach of the Red Deer Midget AAA Optimist Chiefs and prominent local business owner Doug Quinn. He was able to buy and relocate the struggling Calgary Junior A Mustangs in October of 2019.
Just last week the new club decided on the moniker Bulldogs, based on its connection to local minor hockey. They plan on releasing their jersey in the next few weeks.