Hy­po­thet­i­cal hockey league

CBN, Clarenville and Mount Pearl may form new league

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION - BY ANDREW ROBIN­SON

Talks are un­der­way about the pos­si­bil­ity of a new three-team se­nior hockey league form­ing for the 2011-12 sea­son.

Con­cep­tion Bay North East­link Cee­Bee Stars coach Ian Moores told The Com­pass last week that the Clarenville Cari­bous and Mount Pearl Blades have ex­pressed in­ter­est in form­ing a new three-team league with the CeeBees.

Moores, who also sits on the ex­ec­u­tive of the Avalon East Se­nior Hockey League, said it could be a vi­able op­tion.

The Cee­Bee Stars and the Blades both play in the Avalon East league. There have been com­plaints about the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the league, which also fea­tures the North­east Se­nior Ea­gles from Tor­bay and the Bell Is­land Blues. The Blues were only able to post a sin­gle vic­tory in 2010-11, and while the Tor­bay team was able to play stretches of solid hockey dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son and win eight games, it was never con­sid­ered a real threat to ei­ther the Blades or the CeeBees.

The Cari­bous play in the West Coast Se­nior Hockey League. The Clarenville-based team is sit­u­ated much closer to the CeeBees and Blades than WCSHL ri­vals the Deer Lake Red Wings and the Cor­ner Brook Roy­als.

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