Hypothetical hockey league
CBN, Clarenville and Mount Pearl may form new league
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.