New game in town

Bay Arena joins pee­wee A pro­vin­cial league

The Compass - - ORTHTE - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER THE COM­PASS

High-level pee­wee hockey will be mak­ing its way back to the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts this sea­son.

The Bay Arena mi­nor pee­wee A team has en­tered into an agree­ment with teams from Cor­ner Brook, Gan­der and Clarenville for the for­ma­tion of the Al­lNew­found­land Pee­wee League.

The pi­lot project will con­sist of 24 league games with the pos­si­bil­ity of there be­ing a league cham­pi­onship.

“We’re re­ally not sure right now, but I’m sure we will end up hav­ing a league cham- pi­o­nship to­wards the end, but what it is right now is a league where we’re go­ing to get to­gether … and have 24 games of good, qual­ity hockey, which we didn’t have last year,” said Bay Arena pee­wee A head coach Bo Bennett.

The for­mat for the league looks sim­i­lar to what is cur­rently found in the New­found­land Se­nior Hockey League.

While only two teams play in one arena on any given week­end on the se­nior cir­cuit, the pee­wee league would see all as­so­ci­a­tions con­verge in one rink for the pur­pose of hav­ing a day of com­pet­i­tive hockey.

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