Season on the brink
Ceebees to host final weekend series
It is looking more and more like this weekend’s two-game set with the Gander Flyers will be a make or break series for the CeeBee Stars in provincial senior hockey action.
The CeeBees and the Flyers have been locked in a season-long battle for the fourth and final playoff spot, and depending on how both teams faired this past weekend (results unavailable), the Feb. 9 and 10 games at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace could have all the feel of a playoff series.
Both teams went into weekend action with 11 points. The CeeBees were scheduled to play three games over the weekend, while the Flyers were set to play twice in Clarenville against the Caribous.
Depending on how everything played out, there are a multitude of scenarios available, ranging from a best-case scenario of the CeeBees picking up all six points this past weekend and being in the driver’s seat against the Flyers, or possibly trailing the Flyers by as many as four points and facing two must-win situations.
It’s the climax of what can only be described as a tumultuous season for the CeeBees.
The team got off to a promising start by posting a .500 record through the first six games of the season, but has not posted a victory since Dec. 1. The team’s future is also now in question, with revelations last month that the team is having financial struggles because of lacklustre attendance at home games, and the high cost of operating a team in the province- wide league.
Game 1 of this weekend’s series with Gander starts 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, while Sunday’s contest begins at 1:30 p.m.