CeeBees schedule includes Bay Roberts home game
The Avalon East Senior Hockey League has finalized its schedule for the upcoming season.
Released via social media, the regular season schedule features 60 games for its five teams. Here’s what it means for the league’s latest entry, the CeeBee Stars. The CeeBees get 24 games in their return to the Avalon East league.
The team last played in the league in 2011. It’s broken up into 12 away games and 12 home games. Interestingly, only 11 of those games will be played at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace. The other sees the team moving up the bay to the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts, for Friday night game presumably because their regular Saturday night slot in Harbour Grace slotted was already filled. They’ll play the other four teams — St. John’s, Southern Shore, Bell Island and Northeast — six times apiece.
The CeeBees will get its season started in league’s opener when they travel to the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay to meet Northeast Eagles on Oct. 23.
The team’s home opener will follow on Oct. 24 as the team reignites its heated rivalry with the Southern Shore Breakers at the stadium in Harbour Grace. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The next key date on the schedule is a visitor’s game. On Nov. 15, the CeeBees are lined up to meet the Southern Shore on a Sunday afternoon in Mobile. The aforementioned Bay Arena game is scheduled for Nov. 20 when Bell Island will be in town.
The team’s last game before the Christmas break will be Dec. 19 in Harbour Grace. The Bell Island Blues come to town for the game. That will also mark the end of the season series between the two teams. The CeeBees return from break on Jan. 8 in Torbay. They’ll conclude their regular season home games by welcoming the St. John’s Capitals to the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium on Jan. 23. However, they’ll end the season on the road against the Southern Shore.