Deer Lake Red Wings se­nior hockey club look­ing for new gen­eral man­ager

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - SPORTS - BY DAVE KEARSEY dkearsey@thewest­ern­star.com

DEER LAKE - If the Deer Lake Red Wings fly in se­nior hockey cir­cles this win­ter it will take a few key peo­ple to make it hap­pen.

The Deer Lake Red Wings will hold a pub­lic meet­ing Thurs­day 7: 30 p. m. at the Hod­der Memo­rial Recreation Com­plex in Deer Lake for the pur­pose of re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers to step up and help put a com­pet­i­tive prod­uct on the ice for the West Coast Se­nior Hockey League.

League pres­i­dent Andy Brake said the three teams east of Deer Lake — the Cor­ner Brook Roy­als, Stephenville Jets and Port aux Basques Mariners — are ready for what is ex­pected to be a longer sched­ule than the 12-game short­ened sea­son league or­ga­niz­ers used last year to re­vive se­nior hockey on the west coast.

Brake said the Red Wings will be look­ing to bring some new faces on board to help run the team, but the most im­por­tant po­si­tion to fill is the gen­eral man­ager’s role, which was held by Clyde Wil­liams last win­ter. He’s no longer able to com­mit to the job be­cause of per­sonal rea­sons.

Brake said de­tails like sched­ul­ing and the pos­si­bil­ity of a player draft are key items teams will want to dis­cuss be­fore puck drop, but un­til there is a firm com­mit­ment from the Red Wings or­ga­ni­za­tion he doesn’t see the point in try­ing to ad­dress some of those items.

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

The ice hockey rink at the Bruce II Sports Cen­tre.

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