Clarenville Caribous play first game of season Nov. 10
Bous don’t skate on home ice until Dec. 1
The Caribous will be playing their first game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 10, when they battle the Conception Bay Blues in CBS.
The Bous will play three more games in November, but fans hoping to watch the team play on home ice will have to wait until Saturday Dec. 1, when they play against the Grand FallsWindsor Cataracts.
GM Ivan Hapgood explained the Bous had requested a late first home game to allow time to clew up some minor details at home, as the main focus over the past several weeks has been finalizing players and preparing team roster.
“The schedule is actually done in our favor,” he told The Packet.
In the meanwhile, the roster remains a work in progress.
“We’ve got about 14 guys that are confirmed now,” Hapgood said, listing Tyler Whiffen, Cody McNamara, Andrew Smith, Joshua St. George and Justin Pender among those.
Ryan and Keith Delaney, as well as Brandon Roach, are not returning.
Veteran players Jason Churchill, Dustin Russell and Ryan Desrosiers remain uncertain.
Lucas and Lyndon Goobie, who had played with Southern Shore Breakers last year, and former Tri-Pen AAA goalie Matthew Chippet, will be joining the Caribous this year.
No coach has yet been selected to replace Rebecca Russell, with Hapgood suggesting he and Dustin Russell would handle coaching duties in the interim.
“We’re not rushing into it; we feel comfortable. It’s not a major issue at this point and time,” he explained.