A long-lasting league
Ball hockey thriving in Lewisporte after more than 25 years
It’s one of the longest active sports leagues in Lewisporte and continues to grow every year.
The Lewisporte floor hockey league has a history dating back more than 25 years, with players who have been playing since the beginning.
Barry Cull, Albert Hillier, Darren Hart and Rodney Cull are among those who have involved fo years, and who have seen many players come and go through the system.
Barry Cull, who is on the executive for the league, says that it’s a good night of exercise and fun and everyone enjoys it.
“There’s a few times when things can get competitive but at the end everyone knows it’s just for fun and to have a good time,” he said.
The league plays Monday and Wednesday nights, and that’s because of the interest.
Cull explains. “We used to have it one night a week but with three of four teams playing now, we were able to expand it to two nights a week. “
The league holds a draft in the beginning of the season to evenly divide players.
In addition to regular weekly games, there’s a playoff round with a trophy on the line.
The players also organize fundraiser tournaments to help local charities or people in need.
Their next fundraising tournament is on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Anyone wishing to enter a team should visit the league’s Facebook page: Lewisporte Floor hockey league, to contact him regarding entry fees.
He adds they are also looking for new players. Contact through the Facebook page as well.