A long-last­ing league

Ball hockey thriv­ing in Lewis­porte after more than 25 years

The Pilot - - SPORTS - BY BRAD PERRY

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.

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