Caribous taking case to court
The Clarenville Caribou’s Hockey Team, frustrated and highly upset over a decision to bar them from the competition in the Newfoundland Amateur Hockey Senior League this year, are now going to court to seek to overturn the decision that would see them sitting on the sidelines this season.
A spokesman for the Caribous, Chick Cholock, had issued the following press release outlining events leading up to the final decision not to allow Clarenville and two other centers into the league this year. The two other centers barred are Bonavista and Labrador City.
“Because the matter will be going before the court, we have been advised not to reveal exactly what our claims are, however, we are able to state that our lawyers have copies of the spring and fall minutes as well as a copy of the constitution and by-laws of the NAHA. The matter is in their hands for immediate action, the senior teams as well as the remainder of the executive of the NAHA are aware of this action. We have nothing to lose compared to the senior centers and the NAHA as a whole.”
Meanwhile, on behalf of the Clarenville town Council, Mayor Lloyd Thompson has fired off a telegram to Claude Anstey, president of the NAHA requesting his personal intervention to have the decision to Car the caribous reversed. The mayors telegram reads: “Clarenville town Council very disappointed and feel town has been slighted by decision of NAHA to bar Caribous from participation in this season’s senior league. Respectfully request you use your good office to correct this injustice and reverse decision.”