Cari­bous tak­ing case to court

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial -

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.”

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