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  • jp
    April 05, 2011 - 15:22

    Rec league? Ask the 5000 ppl who were down to the Herder last weekend at Mile One or the other 1000s who couldnt find a ticket. If you got nothing good to say dont comment simple. Some ppl would like to see some kind of hockey being played at Mile One.

  • jp
    April 05, 2011 - 13:35

    Time to bring back the old Senior Provincial Wide league, cmon its been long enough it worked for a long time 60s,70s 80s etc. Bring in Sponsers for teams go from there St.Johns, Corner Brook, Grand Falls, Deer Lake, Mount Pearl, Ceebees, Clarenville theres enough teams there. They need to find a way to limit the imports. St.Johns, Mount Pearl aloud 3 0r 4 , the rest up to 6. Theres enough money here in the Province to do this. If its done right it could be very succesful.

  • Jim
    April 05, 2011 - 12:18

    OMG nobody cares about this rec hockey league. Get a life.

  • G. Evans
    April 05, 2011 - 10:07

    Correct Toby: am·a·teur    1. a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons. Compare professional. 2. an athlete who has never competed for payment or for a monetary prize. It's a shame, why don't each team in the East and West Leagues issue a report on their yearly Budgets. I would bet the Kyle would become seaworthy again if people in that region only knew what their players were paid this year.

  • Toby Flanderson
    April 05, 2011 - 08:28

    Only the third team to lose three straight herders. Something has to be done to allow the East teams to compete, but lets not forget that the CeeBees themselves won three straight herders.........what did the West league do any differently you may ask? Upped their recruitment process, and in turn upped their payrolls. How? Sponsors, booster clubs, and great management. The Caribous and now Grand Falls found a way to beat the Ceebees. Some say that $$$$ buys championships, however it was no secret that they were out coached and out worked during the last three herder finals. Both teams were talented, ask any Ceebees fan just how good their teams were, they'll have no trouble telling you. Maybe its time for a changing of the guard. Creating a province wide league may be the demise of both the East and West leagues. I don't see a problem in having a AA and A Sr. hockey league, with team having an affiliate with a feeder system...........the local St. John's Jr. League and Central West Jr. league. I know population wise, there are more hockey players in St. John's and the surrounding areas, however if Sr. hockey wishes to continue operating, something of this nature has to be put in place. I do like that we have one team heading the Allan Cup, AAA SR. hockey, each year, but are we competitive enough. Each team Clarenville played last year, boasted former NHL and professional hockey players from all leagues across the globe. How can we compete if we just have locals? We can't, plain and simple. All this being accounted for, there is very little Hockey NL can do to control the salaries being paid to these amateur athletes. Amateur, yes they play for the Herder, which is the trophy presented to the winner or the NL Amateur Sr. hockey league. This may also have to be changed and a new trophy be put in place as its not a secret that all the Sr. hockey teams pay players. Amateur is out, I'm sure the Herder family echoes this. Just a thought, why not name a new trophy after a local Sr. player from this province. Certainly there are numerous players that come to mind........Andy Sulllivan, George Faulkner.........both dominated in their era's, just to name a couple.