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NO SENIOR HOCKEY THIS WINTER. IT’S A POSSIBILITY IN NL.

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The summer sports scene in Newfoundland and Labrador is winding down and now thought turn to winter sports and in Newfoundland for many that means hockey . 

There is a strong possibility that senior hockey will not be played in Newfoundland this winter.

The COVID rules put in place have many players opting out of competitive hockey and vowing to play in a Recreation League.

This year, rightly or wrongly, teams can only have two sets of lines and that would be ten players. 

According to sources  there will be no body checking allowed. And there are only ten people in a dressing room and game time just five players on the team bench at any one time. 

The rules may say– and it could be  just me– that senior hockey will be off the ice for this season unless some of the rules can change. Many teams feel they need three lines or 15 players on a bench inorder to have a league and that ten players just isn’t any good. 

The players say Recreation Hockey can have more players on the bench and they can’t see why competitive hockey can’t. There were two senior hockey leagues last year East Coast and West Coast and we will have to wait and see if things change in the near future. 

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