Red Wings Drop Out

Updated: November 5, 2018

Less than a year after winning the Cliff Gorman Cup as the 2018 West Coast Senior Hockey League (WCSHL) champs, the Deer Lake Red Wings have announced that they will not be hitting the ice in the upcoming 2018-19 season.

The team made the announcement on Facebook, indicating that they had no choice but fold due to lack of player interest.  While the team’s executive expressed their disappointment, they were thankful to those involved over the last two seasons.

With the WCSHL focusing on local players, it is no surprise with the diminishing interest from the limited players in the area.  All four teams in the league had a limited pool to draw upon, making it difficult to ice a competitive team.  This has been the problem experienced in multiple iterations of senior hockey leagues within the province for quite some time especially on the west coast of the island.

With the Red Wings dropping out of the league, it leaves three teams in the WCSHL – the Corner Brook Royals, Port Aux Basque Mariners and the Stephenville Jets.

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