CWSHL 'REP' ON BRINK OF HERDER CHAMPIONSHIP OVER AESHL 'REP'
The Clarenville Ford Caribous skated away with a decisive 4-1 victory Friday night at the EEC over the visiting Harbour Grace CeeBees, to go up two games to one in the best of five Herder Finals.
The "off the Avalon" Senior A Hockey League Representative Caribous can bring the Herder once again to the Central West League with a win tonight,Saturday,April 1st at Clarenville , game time at 7:30 pm.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
In the storied 80 year history of the Herder Championship since its first competition in 1935 - won by Corner Brook by the way - teams "off the Avalon" have won 11 more championships than teams "from the Avalon". The superior number of championships won by teams "off the Avalon" - from Port aux Basques, Stephenville, Corner Brook, Deer Lake, LaScie, Buchans, Badger, Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander,and Clarenville - is an impressive testament to the ability to have hockey thrive in the least
populated areas of the province. With the Avalon Peninsula having the most significant population numbers and raw resource for "hockey players", accomplishing what the various versions of hockey leagues that have come together for over 80 years "off the Avalon" to engage in provincial senior hockey competition has been a result of dedicated,hard work by all those over the decades who - against great odds - never let the 'drive to survive' die!