CATS GEARING UP FOR HOCKEY
Even though there is uncertainty out there about the CWSHL 2017-2018 Season, the Cataracts organization is pressing forward undeterred!
Regular Tuesday night Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion is set to go for another season starting tomorrow night. Stan Coffin and his crew of volunteers are off and running raising funds for the Cats hockey hopes.
President Stan Coffin confirms that if there is going to be hockey "on the ice" this winter, everything has to be up and running "off the ice" first. The organization will be ready no matter what.
The long-time President and financial wizard of the Cats has indicated that he is stepping back this season, and several asssociates in the Cats organization have made clear they are ready to step in to continue hockey, if a fourth team can be found to make the League workable and attractive to fans and the current three CWSHL teams in GFW, Gander and Clarenville.
All eyes are on the Conception Bay CeeBees and whethert they will join the CWSHL,after they were unceremoniously kicked out of the AESHL by the other four teams in that League.
The CWSHL has been in contact with HNL and the CeeBees to canvas whether hockey can be saved this year for both the CeeBees who look like they have no place to play and also "saved" for the three teams in the CWSHL who indicated at their July AGM that they needed a fourth team to make the League viable and more fan -attractive in the communities they operated in. That way the CeeBees can have senior hockey in their community and area and also enable hockey to get some new energy and push for the fans in the three central and eastern areas presently served by the CWSHL.
All parties expect a final determination within the next week on whether all is a-go for an "expanded" four team CWSHL...
In the meantime the Cats are fundraising and the current team Executive reviewing changes in the Executive and having a plan for execution in place the minute the answer is in as to whether there is a season this year.
The Cats and their loyal fans are ready as they have been in the past - no matter what.