HOCKEY NL EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE CONDITIONS FOR ECSHL AND CWSHL PARTICIPATION IN HERDER
Hockey NL - which "owns" all rights to the Provincial Herder Senior Hockey Championship - is expected to dictate its final position on all conditions under which teams will play in the Herder.
From (1) how much money teams participating must pay to HNL ,(2) to who will actually be able to participate,(3) to dictating the number in relation to the controversial issue of "adding strengthening players" to the roster of the ECSHL League participant, all aspects of the 2018 Herder Finals are expected to be made public by Hockey NL very soon.
With the regular season for both the CWSHL and ECSHL coming to a close rapidly, HNL must have all issues ironed out in short order. Hockey NL has had to make some significant and unpopular changes in format and venue sites over the last number of years,so all teams and officials involved in this year's Event are hopeful no similar controversies plague the 2018 version of the Herder.
Because of the imminent finish of the regular senior hockey season fans of senior hockey are also hoping HNL announcements will be made sooner rather than later.