April 12th, 2023

Immediate Release

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – The 2023 Herder Memorial Championships will begin in Deer Lake this coming Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Hodder Memorial Stadium.  The 88-year-old trophy will be up for grabs for the Deer Lake Red Wings, champions of the West Coast Senior Hockey League and the Southern Shore Breakers, winners of the Avalon East Senior Hockey League.

The Red Wings have two Herder titles dating back to 2001 and 2005, while the Breakers have won the historic trophy six times.

The Red Wings knocked off the Corner Brook Royals to win the West, and the Breakers held off the St. John’s Caps to secure a birth in the provincial championship.

This will be the first provincial championship since 2019.  The Breakers captured the trophy last season as result of winning the AESHL finals, as the lone league in the province.

Gary Gale is the Senior Chair, for Hockey NL, and is excited for the provincial championship return.  “We look forward to having a great series and are hopeful that the return of the championship, will spearhead senior hockey back to its envied level in the entire province”.

The full schedule for the seven-game series is listed below. Ticket prices are $20 and can be purchased at each venue as well as at BellaRae Variety Store & Langer’s Sport & Dance Bar in Deer Lake.

Game 1 Friday, April 14, 2023, 7:30 PM, Hodder Memorial Arena

Game 2 Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7:30 PM Hodder Memorial Arena

Game 3 Friday, April 21, 2023, 7:30 PM Ken Williams Southern Shore Arena

Game 4 Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30 PM Ken Williams Southern Shore Arena

Game 5 Sunday, April 23, 2023, 2:00 PM Ken Williams Southern Shore Arena (if needed)

Game 6 Friday, April 28, 2023, 7:30 PM Hodder Memorial Arena (if needed)

Game 7 Saturday, April 29, 2023, 7:30 PM Hodder Memorial Arena (if needed)

The Herder Memorial Trophy was first presented by the Evening Telegram Limited in 1935 to honor the hockey playing Herder Family, who founded the Evening Telegram in 1879. The trophy is emblematic of the All-Newfoundland Senior Hockey Championship.

For fans unable to get to venues, games will be webcasted by AO TV and subscriptions can be purchased and can be watched online http://watch-ao.live/Herder

For complete details on results and statistics click here  The Herder


For more information, please contact:

Craig Tulk

Pronouns (He/Him)

Executive Director

Hockey NL

[email protected]

1 709 489 2051 office

1 709 486 0442 cell