April 5, 2018
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – The 2018 Herder Memorial Championship will begin in Clarenville this Saturday night, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Eastlink Event Centre. The Clarenville Ford Caribous, winners of the Central West Senior Hockey League (CWSHL), will be hosting the St. John’s Green Sleeves Caps, champions of the East Coast Senior Hockey League (ECSHL). The Caribous finished off the Gander Flyers in five games two weeks ago to claim their league title for the second straight year, while the Caps won the their league championship last Sunday night taking out the Southern Shore Breakers in six games. The teams played one inter-locking game this season in which the CWSHL champs claimed by a score of three to two.
The best of seven series will continue on Sunday, April 8, 2018 with a matinee game at 1:30 pm in Clarenville. The series will then shift to the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay for games three, four and five next weekend, if necessary, beginning on Friday, April 13th. If the series is extended beyond the second weekend, games six and seven will be played back in Clarenville on April 21 and 22.
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.
When the series opens this weekend, the Caps will have three strengthening players added to their roster from within their league to enhance the competition.
Tickets for games this weekend can be purchased by calling the Eastlink Events Centre at 709-466-4105 ext. 22 or visiting the box office at the following times:
Thursday, April 5th 12pm – 5pm
Friday, April 6th 9:30am – 5pm
Saturday, April 7th 12pm – 2nd intermission
Sunday, April 8th 9am – 2nd intermission
Games will be webcasted for those unable to get to the game. – http://tv1.ca/4841056
Hockey NL will also be having live scoring, statistics and news. Hockey fans can follow on http://www.theherder.ca/ and via twitter @HkyNL
For more information, please contact:
Executive Director, Hockey NL
P.O. Box 176
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL