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Corner Brook broomball league aims to begin new season on Oct. 30

Western Building Products’ Mike Hawco leaps into the air to avoid tripping over a lunging pokecheck by Newfoundland Fasteners’ Scott Wayson in this file photo of men’s broomball league play last season at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.
Western Building Products’ Mike Hawco leaps into the air to avoid tripping over a lunging pokecheck by Newfoundland Fasteners’ Scott Wayson in this file photo of men’s broomball league play last season at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.

A new Corner Brook Molson Broomball League season will begin by the end of the month.

The local association held its annual general meeting on Sunday night, where it was decided to hold an open run at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 16. If the numbers warrant, a two-hour run will be held the following Monday, Oct. 23.

From there, a draft is targeted for Oct. 26, with the regular season beginning on Oct. 30.

The association encourages anyone intending to play this year to attend one of these preseason open runs, or let a member of the executive know directly that they want to play.

An executive was also voted on, which featured no changes from the previous season.

In a new idea, the league will attempt to hold a developmental hour open to junior-aged players, women, and any men who would like to try broomball without committing to the league. The plan is to start that on Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. every Monday, with the goal begin a 10-week program, but that will depend on interest.

Anyone with unwanted, but useable broomball gear is being to let the association know if they would be willing to donate it to the developmental program.

The executive for the 2017-18 season:

President: Gary Kean

Vice-president: Eric Young

Treasurer: Leo Blanchard

Secretary: Gregory Baldwin

Statistician/public relations: Ron Hancock

Referee-in-chief: Scott Wayson

Developmental program chair: Chris Walters

*The four team representatives will be determined after the league draft

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