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Minor Hockey Week starting this weekend in Labrador City

The Labrador West Recreational Hockey League just signed on for a new season at the arena, after agreeing to move forward after an ongoing dispute with the Town of Labrador City.
Minor Hockey Week will kick off this Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Labrador City Arena. - FILE PHOTO

Hockey NL has announced that the traditional mid-season Minor Hockey Week will take place from Jan. 12-19 across the province.

According to a release from Hockey NL, the kick-off ceremony is being held at the Labrador City Arena in Labrador City Jan. 12. The Labrador West Minor Hockey Association was selected as the host this year by Hockey NL.

On Saturday there will be a cake cutting ceremony and proclamation at 1 p.m. and a full-day of competition for all the age divisions.

“We congratulate and thank the Labrador West Minor Hockey Association for their pledge and commitment to celebrate our game,” said Arnold Kelly of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, chair of minor hockey for Hockey NL.

Kelly and vice-chair Ed O’Brien of St. John’s will both be on hand to kick off the celebration in Labrador City.

“One of the objectives this year is grassroots hockey and incorporating fun and skill development in our programs,” said Kelly in the release.The week of events will continue after the kick off that will see tournaments, skills camps and clinics as well as try hockey settings. For a complete list of events visit here

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