This is the 2019-20 Central/West Senior Hockey League season.

Season in Jeopardy[edit | edit source]

The league was put in a holding pattern to get season activities underway as Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is refusing to sanction the league as a five team league as the league members have refused to allow the Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars into the East Coast Senior Hockey League. The main issue revolves around accusations of the Stars paying players over the years and that they owe monies to the league and insistence that it be paid prior to them beginning play.[1] The league has appealed the decision to Hockey Canada. A decision was expected to be announced early in the week of October 21, 2019. The action has forced the league to hold off on its player draft. Some indications show that if the Stars are allowed into the league some other members may withdraw and not play this year. Hockey Canada announced its decision will not be made until at least October 25. [2] The Central/West Senior Hockey League would end up cancelling their season around November 20th when the Clarenville Caribous were accepted into the East Coast Senior Hockey League and that would leave two teams in the Central/West League and the teams in the East Coast League would not agree to play cross over games, This also lead to the Herder Memorial Trophy being announced as not being awarded for the 2019-20 season, which will be the first time since the 1990-91 season.[3]

Season Cancelled[edit | edit source]

On February 10th, the Gander Flyers announced that a proposed 12 game two team league would not happen as many players had already asked to be released to teams in the West Coast and East Coast leagues so they could play this year.  A rumoured third team that was previously mentioned did not come to fruition and Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador would be reluctant to sanction a two team league, and the main benefit of sanctioning would be insurance.[4]

Teams[edit | edit source]

Team Centre Arena
Gander Flyers Gander Steele Community Centre
Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Grand Falls Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium

Standings[edit | edit source]

Season Cancelled in February.

References[edit | edit source]

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