Stampeders to host tryouts for upcoming season

The Williams Lake Stampeders would like to invite interested individuals to attend their September-long tryout session.

The Central Interior Hockey League season is just around the corner and the Williams Lake Stampeders would like to invite interested individuals to attend their September-long tryout session.

Tryouts will be held at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 9:15 p.m. each night throughout the month of September.

There will be a one-time fee of $50 for tryouts.

The team is also looking for a coach and a general manager, or a coach/general manager.

Anyone interested in either position is asked to contact Stampeders’ president Marko Zurak at 250-305-4499.

The Williams Lake Stampeders are scheduled to begin Central Interior Hockey League play in October.

Fans of the CIHL will notice a few changes this season, as one team has dropped out of the league and the schedule has been shortened from 18 games to 16 games.

Additionally, instead of all eight teams making it to the playoffs, only the top four will now compete for the Coy Cup.

“The Houston Luckies are having a lot of player commitment issues, especially with the mill closing down,” said CIHL president J.C. Brown.

“They lost a few players and some guys are going to school. They couldn’t get a commitment for a full roster in the community so they had to pull out this season.”

Despite the changes, Brown said the league is still in good shape.

“Things look good, although it doesn’t look good that we went back,” he said.

“A team like Houston mentioned they’re going to try to get back into the league next year.”

He added Mackenzie and Omineca have also shown interest in rejoining the league for the 2015/16 season.

For more on the CIHL and the Williams Lake Stampeders visit www.wlstampeders.com.

Just Posted

West Fraser curtails production in Williams Lake for one week, Chasm, 100 Mile Chetwynd for 3 weeks

“It affects the whole province of British Columbia. I hate to see this happening.”

Cripps inducted into BC Rugby Hall of Fame; will visit with high school players Tuesday

Cripps was inducted Saturday during the Hall of Fame ceremony in Vancouver

Deep Creek home destroyed by fire

Cause of the fire is unknown at this time

Road report for Highway 20

Fog patches and slippery sections; Drive BC

Woman killed in head-on crash near Vanderhoof

RCMP say driver crossed the centre line and hit a loaded fuel tanker truck

UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal in 432-202 vote

House of Commons votes against the deal struck between Britain’s government and the EU

Millennial Money: Don’t let Instagram envy get you into debt

A full 48 per cent of U.S. households have credit card debt

Jury debates fate of man accused of killing 12-year-old B.C. girl 40 years ago

Police allege Garry Handlen told a cop how he abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled Monica Jack in May 1978

Letters on way to all homeowners in B.C. speculation tax communities

Property owners have to register to avoid vacant-home tax

New orca calf in Salish Sea ‘healthy and active’

Birth cause for celebration but things still dire genetically, expert says

Good Samaritan rescues cat found in heaps of garbage at B.C. landfill

The cat was abandoned and left to die at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, the BC SPCA says

Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna home to Canada’s most expensive rentals: report

According to PadMapper, units in larger B.C. cities cost $1,300 to more than $3,000

B.C. home sales drop 25% in 2018

The B.C. Real Estate Association points to the federal government’s mortage stress test

Most Read