High Prairie has a new hockey team in their community.
The Greater Metro Hockey League’s High Prairie Red Wings have begun their first season.
The GMHL’s expansion director Derek Prue says it’s part of the leagues plan to add teams in Western Canada.
“There’s a lot of communities that have shown interest so we want to make sure that you’ve got a lease that works and the community support. So we gauged those things and all those things cumulatively made it a no brainier once they were able to accommodate the dates.”
The league also has teams in Slave Lake and Enoch and Prue says they felt that High Prairie wood be a good fit for the league.
“High Prairie not only was willing to host a Junior A team for the balance of the season but they also had the dates that they were able to make available which we weren’t expecting. It worked out great especially with Slave Lake just down the road.”
The Red Wings are one of three teams that are currently part of the GMHL’s West Division.
Prue says they’re also looking at other markets in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
You can check out the team’s schedule right here
– Kyle Moore, Trending 55 Newsroom