REDVERS - The Big Six Hockey League held their annual meeting this past weekend in Redvers.
Both the Arcola-Kisbey Combines and the Kipling Royals have returned to the league after a one-year leave of absence. They are joining the Bienfait Coalers, Carlyle Cougars, Carnduff Red Devils, Midale Mustangs, Moosomin Rangers, Oxbow Huskies, Redvers Rockets, Wawota Flyers and Yellow Grass Wheat Kings.
The Red Devils are the defending league champions.
Combines player-manager Lucas Hislop is happy to see his hometown back in the league.
“Interest is high, and we should be able to field a full lineup every game. It’s great to see senior hockey back in Arcola,” said Hislop.
Ryan Toms of Redvers is the league president. Ryan Thompson of Midale is vice-president and Trina Mayer of Oxbow is the secretary. Kyle Hoium is the referee-in-chief, while Dean Horvath is league statistician.
The top eight teams in regular season play will make the playoffs. The quarter-finals will be a best of three, the semifinals and finals best of fives.
The regular season begins at the end of October and the final games before the playoffs are slated for Feb. 5.
Toms is looking forward to a great season.
“The pandemic issues should be behind us; everyone should be permitted to play, and we expect to see the great rivalries of the Big Six Hockey League continue to grow. Everyone is looking forward to filling the rinks and enjoying another year of exciting senior hockey.”
Be sure to visit our provincial news hub, www.sasktoday.ca, for up-to-date coverage of the Big Six Hockey League throughout the season.