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St. Anthony coach would like to see his town represented in new senior league

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Call it a fact-finding mission for Eddie Woodford more than anything else.

The 51-year-old native of St. Anthony sees the return of the West Coast Senior Hockey League and wants to know what’s involved in getting a team in the league.

He says he would like to see an entry from the Northern Peninsula join the fold.

Woodford has been involved with the game for years and is now immersed in the game as a coach in the midget division in the St. Anthony minor hockey system.

He believes senior hockey would be a hit with folks in small towns down the coast.

He played in a four-team senior league in St. Anthony for a number of years before he retired from playing, and there are still two teams hitting the ice, with St. Anthony and the Straits continuing on with the traditional rivalry.

Woodford wants to pick the brain of representatives of the league to see if it would be possible to enter a team in the league for the fall of this year, when it’s expected that a full season will be played.

He doesn’t want to do a lot of legwork right now just in case league representatives don’t want to entertain another team, but he’s planning to be the driving force behind a team if he gets the blessing of the other teams already committed to league play.

The 51-year-old native of St. Anthony sees the return of the West Coast Senior Hockey League and wants to know what’s involved in getting a team in the league.

He says he would like to see an entry from the Northern Peninsula join the fold.

Woodford has been involved with the game for years and is now immersed in the game as a coach in the midget division in the St. Anthony minor hockey system.

He believes senior hockey would be a hit with folks in small towns down the coast.

He played in a four-team senior league in St. Anthony for a number of years before he retired from playing, and there are still two teams hitting the ice, with St. Anthony and the Straits continuing on with the traditional rivalry.

Woodford wants to pick the brain of representatives of the league to see if it would be possible to enter a team in the league for the fall of this year, when it’s expected that a full season will be played.

He doesn’t want to do a lot of legwork right now just in case league representatives don’t want to entertain another team, but he’s planning to be the driving force behind a team if he gets the blessing of the other teams already committed to league play.

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