Plans are coming together for the return of the Canora Senior Cobras for the coming season of the new Sask East Hockey League (SEHL). Cal Homeniuk, team president and general manager, said the schedule has been announced for November and December.
The first game for the Cobras is set for November 20 in Moosomin, followed by the home opener on November 21 versus the visitors from Ituna. The final game of the month will be on November 28 at Theodore. The Cobras will open December with a home tilt versus Hudson Bay on December 12. The pre-Christmas portion of the schedule will close out for the Cobras with a December 18 road trip to Ituna and a home game versus Theodore on December 19 to wind up the 2020 portion of the schedule.
The SEHL is excited to announce the addition of two teams, according to a release.
The Moosomin Rangers and Langenburg Warriors have been accepted into the league for the 2020-21 season bringing the overall membership to nine, joining the Rocanville Tigers, Esterhazy Flyers, Bredenbury Cougars, Ituna Avalanche, Theodore Buffalos, Canora Cobras, and Hudson Bay Hunters.
It’s anticipated each team will play a 16 game schedule (eight home and eight away), although with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the league will be divided into two cohorts until the Christmas Break and a further determination on games will be made at that time, continued the release.
Eight of the nine teams will make the playoffs with the quarter-finals and semifinals being a best-of-three and the championship series a best-of-five.
As far as attendance is concerned, the SEHL will abide by the recently released Saskatchewan Hockey Association guidelines and fan attendance will be limited to 150 and masks will be required for all.
Joining Cal Homeniuk on the Cougars executive and staff are: Dean Wilgosh (vice-president), Rhonda Fullawka (secretary), Clarissa Mydonick (treasurer), Kody Rock and Casey Mydonick (player reps), Terry Dennis (head coach), Kelly McTavish and Terry Wilson (assistant coaches), and Maxwell Mydonick (trainer/equipment manager).
The directors are: Pat Miechkota, Patty Kolodziejski and Aaron Herriges. Herriges, Morgan Homeniuk and Brandi Zavislak will look after sponsorship and marketing.