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Saturday, October 4, 2014

New WOAA Team in Seaforth

Seaforth | by Peter Jackson  

Centenaires replace the Goderich Pirates in WOAA Senior Hockey League.

An old name is being revived for Seaforth's new senior hockey team that starts play in the WOAA senior Double-A Hockey League this season.

The Huron East Centenaires replace the Goderich Pirates, who folded at the end of last season.

The Centenaires will play their first South Division game at home against Milverton on Saturday night.

Centenaires Executive Board member Brett Lee tells Bayshore Broadcasting Sports the new team fills a hockey void in Huron East that has lasted for 12 years.

Lee mentions that the team name recalls a tradition set by the old Junior D Seaforth Centenaires, who operated from 1975 until 2002 and won the All-Ontario title in the 1985-86 season.

He points out that the tie-in will be the focus of several promotions throughout the Centenaires' inaugural season.

Lee notes that a number of former Junior D Centenaires still live in Huron East, and some of them went on to play senior hockey with the Clinton Radars.

He expects that while they likely won't be a dominant force in the South Division, the new senior club will be competitive, and will provide good entertainment for fans.

The Centenaires and Milverton face off at the Seaforth Arena at 7:30 PM tonight.



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