The Tiger Hills Hockey League will once again run with 13 teams - six in the East (Minnedosa, Neepawa, Gladstone, MacGregor, Pilot Mound and Cartwright) and seven in the West (Melita, Hartney, Souris, Wawanesa, Killarney, Deloraine, and defending champions Boissevain).
The puck will drop Friday, October 25, with two games - Neepawa Farmers hosting the Pilot Mound Pilots and the Hartney Blues visiting the Deloraine Royals. The following night, Saturday, October 26, the Souris Elks start on the road as they visit the Hartney Blues while the Minnedosa Bombers open at home to the visiting Gladstone Lakers.
The teams will play a home and home series within their own division plus one cross over game with the other division. The League is set to wrap up February 1 followed by a Survivor Series between the East and West eligible teams. Following that all playoff series will be a best of five. The winner of the Tiger Hills League will advance to the Hockey Manitoba Senior “A” Playoffs featuring all the various senior league winners.
There will be a regular League-wide gate pass charged of $7 adult and $5 student. The four man official system will be used - two referees and two linesmen.
Tyler Mitchell of Elkhorn will again look after the stats and website. Brian Fleming of Brandon is the Referee in Chief. Bill Treble of Crystal City is the secretary/treasurer, Rodney White of Neepawa is the vice-president responsible for scheduling and League registration, and Brian Franklin of Deloraine is the president responsible for day to day League operations and suspensions.
League games and scores can be found on the website of “The Tiger Hills Hockey League”.