Junior A hockey could be returning to the area, but not in Fort Saskatchewan.
The Western States Hockey League (WSHL), ran under the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), is looking to expand to western Canada and Morinville is on the map.
"We look at expanding as a significant opportunity to expand our brand into western Canada," confirmed league president Ron White.
The league calls themselves Junior A Tier II, comparative competition would be somewhere between Junior B and Junior A.
The WSHL is a pay-to-play system, players from all over the world between 16-20 are eligible to play with team fees ranging from $5000 to $10,000 per season.
In 2017-2018, players came from 26 different countries including over 150 European players.
"I think given where we're at we're probably within 30 days of announcing the original six locations," added White.
The new Canadian division in the WSHL plans to cover Northern British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Places other than Morinville rumoured to be in consideration for a team include Cold Lake, Whitecourt, Fort St. John (BC), Dawson Creek (BC) and one potential team in northern Saskatchewan.
Currently, there are 23 teams in the WSHL.

More Local News

Teen missing since last Tuesday

A missing girl hasn't been heard from in almost a week.

Spring gas prices continuing to bounce around

Fuel prices have been all over the map recently..

What is required to warrant an Amber Alert?

According to police, not every missing child requires an Amber Alert.

Fort Sask already reflecting province's photo radar plans

While the province is making some adjustments to their photo radar rules, not much will change in Fort Saskatchewan.

Update: Fort Saskatchewan RCMP need help finding 12-year-old

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have found Shenelle Jenkins.

Lamont County assembling flood drainage team

Lamont County is trying to get ahead of spring flooding this year.

MP Lloyd focused on helping local entrepreneurs

A local Member of Parliament is looking to better the region with faster broadband internet.

Update: RCMP looking for missing Fort Saskatchewan teen

Police have found Kirshtine Palabay safe and unharmed.

Sledge Hockey Day another success

It was the biggest year yet for the Robin Hood Association's third annual Sledge Hockey Day.

Primary Care Network says the best diet is a balanced one

How much food from each food group should be in meals?

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide