Junior B hockey in Cap-Pelé

Hockey New Brunswick made the announcement. The new franchise will begin operations next fall. The team will be known as the South East Kings and will play their home games at Aréna Pelé in Cap-Pelé.

The team’s general manager, Paul Ouellette, is already at work. He believes that the arrival of a junior B club will allow young people in the region to play hockey at a high level without having to move.

We believe there is a shortage in the region for young people graduating from high school who want to continue playing high caliber hockey.he said.

The region already has three other teams but they cater more to local players. We will offer young people from Shediac, Cap-Pelé and the south-east the opportunity to continue to practice their sport and develop as an athlete while remaining in the region and thus be able to pursue their higher education close to home. »

A quote from Paul Ouellette, first general manager of the Kings

The Southeast Kings are part of New Brunswick’s Junior B league, as are the Kent Koyotes, pictured, who won the Atlantic Junior B hockey championship in Cocagne in May.

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Now 4 teams in the region

The Southeast Kings will join the Moncton Vito’s, Kent Koyotes and Richibucto Rangers in this Junior B hockey circuit.

The league’s support for our bid was overwhelming. Hockey New Brunswick made our job easier. The summer will be busy but we can’t wait to develop the team which will be young and dynamicsays Paul Ouellette.

The Southeast Kings general manager confirms that he is already in talks with candidates for the position of coach of the team. The name of the successful candidate should be known soon.

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