Massey still seeking junior team

March 1, 2016

As first reported in a November, 2015 article, the town of Massey is interested in bringing a junior hockey team to the area.

Its arena facility has undergone a face-lift that includes the installation of 205 new seats and sources continue to convey that the Massey & District Community Centre remains a possibility to house a junior hockey team for the 2016-2017 season.

The non-sanctioned, Greater Metro Jr. Hockey League is reportedly looking at Massey as a possible site for a new team for next season. The three-division, 31-team league already has a presence in the north.

Massey is located about 130 miles east of Sault Ste. Marie and 55 miles west of Sudbury and is part of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers which also serves the nearby communities of Walford and Webbwood with a combined population of about 3,200.

Brady Ropp, who is the parks and recreation director for the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers, told that he feels “junior hockey would be a great addition to our community and would play a valuable role in the development of our current minor hockey system.

“The intangible benefits of junior hockey would benefit our community greatly,” added Ropp.

As for the refurbished Massey & District Community Centre, Ropp noted that “it was a big job but it looks great.”

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