There may be junior hockey in Elliot Lake next season afterall.
To be sure, Elliot Lake Bobcats of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have confirmed they are relocating to Cochrane after this season.
But sources are saying the City of Elliot Lake is looking at the possibility of operating a community-owned junior hockey team effective the 2014-2015 season.
Should the City approve necessary funds to operate a junior team, it would then establish a Board of Directors who would oversee a hockey staff, according to a source from within the NOJHL league office.
Elliot Lake has been home to the Bobcats for seven years, five of which were spent in the Greater Metro Jr. Hockey League and the past two — including this one — in the NOJHL.