In the Highway Hockey league three teams will be taking leave of absence for 2021-2022. The Cupar Canucks, Raymore Rockets and Strasbourg Maroons have notified the HHL in October that they would not be participating this season. Cupar has stated that it is their intention to do more planning and fundraising in hopes of rejoining the HHL for the 2022-2023 season.
The HHL will not move forward with three teams for 2021-2022: Bethune Bulldogs, Lumsden Monarchs and Southery Marlins.. HockeySask has informed the HHL that the league cannot continue interlock play with the QVHL if they are going to continue as separate leagues. As such the three HHL clubs have applied to join the Qu’appelle Valley Hockey League for the 2021-22 season so the HHL can continue what has been very successful and exciting interlock play with the QVHL.
The Qu’appelle Valley Hockey League scheduling meeting was November 1st in Balcarres, Saskatchewan. The QVHL is slated to have four returning teams, one taking a leave of absence and 3 new teams joining from the Highway Hockey League to make up a new seven team league. The returning clubs are : Balcarres Broncs, Grenfell Spitfires, Milestone Flyers and Odessa/Vibank Bruins. Balgonie Bisons will be taking a leave of absence. The three new teams that will be joining the QVHL after a successful trial interlock with the HHL will be : Bethune Bulldogs, Lumsden Monarchs and Southery Marlins. The new league will go by the name Qu’appelle Valley Highway Hockey League.