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Hockey Manitoba green-lights Churchill High School hockey team of Grade 9s

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The Churchill Bulldogs will be returning to the Winnipeg High School Hockey League.

The team had been sitting in limbo since Sept. 1 after Hockey Manitoba refused to sanction the school’s all-Grade 9 roster.

680 CJOB learned of the approval early Thursday morning from Hockey Manitoba Executive Director Peter Woods.

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The decision came down to the wire as the past two days included the league’s deadline for roster submissions and scheduling for the 2018-19 season.

A missed season would have been a big loss for players, as it would have been too late to participate in triple-AAA and double-AA tryouts.

Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association Executive Director Chat Falk said he’s relieved it’s worked out.

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“We are very happy that a positive outcome was able to be reached for the students of the Churchill High School hockey team.”

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