Red Wings and Caps clash for Senior Hockey Supremacy


Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – The 2024 Herder Memorial Championships will begin at the CBS Arena, in CBS this coming Friday, March 29, 2024.  The 89-year-old trophy will be battled for between the Deer Lake Red Wings, champions of the Central West Senior Hockey League and the St. John’s Caps, winners of the Avalon East Senior Hockey League.

The Red Wings have two Herder titles dating back to 2001 and 2005, while the franchise Caps’ is vying for their first after being in the finals in 2016 and 2018.  The St. John’s Capitals, Shamrocks and Blue Caps combined for nine provincial titles for the capital city from 1970 to 1990.  

The Red Wings knocked off the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts in five games to win the Central West, and the Caps swept the Clarenville Caribous in the Avalon East.

Gary Gale is the Senior Chair, for Hockey NL, and is excited for the provincial championship.  “The calibre of hockey in both leagues has been great this season and we expect a very competitive and entertaining series this year”, said Gale.

The full schedule for the seven-game series is listed below. Ticket prices are $20 plus Taxes and can be purchased for this weekend.

Game 1 - Friday Mar 29th
Game 2 – Saturday Mar 30th

Game 1 Friday, March 29, 2024, 7:30 PM CBS Arena

Game 2 Saturday, March 30, 2024, 7:30 PM CBS Arena

Game 3 Friday, April 5, 2024, 7:30 PM Hodder Memorial Arena

Game 4 Saturday, April 6, 2024, 7:30 PM Hodder Memorial Arena

Game 5 Sunday, April 7, 2024, 1:30 PM Hodder Memorial Arena (if needed)

Game 6 Friday, April 13, 2024, 7:30 PM CBS Arena (if needed) 

Game 7 Saturday, April 14, 2024, 1:30 PM CBS Arena  (if needed) 

The Herder Memorial Trophy was first presented by the Evening Telegram Limited in 1935 to honor the hockey playing Herder Family, who founded the Evening Telegram in 1879. The trophy is emblematic of the All-Newfoundland Senior Hockey Championship.

For fans unable to get to venues, games will be webcasted by AO Live and subscriptions can be purchased and can be watched online

For complete details on results and statistics click here  The Herder

For more information, please contact:


Craig Tulk

Pronouns (He/Him)

Executive Director

Hockey NL

P.O. Box 176

32 Queensway

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL

A2A 2J4


Tel:  709-489-5512

Fax:  709-489-2273