Clarenville Caribous
Clarenville Caribous
City: Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
League: Central/West Senior Hockey League
Operated: 2006 (2006)
Home Arena: Clarenville Events Centre
Colors: Black, Red, and White
Head Coach: Ivan Hapgood
General Manager: Derek MacPhee

The Clarenville Caribous are a senior ice hockey team based in Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Central/West Senior Hockey League. The Caribous are two-time winning Herder Memorial Trophy Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey Champions and 2011 Allan Cup National Senior "AAA" Hockey Champions.[1]


The Caribous broke into the WCSHL in 2006-2007, ending the season in last place with 18 points. However, in the very next season in 2007-2008 they shot past the other three teams, ending the season in first place with 30 points. They also went on to beat the Corner Brook Royals in the first round of the playoffs, only to be defeated by the Deer Lake Red Wings in the next. A very big improvement for one year.

The following season proved to be an even bigger improvement for the team. In the club's third year in the League, the 2008-2009 season, the team went to the playoffs to win against the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts, and got revenge on the Deer Lake Red Wings, defeating them in the next round. The Caribous went on to play the Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars in the final, and won the series 4-1. Clarenville won the Herder Memorial Trophy for the first time in club history.[2]

In the Summer of 2009, the Caribous applied for Sr. AAA status to compete in future Allan Cup National Championship events.[3] After winning the 2010 WCSHL Championship, the Caribous took home their second straight Herder Memorial Trophy be beating CBN for the second year in a row, 4-1.[4] The Caribous were winless (0-3) at the 2010 Allan Cup in Fort St. John, British Columbia.[5]

In 2010-11, the Caribous went 14-10-0-0 for second place in the WCSHL. They were eliminated in the league semi-final by Deer Lake to end their hopes for a third straight league title and Herder Trophy. Again registered with Hockey Canada as Senior AAA[6], the Caribous traveled west to Kenora, Ontario to compete at the 2011 Allan Cup. The Caribous went undefeated (4-0), beating Alberta's Bentley Generals 5-3[7] in the final to win their first and Newfoundland and Labrador's second ever Allan Cup.[8]

The Caribous players took a vote in January of 2018 and agreed to play the balance of the 2017-18 season without pay in an effort to help stabilize the team.  The team management then took the further step to join the East Coast Senior Hockey League for the 2018-19 season, as the ECSHL does not pay its' players.[9]

Season by season resultsEdit

Led league in points


Herder Trophy champions

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Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, DNQ = Did not qualify

WCSHL = West Coast Senior Hockey League, NSHL = Newfoundland Senior Hockey League, CWSHL = Central/West Senior Hockey League

Clarenville Caribous regular season and postseason statistics and results, 2006–present
Season League Regular season Postseason
2006-07 WCSHL 18
2007-08 WCSHL 30dagger 1st Lost in WCSHL finals to Deer Lake Red Wings
2008-09 WCSHL 24 14 9 1 134 109 29 2nd Won Herder vs. Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars, 4-1Template:If empty
2009-10 WCSHL 24 16 6 2 104 81 34dagger 1st Won Herder vs. Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars, 4-1Template:If empty
2010-11 WCSHL 24 14 10 0 106 99 28 2nd Lost Semi-final, Won Allan Cup
2011-12 NSHL 24 15 5 2 36dagger 1st Won Herder vs. Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts, 4-1Template:If empty
2012-13 NSHL 24 15 7 2 119 100 32 2nd Lost in Herder final
2013-14 NSHL 24 13 6 - 5 116 81 31 2nd 11 6 5 45 36 Lost Final to Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts
2014-15 CWSHL 24 13 10 - 1 110 94 27 3rd 4 0 4 9 22 Lost Semifinal to Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts;
Lost 2015 Allan Cup Semifinals (as Host)
2015-16 CWSHL 22 10 11 - 1 90 96 21 3rd 7 3 4 22 22 Lost in league semi-finals to Corner Brook Royals, 3-4
2016-17 CWSHL 20 12 8 - 3 65 57 24 2nd 14 8 6 Won League Championship;
Lost Herder Final 3 games to 2 to Harbour Grace Cee Bee Stars

Allan Cup resultsEdit

Season Location GP W L T OTL GF GA Results Playoffs
2010 Fort St. John, BC 3 0 3 0 0 8 20 3rd Pool Two Lost Quarter-final
2011 Kenora, Ontario 4 4 0 0 0 15 7 1st Pool One Won Allan Cup
2013 Red Deer, Alberta 4 3 1 0 0 18 10 1st Pool One Lost in Final
2014 Dundas, Ontario 4 3 1 0 0 18 8 1st Pool One Lost in Final
2015 Clarenville, NL 4 2 2 0 0 10 9 2nd Division two Lost in semi-final (South East Prairie Thunder)


External links Edit

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