CBC - U.S. Junior Hockey League eyes second expansion in Northern Alberta

League in talks with Slave Lake, Fort Saskatchewan and Jasper to expand Canadian division

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A U.S. Junior A hockey league is eyeing another expansion into part of northern Alberta, a year after making its Canadian debut.

In a press release Monday, the Western States Hockey League said it was hoping to add four new teams to play in its Canadian division when the season starts in September. The league said it was in talks with officials in Jasper, Fort Saskatchewan and Slave Lake.  

The Western States Hockey League expanded north of the border in Dec. 2017, announcing the creation of the Western Provinces Hockey Association. The division hosts four teams out of Hinton, Cold Lake, Edson and Meadow Lake, Sask.

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