MHL Approves South Shore Relocation to Bouctouche

From MHL Files;


Truro, N.S. (April 23, 2023) – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) wishes to formally announce the transfer of the South Shore Lumberjacks franchise to the town of Grand Bouctouche. The transfer will take effect starting in the 2023-24 season. The Board of Governors recently met in Moncton, N.B. and unanimously approved the move.

“The Maritime Junior Hockey League would like to extend its thanks to Bridgewater and the surrounding area for their support of the team over the years, including their many fans,” says MHL President Troy Dumville.

The franchise began as the Halifax Wolverines in 2004-05. It moved ahead of the 2008-09 season and was renamed the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. The name changed to the South Shore Lumberjacks for the 2014-15 season. During the team’s time in Bridgewater, they made the division final three times.

Owner Dave Hinkley says, “The organization would like to thank all fans, players, staff, volunteers, and sponsors of Lunenburg County for your support since the team’s inception.”

As a result of this move, the franchise will play in the Eastlink North Division. The Summerside Western Capitals will move to the Eastlink South for the 2023-24 season.

Further information regarding the relocation of the South Shore Lumberjacks franchise to Bouctouche will be released in the near future.