As a result, the Lakers’ hockey players will not be taking the ice representing the Crusaders this year. Spring Lake does not have enough players to put together a team of its own.
Spring Lake athletic director Cavin Mohrhardt said the split came about mainly because of a weakening of the board that made all the decisions for the team.
“The board dissolved last year,” said Mohrhardt, who explained that hockey was a completely self-funded sport. A board was formed when the team was created to handle finances and travel.
Mohrhardt said there have been preliminary discussions with creating a co-op with another school, possibly Coopersville, but that would not fill the void this winter.
“We won’t have a hockey team this year,” said Mohrhardt, who had very little to do with the hockey team since Muskegon Catholic Central was the sponsor school.
“We’re working, and there’s been some interest in working with Coopersville to co-op with them. Right now, that’s about the only option we have.”
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