Mechanical problems have caused a delay for a group of young hockey players from this province hoping to compete in the AAA Atlantic Hockey Championships in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
The St. John’s PeeWee AAA team is set to play in AAA Atlantics today and was supposed to leave yesterday, but were delayed when the baggage door on their aircraft was unable to close.
Please make it right @WestJet and help us get our boys to @AaaAtlantics!!! They’ve worked their butts off all year and earned the right to represent their Province…let’s get them there!!! #SOS https://t.co/sDE01BNQkf
— Raelene Butler (@butler_raelene) April 3, 2019
Parents are calling on WestJet to set things right by helping to get the team to the tournament on time. However, with stormy weather putting further flights on uncertain ground, many are unsure where this will leave the team.
Raelene Butler, the mother of the team’s captain, says the players are disappointed.
She says the team has worked hard to get to the point of representing their province. The outcome is not what they had hoped for but they are still optimistic, and the tournament organizers have been working with them.
Butler hopes the team will still be able to bring the cup home to NL.