UPDATED: The league meeting is now set on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Tofield Arena.
As with every February and March murmurs of expansion and contraction fill the email boxes.
Multiple teams, both near Edmonton, and Camrose have expressed interest, but it’s hard to know at this point what will come to fruition.
Although nothing is very sure at the moment rumours of the old Camrose Midget team, Beaumont and an Edmonton team have reached out various parties within the league.
The league has been burned, although not recently, by teams entering the league and then leaving. That results in the famous exit of the Chipman Crackerjacks, which the league then toyed with the idea for an expansion security deposit in case teams left the league early in their first couple of seasons.
Since then, however, successful expansions in Armena, Holden and Leduc have all taken place with no bounty added. Even Beaumont at least finished the season before pulling the plug after four years.
The spring meeting is around the corner and should answer some of these questions. Until then, we wait in the cold and wonder.