Prince Rupert minor Hockey numbers down

The Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association is kicking off its 2013-2014 season.

The Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association is kicking off its 2013-2014 season, but registration this year isn’t as strong as it was last winter.

“We’re just getting the final numbers, but we are down a few people from last year … we’re probably down 20 to 25 kids from last year,” said Gene Storey, noting some of the decline goes back to when the chiller broke down last year.

“Because it took so long getting the ice in last year, some kids drifted off to different sports. We saw that last year and think we have lost some more from that this year.”