The Sherbrooke Hockeyprofil.com senior hockey team announced on Wednesday that it was folding, effective immediately.
In a statement posted to the team’s Facebook page, team ownership cited the loss of one of the team’s co-owners, as well as a drop in attendance this season as the reasons for the team’s demise.
The Hockeyprofil.com were formed in 2011, originally playing under the name Sherbrooke Momo Sports/Powertek and joined the newly-created Eastern Townships senior hockey league, the LHSCE. The team dominated in its first three seasons of the LHSCE, winning the league’s first three championships, but had a poorer performance last season and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
This year, along with the Waterloo Maroons, Windsor Wild and the Lac-Megantic Turmel, the Hockeyprofil.com moved into the Mauricie Senior “A” hockey league.
However, Sherbrooke struggled in the LHSAM, posting a 1-9 record, a fact that no doubt contributed to the 40 per cent drop in attendance so far this year.
The league has acknowledged Sherbrooke’s withdrawal, but had not made any further announcements as to adjustments for the 10 remaining teams.