Newbies skate in

Local hockey has some fresh blood this season.

The national roller hockey league has a new look for 2012. Five teams are in the competition, with four of them sporting new names and looks. The lone holdover is the High Rollers, who are once again being sponsored by MEPCO.

The other squads are the Gamebirds, Spartans, Flames and ClubHouse Sharks. All have a load of talent with Gamebirds featuring Eric Mildenberger, Spartans sporting Jean-Louis Beaudet and the Sharks having Rob Rintoul.

Matches take place at Kings Sports Centre on Tuesday nights. The next round of games are slated for Tuesday, 6 March. At 8.10pm Gamebirds face the Spartans and at 9.10pm the High Rollers battle the Flames.