The Meadow Lake Mustangs have ceased operations.

The junior hockey team, which played in the WSHL, made the decision over the weekend.

“The main, most obvious, immediate issue was that we were short of players,” said Glen Winkler, who served as the team’s general manager. “It’s deeper than that. I mean there’s other factors to consider, the finances and a whole bunch of other factors. That’s the most immediate reason, the timing was because we were out of players.”

Meadow Lake’s last game was this past Saturday at home when they dropped an 8-2 decision to the Hinton Timberwolves. Winkler says there are options available for Meadow Lake players who want to continue playing hockey this season.

“We’re talking to the Western States Hockey League, they’ve got a couple of teams looking for players, if they so choose, they can relocate,” said Winkler.

The Mustangs spent parts of two seasons in the WSHL, which is branded as junior A hockey.

Meadow Lake posted an 8-19 record this season.

(PHOTO: Logo for the Meadow Lake Mustangs. Photo courtesy of Meadow Lake Mustangs, Facebook.)