For years communities along the Southern Shore entered teams in the old Southern Shore Senior Hockey League. These teams would travel to St John’s on a weekly basis to compete for the Southern Shore Cup. Eventually this league finished and a couple of the communities entered teams in the St. John’s intermediated hockey league. Over time this league also folded and some players went looking for a game with the Avalon East Senior Hockey League(AESHL) as this was the only available senior hockey in the area. After a number of years with no Senior Hockey and a new arena of our own, Andy Sullivan a resident of the Southern Shore and one of best hockey players ever to lace up a pair of skates, decided it was time for the Southern Shore to get back into Senior Hockey.
Sullivan was the driving force behind the establishment of the first ever Southern Shore Senior Hockey team which was entered in the Avalon West Senior Hockey League(AWSHL) for the 1993-1994 hockey season. The years that followed confirmed that the Southern Shore Senior Breakers were one of the most successful entries in the AWSHL. In the ensuing years they won four herder championships and were always one of the top teams in both fan attendance and competition.
After the AWSHL folded the Southern Shore team again found themselves without a game of hockey. In 2001 a new Southern Shore Senior Executive was formed and made application for entry into the AESHL requesting play for the 2002-2003 hockey season. Once more the Southern Shore Senior Breakers hockey team were a force to be reckoned with and after only its second year playing in this league won another herder championship. The Southern Shore Senior Breakers continue to play in the AESHL and each and every year they continue to provide their fans with an exciting, competitive and successful hockey team. If success is measured by championships then the Southern Shore Senior Breakers have been the most successful team since they entered senior hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador. From 1994 when they entered the senior circuit to 2009, the Breakers, have won five herder championships.