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Sports 2019 / 20 Season

Chill Prepare for Menace this Weekend - Thursday, June 20, 2019

Chill Prepare for Menace  this Weekend

Thunder Bay Chill  Matthew  Mozynski  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  June 20, 2019  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chill (3-2-1) will host the undefeated Des Moines Menace (5-0-1) for a double header this coming weekend on Friday and Saturday nights. Kickoff for both events is 7:30 pm at Tbaytel Place at Fort William Stadium.  The Chill are coming off a sweep of WSA Winnipeg last weekend with a clean sheet for Campbell University graduate Matthew Mozynski, in a 4-0 win on Saturday after taking the Friday night event by a score of 2-1.  

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Former Border Cats Pitchers Sign Pro Deals - Monday, June 17, 2019

Former Border Cats Pitchers Sign Pro Deals

Border Cats sign with Majors Alex Nolan Brandon Williamson   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports    Brandon Williamson              Brandon Williamson

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  June 17, 2019  (LSN)  - Former Thunder Bay Border Cats pitcher Brandon Williamson has agreed to a professional contract with the Seattle Mariners.  Williamson, who played for Thunder Bay in 2017, became the second highest Border Cats alum selected in the MLB Draft when he was taken in the 2nd round, 59th overall, by the Mariners earlier this month.  The lefthander, who attended Texas Christian University, signed with Seattle for $925,000. 

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Chill host WSA Winnipeg - Friday, June 7, 2019

Chill host WSA Winnipeg this weekend

Thuinder  Bay Chill    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports #LSN_TBay  Thunder Bay Chill

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  June 7, 2019  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chill (0-2-0) are looking to get back to league play this weekend as they host WSA Winnipeg (0-5-0) this Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8th at tbaytelplace@FWS. Kickoff is 7:30pm both nights. 

The Chill are hoping to continue their form after last weekend’s friendlies against the Lions that saw the Chill win 5-0 and tie 1-1. 

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Jacobs Holmes commits to Soo Greyhounds - Sunday, May 26, 2019

Jacobs Holmes commits to Soo Greyhounds

Jacobs Holmes commits to Soo Greyhounds   Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -  May 26, 2019  (LSN) Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis is pleased to announce  the commitment from 2019 draft pick Jacobs Holmes  The Alliston, ON native was the Greyhounds’ 1st Round Pick (18th overall) in this past April’s OHL Priority Selection.

“We are very excited to have Jacob and his family commit to the Soo Greyhounds hockey program.  This season, Jacob captained the York Simcoe Express and was a player that continued to improve throughout the year - building upon a strong Canada Winter Games” began Raftis.

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Sports 2019

BORDER CATS ADD FIVE MORE PLAYERS - Saturday, April 13, 2019

BORDER CATS ADD FIVE MORE PLAYERS TO ROSTER

BORDER CATS ADD FIVE MORE PLAYERS Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  April 13, 2019  (LSN)  Manager Eric Vasquez is proud to announce the addition of five more players to the Thunder Bay Border Cats roster for the 2019 Northwoods League season.  Joining the Cats are pitchers Joey Hecht and Mark Anderson as well as catcher-utility man Conor Allard and outfielders Nick Seamons and Andrew Shebloski.

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Fury B teams brings home Silver - Sunday, April 7, 2019

Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association Fury B teams brings home Silver at Provincials

Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association Fury B team  Lake Superior News
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TORONTO, ONTARIO  -  April 7, 2019  (LSN) Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association Fury B teams brings home Silver at Provincials

TBWHA's Fury B lost in OT in the Gold Medal game at the Ontario Women's Hockey Provincial Champsionships in Toronto.

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BORDER CATS SIGN TRIO OF PITCHERS - Thursday, March 14, 2019

BORDER CATS SIGN TRIO OF PITCHERS

BORDER CATS SIGN TRIO OF PITCHERS  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports      Eagleston              Leaser Josh          Joe Moran

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 14, 2019  (LSN)  Thunder Bay, Ont. - The Thunder Bay Border Cats are pleased to announce the signings of three pitchers for the 2019 Northwoods League season with the addition of Josh Leaser, Austin Eggleston and Joe Moran.

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Partnership launches Jr. Greyhounds brand - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Partnership launches Jr. Greyhounds brand for 2019-20 season

Partnership launches Jr. Greyhounds brand  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -  March 12, 2019  (LSN) The Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) are pleased to announce the formalization of a partnership with both Sault Major Hockey Association and the Sault Female Hockey Association that will see the rep teams of these two organizations donning a new Soo Junior Greyhounds logo.

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Del Paggio, Canada capture bronze at FISU - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Del Paggio, Canada capture bronze at FISU Winter Universiade

Del Paggio, Canada capture bronze at FISU Winter Universiade  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves   Del Paggio
 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  March 12, 2019  (LSN) Lakehead Thunderwolves’ forward Daniel Del Paggio scored a goal and added an assist as Canada blanked Kazakhstan 3-0 to win the bronze medal at the 29th Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The host Russian team, which defeated Canada 5-1 in the semi-final, took the gold medal with a 2-1 win over Slovakia.

Del Paggio averaged a point per game in Russia, recording four goals and three assists in Canada’s seven contests. 

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Stewart leaves Lakehead - Monday, March 11, 2019

Stewart leaves Lakehead, returns to Fort Wayne of ECHL

Thunderwolves   Chase Stewart   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves   Chase Stewart
 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  March 11, 2019  (LSN)
Defenceman Chase Stewart has decided to leave Lakehead University and return to Fort Wayne of the ECHL where he played from last October until just before Christmas.

He suited up for 20 games with the Komets in the fall, scoring 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points before deciding to leave Fort Wayne and enroll at Lakehead for the winter term.

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8 weeks until Thunder Bay hosts TELUS Cup - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8 weeks until Thunder Bay hosts TELUS Cup

1982-83 Andrews midgets 1st local side to medal at event  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   1982-83 Andrews midgets 1st local side to medal at event

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 27, 2019  (LSN) As the Thunder Bay Kings, in conjunction with Hockey Canada, Hockey Northwestern Ontario and the Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Association, busily prepare and gear up to host the 2019 TELUS Cup Canadian National Midget Championship, April 22-28, at the Fort William Gardens, it brings back recollections of past success clubs from the Lakehead have achieved at previous events.

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Ice Races in Shuniah - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ice Races in Shuniah

Ice Racing Lake View Lodge   Lake Superior News
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 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  February 14, 2019  (LSN)
Although mother nature has not been on our side, Ice Racing Motorcycles Thunder Bay and Area have now cleared a track and started to practice out on the ice this past weekend.

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Del Paggio wins Molson Cup - Monday, February 11, 2019

Del Paggio wins Molson Cup

Thunderwolves Daniel Del Paggio wins Molson Cup  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves   Daniel Del Paggio
 LONDON, ONTARIO -  February 11, 2019  (LSN)
Lakehead Thunderwolves’ sophomore forward Daniel Del Paggio is the winner of the Molson Cup trophy for the 2018-19 season.

Molson Cup points are awarded to players that are selected as one of the Molson three stars of the game after Thunderwolves hockey home contests.  Five points are awarded for a first-star selection, three points for a second star, and two points for a third.

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Lakehead downs Western 5-1 in season finale - Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lakehead downs Western 5-1 in season finale

Lakehead Thunderwolves Daniel Del Paggio   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves   Daniel Del Paggio
 LONDON, ONTARIO -  February 9, 2019  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves downed the Western Mustangs 5-1 at Thompson Arena on Saturday afternoon to finish up the 2018-19 season on a high note.

Lakehead’s Jordan King got the only goal of a fast-moving first period when he dented the twine behind Western goalie David Oskjannikov at 14:20, with Daniel Del Paggio and Brennen Dubchak assisting.

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expansion franchise for Spooner, Wis. - Friday, February 8, 2019

SIJHL approves expansion franchise for Spooner, Wis., in 2019-20

Wisconsin Lumberjacks, to join the SIJHL   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – February 8,2019  (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Friday that its Board of Governors has unanimously approved the acceptance of a seventh franchise in time for the 2019-20 season to be based in Spooner, Wis.

The addition of the new franchise will become official once receiving final approval from Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

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TELUS CUP NEEDS YOU: VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Friday, February 8, 2019

TELUS CUP NEEDS YOU: VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Telus Cup   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 8, 2019  (LSN) Canada’s national Midget hockey Championship is being held in Thunder Bay this April and the organizers need over 200 volunteers to ensure that it runs smoothly.

According to Iain Angus, the Chair of Volunteers and Accreditation for the 2019 TELUS Cup, it is essential for the smooth operation of the tournament that a range of positions be filled by local volunteers. “Given that the proceeds of the TELUS Cup will go to supporting local hockey development, the more volunteers that we have the less we will have to spend to run the tournament” he said. “This is a significant operation and volunteers are key to it being a success.”

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Wolves close out regular season at Western - Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wolves close out regular season at Western
with playoff hopes on the line

Thunderwolves Daniel McKitrick   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  
Daniel McKitrick
 

CATHARINES, ONTARIO -  February 7, 2019  (LSN) With a myriad of scenarios and Lakehead’s playoff hopes up in the air, the Thunderwolves will be in London this weekend to take on the Western Mustangs for the final two games of the regular season.  Game times are 7:00 pm on Friday night and 4:00 pm on Saturday at Thompson Arena.

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Wolves down Guelph 4-1 to stay in playoff hunt - Sunday, February 3, 2019

Wolves down Guelph 4-1 to stay in playoff hunt Brennen Dubchak  Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves   Brennen Dubchak

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  February 3, 2019  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves downed the Guelph Gryphons 4-1 before a crowd of 2,001 in a penalty-filled affair at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night, and in doing so kept themselves in the hunt for a place in the OUA playoffs.

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Wolves’ comeback bid falls just short - Saturday, February 2, 2019

Wolves’ comeback bid falls just short

Josh Laframboise Thunderwolves   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves   
Josh Laframboise

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  February 2, 2019  (LSN)  Lakehead’s third-period rally fell just short as the Thunderwolves were edged 5-4 by the Guelph Gryphons before a crowd of 2,189 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

Lakehead’s line of Josh Laframboise, Tomas Soustal and Dexter Kuczek was dynamite all night long, but unfortunately the loss took off some of the shine from Laframboise’s three-goal performance

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Lakehead faces Guelph in last home games of the regular season - Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lakehead faces Guelph in last home games of the regular season

Lakehead faces Guelph  Lake Superior News
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CATHARINES, ONTARIO -  January 31, 2019  (LSN)

With playoff possibilities looming large for both teams, the Lakehead Thunderwolves will face the Guelph Gryphons in the Wolves’ last home games of the regular season this weekend.  The opening face-off is set for 7:00 pm on both Friday and Saturday nights at the Fort William Gardens.

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2019 Chill Schedule Release - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2019 Chill Schedule Release
USL League 2

Thunder Bay Chill   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  –  Juarary 30, 2019  (LSN)  USL League Two (previously the PDL) released the 2019 schedule today including the 14-game regular season schedule for the Thunder Bay Chill.  The Thunder Bay Chill will be celebrating their 20th season in the league opening on the road facing Kaw Valley FC on May 24th and the St. Louis Lions on May 26th.

The Heartland Division remains at six teams.  However, the Chicago FC United has moved over to the Great Lakes division and is replaced by a new team out of Green Bay, WI.

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DAIRY PRODUCERS SUPPORT THE 2019 TELUS CUP - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

THUNDER BAY DAIRY PRODUCERS SUPPORT THE 2019 TELUS CUP

Telus Cup thunder Bay Milk Producers   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 30, 2019  (LSN)  Thunder Bay Dairy Producers recently announced their support for the 2019 TELUS Cup with a donation of $10,000.

"Thunder Bay Dairy Producers are excited to partner with the Thunder Bay Kings and the Telus Cup. Dairy Farmers are pleased to provide hockey players with the opportunity to Recharge with Milk after their games and training” Said Ben Brukelman,

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Lakehead falls at Brock - Sunday, January 27, 2019

Lakehead falls at Brock

Dylan Butler Thunderwolves Lake Superior News
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Dylan Butler  

CATHARINES, ONTARIO -  January 27, 2019  (LSN) Despite getting off to a good start, the Lakehead Thunderwolves fell 6-2 to the Brock Badgers at the Seymour-Hannah Centre in St. Catharines on Saturday afternoon.

Lakehead’s Dylan Butler scored on a shot that fooled Badgers’ goalie Logan Thompson just 27 seconds into the game, with Tomas Soustal and Sam Schutt getting the assists

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Thunderwolves clawed by Badgers 3-1 - Saturday, January 26, 2019

Thunderwolves clawed by Badgers 3-1

Daniel Del Paggio  Thunderwolves    Lake Superior News
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Daniel Del Paggio  

CATHARINES, ONTARIO -  January 26, 2019  (LSN)  In a game where the Thunderwolves just couldn’t get the offense to click, Lakehead was beaten 3-1 by the division-leading Brock Badgers at the Seymour-Hannah Centre in St. Catharines on Friday night.

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Lakehead swept by Golden Hawks - Sunday, January 20, 2019

Lakehead swept by Golden Hawks

Brett Wolframe  thunderwolves   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves   Brett Wolframe 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 20, 2019  (LSN)  To the dismay of the 1,954 hardy fans at the Fort William Gardens on a bone-chilling Saturday night in Thunder Bay, the Laurier Golden Hawks downed the Lakehead Thunderwolves 5-2 for the second night in a row to sweep the weekend series.

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Wolves fall prey to Golden Hawks - Saturday, January 19, 2019

Wolves fall prey to Golden Hawks

Nic Renyard Thunderwolves Goalie   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  goaltending of Nic Renyard

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 19, 2019  (LSN)  On a frigid night in Thunder Bay, a crowd of 1,846 watched as the Laurier Golden Hawks swooped into the Fort William and skated away with a 5-2 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves.

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TELUS CUP TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Saturday, January 12, 2019

TELUS CUP TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Telus Cup   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 12, 2019  (LSN)  Organizers of Canada’s National Midget Hockey Championship announced today that early bird tickets for the week- long tournament being held in Thunder Bay are now on sale. 

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Wolves edge Lancers - Saturday, January 12, 2019

Renyard, Butler shine as Wolves edge Lancers

goaltending of Nic Renyard Thunderwolves   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  goaltending of Nic Renyard

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 12, 2019  (LSN) Led by the goaltending of Nic Renyard and two third-period goals by Dylan Butler, the Lakehead Thunderwolves edged the Windsor Lancers 2-1 at the South Windsor Arena on Saturday night.

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Border Cats 3 Player Signs for 2019 Season - Thursday, January 10, 2019

Border Cats 3 Player Signs  for 2019 Season

Thomas Grilli Border Cats   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thomas Grilli Border Cats

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 10, 2019  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Border Cats are pleased to announce the first player signings for 2019 Northwoods League season.  Manager Eric Vasquez has signed Canadian born infielder Thomas Grilli, outfielder Anthony Galati, pitcher Brendan Cindric and infielder Nathan Soriano. 

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Greyhounds, Sudbury Wolves complete deal - Monday, January 7, 2019

Greyhounds, Sudbury Wolves complete deal

DREW WAWROW  ANTHONY DEMEO Soo Greyhounds  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Greyhounds  Wawrow  ~  Demeo

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -  January 7, 2019  (LSN) Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis announced this evening the club has completed a deal with the Sudbury Wolves.

In the transaction the Greyhounds acquire 17-year old defenceman DREW WAWROW along with a a 5th Round Pick in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection (Sudbury’s) and 3rd Round Pick in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection (Mississauga’s) in exchange for 19-year old rearguard ANTHONY DEMEO.

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Border Cats announce new ownership team - Monday, January 7, 2019

Border Cats announce new ownership team

New Border Cats Ownership   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   New Ownership team

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 7, 2019  (LSN)  The Border Cats also unveiled its new ownership group during an off-season team party on January 5th at Sleeping Giant Brewery.  Grand Slam Sports & Entertainment Inc. will consist of a five-member board including president David Valente,

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Wolves felled by Warriors - Sunday, January 6, 2019

Wolves felled by Warriors

Jordan King Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 6, 2019  (LSN) In the second of an exciting two-game weekend, the Waterloo Warriors exacted a measure of revenge and felled the Lakehead Thunderwolves 5-3 to salvage a series split before a crowd of 2,008 at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night.

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Sports 2018

Wolves edge Laurentian for Christmas Challenge sweep - Sunday, December 30, 2018

Wolves edge Laurentian for Christmas Challenge sweep

Brennen Dubchak Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  Brennen Dubchak 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  December 30, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves edged the Laurentian Voyageurs 3-2 in front of 2024 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night to sweep the two-game Christmas Challenge.

The Wolves drew first blood with a short-handed goal at 6:49 of the first when Brennen Dubchak converted a two-on-one break after a nice feed by Jordan King, with Dillon Donnelly getting the other assist.

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Thunderwolves down Voyageurs - Saturday, December 29, 2018

Thunderwolves down Voyageurs 4-1
Christmas Challenge

Devin Green  Thunderwolves Christmas Challenge  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  Devin Green

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  December 29, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves downed the Laurentian Voyageurs 4-1 before a crowd of 1,821 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

Lakehead’s Daniel Del Paggio opened the scoring at 11:52 of the first period on wrister from a sharp angle that eluded Laurentian goalie Michael Giugovaz, with Brennen Dubchak and John Masters getting the assists.

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Watson commits to Greyhounds - Saturday, December 29, 2018

Watson commits to Greyhounds

Kalyn Watson commits to Greyhounds  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Greyhounds  Kalyn Watson

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -  December 29 2018  (LSN) Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis announced this afternoon the signing and commitment of a member of the club’s 2018 draft class.

Forward KALVYN WATSON (5th Round, 2018) has agreed to a standard player agreement with the Program.

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Stewart puts pro career on hold for Christmas Challenge - Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Stewart puts pro career on hold for
Christmas Challenge games versus Laurentian

Stewart returns for Christmas Challenge games versus Laurentian   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  December 26, 2018  (LSN) Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves hockey team are pleased to announce that defenceman Chase Stewart has decided to put his professional hockey career on hold and will be joining the Thunderwolves for the Christmas Challenge games versus Laurentian on December 28-29.

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SIJHL Player of Week 14 - Tuesday, December 25, 2018

SIJHL Player of  Week 14
Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman  Jake Eischen

Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Jake Eischen  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL Jake Eischen

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – December 26, 2018  (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Jake Eischen has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 23.

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Carroll Selected for 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Carroll Selected for 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Joe Carroll Soo Greyhounds Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Greyhounds  Joe Carroll

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -  December 16 2018  (LSN) For the 10th straight season (the longest current streak in the CHL) the Soo Greyhounds will once again be represented at the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

When forty (40) prospects head West to Red Deer, Alberta next month that group will include one Greyhound - JOE CARROLL.

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Thunderwolves Christmas Challenge - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Thunderwolves Christmas Challenge

Thunderwolves Christmas Challenge  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  December 16, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves will host the Laurentian Voyageurs for a pair of games in the Christmas Challenge at the Fort William Gardens on December 28th and 29th, with the opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m. on both nights.

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STAAL FOUNDATION OPEN ENDS IN THUNDER BAY - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

STAAL FOUNDATION OPEN ENDS RUN IN THUNDER BAY

Staal Opens ends in Thunder Bay   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   December 11, 2018   (LSNStaal Foundation Open organizers, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and the Staal Family decided earlier this week to discontinue the Staal Foundation Open, beginning in 2019.

Since 2014, the Staal Foundation Open has beenthe highlight of the summer for Northwestern Ontario residents, and the tournament has raised over $1 million for local charities while making a significant economic impact in the region.

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Special Olympics Canada Winter 2020 - Saturday, December 8, 2018

Countdown to Special Olympics
Canada Winter Games is On

Media Conferance Special Olympics Canada Winter Games  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   #LSN_SpecialOlympicsWinter

THUNDER BAY, Ontario  – December 5, 2018  (LSN)  The countdown to the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games officially began today, with the Thunder Bay Games Organizing Committee (GOC) announcing Goldcorp as the Games presenting Sponsor

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hief River Falls Norskies forward Blake Nelson - Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SIJHL Player of  Week 11
Thief River Falls Norskies forward Blake Nelson

hief River Falls Norskies forward Blake Nelson  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL Blake Nelson

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – December 3, 2018  (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Blake Nelson has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 2.

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Hounds hopeful for International Spotlight - Monday, December 3, 2018

Hounds hopeful for International Spotlight

Hounds hopeful for International Spotligh  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Greyhounds

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -  December 3 2018  (LSN) As Ontario Hockey League teams move into the month of December and their pre-Christmas schedule, for a select number of those players an opportunity will present itself that they each have hoped for throughout their careers.

To represent their home country on the International stage.

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Del Paggio leads Molson Cup standings Thunderwolves - Monday, December 3, 2018

Del Paggio leads Molson Cup standings Thunderwolves

Del Paggio leads Molson Cup standings Thunderwolves Lake Superior News

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  Del Paggio

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO December 3, 2018  (LSN)  Lakehead Thunderwolves’ sophomore forward Daniel Del Paggio (Thunder Bay, ON) is on top of the Molson Cup standings heading into the Christmas exams break with 12 points.

Molson Cup points are awarded to the three stars after every Lakehead Thunderwolves home game.  5 points are awarded for a first-star selection, with 3 points for a second star and 2 points for a third.

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Red Lake Miners forward Bryce Young - Monday, November 26, 2018

SIJHL Player of  Week 10
Red Lake Miners forward Bryce Young

SIJHL  Red Lake Miners forward Bryce Young  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL Bryce Young

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – November 26, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday Red Lake Miners forward Bryce Young has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 25.

In three games last week, which were all Red Lake victories, Young racked up 10 points on seven goals and three assists.

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Lakehead swept by division-leading Ryerson Rams - Sunday, November 25, 2018

Lakehead swept by division-leading Ryerson Rams

Thunderwolves goalie Devin Green  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 25, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves fell 7-1 to the Ryerson Rams in front of 2538 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night; a penalty-filled affair in which 130 minutes in penalties were handed out, most of them to Lakehead.

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Thunderwolves toppled by division-leading Ryerson Rams - Saturday, November 24, 2018

Thunderwolves toppled by division-leading Ryerson Rams

Thunderwolves Hockey  Jordon King   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 24, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves were toppled 5-3 by the division-leading Ryerson Rams before a crowd of 1,849 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night. The Wolves will look to get back into the win column when they face-off against the Rams again Saturday night beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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Soo Greyhounds Annual Teddy Bear Toss - Monday, November 19, 2018

Soo Greyhounds  Annual Teddy Bear Toss
and Stuff-A-Bus

Soo Greyhounds Teddy Bear Toss   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Greyhounds

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -  November 19 2018  (LSN) With the holiday season just around the corner, the Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club is pleased to be hosting their Annual Teddy Bear Toss and Stuff-A-Bus event this WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST when they play host to the Sudbury Wolves.

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Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Connor Bowey - Monday, November 19, 2018

SIJHL Player of  Week 9
Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Connor Bowey

Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Connor Bowey   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL Connor Bowey

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – November 19, 2019  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Connor Bowey has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 18.

In two games last week the 20-year-old Bowey, who hails from Winnipeg, Man., collected five points in total from the back end helping the Norskies take a pair of road contests vs. the rival Minnesota Iron Rangers.

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Wolves second close loss in two nights - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Wolves second close loss in two nights

Cooper Leitch Thunderwolves   Lake Superior News
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WATERLOO, ONTARIO November 18, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves were defeated 3-2 by the Waterloo Warriors at the Columbia Ice Field on Saturday night, the Wolves second close loss in two nights.

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25TH Annual Chill Hockey Tournament - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association
25TH Annual Chill Hockey Tournament

Midget TBay Bears vs Lake of Woods the Boiiis   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 18, 2018  (LSN)  The Tournament Centre was filled with action once again this weekend as the 25th annual Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association’s  - Chill tournament was playing.  This year’s event brought together teams with players as young as 4 years old and upwards of 17 years old.   This stellar all girls tournament saw players from across Northwestern Ontario from Marathon/Longlac to Kenora.

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SIJHL All Star Game and Skills Competition - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SIJHL All Star Game and Skills Competition

2018  SIJHL All Star Game#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – November 13, 2019  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday the rosters for its upcoming All-Star Game & Skills Competition, which goes Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Ice for Kids Arena in Fort Frances.


The two team line-ups for the contest will once again feature a Canada vs. USA format made up of players from both countries from the six SIJHL member clubs.

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Thunder Bay North Stars forward Ben Erwin - Monday, November 12, 2018

SIJHL Player of  Week 8
Thunder Bay North Stars forward Ben Erwin

Thunder Bay North Stars forward Ben Erwin  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL Ben Erwin

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – November 12, 2019  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Ben Erwin has been named its  Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 11.

In two games last week the 19-year-old Thunder Bay product notched a league-best seven goals and chipped in with three assists in a pair of North Stars victories vs. Minnesota.

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Lions a weekend sweep over the Wolves - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Lions a weekend sweep over the Wolves

Lions a weekend sweep over the Wolves
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 10, 2018  (LSN)  The York Lions scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Lakehead Thunderwolves 4-2 before a crowd of 2,203 at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night, giving the Lions a weekend sweep over the Wolves.

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Top 10 University Hockey - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Thunderwolves ranked in Top 10 University  Hockey

 Thunderwolves   Lakehead University Rank in Top 10   Lake Superior News

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TORONTO, ONTARIO November 6, 2018  (LSN)  For the first time in over four years, the Lakehead Thunderwolves have broken into the U SPORTS Hockey Top 10 rankings. The Thunderwolves are off to a good start this season and with a record of 7-2 in OUA play and 11-3 overall, and came in ranked #10 in the country in the latest poll released today.

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SIJHL Player of week 7 - Monday, November 5, 2018

SIJHL Player of week 7
Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Fletcher Bolda

Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Fletcher Bolda   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL Fletcher Bolda

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – November 5, 2019  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Fletcher Bolda has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 4.

In two road starts over the weekend, the 19-year-old from Alpena, Mich., won both of them in backstopping the Norskies to a pair of victories.

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Murphy’s heroics seal weekend sweep for Lakehead - Sunday, November 4, 2018

Murphy’s heroics seal weekend sweep for Lakehead

Patrick Murphy. Thunderwolves   Lakehead University  Lake Superior News

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  Patrick Murphy

TORONTO, ONTARIO November 4, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves defeated the Toronto Varsity Blues in dramatic fashion by winning 5-4 in overtime at the Varsity Arena on the U of T campus on Saturday night. It was a game in which the Wolves never held the lead until the match was finally over, closed out by an amazing play Lakehead’s Patrick Murphy.

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Thunderwolves to 5-1 victory in Toronto - Saturday, November 3, 2018

Green leads Thunderwolves to 5-1 victory in Toronto

Devin Green  Thunderwolves Goalie

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  Devin Green

TORONTO, ONTARIO November 3, 2018  (LSN)  A three-goal outburst in the opening period, backed-up by the razor-sharp goaltending of Devin Green led the Lakehead Thunderwolves to a 5-1 victory over the University of Toronto at Varsity Arena on Friday night. Lakehead’s first three goals came in a span of less than six minutes, beginning with Scott Gall’s marker at 12:26 with Dillon Donnelly assisting.

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Thunderwolves to 5-1 victory in Toronto - Saturday, November 3, 2018

Green leads Thunderwolves to 5-1 victory in Toronto

Devin Green  Thunderwolves Goalie

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  Devin Green

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 28, 2018  (LSN)  A three-goal outburst in the opening period, backed-up by the razor-sharp goaltending of Devin Green led the Lakehead Thunderwolves to a 5-1 victory over the University of Toronto at Varsity Arena on Friday night. Lakehead’s first three goals came in a span of less than six minutes, beginning with Scott Gall’s marker at 12:26 with Dillon Donnelly assisting.

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Thunderwolves to 5-1 victory in Toronto - Saturday, November 3, 2018

Green leads Thunderwolves to 5-1 victory in Toronto

Devin Green  Thunderwolves Goalie

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves  Devin Green

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 28, 2018  (LSN)  A three-goal outburst in the opening period, backed-up by the razor-sharp goaltending of Devin Green led the Lakehead Thunderwolves to a 5-1 victory over the University of Toronto at Varsity Arena on Friday night. Lakehead’s first three goals came in a span of less than six minutes, beginning with Scott Gall’s marker at 12:26 with Dillon Donnelly assisting.

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Bryce Young Red Lake Miners - Monday, October 29, 2018

SIJHL Player of  Week 6
Bryce Young Red Lake Miners

POW Week 6 Bryce Young Red Lake  Miners  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL Bryce Young

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – October 29, 2019  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Red Lake Miners forward Bryce Young has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 28.

In three appearances last week, which were all Red Lake victories, Young amassed 11 points to vault into the overall SIJHL scoring lead.

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Thunderwolves sweep the Royal Military College - Sunday, October 28, 2018

Thunderwolves sweep the Royal Military College

Austin McDonald Thunderwolves   Lake Superior News

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves : Austin_McDonald

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 28, 2018  (LSN)  For the second night in a row, the Thunderwolves held off a late charge from the Royal Military College and skated away with a hard-earned 4-2 victory, giving Lakehead a weekend sweep of the Paladins.

The start of the game was delayed 15 minutes as the fire alarm in the Fort William Gardens sounded just as the teams came onto the ice, but when the 1.799 fans in attendance were given the all-clear signal and allowed to return inside, they were treated to some very competitive hockey.

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SIJHL Player of Week 5 - Monday, October 22, 2018

SIJHL Player of  Week 5 Nick Corneliusen Minnesota Iron Rangers
CJHL announces its weekly Top 20 rankings
Brooks Bandits (AJHL) stay at No. 1 in the 133-team CJHL

Nick Corneliusen Minnesota Iron Rangers   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – October 22, 2019  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Minnesota Iron Rangers goaltender Nick Corneliusen has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 21.

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Wolves rally to stun McGill Redmen - Sunday, October 21, 2018

Wolves rally to stun McGill Redmen

Daniel Del Paggio  Thunderwolves   Lake Superior News

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves : Daniel  Del Paggio

MONTREAL, QUEBEC  -  October 21, 2018  (LSN)  What a difference a day makes.

24 hours after falling 8-1 to McGill, the Lakehead Thunderwolves showed that turnabout is fair play by rallying to stun the Redmen 7-5 at the McConnell Arena in Montreal on Saturday night.

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Wolves split weekend series - Sunday, October 14, 2018

Wolves split weekend series
Defeating Western and Losing to Windson

Lakehead: Nic Renyard, in goal  Lake Superior News

#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves : Nic Renyard, in Goal 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 14, 2018  (LSN)  Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey team  defeated Western Mustangs Friday and lost to Windsor Lancers in front of 1939 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night

Led by the solid goaltending of Nic Renyard, the Lakehead Thunderwolves defeated the Western Mustangs 4-2 in front of 2,262 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

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Thunderwolves begin conference play Friday - Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thunderwolves begin conference play this weekend

Thunderwolves begin conference play this weekend  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves Next weekend at home to Western Friday

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 11, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey team will begin its OUA regular season this weekend with home games versus two long-time rivals.  The Wolves will wrangle with the Western Mustangs on Friday evening before battling the Windsor Lancers on Saturday, with the opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m. at the Fort William Gardens on both nights.

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Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) - Monday, October 8, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) soar to No. 1 in 133-team CJHL

Bryce Young Red Lake Miners Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_SIJHL

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – October 8, 2019  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Red Lake Miners forward Bryce Young has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 7.

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Thunderwolves ran into a buzz-saw - Sunday, October 7, 2018

Thunderwolves ran into a buzz-saw at Bemidji State

Dylan Butler Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves Next weekend at home to Western Friday

BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA  October 7, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves ran into a buzz-saw at Bemidji State and were felled 5-1 by the Beavers at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota on Saturday night.

The Beavers found the back of the net just 51 seconds after the opening face-off and didn’t look back. Owen Sillinger was on the doorstep to tip in a pass past Wolves’ goalie Nic Renyard.

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Wolves Sweep Weekend - Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wolves Sweep Weekend Against Nipissing

Daniel McKitrick Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  #LSN_Thunderwolves Next weekend on the road 
Bemidji State

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO  September 29, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves put on a dominating performance for the 2,026 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night, outshooting Nipissing 73-27 enroute to a 6-1 victory over the Lakers.

After a scoreless first period in which the Wolves fired 28 shots on Lakers’ goalie Taylor Joseph, Daniel McKitrick scored two goals just 11 seconds apart early in the second to stake Lakehead to a 2-0 lead.

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Duluth Park Running Series focused investments in Duluth Parks - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Duluth Park Running Series  focused investments in Duluth Parks

Duluth Park Running Series  focused investments in Duluth Parks  Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA – September 26, 2018  (LSN) The Duluth Park Series presented by Duluth Running Co. is a collaboration project with Duluth Running Co., DLH Clothing, and Hoops Brewing designed to bring awareness and make focused investments in Duluth Parks.

In 2018, Duluth Running Co. is throwing a launch party for four different parks around the area: Chester, Lester, Hartley, and the Lakewalk. Each launch party will include the release of a limited production shirt collaborated on by Duluth Running Co. and DLH Clothing, alongside the release of a limited production specialty “Park” brew by Hoops Brewing.

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