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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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SIJHL Player of Week 1 Keighan Gerrie of North Stars - Monday, September 24, 2018

SIJHL Player of  Week 1 Keighan Gerrie of North Stars

Player of the Week Keighan Gerrie of North Stars Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Keighan Gerrie has been named its initial Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the 2018-19 campaign.

In two road contests over the weekend the 17-year-old Thunder Bay product registered a SIJHL-best six points helping the North Stars go 1-0-1 overall.

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Wolves rally to sweep Lethbridge - Sunday, September 23, 2018

Wolves rally to sweep Lethbridge

Lakehead defeats Lethbridge in season opener Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - September 223 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves rallied from two goals down in the third period and edged the Lethbridge Pronghorns 6-5 in an overtime shootout in front of a raucous crowd of 3,244 at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night.

The come-from-behind victory gave Lakehead its first season-opening series sweep since 2010.

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Lakehead defeats Lethbridge in season opener - Saturday, September 22, 2018

Lakehead defeats Lethbridge in season opener

Lakehead defeats Lethbridge in season opener Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   #LSN_Thunderwolves 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - September 22, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves opened the season with a flurry of offense in the early going and held on to defeat the Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-4 before a crowd of 2,110 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

Brennen Dubchak lit the fire just 1:22 into the game when he broke in alone on Pronghorns’ netminder Garrett Hughson and beat him on the glove side, with Joe Leonidas getting the assist.

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Lakehead set to host Lethbridge in season opener - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lakehead set to host Lethbridge in season opener

Thunderwolves Goaltender Garrett Hughson   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - September 18, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey team will begin its 2018-19 campaign with a two-game home series versus the Lethbridge Pronghorns of the Canada West Conference this weekend.  Game times are 7:00 pm at the Fort William Gardens on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean will be in town this weekend as part of Lakehead University’s homecoming festivities.

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Thunderwolves add Czech forward Tomas Soustal - Monday, September 17, 2018

Thunderwolves add Czech forward Tomas Soustal

Thunderwolves add Czech forward Tomas Soustal  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolves 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - September 17, 2018  (LSN)  Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves hockey team are pleased to announce that forward Tomas Soustal from Sternberk, Czech Republic has committed to the program.

 Soustal wound up a productive WHL career as a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings with a 62-point campaign in 2017-18.

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TRY DIVING DAY! - Monday, September 10, 2018

TRY DIVING DAY! 
Thunder Bay Diving Club

Madeleine  Preparing for a Dive   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  Septmember 10, 2018  (LSN) This Saturday September 15th at the Canada Games Complex from 10am till Noon the club will have club coaches on hand to show you the various equipment such as trampolines and dryland springboards. Afterwards you can even get wet and try the water springboards.
 

 “When kids try the harness and trampoline for the first time, their eyes light up with excitement, truly something to treasure, it never gets old.”  Volunteer Parent

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Winter Games Thunder BAy Torchbearers - Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2019 Canada Winter Games Thunder BAy Torchbearers 

Canada Winter Games Thunder BAy Torchbearers  Lake Superior News
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RED DEER, ALBERTA   - September 4, 2018  (LSN)  Over 100 inspiring Canadians were named today as torchbearers in the  national MNP Canada Games Torch Relay. During a press conference this afternoon, the 2019  Canada Winter Games Host Society unveiled the first round of torchbearer names.  

Torch relays are hosted in 26 communities, with additional torchbearers being announced in the  coming month.

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GM Ice Dogs 20th in CJHL 2018-19 - Sunday, September 2, 2018

CIJHL's GM Ice Dogs 20th in CJHL 2018-19 Top 20 preseason rankings

CJHL announces its 2018-19 Top 20 preseason rankings Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Penticton Vees (BCHL) tabbed No. 1 among the 133 CJHL clubs

CALGARY, Alta. –  September 2, 2018   (LSN)  The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Saturday its Top 20 preseason rankings for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Topping the preseason tabulations, which were compiled by a non-affiliated scouting agency, are the Penticton Vees (BCHL).

Coming in at No. 2 were the 2019 Canadian National Jr. A Championship-host Brooks Bandits (AJHL) while Wellington Dukes (OJHL) were slotted third in the 133-team CJHL.

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McKitrick lands spot with Thunderwolves - Sunday, September 2, 2018

McKitrick lands spot with Thunderwolves

Daniel_McKitrick_Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolves 

Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves hockey team are pleased to announce that forward Daniel McKitrick will be joining the line-up this fall.

The 5’7”, 155-pound winger from Coral Harbour, Nunavut had four very productive years of Junior “A” hockey, beginning with the Thunder Bay North Stars in 2014-15.

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Wilkins announces Thunderwolves Coaching staff - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Head Coach Andrew Wilkins announces Thunderwolves coaching staff

Head Coach Andrew Wilkins Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  August 28, 2018   (LSN)  Lakehead University Athletics and Head Coach Andrew Wilkins are pleased to announce the assistant coaching staff for the upcoming hockey season.

Andrew Fernandez will be Wilkins’ top assistant and will travel with the team for road games.  He will also remain the Wolves’ strength and conditioning coach, a position he held last year.

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Chase Stewart commits to Lakehead - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Chase Stewart commits to Lakehead pending NHL tryout

Thunderwolves  Chase Stewart   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   defenceman Chase Stewart

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  August 25, 2018  (LSN) Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves hockey team are pleased to announce that defenceman Chase Stewart has committed to the program, pending the outcome of an NHL tryout with the Ottawa Senators in early September.  If he makes the Senators’ squad or its AHL affiliate in Belleville, he will continue his pursuit of a professional hockey career immediately.  Otherwise, Stewart will suit up for Lakehead this fall.

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Thunderwolves defenceman Caleb Boman - Sunday, August 19, 2018

Thunderwolves nab defenceman Caleb Boman

hunderwolves defenceman Caleb Boman   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   defenceman Caleb Boman

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  August 19, 2018  (LSN) Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves hockey team are pleased to announce that defenceman Caleb Boman has committed to the program.

The 6 foot, 215 pounder from Sault St. Marie, Ontario played two years of Junior “A” for his hometown Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL before accepting an NCAA scholarship to Niagara University, where he appeared in 20 games during the 2016-17 campaign.  He left Niagara after his freshman season and used his final year of junior eligibility to suit up fo

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Tom “The Bomb” Nesbitt - Sunday, August 12, 2018

Tom “The Bomb” Nesbitt
Rice Lake (WI) Speedways Hall of Fame

Tom “The Bomb” Nesbitt  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Story By Jeff Caldwell

RICE LAKE, WISCONISN  -  August 12, 2018   (LSN)   After 50 years working, some are honoured with a gold watch. When you haul a race car all over North America, win hundreds of Feature races, 30 season championships over 50 years, you get inducted into several Halls of Fame. Tom was honored this past weekend, August 11with his induction into Rice Lake (WI) Speedways Hall of Fame. Tom was a regular in the Late Model class at Rice Lake Speedway in the late 60’s, winning 14 features 1968-2002 and, the season points twice.

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Miners’ Sweet-Coulter Joins World Junior A Challenge - Friday, August 10, 2018

Miners’ Sweet-Coulter Joins World Junior A Challenge

Derek Sweet-Coulter  SIJHL   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  – August 10, 2018  (LSN)  After helping Team Canada West mine gold at last year’s World Junior A Challenge in Nova Scotia, Derek Sweet-Coulter of the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s freshly-renamed Red Lake Miners has earned an opportunity to repeat.

Hockey Canada has announced that the Miners’ head coach and general manager has been once again named to the Canada West coaching staff for this year’s WJAC, which goes December 9-15 in Bonnyville, Alta.

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Name Change to Red Lake Miners - Thursday, August 9, 2018

Name Change to Red Lake Miners

SIJHL  Red Lake Miners     Lake Superior News
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RED LAKE, ONTARIO  -- August 9, 2018  (LSN) The English River Miners hockey organization of the Superior International Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce, effective immediately, that they have changed their name to the Red Lake Miners.

After careful consideration and thoughtful discussion, the Board of Directors and membership voted unanimously for the change at the club's Annual General Meeting held on August 7th.
 
“This change allows us to have an identity of who we are and where we play,” stated Miners community liaison director Warren Badiuk.

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SIJHL AGM recap August 2018 - Saturday, August 4, 2018

SIJHL AGM recap August 2018

Superior International Junior Hockey League  SIJHL  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  SIJHL

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  –  August 4, 2018   (LSN)   The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Saturday a number of the key topics discussed and finalized during their Annual General Meeting held last week in Fort Frances.

Among the items that were on the agenda were as follows:

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Team Staal player will play in the road hockey game - Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Each Team Staal player will play in the road hockey game with with a roster of celebrities

Winners of Team Staal 2018 to play in Fountain Tire Summer Classic  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  $35,467 raised for Northern Cancer Fund; 3-year total of $112,224

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   June 12, 2018   (LSN)  The announcement of the winners took place this afternoon at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Each Team Staal player will play in the road hockey game of a lifetime in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic as part of the Opening Day activities of the Staal Foundation Open, presented by Tbaytel. Fans are invited to come and cheer on our Team Staal players. The game will feature the Staals, along with other past and present NHLers along with a roster of celebrities, Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada  players, and TSN personalities.

For the third year in a row, kids across Northwestern Ontario stepped forward to raise money for the Northern Cancer Fund for a chance to play on Team Staal 2018 in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic – an epic road hockey game that will take place at the Staal Foundation Open

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Jordan King Returns - Monday, June 11, 2018

Lakehead adds high-scoring forward with commitment from Jordan King

Jordon King Thunderwolves   Lake Superior News
#LSN_sports  Jordan King high-scoring forward

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 11, 2018  (LSN)  Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves hockey team are pleased to announce that forward Jordan King of Corner Brook, Newfoundland has committed to the program.

The 6”2”, 190-pound winger played his first year of junior with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  King spent the next three years with the Amherst Ramblers of the Maritime Hockey League and led his team in scoring in each of the past two seasons, tallying 80 points in 2016-17 and 78 points in 2017-18.  He also served as the Ramblers’ captain in his final campaign.

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Chill League Opener vs Des Moines Menace Chicago FC United Saturday - Friday, June 8, 2018

Thunder Bay Chill League Opener vs Des Moines Menace
 Chicago FC United Saturday

Thunder Bay Chill,   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports Matthew Mozynski.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  –  June 8, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Chill (2-0-0), runners up in last year’s PDL National Championship play their PDL league opener Friday as they host the division leading Des Moines Menace (4-0-0). The Chill, who last won the PDL National Champions in 2008, are coming off a sweep of WSA Winnipeg last weekend with two clean sheets for Campbell University graduate Matthew Mozynski.

The Menace who are in their 25th season in the league, rolled over their opponents in four consecutive wins to start the season and have outscored the opposition by 11-2.

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Lazarowich appointed CJHL’s Director of Officiating - Monday, June 4, 2018

Brad Lazarowich appointed CJHL’s Director of Officiating

Brad Lazarowich CJHL  Lake Superior News

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CALGARY, Alta. –  June 4, 2018  (LSN) The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Monday that former long-time National Hockey League official Brad Lazarowich has been named to the newly created position of CJHL Director of Officiating.

Lazarowich brings a wealth of experience to the role that featured a three-decade run working as a linesman in the NHL.

With close to 2,000 games worked in regular season action, over 200 playoff contests, including three Stanley Cup Finals, World Cup of Hockey and NHL All-Star Games to his credit, Lazarowich offers a multitude of experiences to call upon in joining the CJHL.

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2018-19 hockey schedule - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

2018-19 hockey schedule

Thunderwolves 2018-19 hockey schedule  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO –  May 29, 2018  (LSN)  Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey has announced the 2018-19 schedule, and will open the season at home on September 21-22 with a two-game series versus the Lethbridge Pronghorns of the Canada West Conference. 

 

The Thunderwolves will remain at home the following weekend to host the Nipissing Lakers, and then hit the road to take on the Bemidji State Beavers of the NCAA on October 6.

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Winnipeg's Kuczek joins Thunderwolves - Sunday, May 27, 2018

Winnipeg's Kuczek joins Thunderwolves

Dexter Kuczek of Winnipeg,  Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 27, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead University hockey team is pleased to announce that forward Dexter Kuczek of Winnipeg, Manitoba has committed to the program.

Kuczek led the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in scoring last season with 37 goals and 55 assists for 92 points in 59 regular-season games with the Winnipeg Blues.  In the post season, he added another 16 points in 12 playoff contests and was also named the league’s most valuable player.  The year prior, he was Winnipeg’s top scorer with 30 goals and 37 assists to tally 67 points.

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Jordan Larson Thunderwolves - Monday, May 14, 2018

Jordan Larson is Lakehead’s
first 2018 commitment

Jordan Larson joins Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 14, 2018  (LSN)  Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves hockey team are pleased to announce that Jordan Larson of Fort Frances, Ontario is the program’s first commitment of the 2018 recruiting class.

The 5’10”, 190-pound forward played four seasons in the CCHL from 2012 to 2016 with the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Carleton Place Canadians.  In his final year of Junior “A”, he averaged well over a point a game, scoring 23 goals with 29 assists for 52 points in only 38 contests after missing time with an injury.

Larson then went on to play two years of NCAA hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville before deciding to transfer to Lakehead.

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Race Day Active Map - Sunday, May 13, 2018

 
85th Annual Fire Fighters Ten Mile Road Race - Friday, May 11, 2018

85th Annual Fire Fighters Ten Mile Road Race

85th Annual Fire Fighters Ten Mile Road Race  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  May 11, 2018  (LSN) This Victoria Day, close to 1,000 runners will be participating in the 85th Annual Fire Fighters Ten Mile Road Race, a Thunder Bay tradition promoting active, healthy lifestyles and a community celebration for runners at all levels.

Today, race representatives, sponsors and members of the running community gathered for a media conference to help kick off the race, which will be taking place on Monday, May 21st.

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Play with Celebrities in Epic Road Hockey Game - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Kids to Compete for Chance to Play with Celebrities in Epic Road Hockey Game

 

Staal Foundation Open  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Get Your Spot on TeamStaal2018

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO –  May 9, 2018  (LSN) What: TeamStaal Fundraising Contest. Winners will play in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic - an epic road hockey game during the Staal Foundation Open, presented by Tbaytel, out at Whitewater Golf Course on July 9, 2018. Join the Staal brothers, among other celebrities, including past and present NHL stars, hall-of-famers, Mackenzie Tour–PGA TOUR Canada players and TSN personalities.

The contest encourages kids to fundraise for the Northern Cancer Fund. The Top 3 fundraisers will be guaranteed a spot on the team, with the other 2 players to be drawn randomly from ballots accumulated in the contest. Kids must raise a minimum of $20 to be eligible for the draw.

Who: Kids aged 7-12 who live in Northwestern Ontario are eligible to sign up for the contest and play on TeamStaal2018. A love of hockey is encouraged!

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Roller Derby Mahem-Mixer - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League

May Hem Mixer  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  May 8, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is hosting an event on May 12th, the second annual Mahem-Mixer.

This is our Pre-pride Event which includes a Junior Roller Derby Bout where our junior league gets to show off their skills in an official Roller Derby bout.  This is followed by a Mahem-Mixer Adult Bout, where two teams are randomly selected from our adult league to battle it out on the track.

As well it’s our Mother’s Day Event where we are honouring our local Moms by providing free admission to our bout with the purchase of one adult ticket.
 

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Dryden GM Ice Dogs win SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup - Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dryden GM Ice Dogs  win SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup

Dryden GM Ice Dogs  win SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports    photo by Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  – April 22, 2018  (LSN)   A Ted Davis power play tally 55 seconds into the third period would be his third game-winner of the playoffs as the Dryden GM Ice Dogs rallied to defeat the Thunder Bay North Stars 3-2 in Game 6 of the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Bill Salonen Cup final Saturday at the Fort William Gardens.

The result sees Dryden win their second consecutive SIJHL title, taking their latest crown in six games.

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Gall, Butler recognized twice at LU Athletics Awards - Monday, April 9, 2018

Gall, Butler recognized twice
at LU Athletics Awards Ceremony

Scott Gall  Lakehead Thunderwolves Hockey   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Scott Gall

THUNDER BAY, ONTARO - April 9, 2018  (LSN) Freshman Scott Gall (Morden, MB) and senior Dylan Butler (Thunder Bay, ON) both collected major awards as well as a team award at the Lakehead University Athletics Awards Ceremony held at the Law School Auditorium on Saturday.

 

Gall was named the Lakehead University Male Freshman Athlete of the Year, while Butler was honoured with the LU Argus Award, given to a senior athlete who displays outstanding skill and sportsmanship in his sport.

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North Stars vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers - Monday, March 19, 2018

SIJHL playoff preview:
Thunder Bay North Stars vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers

Thunder Bay North Stars vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – March 19, 2018  (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League playoffs get underway Monday evening as the Thunder Bay North Stars host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in Game 1 of their best-of-five quarter-final series at the Fort William Gardens.

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Thunder Bay Chill Joins West Ham United North American Academy - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Thunder Bay Chill
Joins West Ham United North American Academy

Thunder Bay Chill Joins West Ham United North American Academy  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - March 11, 2018  (LSN)  West Ham United of the English Premier League have formed a partnership with Thunder Bay, Ontario based, Thunder Bay Chill. The partnership was formed through Global Image Sports, the North American partnership mechanism of West Ham United.

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U-14 OCUP Finals - Saturday, March 10, 2018

U-14 OCUP Finals at Searchmont Resort

U-14 OCUP Finals  Searchmont Resort  Lake Superior News
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SEARCHMONT, ONTARIO  March 10, 2018  (LSN)  The Searchmont Ski Runners (SSR) in partnership with Searchmont Ski Association Inc (SSAI) are preparing for the U-14 OCUP Finals which will take place at Searchmont Resort during the March Break. The races begin on March 15th and continue until March 17th.

Over 190 racers from across the Province will be travelling to participate in this exciting event, and the economic impact for local businesses will be significant.

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Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Bailey Schmitz  - Monday, March 5, 2018

Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender
Bailey Schmitz Player of the Week
CJHL Ranking  Week 22 

Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Bailey Schmitz  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  March 5, 2018  (LSN) – 

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Bailey Schmitz has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending March 4.

In two road starts last week the soon to be 20-year-old Red Lake Falls, Minn., product posted back-to-back shutouts in both of them helping Thief River Falls move back into first place in the overall SIJHL standings.

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Cochrane awarded 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cochrane awarded 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup

Cochrane awarded 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup  Lake Superior News
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SUDBURY, Ontario March 1, 2018  (LSN) The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Superior International Junior Hockey League, announced Thursday that Cochrane, Ont., has been selected as the host community for the 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. A Championship.

The town and the NOJHL’s Cochrane Crunch will host the four-team event, April 30 through May 4, 2019, at the Tim Horton Event Centre.

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Evan Walls Player of the Week - Monday, February 26, 2018

Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Evan Walls
Player of the Week
CJHL Ranking  Week 21 

Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Evan Walls  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  February 26, 2018  (LSN) – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Evan Walls has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 25.

In four outings last week, which were all Dryden victories, the soon to be 19-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., had goals and points in all of them, helping the GM Ice Dogs move into first place in the SIJHL standings.

While Walls notched tallies in each of the four contests, including the game-winner Sunday at Minnesota, he also chipped in with a trio of helpers.

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SIJHL announces 2018 playoffs - Saturday, February 24, 2018

SIJHL announces 2018
playoff format and timeline

SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Bill Salonen Cup

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  – February 24, 2018  (LSN)   The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday its playoff format and timeline for the upcoming postseason.

The first round of the SIJHL playoffs will feature a pair of best-of-five quarter-final series, which are slated to run between March 20-27.

Those match-ups will see the No. 3 seeded side taking on the No. 6 Minnesota Iron Rangers while the other series will have the No. 4 and No. 5 ranked clubs squaring off.

Meanwhile the SIJHL’s regular season title holder and the No. 2 seeded squad will earn first round byes.

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Thunderwolves exit playoffs - Monday, February 19, 2018

Thunderwolves exit playoffs with 5-1 loss at York

Thunderwolves at York  Lake Superior News
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NORTH YORK, ONTARIO   February 19, 2018  (LSN)  After a hard-fought series, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were eliminated from the playoffs with a 5-1 loss to the York Lions in game three of the OUA West Division quarter-finals at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena on Sunday night.

The Lions started quickly and struck just 1:45 into the game when Ben Verrall’s wrist shot from the face-off circle slipped between the pads of Lakehead goalie Devin Green, who was screened on the play.  Two minutes later, Morgan Messenger put York up 2-0 with a quick shot from the slot that beat Green on the blocker side.

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Fort Frances Lakers Ian Tookenay - Monday, February 19, 2018

Fort Frances Lakers Ian Tookenay Player of the Week
CJHL Ranking  Week 20 

Fort Frances Lakers Ian Tookenay  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  February 19, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Fort Frances Lakers rookie forward Ian Tookenay has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 18.

In three games during the time frame the 17-year-old Fort Frances product had multiple points in each of them as he totalled seven assists in all, helping the Lakers pick-up five of a possible six points in the SIJHL standings.

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York edges Lakehead - Sunday, February 18, 2018

York edges Lakehead to force game three

At York Thunderwolves Brennen Dubchak  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  AtYorkBrennen Dubchak deciding game tonight at York

NORTH YORK,  ONTARIO,  February, 18, 2018  (LSN)   The Lakehead Thunderwolves were edged 4-2 by the York Lions in game #2 of the OUA West division quarter-finals at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena on Saturday night to even the series and force a third and deciding game.

In contrast to the series opener, both sides played it a little closer the vest to start things off, but that only lasted about half a period before things opened up and both goalies (Lakehead’s Nic Renyard and York’s Mack Shields) were tested but answered the bell.

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English River Miners Siebenga  SIJHL ​player of the week - Saturday, February 17, 2018

English River Miners Siebenga named SIJHL
​player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 19 

English River Miners Jacob Siebenga   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  February 17, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners forward Jacob Siebenga has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 11.

In a pair of games last week the 18-year-old Surrey, B.C. product scored in both of them and amassed eight points in total helping English River skate to a pair of victories while extending a winning streak to four in a row.

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Wolves take down Lions in triple overtime - Friday, February 16, 2018

Wolves take down Lions in triple overtime

Thunderwolve  Nic Renyard  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports    Thunderwolves goalie   Nic Renyard Series continues in  North York Saturday

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 16, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves opened the playoffs by downing the York Lions 3-2 in a marathon overtime struggle in front of 1,617 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Thursday night.

Game #1 of the OUA West Division quarter-finals featured plenty of end-to-end action and an epic goaltending duel that lasted well over four hours before it was decided.

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Thunderwolves begin playoffs at home - Monday, February 12, 2018

Thunderwolves begin playoffs at home
Thursday night Against York

Brennen Dubchak
#LSN_Sports  Thunderwolves forward Brennen Dubchak

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 12, 2018  (LSN)   For the second year in a row, the Lakehead Thunderwolves will take on the York Lions in the first round of the playoffs, with game #1 of the best-of-three OUA West Division quarter-finals set for 7:00 pm on Thursday night at the Fort William Gardens.  The series will then shift to York for game #2 on Saturday evening, and if necessary, game #3 will go Sunday night at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena.

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Lakehead falls to Laurier i - Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lakehead falls to Laurier in regular season finale

Lakehead  Thunderwolves Hockey  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   best-of-three quarter-final series will begin Thursday Fort William Gardens

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  February 10, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves ended the regular season by falling 4-1 to the Laurier Golden Hawks before a crowd of 2,529 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

On the evening in which the graduating players were honored before the game, Wolves’ fifth-year senior goalie Justin McDonald made his first start of the season – a classy move by Head Coach Bill McDonald.

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Wolves slay Warriors in O.T. - Friday, February 9, 2018

Wolves slay Warriors in O.T.

Lakehead Thunderwolves  Scott Gall  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Thunderwolve Scott Gall Play again Saturday at the Gardens

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  February 19, 2018    (LSN)  In a battle that went back and forth all night, the Lakehead Thunderwolves came out on top with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Waterloo Warriors at the Fort William Gardens on Friday.Daniel Del Paggio opened the scoring by tipping the puck past Waterloo goalie Trevor Martin at 10:18 of the first, with Billy Jenkins and Matt Alexander assisting.

Jenkins pounced on Del Paggio’s rebound while the Wolves were on the power play to put Lakehead up 2-0 at 13:55.

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North Stars Bodnar Player of the Week - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

North Stars Bodnar named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 18 

North Stars Brandon  Bodnar Player of the Week  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  February 7, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars goaltender Brandon Bodnar has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 4.

In four starts last week the 20-year-old Fort Frances, Ont., won all of them helping Thunder Bay extend their current winning streak to 10 consecutive games.

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Thunderwolves close out regular season - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Thunderwolves close out regular season this weekend

Thunderwolves Hockey   Lake Superior News
LSN_Sports 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - February 6, 2018   (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves close out the regular season this weekend with home games versus two different opponents.  The Wolves will host the Waterloo Warriors on Friday evening before taking on the Laurier Golden Hawks 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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Wolves edged by Mustangs - Sunday, February 4, 2018

Wolves edged by Mustangs in overtime

Thunderwolves Callum Fryer  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  hosts Waterloo and Laurier next weekend to close out the regular season.

LONDON, ONTARIO  - February 4, 2018    (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period, but were edged 3-2 in overtime by the Western Mustangs at the Thompson Arena in London on Saturday night.

The goaltending was superb at the both ends of the ice, as Lakehead’s Devin Green and Western’s Luke Peresinni both brought their “A” games to the rink.

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Wolves topple Lancers - Saturday, February 3, 2018

Jenkins and Schutt score twice as Wolves topple Lancers

Thunderwolves  Billy Jenkins  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Billy Jenkins  Thunderwolves  will finish up its road trip Saturday night in London

Windsor, ONTARIO  -  February 3, 2018  (LSN)  Billy Jenkins and Sam Schutt each scored twice as the Lakehead Thunderwolves toppled the Windsor Lancers 4-1 with a solid performance from start to finish at the South Windsor Arena on Friday night.

Jenkins put Lakehead up 1-0 on the first shift of the game, burying the puck behind Windsor goalkeeper Jonathan Reinhart at the 31-second mark, with Daniel Del Paggio assisting.

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Border Cats signings - Saturday, February 3, 2018

Border Cats signed shortstop, Jordan Ross

Jordan Ross Border Cats  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Home opener June 2 nd

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 3, 2017  (LSN)  The Border Cats Matt Cartwright, pitching coarch is returning, and they have signed shortstop, Jordan Ross. 

The Border Cats are happy to announce the signing of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho native, Jordan Ross.

Ross, a junior transfer shortstop at Southern Illinois University

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Thunderwolves loose heartbreaker - Friday, February 2, 2018

Thunderwolves lose heartbreaker at Ryerson

Thunderwolves Hockey   Lake Superior News
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TORONTO, ONTARIO   February 2, 2018   (LSN)  Lakehead overcame a three-goal deficit to tie the score late in the third period, only to lose a heartbreaker as a last-minute goal by the Ryerson Rams edged the Thunderwolves 5-4 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto on Thursday night.

Lakehead controlled the play early on and Tyler Anton got the only goal of the first period with a wrist shot that beat Rams’ goalie Taylor Dupuis on the glove side at 13:02, with Daniel Del Paggio and Sam Schutt assisting.

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Chill 2018 Season - Friday, February 2, 2018

Chill vs Lions in exhibition Game May 26 - 27th

Thunder Bay Chill   Lake Superior News
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Thunder Bay, ON – The Premier Development League (PDL) released the 2018 schedule today including the 14-game regular season schedule for the Thunder Bay Chill who will playing in their 19th season in the league.  The Chill will also face the Winnipeg Lions in the perennial exhibition series on May 26th and 27th. 
 
The Heartland Division remains at six teams, with Sporting Kaw Valley (playing out of Lawrence, Kansas) replacing Saint Louis FC U23. 

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Thunderwolves on the Road - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wolves set for final road trip of the regular season

Lakehead Thunderwolves  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Jake Ringuette  Defence

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  February, 2018   (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves will embark on a three-game road trip against three different opponents this weekend, beginning at Ryerson where the Wolves will butt heads with the Rams on Thursday night.  The Wolves will then head down to Windsor for a Friday evening tilt with the Lancers before travelling to Western to square off with the Mustangs on Saturday night.

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English River' Kobes - Monday, January 29, 2018

English River' Kobes named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 17 

SIJHL English River’s Fischer-Kobes   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  January 29, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners defenceman Terix Fischer-Kobes has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 28.

In three games last week the 20-year-old native of Lloydminster, Sask., had points in each of them, picking up six in total, helping English River earn a trio of victories.

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Thunderwolves blanked by Lions 4-0 - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thunderwolves blanked by Lions 4-0

Lakehead Thunderwolves Brennen Dubchak  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Thunderwolve  Brennen Dubchak  ~Thunderwolves on the Road next weekend 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - January 28, 2018   (LSN)  Although they outshot their opponent 38-21, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were shut out 4-0 by the York Lions before 1,969 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night.

Josh LaFrance netted what turned out to be the winner just 5:10 into the contest with a nifty toe-drag and a laser that eluded Wolves’ netminder Devin Green low on the blocker side.

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Wolves fall to Lions in OT - Saturday, January 27, 2018

Twice held two-goal leads and never trailed until the game was over, a 5-4 overtime loss 

Thunderwolves jonathon Masters   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolves  jonathon Masters Meet again tonight at 7 pm

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  January 27, 2018   (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves twice held two-goal leads and never trailed until the game was over, a 5-4 overtime loss to the York Lions before 2,050 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.                                             

The Wolves came out flying and took the early lead when Sam Schutt fired the puck past York goalie Mack Shields on a Lakehead power play 4:12 into the game, with Patrick Murphy and Billy Jenkins getting the assists.

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FESITVAL IN THE BOLD NORTH - Friday, January 26, 2018

A SNAPSHOT OF THE 10 DAY FESITVAL IN THE BOLD NORTH

THE 10 DAY FESITVAL IN THE BOLD NORTH  Lake Superior News
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Today's kick-off of the 10-day festival leading up to Super Bowl LII, including the opening night on Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is providing a snap shot of the events it has planned for the next 10 days.

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Birkebeiner International Bridge - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Super Bowl festival   the snow-covered American Birkebeiner International Bridge

American Birkebeiner International Bridge   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Nicollet Mall snow-covered American Birkebeiner Bridge

Minneapolis, MN – January 25, 2018   (LSN)  With Minnesota’s 10-day Super Bowl festival opening tomorrow, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and the Loppet Foundation announced a full schedule of outdoor winter activities that will take place on the Nicollet Mall and the snow-covered American Birkebeiner International Bridge at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. Everything from snow tubing to cross-country skiing to fat biking will be available to the public on the Loppet Trail spanning across the American Birkebeiner International Bridge at Nicollet Mall and 9th Street. Spectators and participants alike will enjoy a full lineup of daily winter programming, brought to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon by the Loppet Foundation and industry partners including Penn Cycle, Finn Sisu, and others.

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Team West takes President’s Cup - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Team West takes President’s Cup CJHL Prospects Game 

Team West takes President’s Cup CJHL Prospects Game Lake Superior News
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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –  January 24, 2018   (L:SN) Austin Wong (Okotoks Oilers, AJHL) tallied twice, including the game-winner, to help propel Team West to a 5-2 triumph over Team East Tuesday evening to capture the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game President’s Cup at Port Credit Memorial Arena in Mississauga, Ont.

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Thunderwolves hosts York - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thunderwolves hosts York this weekend
At Friday game auctioning team jerseys
for Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Foundation

Thunderwolves jerseys Auction  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  one time only” jerseys on Friday night for Auction 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - January 24, 2018  (LSN)  In a crucial series heading into the final stretch of the regular season, the Lakehead Thunderwolves will host the York Lions this Friday and Saturday at the Fort William Gardens, with the opening face-off set for 7:00 PM both nights.

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Fan Mobile Pass App - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Prizes, Mobile Ordering, Virtual Face Painting, & More Available with Super Bowl Fan Mobile Pass App

Super Bowl App   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 24, 2018  (LSN)  Registration is open for Fan Mobile Pass (FMP), which is a QR code that enhances fan experiences at events by providing a “Single Sign On” to register for all Super Bowl experiences. Through Fan Mobile Pass, fans can receive photos and videos, updated event information and maps, and opportunities to enter sweepstakes and win prizes and giveaways. Fan Mobile Pass will also help Super Bowl visitors get around Super Bowl events and includes maps of Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, parking options, and more.

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North Stars’ Player Gerrie of Week - Monday, January 22, 2018

North Stars’ Player Gerrie of Week named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 16 

North Stars rookie forward Keighan Gerrie  Player of the Week  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  January 22, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars rookie forward Keighan Gerrie has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 21.

In a pair of outings last week the 16-year-old Thunder Bay product and youngest player in the SIJHL picked up two points in each of them helping the North Stars skate to a couple of victories.

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Wolves edged by Mustangs in OT - Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wolves edged by Mustangs in OT

Lakehead thunderwolves Austin McDonald   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolve Austin McDonald  Thunderwolves at home vs  the York Lions  Friday and Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 20, 2018   (LSN)  Although their performance was much improved over the previous evening, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were edged 3-2 in overtime by the Western Mustangs in a goaltending duel at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night.

To the delight of the 2,078 fans in attendance, the Wolves came out flying, firing 19 shots at Mustangs’ goalie Luke Peressini in the first period.

Lakehead’s Austin McDonald struck early by pouncing on a rebound just 2:11 into the fray, with Patrick Murphy and Devin Fullum getting the assists.

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Western downs Lakehead - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Western downs Lakehead 6-2

Thunderwolves Matt Alexander  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Matt Alexander LU Forward   Wolves look to exact a measure of revenge Saturday at 7 pm

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 20, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves fell behind early and were downed 6-2 by the Western Mustangs before a crowd of 2,034 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

Western’s Ray Huether opened the scoring by knocking in a rebound 2:36 into the contest on a Mustangs’ power play after Lakehead was called for too many men on the ice.

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Thunderwolves gains four points - Friday, January 19, 2018

Thunderwolves gains four points in the standings due to UQTR forfeitures

UQTR  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 19, 2018  (LSN)  The OUA announced today that the UQTR Patriotes will forfeit the results of 20 games over the past two seasons, including their first 13 games from the 2017-18 campaign due to the participation of an ineligible player.  The affected games from this season range from October 7 to November 18.

Two of those games were played at Lakehead on October 20 and 21, originally won by the Patriotes by scores of 3-1 and 4-1.  The final scores of those contests will be amended to a 1-0 loss for UQTR, as it will with all the Patriotes’ 20 forfeitures, resulting in changes to the standings.  

Before the forfeitures, Lakehead’s OUA record this season was 8-9-2, putting the Thunderwolves in a three-way tie with Western and Windsor for sixth place in the West Division.  Lakehead’s record will now improve to 10-7-2 and leaves the Wolves alone in sixth place, 4 points ahead of seventh-place Western and Windsor.

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Pavlisin of Week named SIJHL player of the week - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 GM Ice Dogs Player Pavlisin of Week named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 15 

Ice Dogs goaltender Landon Pavlisin   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  January 17, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Dryden GM Ice Dogs goaltender Landon Pavlisin has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 14.

In two starts last week the 18-year-old netminder, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., posted shutouts in both of them as part of three consecutive blankings the GM Ice Dogs posted in the time frame.

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Fitness Expo - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

3rd Annual  Thunder Bay Classic
and Fitness Expo

Thunder Bay Classic and Fitness Expo   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 17, 2018   (LSN) The Thunder Bay Classic and Fitness Expo,  is back for its third year! Don’t miss a minute of the action during Northwestern Ontario's largest fitness event February 9th to February 11th at the Slovak Legion.  
 
Featuring: - 20 local vendors - International Open level Show - Full Powerlifting Meet - Women’s Strongman  - Amateur Strongman 

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Western this Weekend - Monday, January 15, 2018

Lakehead renews rivalry with Western this weekend

Thunderwolves vs Western Mustangs   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  weekend when the Western Mustangs visit the Fort William Gardens

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 15, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves will renew one of the biggest rivalries in OUA hockey this weekend when the Western Mustangs visit the Fort William Gardens.  The opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Lakehead and Western enter the weekend with identical conference records and are tied for sixth place in the West Division, making this a crucial series for both teams.

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Wolves edged by Lions - Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wolves edged by Lions in OT shootout

LU Forward Sam Schutt fights for puck  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  LU Forward Sam Schutt fights for puck

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  January 13, 2018   (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves were edged 5-4 by the York Lions in an overtime shootout at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena in North York on Friday night.

After a scoreless first period, the floodgates opened in a wild second stanza beginning with Ben Verrall’s wrister that sailed past Lakehead goalie Nic Renyard to put York up 1-0.

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Lakehead falls 5-1 - Saturday, January 13, 2018

Lakehead falls 5-1 at Guelph

Lu Thunderwolves Hockey   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Next weekend when they host the Western Mustangs

GUELPH, ONTARIO  -  January 13, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves ended their two-game road trip with a loss at Guelph as the Gryphons rolled to a decisive 5-1 victory at the Gryphon Centre on Saturday night.

The Gryphons came out flying in the first period to stake an early lead and never let up throughout the contest. 

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LU Thunderwolves on the Road - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lakehead travels to York and Guelph this weekend

LU Thunderwolves  at York and Guelph this weekend  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  On the Road

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 11, 2018   (LSN) Lakehead will have its first road test of 2018 when the Thunderwolves take on the York Lions at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena beginning at 7:00 on Friday night.  The Wolves will then travel to Guelph for a tussle with the Gryphons on Saturday night, with the opening face-off set for 7:30.

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Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon
Families Run for Fun

Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Supporting Children’s Mental Health 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 10 , 2018,  (LSN)  Thunder Bay, ON – Children’s Centre Foundation Thunder Bay, in partnership with Lakehead University, is inviting everyone to come out and participate in the 9th Annual Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon, taking place on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. Proceeds from the event remain local, supporting children’s mental health education and prevention initiatives through Children’s Centre Foundation.  

“A typical Thunder Bay winter often includes temperatures of minus 40, leaving everyone feeling restless. The Indoor Marathon provides warmer temperatures to those anxious to get out and run,’ explains Kip Sigsworth, Lakehead University Running Coach.

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Iron Rangers Kinsman named SIJHL - Monday, January 8, 2018

Minnesota Iron Rangers Kinsman named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 14 

Minnesota Iron Rangers Kinsman   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario  – January 8, 2018   (LSN)   The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Minnesota Iron Rangers forward Eli Kinsman has been named its initial Play It Again Sports player of the week for 2018.

In two appearances to commence the second half of the SIJHL’s regular season schedule, the 20-year-old Cocoa Beach, Fla., product amassed six points for Minnesota, including a personal single-game high five points in a shootout victory at Fort Frances this past Wednesday.

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Lakehead wins overtime thriller - Sunday, January 7, 2018

Lakehead wins overtime thriller

Lakehead wins overtime thriller Against Windsor Lancers  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolves be on the road next weekend

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 7, 2018   (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves treated the 1,844 fans at the Fort William Gardens to one of the best games of the season, coming from behind twice to defeat the Windsor Lancers in overtime on Saturday night.

Although the Wolves come out strong right from the opening face-off, Windsor struck twice midway through the first period to stake the Lancers to the early lead.

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Thunderwolves upend Lancers - Saturday, January 6, 2018

Thunderwolves upend Lancers 3-1

Thunderwolves upend Lancers   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  They are back at the Gardens Saturday night

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 6, 2018   (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves began the second half of the OUA season on a winning note by upending the Windsor Lancers 3-1 before 1,681 fans at the Fort William Gardens on a frigid Friday night in Thunder Bay.

Chris Scott put the Lancers up 1-0 on a screened shot from the top of the face-off circle on a Windsor power play just over three minutes into the game, but that would be the only rubber to find its way past Wolves’ goalie Nic Renyard for the rest of the night.

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Wolves host Windsor - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wolves host Windsor to kick off 2018

thunderwolves vs Windsor  Lake Superior News
#LSN_ Sports Lakehead vs Windsor

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 3, 2018   (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves will kick off the second half of the OUA campaign this weekend at the Fort William Gardens, with the opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights.

The Thunderwolves split the Christmas Challenge with the West Division-leading Guelph Gryphons on December 28-29.  Lakehead was edged 3-2 in overtime in the first game, but rebounded with a 4-2 win the following evening.
 
Windsor played one non-conference game over the Christmas holidays, an 8-2 loss at the University of Miami, Ohio.

Like Lakehead, Windsor is a stingy team defensively, allowing just under three goals per game in 16 OUA contests this fall.
 
A big reason for that is freshman goaltender Jonathan Reinhart, who sports the best save percentage (.937) in the league.  Junior netminder Blake Richard has also seen time in the Windsor goal, posting solid numbers.
 
Freshman defenceman Kody Gagnon is Windsor’s leading point-getter, and forwards Brennan Feasey, Ian Parker and Kyle Hope are also offensive threats for the Lancers.

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SIJHL performer for December - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ice Dogs Bracko SIJHL
performer for December

that Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Jacen Bracko   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario –  January 2, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Jacen Bracko has been named its CCM Hockey performer of the month for December.

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Lakehead doubles up on Guelph - Saturday, December 30, 2017

Lakehead doubles up on Guelph

Lakehead doubles up on Guelph  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   LU vs Winsor Lancers at the Fort William Gardens next weekend

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  December 30, 2017   (L:SN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves doubled up on the Guelph Gryphons 4-2 before a crowd of 1,916 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night, with all of the goals except one coming in the third period.

Sam Schutt opened the scoring on a Lakehead power play when he slammed the puck past Guelph goalie Jason Da Silva just 3:16 into the game, with Matt Alexander and Billy Jenkins assisting.

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Thunderwolves edged by Guelph in OT - Friday, December 29, 2017

Thunderwolves edged by Guelph in OT

Thunderwolves edged by Guelph in OT  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Play Again Saturday 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   _ December 29, 2017   (LSN)   ThGryphonse Lakehead Thunderwolves let a two-goal lead slip away and were edged 3-2 in overtime by the Guelph Gryphons in front of 1,836 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Thursday night.

In a way, it was a tale of two contests as Lakehead controlled the play for the first half of the game, while Guelph dominated the last half.

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English River Miners Di Lullo - Thursday, December 21, 2017

English River Miners Di Lullo  named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 13 

English River Miners Di Lullo   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario  – December 21, 2017   (LSN)   The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that English River Miners forward Michael Di Lullo has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Dec. 20, which includes the final two games of the 2017 portion of the regular season schedule.

In a trio of English River victories in the time frame, the 19-year-old Edmonton, Alta., product had points in each of them helping the Miners move back to .500 in the SIJHL standings.

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Thief River Falls Norskie Pedersen Week 12 - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thief River Falls Norskie Pedersen named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 12 

Thief River Falls Norskie Pedersen Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario  –  December 12, 2017  (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Jared Pedersen has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Dec. 10.

In four outings last week, which were all Thief River Falls victories, the 20-year-old Darwin, Minn., native had points in each of them, accumulating eight in total, helping his side extend a consecutive game winning streak to eight and improve to a SIJHL-best 26-1 overall.

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Soccer Kick off this week - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Chill announce Recreational Competitive
Soccer Kick off this week

Chill Indoor Soccer   :Lake Superior News
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Thunder Bay, Ontario  –  December 5, 2017  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Chill are pleased to announce that both recreational and competitive winter soccer programs will kick off this week. The last two winters has dealt the Chill significant challenges as they continue to operate programs through the winter months. A huge thanks to Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Catholic School Board for finding times in their facilities to provide Chill youth some form of programming.

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Thrower SIJHL performer for November - Sunday, December 3, 2017

North Stars’ Brad Thrower SIJHL - CCM Hockey performer for November

North Stars Brad Thrower SIJHL performer for November  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Friday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Brad Thrower has been named its CCM Hockey performer of the month for November.

In nine outings, Thrower produced a league-best 15 points on eight goals and seven assists.

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“Border Battle” All-Star Game - Thursday, November 30, 2017

U.S. defeats Canada 5-2
SIJHL “Border Battle” All-Star Game

SIJHL “Border Battle” All-Star Game  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   SIJHL “Border Battle” All-Star Game  Photos by Allie Garrigan

EVELETH, Minn. – November 30, 2017  (LSN)   Team USA picked up two goals from Eric Stout (Dryden GM Ice Dogs) to help propel his side to a convincing 5-2 victory over Team Canada Wednesday evening at the Superior International Junior Hockey League “Border Battle” All-Star Game at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn.

It didn’t take the SIJHL’s U.S. All-Stars long to get on the board as they broke out of their zone quickly with Jaeden Ness (Fort Frances Lakers) skating hard down the right side before he darted around the net and fed an open Stout in front who calmly fired in the night’s opening tally 85 seconds in past Canadian starter Brock Lefebvre (Thief River Falls Norskies).

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FELLER BACK AS BENCH BOSS - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mitchell Feller returning as Border Cats head coach

Mitchell Feller returning Border Cats  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  FELLER BACK AS BENCH BOSS   Photo by James Mirabelli

Thunder Bay, ON - The Thunder Bay Border Cats are happy to announce that Mitchell Feller will be returning for the 2018 summer as their head coach. Last summer was Feller’s first with the Cats, and he immediately had to deal with adversity when the team was forced to spend nearly three weeks on the road to start the season due to field issues. 

Coach Feller says he looks forward to coming back to the lone Canadian team in the Northwoods League. “I am excited to return to Thunder Bay for this summer.

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North Star named to Canada West World Jr. A Challenge Selection Camp - Monday, November 20, 2017

North Stars Gerrie Named to  World Jr Selection Camp

Thunder Bay North Stars Keighan Gerrie  SIJHL  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   named to Canada West World Jr. A Challenge Selection Camp roster.

CALGARY, Alta. – November 20, 2017  (LSN)   Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), with assistance from NHL Central Scouting, have zeroed in on a list of 100 players from across the country who are invited to selection camps in advance of the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

From Dec. 2-5, 40 Team CSaveanada East hopefuls will gather at the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke, Ont., for four days of scheduled games and practices as part of Team Canada East’s evaluation process.

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Auto Racing to Return - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Auto Racing to Return to North of the 48 parallel 

Auto Racing Track Oliver Piapoonge   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   New race track under construction Oliver Piapoonge 

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – November 19, 2017  (LSN)  In Thunder Bay Ontario we are about as far as you can get from the automobile racing circuits but we have forged a rich history of competitive racing. As early as the 1920s, almost 100 years ago, automobiles took over the horse tracks and amazed spectators with their speed and the daring of their drivers.

In the fifties and sixties, one of the memorable periods of local competition, race drivers became stars in their own right and were as well known as the hockey heroes of the day. One of the legends of the time, known for his fiery personality was at some point presented with a tee shirt emblazoned with the declaration “If you don’t know Louie Tocheri you’re not from around here.” There was a lot of truth in that.

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TEDDY BEAR TOSS - Thursday, November 16, 2017

THUNDERWOLVES ANNUAL
TEDDY BEAR TOSS

THUNDERWOLVES ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR TOSS  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   hosting the Toronto Varsity Blues Nov18th

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 16, 2017   (LSN) The Lakehead University ThunderWolves have been doing their Teddy Bear Toss for  17 years. ThunderWolves are hosting the Toronto Varsity Blues this weekend. This will be our last home series before the Christmas break. On Saturday, November 18th, we are having our annual teddy bear toss.

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Norskies forward Parker Simomson - Monday, November 13, 2017

Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 8 

Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thief River Falls Norskies Simonson  Player of Week 

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – November 13, 2017   (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Nov. 12.

In a pair of road contests over the weekend, Simonson scored three times to help the No. 1 Canadian Junior Hockey League-ranked Norskies sweep a two-game set against the Thunder Bay North Stars.

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Border Battle SIJHL - Sunday, November 12, 2017

SIJHL announces
All-Star Game rosters

SIJHL  All Star Game    Eveleth MN     Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn.

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – November 12, 2017   (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday the respective rosters that will compete in the upcoming SIJHL All-Star Game, Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn.

The contest, which features a “Border Battle” format, will see the Canadian All-Stars taking on the American All-Stars with the game being played in the same town of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

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BORDER CATS PARTNER WITH VETERANS AFFAIRS - Saturday, November 11, 2017

BORDER CATS PARTNER WITH VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA,
THUNDER BAY 

Thunder Bay Border Cats   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports for every 10-game flex pack sold until Monday, November 13th

Thunder Bay, Ontario   -  November 11, 2017   (LSN)  - The Thunder Bay Border Cats are offering a weekend promotion that will benefit Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans and their families in Thunder Bay.  Currently, the Border Cats have their highly popular 10-game flex pack for sale for the 2018 season.  Starting today, for every 10-game flex pack sold until Monday, November 13th at midnight, the Border Cats will donate one 10-game flex pack to Veterans Affairs Canada, Thunder Bay.

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Player of  Week 7  - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thunder Bay North Stars Mignault named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 7 

North Stars fRyan Mignault   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   North Stars Mignault  Player of Week 

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO –  November 7, 2017  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Ryan Mignault has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Nov. 5.

Pacing Thunder Bay offensively on a three-game road trip, Mignault amassed a combined 11 points in those outings as his club scored an impressive 26 times in a trio of victories.

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Player Ranking Week 6 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Miners’ Janke named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 6 

Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 5  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 6

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – October 31, 2017  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners forward Jared Janke has once again been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week, this time for the period ending Oct. 29.

In two games vs. the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, Janke scored six times and added an assist as the two clubs split a weekend home-and-home set.

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SIJHL player of the week  - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Miners’ Janke named SIJHL player of the week 

Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 5  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – October 24, 2017  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners forward Jared Janke has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Oct. 22.

In three outings last week he tallied in each of them producing six goals in all and added an assist helping English River pick-up four points in the SIJHL standings.

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Week 4 Player of the week - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Norskies’ Simonson named SIJHL player of the week 

Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies  Player of the Week

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – October 18, 2017  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson has been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Oct. 15.

In two outings last week the 20-year-old from Bismarck, N.D., racked up five points helping Thief River Falls extended their franchise-best winning streak to eight to begin the 2017-18 campaign.

Simonson began by tallying twice, including the game-winner, as the Norskies blanked the visiting English River Miners 3-0 at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

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Norskies Player of the Week - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Norskies’ goaltender Lefebvre  named SIJHL player of the week   ~   CJHL Top 20 regular season rankings

Norskies’ Brock Lefebvre  Player of the Week   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Norskies’ Brock Lefebvre (G)  Thief River Falls Norskies  Player of the Week

THUNDER BAY, Ontario  –  October 10, 2017   (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Brock Lefebvre has been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Oct. 8.

In two starts over the weekend the 20-year-old Kamloops, B.C., product won both of them helping Thief River Falls improve to 6-0 on the season.

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Hollander joins University of Denver hockey staff - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Former Iron Rangers goaltender Hollander joins University of Denver hockey staff

Iron Rangers goaltender Hollander  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Chase Hollander has joined the defending NCAA Frozen Four champion

HOYT LAKES, Minn. --  October 7, 2017  (LSN)  The Minnesota Iron Rangers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League has announced that former team goaltender Chase Hollander has joined the defending NCAA Frozen Four champion University of Denver Pioneers hockey staff as a volunteer coach.

Hollander spent the 2012-13 campaign in the SIJHL with the Iron Rangers before going on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stout and tend goal for the Blue Devils men’s hockey program.

He graduated from the UW-Stout this past May with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in coaching. 

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Jones Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame - Friday, October 6, 2017

Jones Inducted into Thunder Bay Sports Hall of Fame

John Jones   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  John Jones Driving  Indy car in the CART series 1988 rookie of the year

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  October 6, 2017  (LSN)  In recognition of his career, local racer John Jones was inducted into the NWO Sports Hall of Fame on Sept 30th. Putting Thunder Bay on the map, as one of less than two dozen Canadians to race in the Indianapolis 500, the fabled 24 Hours of Lemans in France, youngest IMSA  champion, Jones was a well deserving inductee in the class of 2017.

John Jones would actually do little racing locally but would have quite a career in racing, he would go from racing go-carts in the K-Mart parking lot to bigger and better things, making his way to auto racing‘s crown jewel, the Indianapolis 500, and the famed 24 Hours of Lemans in France. John started racing, not on the dirt tracks in Thunder Bay but racing on the ice in winter along side his dad Tom and brother Parnelli in the early 1980's. 

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Norskies’ Simonson SIJHL player of the week - Monday, October 2, 2017

Norskies’ Simonson named SIJHL player of the week 

Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies  Player of the Week

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson has been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Oct. 1.

In two outings over the weekend the 20-year-old from Bismarck, N.D., picked up four points helping Thief River Falls register a pair of wins and remain unbeaten early this season.

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Top 20 rankings for 2017-18 - Monday, September 25, 2017

CJHL names its initial regular season
Top 20 rankings for 2017-18

CJHL regular season Top 20 rankings for 2017-18  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  CJHLrankings for 2017-18

CALGARY, Alta. --  September 25, 2017 (LSN) The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Monday its initial Top 20 regular season rankings for the 2017-18 campaign as compiled by an independent scouting service.

Topping the table this week is the Penticton Vees (BCHL) who are off to a 4-0 start in league play.

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Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL_ SJHL) - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NHL, NHLPA unveil hockey's Declaration of Principles
Stakeholders pledge to develop, promote, support positive change in sport's culture

NHL, NHLPA unveil hockey's Declaration of Principles  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports    Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL_ SJHL)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) today unveiled hockey's Declaration of Principles - developed by and for hockey stakeholders - to advance policies, programs and initiatives, while inspiring fans, players and communities to create the best possible experience for the entire hockey community. This joint statement advocates the game of hockey as a powerful platform for participants to build character, foster positive values and develop important life skills that transcend the game.

Including the NHL and the NHLPA, 17 hockey organizations from around the world have joined together: American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA); American Hockey League (AHL); Canadian Hockey League (CHL); Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL); Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL); College Hockey Inc.; ECHL; Hockey Canada; International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF); National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); National Women's Hockey League (NWHL); North American Hockey League (NAHL); U SPORTS; United States Hockey League (USHL); and USA Hockey.

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SIJHL Eveleth, Minn. All-Stars Game - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Eveleth, Minn. SIJHL Canadian vs American All-Stars

SIJHL All Star Game   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  SIJHL Canadian vs American All-Stars

THUNDER BAY, Ontario – August 30, 2017   (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that they will be hosting an All-Star Game on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn.  
Featuring a "Border Battle" format, the contest will see Canadian All-Stars taking on the American All-Stars with the game being played in the same town of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.  

The players for each team will be selected from the league's six member clubs based on their citizenship as well as by their respective efforts on the ice through the first two and a half months of the 2017-18 SIJHL regular season.

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SIJHL Announces preseason schedule - Friday, August 25, 2017

SIJHL  Announces league’s exhibition Games 2017-18 Season

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#LSN_Sports  SIJHL  Announces preseason schedule 

THUNDER BAY, Ont. –  Auguest 25, 2017  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday its preseason schedule heading into the 2017-18 campaign.

There are presently 10 contests on the league’s exhibition slate with preseason action set to begin on Friday, Sept. 8 as the Fort Frances Lakers host the Minnesota Iron Rangers while the Thief River Falls Norskies travel to Manitoba to take on the Winkler Flyers (MJHL) in a pair of 7:30 p.m. CT starts.

Winkler and Thief River Falls will then finish off a home-and-home set the following evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena at 7 p.m. CT.

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Thunder Bay Host 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games - Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thunder Bay Wins Bid to Host 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games


Thunder Bay to host 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games
#LSN_Sports Thunder Bay to Host Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  August 18, 2017 –  (LSN)  Special Olympics Canada announced today that Thunder Bay has been awarded the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. The finalists were Thunder Bay and Regina, Saskatchewan.

The bid theme was “Hearts of Gold” to highlight Thunder Bay’s community spirit and the fact that 2020 will be the City of Thunder Bay’s 50th Golden Anniversary year.

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Thubnderwolves Season Tickets on Sale - Sunday, August 20, 2017

SEASON TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY

Thunderwolves Hockey Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolves Hockey

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  August 20, 2017  (LSN) Welcome back for another year of Lakehead Thunderwolves Hockey. The home opener is set for September 29 versus the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks

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 LU Thunderwolves add NCAA DEFENCEMAN Callum Fryer - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lakehead University Thunderwolves Callum Fryer
#LSN_Sports  LU Thunderwolves add  NCAA DEFENCEMAN Callum Fryer

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  Auguest 15, 2017  (LSN)   Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves hockey team are pleased to announce that defenceman Callum Fryer has committed to the program.

The 21-year-old rearguard played the past two seasons with the University of Massachusetts where he led the team in blocked shots both years. Like his former UMass teammate Nic Renyard who committed to Lakehead last month, Fryer has three years of athletic eligibility remaining.

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Chill  National Semi Finals  - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Thunder Bay Chill Soccer
#$LSN_Sports   Chill  National Semi Finals 


Thunder Bay, ON Tuesday July 25, 2017 (LSN)  – The Thunder Bay Chill (11-3-2) received some welcomed news this morning when the PDL awarded them one of two National Semi Finals this coming weekend.

The Chill will face FC Golden State Force from Pasadena, CA in one of two semifinals this Saturday at tbaytel place at Fort William Stadium. Game time is 7:30 pm.

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SIJHL team training camps - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SIJHL team training camps
#LSN_Sports  SIJHL team training camps

THUNDER BAY, Ont. –  August 8, 2017   (LSN) With the start of the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s 2017-18 season just six weeks away, the main training camps for each of its respective clubs is rapidly approaching.

The following a breakdown on each team’s upcoming camps along with other related information:

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