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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.

Sunday, Sept. 10 has the Norskies welcoming the Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) in a 3:30 p.m. CT matinee at The Ralph.

Two more tilts are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13 as the Lakers head to Hoyt Lakes Arena to tangle with the Iron Rangers at 7 p.m. while Thief River Falls will be off to Selkirk, Man., for a 7:30 p.m. encounter vs. the Steelers at the Selkirk Rec. Complex.

A SIJHL neutral-site affair has the Iron Rangers and Norskies squaring off in Crookston, Minn., at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 while the Lakers entertain the English River Miners at Ice for Kids Arena at 7:30 p.m. on that same date.

Preseason play then wraps up Sept. 16 as Minnesota and Thief River Falls play once more at the Crookston Sports Center at 7 p.m. CT and English River welcomes Fort Frances to Cochenour Arena in a 7:30 p.m. start.

Any further SIJHL exhibition contests will be announced when and if they are finalized.

The SIJHL’s regular season begins Sept. 22.

The following is the league’s preseason schedule:

2017 SIJHL preseason schedule (As of Aug. 22)

     

DATE

VISITOR

HOME

TIME

VENUE

Friday, Sept. 8

Minnesota Iron Rangers

Fort Frances Lakers

7:30 p.m.

Ice For Kids Arena

Friday, Sept. 8

Thief River Falls Norskies

Winkler Flyers (MJHL)

7:30 p.m.

Winkler Rec. Complex

Saturday, Sept. 9

Winkler Flyers (MJHL)

Thief River Falls Norskies

7 p.m.

Ralph Engelstad Arena

Sunday, Sept. 10

Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)

Thief River Falls Norskies

3:30 p.m.

Ralph Engelstad Arena

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Fort Frances Lakers

Minnesota Iron Rangers

7 p.m.

Hoyt Lakes Arena

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Thief River Falls Norskies

Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)

7:30 p.m.

Selkirk Rec. Complex

Friday, Sept. 15

Minnesota Iron Rangers

Thief River Falls Norskies

7 p.m.

Crookston Sports Center

Friday, Sept. 15

English River Miners

Fort Frances Lakers

7:30 p.m.

Ice For Kids Arena

Saturday, Sept. 16

Minnesota Iron Rangers

Thief River Falls Norskies

7 p.m.

Crookston Sports Center

Saturday, Sept. 16

Fort Frances Lakers

English River Miners

7:30 p.m.

Cochenour Arena

Dates/Times subject to change