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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

SIJHL  Lake Superior News
#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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