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Pandemic Forces Thief River Falls Norskies and Wisconsin Lumberjacks

Pandemic Forces Thief River Falls Norskies and Wisconsin Lumberjacks

from the 2020-21 SIJHL season.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 28, 2020 (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League is announcing today that the Thief River Falls Norskies. Thief River Minnesota,  and the Wisconsin, Lumberjacks, Spooner Wisconsin are pausing their activities for the 2020-21 SIJHL season due to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“This is a sad day for the Norskies, the Lumberjacks and indeed the entire SIJHL,” said League Commissioner Darrin Nicholas.

While there are several challenges facing each SIJHL franchise brought on by the pandemic that caused a delay to the start of the season and a greatly reduced schedule and now a second lockdown in the Province of Ontario, it is the ongoing closure of the US / Canadian border to non-essential travel that continues to make it impossible for the league’s only two US-based teams to see a pathway to meaningful participation in any league regular season or playoff schedule.

“My heart goes out to the players, staff, management and all those associated with both teams and especially David Beito of the Norskies and Doug and Sophia Lein of the Lumberjacks who have worked tirelessly to try and find a way to get their respective teams on the ice. Unfortunately, the challenges facing our US members appear insurmountable this winter / spring.” Nicholas continued.

“We did everything in our power to find a way to play hockey at the high level the SIJHL provides. We have run out of solutions and regretfully cancel our 2020-2021 season with an eye to a very exciting and successful season starting in 2021,” said Norskies team Governor David Beito.

Beito continued: “The Norskies appreciates the SIJHL for sticking with us and looking for any opportunity to get the Norskies into action this year. We wish our Canadian SIJHL teams the best of luck in the remainder of this season.”

The Wisconsin Lumberjacks are also disappointed but optimistic. “The Wisconsin Lumberjacks are looking forward to getting ready to compete again in the 2021-2022 season and are ready to put this lost season behind us. On behalf of everyone within our organization, we want to thank our Commissioner and the league for the tireless work in trying to find a way for us to compete this season. It just wasn’t in the cards. Best of luck to our Canadian partners and their respective clubs as they

Nicholas was quick to emphasize two points about the situation: “Firstly, neither the Norskies nor the Lumberjacks ‘opted-out’ of our season. That would imply the existence of a pathway for them to have participated in our schedule, and they have chosen not to. Nothing could be further from the truth. Secondly, both of our US-based teams are integral partners in the SIJHL, and we look forward to having them back on the ice in September 2021.”

The SIJHL schedule for the remainder of the 2020-21 season featuring the league’s 5 Canadian-based teams plus guest teams will be released in the coming days.

 

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ESCAPED 13 YEAR OLD SOUTHERN ONTARIO DRUG DEALER ARRESTED 25 September 2021

ESCAPED 13 YEAR OLD SOUTHERN ONTARIO DRUG DEALER ARRESTED

BY THUNDER BAY POLICE

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~  September 25, 2021  (LSNews) TEENAGER CAUGHT WITH FENTANYL, PERCOCETS & METHAMPHETAMINE

Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers arrested a black teenage drug dealer yesterday, Friday September 24,2021.

TBPS MEDIA RELATIONS COORDINATOR SCOTT PARADIS NOT BEING TRANSPARENT WITH THE PUBLIC AGAIN 

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WESTFORT RESIDENTS BEWARE 25 September 2021

WESTFORT RESIDENTS BEWARE

Have Sword will Steal

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~  September 25, 2021 (LSNews) TBPS OFFICERS ARE ACTIVELY SEARCHING FOR BRAD SEGUIN THIS MORNING

SEGUIN HAS BEEN SPOTTED GOING THROUGH RESIDENTIAL BACK YARDS THIS MORNING, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25,2021 LOOKING FOR THINGS TO STEAL.

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WOMAN ARRESTED  WITH FENTANYL WHO IS BANNED FROM TOWN 25 September 2021

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FORT FRANCES, ONTARIO  ~ September 25, 2021 (LSNews)    Hardworking Fort Frances OPP Officers spotted a woman who is banned from town yesterday, Friday September 24,2021.

A 38 year old LINDSAY COPENACE was spotted near the Nugget Motel when she has several court ordered conditions to not be near there or in Fort Frances.

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TBPS ARREST STABBER THIS MORNING 24 September 2021

TBPS ARREST STABBER THIS MORNING

Man Stabbed on McIntyre Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~   September 24, 2021 (LSNews)  ~ Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers responded to a stabbing call early this morning, Friday September 24,2021 on McIntyre Street to find a man bleeding from a knife wound.

Paramedics arrived to take male to hospital to be treated for his knife wound.

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TBPS MAKE ARREST IN SOCIAL HOUSING ARSON 24 September 2021

TBPS MAKE ARREST IN SOCIAL HOUSING ARSON

Westfort Ward Spence Court Amelia Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~`  September 24, 2021  (LSNews)  A fire was started in an apartment at Thunder Bay Social Housing at 230 Amelia Street West on September 2,2021.

Hardworking Thunder Bay Police & Fire Rescue arrived to investigate & extinguish the fire.

The fire was determined to be arson.

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TBPS ARREST SENIOR SEX OFFENDER AGAIN 24 September 2021

TBPS ARREST SENIOR SEX OFFENDER AGAIN

COURTS RELEASE SEX OFFENDER ON $300 NO DEPOSIT BAIL

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~~ September 24, 2021 (LSNews)    Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers arrested a Registered Sex Offender early this morning, Friday September 24,2021 who was in breach of his release order with curfew of 10pm to 7am.

A 79 year old GARY ALBERT FROWEN was criminally charged with:

-breach of release order

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Justice Centre gives Ontario final warning over vax passports 23 September 2021

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NORTHERN, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~   September 23, 2021  (LSNews)  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has issued a legal warning letter to the Ontario Government on behalf of four clients demanding the vaccine passport mandate be revoked immediately. The law requires Ontarians as young as 12 to provide proof of two doses of the Covid mRNA vaccination as of September 22, 2021, or be denied access to a wide range of businesses and organizations, including field trips to city facilities. The Justice Centre has notified the Province that it will file a legal action should Ontario fail to halt its unconstitutional discrimination against those who have not yet chosen to receive the experimental vaccines.

#LSN_PublicSafety  #LSN_Health  #LSNews_TBay

DRUNK DRIVER HITS INTERCITY LCBO 23 September 2021

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Thunder Centre

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~~  September 23, 2021 (LSNews)  Inside Edition sources are indicating that the LCBO located at 969 Fort William Road was struck by a drunk driver in a yellow Camaro this afternoon, Wednesday September 22,2021 around 2:30pm.

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THUNDER BAY POLICE ARREST DRUG DEALER AFTER OVERDOSE DEATH 22 September 2021

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~  September 22, 2021  (LSNews)   Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers & paramedics responded to a call of a woman in medical distress shortly after 12pm noon on Sunday September 19,2021

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_TBPS #LSN_DrugBust #LSN_TBayCourthouse

TORONTO DRUG DEALER ON BAIL BUSTED BY TBPS OFFICERS. 22 September 2021

TORONTO DRUG DEALER ON BAIL BUSTED BY TBPS OFFICERS.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~ September 22, 2021  (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers have been busy monitoring all the trap houses in Thunder Bay & yesterday, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 they executed a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Secord Street before 6pm.

A black male attempted to run from TBPS Officers but didn’t get very far. He put up a struggle while being arrested.

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