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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:


The reigning SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup champion GM Ice Dogs will open up camp at Dryden’s Memorial Arena on Friday, Sept. 1.

This three-day event will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 3 with a scrimmage.

Not only will the GM Ice Dogs enter the campaign as the defending champs, but they will also host the 2018 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. A Championship in May.

Friday, Sept. 1


Saturday, Sept. 2

Sunday, Sept. 3

Team camp contact: Kurt Walsten; head coach and general manager: (Email)


Looking to build upon the organizations first-ever SIJHL finals appearance last season, English River will take to the ice at Cochenour Arena in Red Lake for their main camp Sept. 6-8.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

10 a.m. – Returning players meeting
12 p.m. – Registration
1 p.m. – Staff welcomes and player expectations in arena lobby
2 p.m. – Black & Grey drill session
3:15 p.m. – Black & Grey fitness testing
3:15 p.m. – White and Yellow drill session
4:30 p.m. – White and Yellow fitness testing
4:45 p.m. – Game No. 1: Black vs. Grey
6 p.m. – Game No. 2: White vs. Yellow

Thursday, Sept. 7
10 a.m. – Game 3: Yellow vs. White
11:30 a.m. – Game 4: Grey vs. Black
1 p.m. – Game 5: White vs. Grey
2:30 p.m. – Game 6: Yellow vs. White
3:45 p.m. – Game 7: Yellow vs. Black
5 p.m. – Game 8: Black vs .Grey

Friday, Sept. 8
9 a.m. – Game 9: White vs. Yellow
10:30 a.m. – Game 10: Black vs. Grey
11:30 a.m. – Individual player meetings
2 p.m. – Black vs. White game

Team camp contact: Derek Sweet-Coulter; head coach/general manager: (Email)


Having recently returned from Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase in Calgary, Alta., where he served as part of the coaching staffs for the under-17 portion of the event, Fort Frances head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan has once again re-focused his attentions to the Lakers.

Fort Frances opens up camp Aug. 31 and will run through Sept. 2 at Ice for Kids Arena.

Registration is $140.

Thursday, Aug. 31

10 a.m. – Registration and Meeting
11 a.m. – Off-ice testing
9:30 p.m. – Game No. 1

Friday, Sept. 1
11 a.m. – Game No. 2
7 p.m. – Game No. 3

Saturday, Sept. 2
10 am – Game No. 4
5:30 p.m. – Game No. 5
7:15 p.m. – Player Meetings

Team camp contact: Wayne Strachan; head coach/general manager: (Email)


Minnesota’s new head coach and general manager Todd Kreibich and assistant coach Garrett Hendrickson held tryout camps in both June and July heading into the main camp, which runs Aug. 28-30 at Hoyt Lakes Arena.

Registration is $250.

Monday, Aug. 28

11 a.m. – Player check-in and registration at Hoyt Lakes Arena
Remaining schedule T.B.A.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Team camp contact: Todd Kreibich; head coach/general manager: (Email)


Busily gearing up for the second season in the SIJHL, Thief River Falls will be holding another minicamp Aug. 12-13 in Maple Grove, Minn.

Led by general manager Kevin McCallum and head coach of the year Cole Workman will look to build on a successful inaugural campaign in the league.

Details on their main training camp will be released once finalized.

The registration fee for the Maple Grove Minicamp is $250.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Sunday, Aug. 12

Team camp contact: Kevin McCallum; general manager: (Email)


Under new head coach Rob DeGagne, the initial on-ice sessions for the North Stars tryouts have been set with three days of skates set to be held Aug. 18-20 at Current River Arena in Thunder Bay.

Registration for the tryouts is $200.

Friday, Aug. 18

5 p.m. – On-ice session No. 1

Saturday, Aug. 19
10 a.m. – On-ice session No. 2

Sunday, Aug. 20
10 a.m. – On-ice session No. 3

Team camp contact: Scott Kellaway; president & co-general manager: (Email)

The SIJHL regular season opens Friday, Sept. 22.