Here’s to the Jr. Senators


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October 25, 2016

Ottawa Jr. Senators of the Central Canada Hockey League will play host to the 24th annual Eastern Canada Jr. A championships in 2018. …[read more]

CIHL award winners


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March 24, 2015

The fledgling Canadian International Hockey League has announced award winners from its first season of play. …[read more]

Massey seeks junior team


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March 14, 2015

The Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers is looking at bringing junior hockey to Massey Arena for the 2015-2016 season. …[read more]

Town hall politics


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March 10, 2015

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the town hall of Espanola.

To be sure, there is more to the story that started with Monday’s press release issued by the Town of Espanola which stated that it was “exercising its right” to terminate its contract with the Espanola Rivermen of the Canadian International Hockey League. …[read more]

Town of Espanola, Rivermen at odds


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March 9, 2015

The Town of Espanola says it is exercising its right to terminate its contract with the Espanola Rivermen of the Canadian International Hockey League.

But CIHL president Tim Clayden — who also owns the Rivermen — begs to differ. …[read more]

Hail to the Batchewana Attack


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March 5, 2015

A champion has been decided in the first-year Canadian International Hockey League.

Six goals in the third period was the difference as the Batchewana Attack put away the visiting Espanola Rivermen 9-2 on Wednesday to sweep the best-of-seven championship series in four straight games. …[read more]

Attack can capture CIHL crown


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March 4, 2015

They are just one win away from winning it all.

To be sure, the Batchewana Attack is in position to become the first-ever champions of the Canadian International Hockey League. …[read more]

CIHL plans ahead to 2015-2016


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March 2, 2015

CBC Radio Sudbury journalist Mathieu Gohier called me the other day, wanting to know my thoughts on the future of the fledgling Canadian International Hockey League.

Gohier and I talked at length about the CIHL, which experienced its share of struggles as a first-year junior league this 2014-2015 season. …[read more]

Batchewana on verge of CIHL title


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March 2, 2015

Three down, one to go.

Batchewana Attack is on the verge of capturing the first-ever Canadian International Hockey League championship. …[read more]

Attack goes up two on Rivermen


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February 28, 2015

Batchewana Attack has taken a two games to none lead on the Espanola Rivermen in the best-of-seven, Canadian International Hockey League championship series. …[read more]

Attack blanks the Rivermen


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February 22, 2015

Batchewana Attack took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven, Canadian International Hockey League finals on Saturday with a 7-0 shutout of the visiting Espanola Rivermen. …[read more]

CIHL has Sudbury ice for 2015-16


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February 18, 2015

Armed with a signed ice rental agreement and a signed dedicated space (dressing room) agreement, the fledgling Canadian International Hockey League plans to have a new franchise in Greater Sudbury for the 2015-2016 season.

The agreements are signed by the City of Greater Sudbury. …[read more]

Attack fells Fighting Irish


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February 16, 2015

How good is the Batchewana Attack of the Canadian International Hockey League?

Just ask the Detroit Fighting Irish of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Detroit impressed with Espanola


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February 15, 2015

Friday night in Espanola was about hockey, hospitality and relationships.

On the ice, the Espanola Rivermen of the Canadian International Hockey League upended the Detroit Fighting Irish of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League 5-2 in an interlocking match played before more than 600 fans at the Recreation Complex. …[read more]

Here comes the Fighting Irish


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February 13, 2015

Detroit Fighting Irish of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League is headed north for a pair of interlocking matches with the Espanola Rivermen and Batchewana Attack of the Canadian International Hockey League. …[read more]

MWJHL, CIHL in open dialogue


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February 10, 2015

The commissioner of the third-year, seven-team Midwest Jr. Hockey League is of the notion that having an interlocking schedule with the fledgling Canadian International Hockey League in 2015-2016 will benefit the overall level of play. …[read more]

CIHL suspends Kalkaska coach


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February 8, 2015

Following an investigation into alleged actions involving the Kalkaska Rhinos in road games against the Espanola Rivermen (January 30) and the Batchewana Attack (February 1), the Canadian International Hockey League has announced via press release that it has indefinitely suspended coach-general manager Krzysztof Oliwa. …[read more]

Attack headed to Detroit


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February 2, 2015

Batchewana Attack will cross the International and Mackinac bridges later this week and head south along Interstate highway 75 to the Detroit area for a showcase tournament.

The Denny Lambert-coached Attack, which leads the Canadian International Hockey League with a record of 28-0-1, will take part in the showcase event that is being hosted by the Detroit Fighting Irish of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Stack leads the Attack


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February 1, 2015

Hard-working forward Brian Stack — known more for his shutdown style of play than his offense — scored late in the third period to lift the Batchewana Attack to a 1-0 win over the visiting Kalkaska Rhinos in a Canadian International Hockey League game played on Saturday at Rankin Arena. …[read more]

Rhinos v. Attack


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January 31, 2015

Batchewana Attack puts its Canadian International Hockey League record of 27-0-1 on the line tonight when it plays host to the visiting Kalkaska Rhinos. …[read more]

Attack blows out Rivermen


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January 28, 2015

Another night, another win.

Rob Delury dented the twine three times and young Chris Lindsay, making his first Canadian International Hockey League start, pitched the shutout as the Batchewana Attack blanked the visiting Espanola Rivermen 7-0 on Tuesday. …[read more]

CIHL at the crossroads


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January 26, 2015

Yes, there have been struggles. Major struggles, in fact.

For one reason or another, teams have either left on their own or have been shown the door.

To be sure, all has not gone according to the plan of the founder of the first-year Canadian International Hockey League. …[read more]

A message from the CIHL


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January 24, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following message from Canadian International Hockey League president Tim Clayden addresses the completion of the 2014-2015 season and future plans. …[read more]

Remo assists the Attack


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January 21, 2015

He had once hoped to tend goal beyond the junior level, perhaps at a Canadian or American university.

But a groin injury that he suffered while playing for the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League never fully healed so Remo Febbraro stepped away from the game as a 20-year old. …[read more]

Possible MWJHL, CIHL scenarios


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January 20, 2015

Here’s to hockey without borders. …[read more]

Rivermen row past Royals


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January 19, 2015

Espanola Rivermen defeated the lowly Sudbury Royals 7-4 in the lone Canadian International Hockey League game played on Sunday. …[read more]

Formidable Attack


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January 17, 2015

Batchewana Attack is establishing itself as the powerhouse of the new Canadian International Hockey League.

Almost perfect, the Attack leads the CIHL with a record of 25-0-1. …[read more]

Attack takes showcase title


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January 11, 2015

Batchewana Attack of the Canadian International Hockey League edged the Central Michigan University Chippewas 3-2 in Saturday’s championship game of the Tiffany Eckler Ferguson Memorial Showcase Tournament that was held in Kalkaska. …[read more]

CIHL seeks coaches, managers


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January 7, 2015

Already looking ahead — and being rather innovative — the Canadian International Hockey League is seeking coaches and general managers for the 2015-2016 season. …[read more]

CIHL admits mistakes, looks ahead


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January 1, 2015

The Canadian International Hockey League is hoping that 2015 is a happy new year.

To be sure, the CIHL is embracing 2015 and moving ahead with plans to promote its student-athletes at three upcoming showcase tournaments. …[read more]

Attack home to surging Rhinos


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December 21, 2014

The 2014 portion of the Canadian International Hockey League schedule wraps up today when the first-place Batchewana Attack plays host to the third-seeded Kalkaska Rhinos. …[read more]

Kalkaska showcase looms


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December 18, 2014

It has the makings of a major event for the fledgling Canadian International Hockey League.

As of now, five teams are confirmed for a showcase tournament that the CIHL’s Kalkaska Rhinos will play host to on January 8, 9 and 10. …[read more]

Pre-Christmas week in the CIHL


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December 16, 2014

Four games are slated in the Canadian International Hockey League this week after which it will break for Christmas holidays.

The action begins tonight when the first-place Batchewana Attack plays host to the second-seeded Espanola Rivermen in a 7 p.m. clash at Rankin Arena. …[read more]

Attack on the Royals


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December 7, 2014

Batchewana Attack spotted Sudbury Royals a 2-0 lead and skated back for a 5-2 win in Canadian International Hockey League play on Saturday. …[read more]

Rhinos rout Rivermen


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December 7, 2014

Kalkaska Rhinos exploded for four second-period goals en route to a 6-2 rout of the visiting Espanola Rivermen in Canadian International Hockey League action on Saturday. …[read more]

Rivermen row past Royals


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December 6, 2014

Isaak Picken scored just past the four-minute mark of overtime to lift the Espanola Rivermen to a 6-5 win over the new-look Sudbury Royals in Canadian International Hockey League action on Friday.

A crowd of 629 spectators took in the close encounter at the Espanola Community Centre. …[read more]

Attack has “next-level” players


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December 4, 2014

Suffice to say that Denny Lambert should know a good hockey player when he sees one.

Afterall, not only did the 44-year old Lambert play in more than 500 National Hockey League games as a journeyman left winger, he coached in the Ontario Hockey League with the Soo Greyhounds for eight seasons — five as a top assistant and three more as the headmaster. …[read more]

Sudbury Royals have a new coach


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December 3, 2014

Richard Piette has been officially installed as the new head coach of the Sudbury Royals of the Canadian International Hockey League. …[read more]

Rugged CIHL rivalry


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December 2, 2014

They are separated by about 150 miles of rugged northern Ontario roads.

And to be sure, the Batchewana Attack and Espanola Rivermen are establishing a rugged Canadian International Hockey League rivalry. …[read more]

Moose-FM and the hockey mom


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December 2, 2014

Melisa Rancourt is the first winner of the Hockey Mom of the Month contest that is being sponsored by Espanola radio station Moose-FM. …[read more]

Updated CIHL schedule


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December 2, 2014

Following is a schedule of games for the Canadian International Hockey League for the month of December and preparatory to a pair of showcase tournaments slated for the new year. …[read more]

Attack 2, Rivermen 1


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December 1, 2014

Another day, another close match.

Batchewana Attack salvaged a weekend split with the Espanola Rivermen with a 2-1 triumph in Canadian International Hockey League action on Sunday afternoon at Rankin Arena. …[read more]

Rivermen headed for Attack


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November 30, 2014

Next stop, Batchewana.

Keegan Paulette made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season as the visiting Espanola Rivermen blanked the new Markstay-Warren Spirit Warriors 6-0 in Canadian International Hockey League action from Saturday. …[read more]

First loss for Batchewana


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November 29, 2014

Espanola Rivermen handed the Batchewana Attack its first loss of the Canadian International Hockey League season on Friday.

Espanola scored in the shootout to upend visiting Batchewana 1-0. …[read more]

Rhinos on the verge of Attack


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November 23, 2014

The unbeaten Batchewana Attack had to work extra time to upend the Kalkaska Rhinos 4-3 in Canadian International Hockey League action from Saturday.

Johan Kling scored at 3:57 of overtime to push Batchewana’s CIHL-best record to 14-0 with the road win at Kalkaska. …[read more]

Batchewana, Espanola get the W


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November 22, 2014

Batchewana Attack and Espanola Rivermen both scored home-ice victories in Canadian International Hockey League action on Friday. …[read more]

CIHL weekend matchups


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November 21, 2014

A pair of home-and-home series highlight action in the Canadian International Hockey League this weekend.

The weekend schedule of games is as follows. …[read more]

Baggs in Batchewana


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November 18, 2014

He has a lot going for him.

He has the size at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds.

He has the smarts that he uses on the ice and in the classroom. …[read more]

3 CIHL coaches, 1,474 NHL games


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November 17, 2014

For a first-year junior operation that has experienced growing pains, the Canadian International Hockey League nonetheless has impressive, big-time ties to the National Hockey League.

To be sure, no less than three CIHL coaches played multiple seasons in the NHL. …[read more]

12 straight for Batchewana Attack


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November 16, 2014

Unbeaten Batchewana Attack showed on Saturday night why it is the top team in the Canadian International Hockey League.

The Attack blanked the visiting St. Charles Spoirit 10-0 before 117 fans at Rankin Arena. …[read more]

A first for the Kalkaska Rhinos


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November 16, 2014

Goalie Bryan Briggs backstopped the Kalkaska Rhinos to their first win in Canadian International Hockey League action from Saturday.

Briggs stopped 46 shots as visiting Kalkaska defeated the Espanola Rivermen 2-1 before a matinee crowd of 566 spectators. …[read more]

Attack, Rivermen get the W


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November 15, 2014

Batchewana Attack and Espanola Rivermen scored home-ice victories in Canadian International Hockey League action on Friday. …[read more]

CIHL revises weekend schedule


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November 13, 2014

Canadian International Hockey League president Tim Clayden has confirmed a revised schedule of games for this weekend. …[read more]

Remembrance Day in the CIHL


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November 12, 2014

Old-fashioned, hard-checking hockey came to the St. Charles Arena on Remembrance Day.

And when it was all over, the visiting Espanola Rivermen edged the St. Charles Spirit 3-2 in Canadian International Hockey League action. …[read more]

Big games for Pilon, Marshall et al


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November 10, 2014

Four games were played in the new Canadian International Hockey League on the weekend and there was a first. …[read more]

Sunday afternoon Attack


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November 9, 2014

Batchewana Attack will be out to extend its season-opening, nine-game winning streak today when it plays host to the Espanola Rivermen in a 2 p.m. match at Rankin Arena. …[read more]

A first for the Colborne Hawks


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November 9, 2014

Colborne Hawks rallied for their first win of the season, a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Jr. Hockey Academy in Canadian International Hockey League action on Saturday.

Alex Bidwell scored the winner in the shootout to improve Colborne’s record to 1-8 and out of last place past the Sudbury Royals. …[read more]

Batchewana to Des Moines


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November 6, 2014

Another member of the Batchewana Attack of the new Canadian International Hockey League has been called up to the Tier 1 junior, United States Hockey League. …[read more]

Message from the CIHL president


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November 5, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a message from Tim Clayden of the Canadian International Hockey League.

CIHL Hockey has been in operation for a month now and has experienced its fair share of trials and tribulations. We have had many gains and successes and are fully prepared to deal with the stumbles ahead which could be considered common in the beginnings of a new junior hockey league. We will persevere even when others continually criticize and try to tear apart what we know is a hockey program that will be second to none at this level in providing options and dreams to world-wide student-athletes. …[read more]

Big weekend for three CIHL teams


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November 3, 2014

with files from CIHL Staff

Batchewana Attack, Espanola Rivermen and St. Charles Spirit all had four-point weekends with two victories apiece in Canadian International Hockey League action. …[read more]

Kendall Huckins on the Attack


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October 27, 2014

He’s liking his home away from home.

Kendall Huckins may be from Chicago but he is feeling at home in Sault Ste. Marie.

Huckins, a 1996 birth-year forward, is taking to living away from home and playing for the Batchewana Attack of the new Canadian International Hockey League. …[read more]

Batchewana 3, Espanola 2


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October 25, 2014

A goal by Chris Skinner with less than three minutes to play in the third period lifted the visiting Batchewana Attack to a 3-2 win over the Espanola Rivermen in Canadian International Hockey League on action Friday.

The win improved Batchewana’s record to 6-0 on the season. …[read more]

Batchewana to Green Bay


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October 23, 2014

Goalie Jack Hickey has joined the Green Bay Gamblers of the Tier 1 junior, United States Hockey League from the Batchewana Attack of the new Canadian International Hockey League.

Attack president-director of hockey operations David Maciuk confirmed to HockeyNewsNorth.com that Hickey has been promoted to Green Bay on a fill-in basis. …[read more]

Batchewana v. Kalkaska


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October 21, 2014

The Michigan-based Kalkaska Rhinos, an independent junior hockey team that is coached by Krzysztof Oliwa, who won a Stanley Cup in 2000 as a fearsome left winger with the New Jersey Devils, will play their first-ever home games this weekend.

The Rhinos will play host to the unbeaten Batchewana Attack of the new Canadian International Hockey League on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kaliseum Recreational Complex in Kalkaska. …[read more]

Batchewana Attack improves to 5-0


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October 20, 2014

Batchewana Attack remains undefeated in the early going of the 2014-2015 Canadian International Hockey League season.

Sunday afternoon in St. Charles, the Attack completed a weekend sweep of the Spirit with a 6-2 win over the home side.

The Attack began the weekend with a 3-0 home-ice blanking of the Spirit on Saturday night. …[read more]