186 points in 89 NOJHL games


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February 26, 2024

Pint size forward Lucas Signoretti has been a prolific points producer ever since signing with the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League early last season.

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Ice Dogs on a good run


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January 26, 2024

Five straight wins have lifted the Dryden Ice Dogs back into contention among the top five teams of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Symmetry of the Walleye


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January 17, 2024

Scoring balance among the forward lines has been a key this season for the reigning champion Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Net gain for Kam River


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December 28, 2023

Following in the high marks crease class of graduated goalies Austin Madge and Eric Vanska over the past two seasons, the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has again come up with a top tender between the pipes.

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SIJHL at the break


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December 23, 2023

 Five of the eight teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League will take records well above the .500 level into the 2024 segment of this season.

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The old Junior B days


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December 1, 2023

Northern Ontario has long had a prominent presence in the junior A hockey game. Nowadays it is the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. But from 1965 until 1981 it was the International Jr. B Hockey League that had a town filled existence in Northern Ontario and Northern Michigan.

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Kam River via Elliot Lake


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November 24, 2023

Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have finalized a player for cash transaction.

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Count on Kam River, Dryden


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November 15, 2023

There is no such thing as a sure thing. But there are constants in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. Such as sustained success and perennial contention from the Kam River Fighting Walleye and the Dryden Ice Dogs.

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Winning ways of the Walleye


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November 5, 2023

They finished in first place in their first full season in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League before losing in the playoff championship series. They again placed first in their second season and then capped it off by winning the SIJHL championship. And now, in season no. 3 as members of the SIJHL, the Kam River Fighting Walleye has continued its winning ways.

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Ice Dogs and Walleye


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October 11, 2023

They both carry good history as winning organizations with championship banners. Ergo, it should not be surprising that the Dryden Ice Dogs and Kam River Fighting Walleye are both off to good starts to the 2023-2024 Superior International Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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Ice Dogs chasing Bombers


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October 2, 2023

Dryden Ice Dogs will go on the road to Sioux Lookout this week to try to hand the first place Bombers their first loss of the young Superior International Jr. Hockey League season.

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Leader of Fighting Walleye


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September 21, 2023

Reigning champion Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has named homegrown product Jeremy Dunmore as team captain for the 2023-2024 season.

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SIJHL pre-season rankings


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September 19, 2023

It is set to begin a new season of play with eight teams. Which is the most that the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has had since its 2001 inception. Meantime, following are the Hockey News North rankings ahead of the 2023-2024 regular season which is slated to begin this week.

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Hearst over Kam River


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September 3, 2023

Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League edged the host Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League today to skate away with the 2023 Telco Cup title.

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Jeremiah is in Kenora


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August 24, 2023

He was originally committed to join his older brother Jackson Jacques and go to school and play hockey for the Sault College Cougars this coming season. But the opportunity to sign with the expansion Kenora Islanders of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League is the route that 2004 birth year forward Jeremiah Jacques has opted to take for the 2023-2024 season.

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SIJHL set for ’23-24 season


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August 21, 2023

A record high eight teams will compete as the Superior International Jr. Hockey League gets set to take to the ice for its 22nd season of competition.

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Super Smeltzer of Kam River


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August 14, 2023

He has the big time trust of his general manager. Bryan Smeltzer may not be the face of the reigning champion Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League but he certainly holds a significant place.

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Hard working Walleye


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August 12, 2023

Seasoned skater Ryan Doucette is a returning forward who the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Kam River Fighting Walleye can count on for this coming season.

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New coach in Kam River


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July 28, 2023

He is well seasoned as a former player. He has earned his stripes as an assistant coach. And as a bonus, Jesse Messier is a well educated, Canadian university graduate.

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Kam River looks for a coach


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July 17, 2023

Head coach Geoff Walker has departed the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League after leading it to a championship in his only season at the helm.

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Fighting Walleye to the Eagles


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July 4, 2023

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have acquired a good size goalie in a trade with the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Sargent of Fighting Walleye


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July 3, 2023

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has stayed true to local roots with the signing of 2005 birth year forward Sam Sargent.

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Kam River deals for local lad


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July 3, 2023

Reigning champion Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has added another homegrown product in a cash exchange trade with the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Pool lands on the Rock


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June 28, 2023

Elijah Pool is headed east from the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to the reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Timmins Rock in a cash transaction.

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Hearst to Kam River


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June 27, 2023

Reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Kam River Fighting Walleye has acquired a homegrown defenseman from the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash transaction.

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Kam River signs OHL draft pick


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June 16, 2023

Homegrown goalie Travis VanderZwaag has signed with the reigning champion Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Kam River tryout camp


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May 19, 2023

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has slated an upcoming prospect tryout camp. See below for full details.

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Rock, Walleye, Centennial Cup


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May 5, 2023

They are two well deserving championship teams from the north regions of Ontario that will be up against the best junior A clubs in the nation. Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League are part of the 10-team, Centennial Cup, Canadian Jr. Hockey League national championship tournament that is slated for May 11-21 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

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Kam River is number one


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May 4, 2023

A franchise in only its second full season of existence is the no. 1 team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. Kam River Fighting Walleye edged the crosstown Thunder Bay North Stars 5-4 on Wednesday in Game 7 of the SIJHL championship series.

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Kam River takes 3-2 lead


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May 1, 2023

Fourth line forward Kennan Reyelts scored twice and added an assist and the Kam River Fighting Walleye withstood a Thunder Bay North Stars rally to score a 4-3 Sunday night win over its crosstown foes. Kam River now leads the Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series three games to two.

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Walleye wins a wild one


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April 29, 2023

Kam River Fighting Walleye has evened its best-of-seven Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series with the crosstown Thunder Bay North Stars at two games apiece.

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Fighting Walleye fights back


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April 28, 2023

Kam River Fighting Walleye stared adversity straight in the kisser on Thursday and did not flinch. Already trailing two games to none in its Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series with the cross-town Thunder Bay North Stars, Kam River found itself down by two goals just past the midway point of the first period of Game 3.

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North Stars nip Walleye


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April 25, 2023

Thunder Bay North Stars have taken a two games to none lead in their Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series with the crosstown Kam River Fighting Walleye.

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Game 7 thriller goes to TB


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April 21, 2023

Keenan Marks made 56 saves and Nikolas Campbell scored a power play goal just past the 14 minute mark of the second overtime period and the Thunder Bay North Stars are headed to the Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series.

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Game 7 in Dryden tonight


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April 20, 2023

It will all come down to one game for a spot in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series. Dryden Ice Dogs will play host to the Thunder Bay North Stars tonight in Game 7 of their SIJHL semi-final set.

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SIJHL playoff roundup


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April 16, 2023

Kam River Fighting Walleye is off to the Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series. And the Dryden Ice Dogs are within one win of doing so.

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Wins for Rock, Birds, Dogs


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April 12, 2023

Timmins Rock, Soo Thunderbirds and Dryden Ice Dogs all came through on the winning end on Tuesday as playoffs continued in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Cubs and Walleye win


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April 11, 2023

Sudbury Cubs and Kam River Fighting Walleye both skated to victory as semi-final playoff sets in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League continued on Monday.

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Happy Easter in Dryden


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April 9, 2023

Dryden Ice Dogs have evened their Superior International Jr. Hockey League semi-final series with the Thunder Bay North Stars at a game apiece. Playing at home, the Ice Dogs shrugged off a 2-0 deficit and scored a 4-2 Easter Sunday matinee victory over the North Stars.

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Power of Kam River


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April 9, 2023

Four local products came up big and the Kam River Fighting Walleye returned from a three-week break to vanquish the visiting Wisconsin Lumberjacks by a 10-2 score in Game 1 of their Superior International Jr. Hockey League semi-final playoff series.

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Wisconsin wins Game 7


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April 6, 2023

Sal Poggiali potted the overtime winner and the visiting Wisconsin Lumberjacks capped a frantic series comeback with a 3-2 win over the Sioux Lookout Bombers in Game 7 of their Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoff thriller.

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Wisconsin v. Sioux Lookout


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April 3, 2023

We have a Game 7! Wednesday will decide the Superior International Jr. Hockey League opening round playoff series between the visiting Wisconsin Lumberjacks and the Sioux Lookout Bombers.

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Ice Dogs of the Superior


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April 1, 2023

Beware the hard charging Ice Dogs. Dryden Ice Dogs are going full tilt into the second round of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoffs.

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Jr. A playoff tracker


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April 1, 2023

Soo Thunderbirds and Dryden Ice Dogs have advanced to the next round as best-of-seven playoff action continued in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League. Meanwhile, Hearst Lumberjacks and Sioux Lookout Bombers also posted Friday victories.

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Three teams advance


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March 31, 2023

Sudbury Cubs and Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Thunder Bay North Stars of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have all advanced to the second round of the playoffs via Game 5 victories on Thursday.

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Jr. A playoff notes


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March 30, 2023

Blind River Beavers, Powassan Voodoos and Wisconsin Lumberjacks all won games on Wednesday as best of seven playoffs continued in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Jr. A playoff trail


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March 29, 2023

Hearst Lumberjacks, Timmins Rock, Fort Frances Lakers, Wisconsin Lumberjacks and Thunder Bay North Stars all skated to victory on Tuesday as the playoff season carried on in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Frattinger fires up Dryden


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March 28, 2023

Heart and soul captain Brady Frattinger netted the hat trick and the Dryden Ice Dogs pushed the Fort Frances Lakers to the edge of elimination in their opening round, Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoff series.

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SIJHL expanding to Kenora?


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March 26, 2023

Junior hockey is poised to potentially return to the northwestern Ontario town of Kenora, which is located on the Lake Of The Woods near the Manitoba border.

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Jr. A playoffs continue


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March 26, 2023

Soo Thunderbirds, Timmins Rock, Powassan Voodoos, Dryden Ice Dogs and Sioux Lookout Bombers all registered wins on Saturday as best-of-seven playoff activity continued in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Jr. A playoff roundup


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March 25, 2023

Sudbury Cubs, Timmins Rock, Thunder Bay North Stars and Sioux Lookout Bombers all posted wins on Friday as best-of-seven playoffs continued in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Jr. A playoffs underway


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March 24, 2023

First pucks have dropped on the playoff season in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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SIJHL playoff picture


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March 22, 2023

Six of the seven teams from the Superior International Jr. Hockey League will face off to begin the playoffs this week. All seven teams in the SIJHL qualify for the playoffs with the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye getting an opening round bye.

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Two in the Walleye net


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March 15, 2023

For the second successive season the Kam River Fighting Walleye has one of the best 1-2 goalie duos in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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This is one tough Ice Dog


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March 14, 2023

Ben Hackl represents resilience. Over the past two years the 20-year old forward has suffered two facial injuries, a broken hand and a bad ankle sprain. The ankle injury was serious enough that Hackl missed the first 12 games of this 2022-2023 season for his hometown Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Cook of the Kam River


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February 25, 2023

To be sure, homegrown defenseman Jack Cook has been an impact player for the Kam River Fighting Walleye in his first season in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Voila! Vanska = Victory


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February 12, 2023

Dryden Ice Dogs outshot the Kam River Fighting Walleye by a reported 82-54 margin over a pair of weekend showdown matches between the top two teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. But Kam River puck stopper Eric Vanska was the difference maker for the visiting Fighting Walleye.

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Superior race for first place


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February 9, 2023

Dryden Ice Dogs will play host to the Kam River Fighting Walleye this weekend in a two-game showdown between the top teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Kam River prospect camp


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January 27, 2023

Hockey season never really ends. And as such, the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has already scheduled a prospect identification camp for this summer. See below for details.

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Ice Dogs in pursuit of Walleye


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January 24, 2023

Dryden Ice Dogs have sledded within tracking range of the Kam River Fighting Walleye atop the standings of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Highs and lows of Superior


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January 20, 2023

Through addition and subtraction, the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has managed to hold steady with seven teams — six in northwestern Ontario and one in northern Wisconsin.

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Walker and the Walleye


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January 13, 2023

A showdown between the top two teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League is on the marquee as the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye is set to play host to the second seed Dryden Ice Dogs tonight and Saturday evening at NorWest Arena.

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Kramps to Kam River


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January 7, 2023

Under-rated forward Noah Kramps has joined the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League via the Stony Plain Flyers of the Capital Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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’06-07 Schreiber Diesels


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January 6, 2023

They were only in existence for four years as a small town junior A franchise. But back during the 2006-2007 season, the upstart Schreiber Diesels won the Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship in stunning fashion.

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Back in the north country


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January 4, 2023

A second segment in a given season serves as a stretch run towards spots in the standings ahead of the playoffs. It is also about another stage in player development. And with the 2023 sector of schedules back in play let us take a sled through the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the Superior International Jr. Hockey League and the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Gushue has the Dog in him


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December 22, 2022

Jake Gushue is living an extraordinary adventure as a first-year assistant coach with the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Fort Frances fires coach


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December 15, 2022

Paul MacLean has been fired as head coach and general manager of the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Winning ways of Walleye


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December 7, 2022

Playing through an unforeseen coaching change has not slowed the flow of the surging Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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In defense of Kam River


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December 1, 2022

Already in first place in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, the Kam River Fighting Walleye has bolstered its blue line with the addition of two big 20-year old defensemen from the Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League.

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Espanola to Kam River


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November 30, 2022

A high end forward is on his way to the first place team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League via the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Kam River in the lead


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November 27, 2022

Geoff Walker has his first win as the head coach of the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Walker on the Kam River


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November 14, 2022

Geoff Walker is returning to the Superior International Jr. Hockey League as the new head coach of the Kam River Fighting Walleye, Hockey News North has confirmed. The 34-year old Walker has walked away from his pro coaching gig with Vannas HC in Sweden to take over as the bench boss in Kam River.

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Rock adds Superior d-man


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November 10, 2022

Top flight defenseman Brandon Rossetti has landed with the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. He had requested a trade out of Fort Frances.

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Kam River coaching change


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November 5, 2022

Head coach Matt Valley and the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have parted ways as the team seeks a full time coach. The 32-year old Valley is a full time teacher in the Thunder Bay area and he and his wife recently welcomed their second child.

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