Thunder Bay via Sault College


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September 20, 2021

Sault College Cougars scout Charly Murray. (photo by Bob Davies)

This has the makings of being a feel good hockey story.

That is, goalie Trennis Riley has latched on with the Thunder Bay North Stars of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League thanks to the efforts of scout Charly Murray and manager Mark Hebert of the Sault College Cougars varsity men’s team.

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SIJHL opening weekend


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September 19, 2021

So far, so good. First pucks dropped on the Superior International Jr. Hockey League’s 20th anniversary regular season on the weekend with five games and all seven member teams taking to the ice.

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For puck sakes


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September 16, 2021

Elliot Lake Red Wings v. Espanola Express is just one junior hockey rivalry in northeastern and northwestern Ontario. (photo by Northern Exposures)

Regular season play is getting underway in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

And as my heart has been sweetly stolen with the birth of my first grand child, Malala, we nonetheless have story lines to peruse relative to junior A hockey in northeastern and northwestern Ontario.

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Hockey north watch tower


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September 14, 2021

We have teams, players and coaches to keep collective eyes on as junior hockey in the north puts its sticks on the 2021-2022 season.

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Kam River takes Teleco Cup


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September 13, 2021

Kam River Fighting Walleye, Teleco Cup champs

Junior hockey returned to northwestern Ontario in game form on the weekend for the first time in nine months.

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Fishing the Walleye net


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September 7, 2021

Austin Madge

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has opted to keep its net intact with two returning goalies.

At the same time, the Fighting Walleye has created an opportunity for a rookie net minding prospect.

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Cougars have a north look


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September 6, 2021

Parker Morgan

Skaters with recent experience in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League are among those who have signed up to play for the 2021-2022 edition of the Sault College Cougars.

The only Canadian men’s team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Division 2 ranks, Sault College has lined up a regular season schedule that is slated to begin on October 23.

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Dual role in Thief River


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September 3, 2021

Elliot Bates

It will be double duty for the new guy.

That is, incoming head coach Elliot Bates will add the duties of general manager for the Thief River Falls Norskies of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Junior hockey outlook


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September 2, 2021

It was a season like no other relative to junior hockey in the province and coalitions such as the Ontario Hockey League, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

And hopefully there will never be another season like the 2020-2021 campaign that was so adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Signed up in Kam River


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August 31, 2021

Eric Vanska

Having signed 18 players to date, the lineup for the Kam River Fighting Walleye is just about set for the upcoming Superior International Jr. Hockey League season.

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SIJHL rivals make a deal


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August 31, 2021

Thunder Bay North Stars and Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have finalized a trade, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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New boss in Thief River Falls


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August 31, 2021

A new head coach with prior bench experience in the North American 3 Hockey League will be at the helm of the Thief River Falls Norskies of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League once the 2021-2022 season begins.

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Now that’s a big Walleye!


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August 25, 2021

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has reeled in a big fish from rural Saskatchewan.

Hockey News North has confirmed that the Fighting Walleye has signed Jesse Swanson, who is a mammoth 6-foot-7, 230 pound rookie forward.

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All the way to Thunder Bay


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August 21, 2021

Raj Sangha

Raj Sangha will once again make a 20 hour trip from his home in Calgary to play junior hockey in Thunder Bay.

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Lined up for Walleye


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August 19, 2021

Better days ahead? COVID-19 limited the expansion Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to just four regular season games in 2020-2021.

Now, preparatory to the 2021-2022 regular season is a four team tournament that the veteran-laden Fighting Walleye will play host to.

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Back in Thunder Bay


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August 18, 2021

Several seasoned performers have confirmed their return to the Thunder Bay North Stars of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League for the 2021-2022 season.

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NOJHL, SIJHL teams deal


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August 17, 2021

Mason Wesley

A pair of transactions involving teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League have been finalized.

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High Level to Kam River


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August 10, 2021

Keaton Mercredi

Keaton Mercredi is ready to make another long trek from home — as in about 1,700 miles — to play junior hockey again this season.

Hailing from the small, remote northern Alberta town of High Level, Mercredi has signed up to play another season with the Thunder Bay-based Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Balanced schedule for SIJHL


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August 9, 2021

The seven member teams of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League will each play 48 regular season games in 2021-2022. The upcoming season will signify the SIJHL’s 20th anniversary.

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Defending the Kam River


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August 7, 2021

Collin Wiseman

A seasoned brigade of blue line skaters has the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in a good position ahead of the 2021-2022 season.

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SIJHL has a new look


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August 4, 2021

A new logo design has been unveiled by the Superior International Jr. Hockey League ahead of what will be its 20th anniversary season of 2021-2022.

SIJHL commissioner Darrin Nicholas noted that the new logo “really covers the whole spectrum.  What emerged was a consensus on a design we felt would pay homage to our past but also properly represent our league as we head into our third decade.”

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Fishing on the Kam River


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August 3, 2021

Brad Fortier

There is intent to not only be competitive but to challenge for the championship in what would be a first full season as members of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

COVID-19 limited the expansion Kam River Fighting Walleye to just four regular season games plus a challenge tournament with the nearby Thunder Bay North Stars in 2020-2021. Now, key player commitments have the Fighting Walleye prepared to swim ahead of the 2021-2022 season.

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Goodman back in Kam River


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July 29, 2021

The Fighting Walleye has landed a big defenseman for the upcoming season.

Trystan Goodman

That is, Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has confirmed the return of Trystan Goodman for the 2021-2022 campaign.

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Bombers of Sioux Lookout


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July 26, 2021

What’s in a hockey team nickname?

The owners of a new franchise that is slated to debut in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League a year from now — the 2022-2023 season — chose its name to salute those who strive to keep the Sioux Lookout area safe from wildfires.

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All the way from Idaho


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July 25, 2021

Suffice to say that Alex Enegren will go a great distance to play junior hockey.

Alex Enegren

Rather obviously, Enegren liked what he saw in the brief sample size that he experienced with the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League during the abbreviated 2020-2021 season.

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Fighting Walleye gets a Tiger


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July 15, 2021

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has added a veteran forward with a 2001 birth date from the Campbellton Tigers of the Maritime Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Junior hockey up north


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July 14, 2021

They are the two primary junior A hockey leagues of the expansive, sweeping northern Ontario region.

As of now, in total, there are 19 teams from northeast and northwest Ontario, northern Michigan, northern Minnesota, and northern Wisconsin that span the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Good news for hockey diversity


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July 12, 2021

Trevor Iserhoff

This can and should be seen as a step forward relative to diversity and inclusion in junior A hockey throughout Ontario and across Canada.

That is, the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has confirmed the appointment of Trevor Iserhoff as its first ever director of diversity and inclusion.

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Kam River goes with the flow


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July 12, 2021

Kevin McCallum

There are committed returning players and incoming skaters who have signed up — with room to still add to the roster.

Indeed, the part owner and general manager of the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League likes the promising look of the second year franchise ahead of the 2021-2022 season.

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Kam River lands a goalie


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July 8, 2021

Eric Vanska

This looms as a net gain.

That is, Eric Vanska has opted to return to the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League for the 2021-2022 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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In and out of Kam River


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July 7, 2021

Kevin McCallum has been wheeling and dealing ahead of the 2021-2022 junior hockey season. The general manager of the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has been involved in four separate transactions thus far this summer.

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Skate with the Irish


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March 8, 2020

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has advised Hockey News North that it will be holding a series of open skates, beginning this week.

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All about Detroit Fighting Irish


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March 1, 2020

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League is already in the planning and preparation process for the 2020-2021 season.

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Detroit Fighting Irish tryouts


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August 8, 2019

Dan Vasquez, general manager for the Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League, advises of an upcoming tryout camp. See below for details.

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Summer prospect teams


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March 18, 2019

Want to play junior level, organized hockey this summer while preparing for the 2019-2020 season? Well, the Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League is looking for players who are looking for opportunities.

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Back in the Irish net


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July 24, 2018

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has solidified one of its goaltender spots ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Fighting Irish open skates


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July 22, 2018

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has announced a series of open skates ahead of its September 6-8 tryout camp. …[read more]

Get well, Dan Vasquez


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July 19, 2018

He is well known for his relentless promotion as an activist for youth and junior hockey in the Downriver area of Detroit and within the inner city itself. …[read more]

Irish hockey in Detroit


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May 15, 2018

Detroit Fighting Irish has expanded the duties of Steve Glover, general manager Dan Vasquez has confirmed to Hockey News North. …[read more]

Want to be a Fighting Irish?


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March 14, 2018

It is a reputable junior hockey program with a location in the Downriver area of Detroit. And Detroit Fighting Irish of the United States Premier Hockey League is offering player opportunities ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Fighting Irish jersey auction


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February 12, 2018

Detroit Fighting Irish of the United States Premier Hockey League is holding a cancer jersey auction, which continues until the end of February. …[read more]

Muck of the Irish


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November 22, 2017

After winning only three of 40 games in what was a disaster of a 2016-2017 season, Detroit Fighting Irish has mucked its way to a 10-9-1 record through 20 outings of the 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]