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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Eight straight for Dryden


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October 31, 2022

Dryden Ice Dogs are on a good run. After starting the Superior International Jr. Hockey League season with three losses, Dryden has since reeled off eight wins in succession.

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Walleye and Dogs make a deal


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October 27, 2022

Being primary rivals did not prevent the Kam River Fighting Walleye and Dryden Ice Dogs from making a one for one trade.

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Who let the Dogs out?


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October 23, 2022

Dryden Ice Dogs are on a run. The barking Dogs from Dryden have won six straight games since beginning the 2022-2023 Superior International Jr. Hockey League season with three losses.

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’06-07 Schreiber Diesels


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October 19, 2022

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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Doucette delivers for K-River


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October 19, 2022

Ryan Doucette delivered big time in his delayed debut with the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Five straight wins for Dryden


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October 17, 2022

After dropping three games in a row to begin the 2022-2023 regular season the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have reeled off five successive victories.

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Cochrane to Wisconsin


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October 12, 2022

Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have completed a trade.

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Kam River fights back


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October 8, 2022

This one surely ranks as a comeback for the ages. Trailing 5-1 with just over 10 minutes to play in the third period, the Kam River Fighting Walleye staged an epic rally to remain unbeaten atop the standings of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Four up for Fighting Walleye


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October 3, 2022

The reigning regular season pennant winners from Kam River are perfect through four games to begin the 2022-2023 Superior International Jr. Hockey League campaign.

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How sweep it is!


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September 25, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye and Wisconsin Lumberjacks both had two wins on the weekend as 2022-2023 regular season play got underway in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Puck drops on the SIJHL


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September 23, 2022

Hockey games — and in due course, championships — are won on the ice. And while hockey writers do not determine victory, some of us see ourselves as soothsayers who forecast and foresee based on a combination of analysis and fact finding. Which brings this singular wordsmith to infer, suppose and have a hunch relative to the balance of power in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Plaudits for the Dryden staff


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September 21, 2022

Who knows the inner workings of the Dryden Ice Dogs better than the long-time president of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League’s flagship franchise?

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Captain of the Ice Dogs


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September 19, 2022

Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have named 20-year old forward Brady Frattinger as their team captain for the 2022-2023 season.

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High tide on the Kam River


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September 16, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye had a prize catch of a first full season as members of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in 2021-2022.

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Back home in Dryden


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September 10, 2022

Ben Hackl is in good position to cap his junior hockey career in his hometown. The 20-year old forward has been obtained by the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League from the reigning champion Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Jr. Hockey League.

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Another Miner in Timmins


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September 7, 2022

Lucas Piekarczyk

Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has added a fourth key member from the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Red Lake Miners via trade, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Reappearing in Dryden


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September 6, 2022

Eric Clark

A goalie, three defensemen and five forwards comprise a checklist of seasoned performers who are in position to lead the way for the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League come the 2022-2023 campaign.

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Walleye lands local lad Leduc


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September 5, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has added to its pool of local Thunder Bay products with the signing of a plum 2006 birth year forward.

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A win for the Walleye


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September 4, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League shook off a pair of narrow losses to the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to take the third match of a three game inter league exhibition set today at NorWest Arena in Thunder Bay.

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Fiddes finds the net


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September 4, 2022

Brian Fiddes

Veteran Brian Fiddes netted three goals to spark the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to a 5-3 victory over the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in an inter league exhibition match on Saturday at NorWest Arena in Thunder Bay.

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Chase at Sault College


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September 3, 2022

Chase Muswagon

Chase Muswagon has ventured approximately 1,200 miles from home to enrol in the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician program at Sault College and play for the varsity Cougars men’s hockey team. Hailing from The Pas, Manitoba, the 21-year old Muswagon is settling into his first year of student life at Sault College.

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Eagles nip Walleye


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September 3, 2022

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League soared back from a two-goal third period deficit to defeat the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League 3-2 in inter league exhibition play on Friday at NorWest Arena in Thunder Bay.

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Red Lake to Elliot Lake


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August 16, 2022

Kiev Kineshanko

Yet another 20-year old member of the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Red Lake Miners is ticketed for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Majors to Miners


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August 13, 2022

Walker is taking over from Walker. Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have a new head coach and general manager via the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Soo Eagles v. Kam River


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August 9, 2022

It looms as an inter league prelude to the 2022-2023 regular season. As in, Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League are slated to face off in a three game set on Labour Day weekend.

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Smith moves up a rung


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August 8, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Jordan Smith will carry on with his ascent up the hockey coaching ladder at the next par of the game. The 36-year old Smith, who has advanced from head coach in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to associate coach in the Ontario Hockey League, is inching one step closer to the National Hockey League.

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Rock lands another Miner


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August 6, 2022

Kenyon Nyman

Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has traded for yet another high performance skater from the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Red Lake Miners, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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To the fore of a looming season


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August 4, 2022

Symmetry was somewhat suggestive among the top four teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League over the course of the 2021-2022 regular season. Kam River Fighting Walleye, Red Lake Miners, Dryden Ice Dogs and Thunder Bay North Stars all finished above the .500 mark with respective winning percentages of .818, .797, .622 and .561. Projections for the looming 2022-2023 season are not as clearly expressed.

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Dryden training camp


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August 3, 2022

Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have confirmed their training/tryout camp details ahead of the upcoming season.

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Player to coach in Dryden


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August 1, 2022

Jake Gushue

Few are those in the junior A hockey world who get to head half way across Canada from their home to help coach the team that they once played for. But that is the extraordinary adventure that awaits Jake Gushue as the new assistant coach of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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North winds of junior hockey


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July 28, 2022

There are a mingle of 19 teams that compete within the ranks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. In true north form, 11 are based in northeastern Ontario, six are situated in northwestern Ontario towns, one operates in northern Michigan and another is stationed in the north region of Wisconsin. All are working towards the looming 2022-2023 season with ranging measures of outlook and probability.

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Miners to the Rock


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July 27, 2022

This can be classified as a blockbuster deal. Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has acquired a high performance duo of 2002 birth year forwards from the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Red Lake Miners in a cash exchange, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Red Lake to Sweden


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July 26, 2022

Geoff Walker is headed to Sweden to take over as head coach of Vannas HC, which is a Division 1 program. The 34-year old Walker becomes a pro coach after piloting the Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to the 2022 playoff championship.

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Dryden to Cochrane


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July 24, 2022

Tie Jacobs

Hulking defenseman Tie Jacobs is back in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League after part of a season in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Brothers of the Walleye


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July 21, 2022

There will be another Vanska playing for the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League come the 2022-2023 season.

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Kam River to Kirkland Lake


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July 20, 2022

Dealing from strength at both the blue line position and potential overage players, the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has traded a 2002 birth year defenseman to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Back in the Walleye net


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July 18, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye had as good a goalie tandem as there was in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League en route to a first place finish in the 2021-2022 regular season.

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Kings to the Walleye


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July 16, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has snagged a plum homegrown defenseman from the Thunder Bay Kings AAA Under 18 elite program.

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Seven up for the SIJHL


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July 15, 2022

In with the Sioux Lookout Bombers. Out with the Thief River Falls Norskies. Seven teams will make up the Superior International Jr. Hockey League for the 2022-2023 season.

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Wisconsin to the Soo


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July 15, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added experienced depth to their forward lines with the acquisition of Ryan Blackburn from the Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Indigenous education fund


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July 7, 2022

Keaton Mercredi

Forward Keaton Mercredi is off to play for the Maryville University Saints of the Division 1, American Collegiate Hockey Association in the fall. Notably, Mercredi has become the first recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from a post secondary education fund initiated by the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League and Warrior Supplies.

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Returnees to Kam River


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July 2, 2022

A trio of 2002 birth year performers — a goalie, a defenseman and a forward — have opted to return to the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League for the 2022-2023 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Lang on the Kam River gang


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June 30, 2022

High scoring forward Ethan Lang has opted to return to the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League for his final season of eligibility, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Express to Sioux Lookout


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June 28, 2022

The newest team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has added a seasoned defenseman with prior experience in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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More roar for the Cougars


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June 27, 2022

It may be summer. But fall and winter are what the Sault College Cougars have eyes on as they continue to commit to returning and incoming players ahead of the 2022-2023 men’s hockey season.

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Dog days of school


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June 19, 2022

Many players at the junior A level have aspirations to move on to go to school and play college hockey. And that is what several graduates of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have signed up for effective the 2022-2023 school season.

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Muswagon chooses Sault College


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June 14, 2022

Chase Muswagon

Yet another seasoned skater from the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has made a commitment to the Sault College Cougars of the Division 2, American Collegiate Hockey Association for the 2022-2023 season.

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Beavers deal with Walleye


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June 13, 2022

Ryan Doucette

Ryan Doucette will stay at home to play junior hockey for the 2022-2023 season. Doucette has been acquired by the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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SIJHL MVP is off to school


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June 10, 2022

Maxime Collette is taking his considerable scoring skills to the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association level.

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Scenes from the SIJHL


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June 4, 2022

It was an uneven 2021-2022 season in which teams played varying numbers of games including one league member that called it quits mid way through the schedule. Still, there were teams and players in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League that rose to different forms of prominence.

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Set in net is a good bet


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May 25, 2022

It starts with the starting goaltender. As it generally does with a junior A level hockey team. And as the Wisconsin Lumberjacks look to add on and build from this past season into the next one they have the makings of being set in net with holdover Kyler Lowden as the no. 1 goalie.

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Northern teams eliminated


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May 24, 2022

Neither of the clubs from northern Ontario will advance to the playoff round of the 10 team Centennial Cup national junior A hockey championship tournament that is being held in Estevan, Saskatchewan. 

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Bright light on Red Lake


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May 22, 2022

A brace of levelling losses has the Red Lake Miners winless through their first two games of the Centennial Cup national junior A hockey championship tournament in Estevan, Saskatchewan. 

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Teleco Cup assertion


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May 20, 2022

Three junior A hockey teams have committed to the Teleco Cup pre-season tournament that is slated for September 9-11 at Norwest Arena on the outskirts of Thunder Bay. They are one team from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and two from the Superior International Jr. Hockey League including the host Kam River Fighting Walleye.

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