Cross border to Kam River


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January 18, 2022

About half of the roster of the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League is made up of local players from the Thunder Bay area. But Fighting Walleye general manager Kevin McCallum and his hockey operations staff have also gone across the Prairies and into British Columbia to recruit players to Kam River. And at the recent junior hockey trade deadline, McCallum and the Fighting Walleye added three American-born skaters.

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NOJHL, SIJHL top contestants


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January 16, 2022

It is a pause relative to Omicron, not a postponement. As such, there is good reason to believe that junior A hockey activity in Ontario will resume from provincial government exile either later this month or by early February. Which — for those of us from the north — seems to suggest that play in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League will recommence for the 2022 segment of the season sooner than later.

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Lumberjacks, Norskies split four


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January 16, 2022

Their five Ontario members remain in provincial government pause relative to the Omicron variant. But the 2022 segment of the regular season schedule in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League began last week with four games between the SIJHL’s two American squads.

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Dryden sets up for ’22 segment


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January 14, 2022

Nakoda Thunderchief

They won 10 of 11 games prior to a holiday break that has extended into a pause in the schedule relative to the Omicron variant. And when the Dryden Ice Dogs resume play in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League — the return from provincial government exile is being pegged at later this month or early next — it will be with several notable newcomers obtained at the January 10 trade deadline.

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Walleye star signs up for school


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January 14, 2022

Standout forward Alex Enegren of the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has a school commitment for the 2022-2023 season.

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Noteworthy win for Norskies


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January 13, 2022

Interim head coach Brenden Gust has his first win as bench boss of the Thief River Falls Norskies of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. And it came at the expense of the Norskies’ American rivals, the Wisconsin Lumberjacks.

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Thief River Falls makes a point


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January 12, 2022

It was their first game action since December 11, a month to the day. And despite that and having only 14 skaters in the lineup, the Thief River Falls Norskies took the fully manned Wisconsin Lumberjacks through three periods and overtime before losing in a shootout.

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Soo Eagles on steady pace


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January 12, 2022

They have overachieved with a record of 17-6-1 and their 35 points has them in second place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And as the other 11 members of the NOJHL are on pause relative to COVID-19 and Ontario government shutdown, the Michigan-based Eagles were able to play a pair of recent exhibition games against the Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Wisconsin at Thief River Falls


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January 11, 2022

Ontario may be in a temporary junior A hockey pause relative to the Omicron virus. But having two teams that are based in the United States will allow the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to return to regular season game action tonight.

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SIJHL teams out of their league


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January 11, 2022

Junior A hockey trade winds were blowing from northeastern and northwestern Ontario across the Prairies. That is, two of the top teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League went elsewhere to add players ahead of the recent Canadian Jr. Hockey League trade deadline.

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Espanola, Dryden make a deal


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January 10, 2022

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has added a 20-year goalie from the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Big d-man heads to Dryden


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January 10, 2022

Already the biggest team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, the Dryden Ice Dogs have added a 6-foot-4, 230 pound defenseman in a trade with the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Walleye snags pair from Wolves


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January 9, 2022

The first place team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has added two 19-year old forwards from the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League in a cash exchange.

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Eagles edge Wisconsin again


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January 8, 2022

Jack Mortson

A buzzer beater goal by Jack Mortson with 10 seconds left in the third period — and overtime looming — lifted the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to a stunning 4-3 triumph over the Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in an inter-league exhibition match today.

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NOJHL, SIJHL at a glance


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January 8, 2022

Storylines figure to be flush and flowing in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League when the 2021-2022 season recommences.

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Soo Eagles nip Wisconsin


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January 8, 2022

A back-and-forth contest eventually favoured the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in an exhibition match with the visiting Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League on Friday night in the Michigan Soo.

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SIJHL returning to play


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January 6, 2022

Having two teams that are based in the United States will allow the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to return to regular season game action next week.

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Wisconsin v. Soo Eagles


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January 6, 2022

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will play host to the Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in a pair of exhibition games this weekend.

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Kam River goalie has school deal


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January 5, 2022

Austin Madge

The goalie with the best numbers in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has a school commitment for the 2022-2023 season.

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Good trades for all parties


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January 3, 2022

Dayton Clarke

In a perfect junior hockey world the best trades are the ones that benefit all who are involved. Case in point being recent swaps between teams from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Superior International Jr. Hockey League and Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Big NOJHL-SIJHL trade


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January 2, 2022

Owen Lancaster

Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have completed a multi-player trade, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Resch on a rush to Red Lake


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January 2, 2022

Caleb Resch

Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have added an offensive minded, puck moving defenseman via cash transaction with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Fighting Walleye on the PK


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December 30, 2021

Ethan Lang

Kam River Fighting Walleye only has the fourth best power play in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League with a 17.5 per cent efficiency. But the Fighting Walleye penalty kill ranks as the best among the seven teams of the SIJHL.

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Superior on the power play


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December 30, 2021

Red Lake Miners have the best power play success rate of the seven teams of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. And, to be sure, there are multiple engine parts to the high octane Red Lake PP.

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Tall boys on tap in Dryden


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December 28, 2021

Max Rath

Suffice to say that they like ’em big up in Dryden. For starters, no less than 17 players on the current 24-man roster of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League are at least six feet tall.

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Bright lights of Superior


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December 26, 2021

A writer’s pick of eye-catching and under-the-radar performers and performances from the first segment of the 2021-2022 Superior International Jr. Hockey League season:

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High, low levels of Superior


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December 23, 2021

A form of disparity between the top four teams and the bottom three of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League is rather evident at the current stage of the 2021-2022 season.

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Kam River in command


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December 19, 2021

Jeremy Dunmore

This is the feel good story of the 2021-2022 Superior International Jr. Hockey League season. That is, the newest competing member of the seven team league is in first place at the Christmas holiday break.

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Dryden rides into the break


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December 16, 2021

A record of 16-9-1 through 26 games will take the Dryden Ice Dogs into the Christmas holiday break with 33 points in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League standings.

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Dryden on a 10-game tear


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December 14, 2021

It was a month ago and the Dryden Ice Dogs were at the 15-game mark of the 2021-2022 season and below the .500 level with a record of 6-8-1. But Dryden has since won 10 straight games to boost its record to 16-8-1 in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League standings.

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20-year old stars of Superior


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December 13, 2021

They were all born in 2001. Which means as 20-year old players, they are all in their final season of Superior International Jr. Hockey League eligibility. And the way they are all playing at such a high level leads us to believe that their hockey careers will be far from over when the 2021-2022 season ends.

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Walleye fishes local ponds


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December 8, 2021

Local product Zachary Fortin is captain of the Kam River Fighting Walleye. (photo by Leith Dunick)

General manager Kevin McCallum has gone east and west across the nation to stock the first place lineup of the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. But McCallum has also stayed true to his northwestern Ontario roots of the Thunder Bay district when going fishing for Walleye.

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Hot on the ice of Superior


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December 6, 2021

There are two teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League that are on extended winning streaks of impressive length.

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Junior A leagues of parity


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December 4, 2021

There have been times, over the years, when both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Superior International Jr. Hockey League were ruled by one dominant team. Such imbalance often meant that the crowning of a champion in either league was a forgone conclusion by early in the season. But the times have clearly changed in both the NOJHL and SIJHL.

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Kam River via Amarillo


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December 2, 2021

Johnny McCollum is returning to his hometown roots. The 6-foot-2, 195 pound, 2003 birth year defenseman is now a member of the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Walleye heads up Superior


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November 29, 2021

Four points are all that separate the top four teams of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. And it is the league’s newest team, the Kam River Fighting Walleye, that leads the way.

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Blind River to Dryden


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November 29, 2021

Eric Clark

Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have netted a new goalie via the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Dogs of Dryden on road run


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November 28, 2021

Tristan Takats

Like ’em or not, the big, bad Dryden Ice Dogs are sledding their way towards the top of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League standings.

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Dryden to Wisconsin


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November 25, 2021

Defenseman Mitchell Battersby is on the move in a Superior International Jr. Hockey League trade that has been confirmed by Hockey News North.

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Kam River has net worth


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November 23, 2021

This is as good of a goalie tandem as there is in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. To be sure, Austin Madge and Eric Vanska are two big reasons why the Kam River Fighting Walleye is in first place in the tightrope standings of the seven-team SIJHL.

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Crosstown SIJHL transaction


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November 22, 2021

Defenseman Brad Fortier won’t have to leave home despite being involved in a Superior International Jr. Hockey League trade.

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Kam River, Dryden on a roll


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November 21, 2021

How sweep it is! Kam River Fighting Walleye and Dryden Ice Dogs both posted perfect weekends in making their own statements in the standings of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Spotlight on 10 north teams


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November 19, 2021

There is a tidy total of teams from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Superior International Jr. Hockey League that have stood tall through the first few months of the 2021-2022 season.

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DHC host officially confirmed


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November 18, 2021

We have known about this for several months. And now it has finally been made official as to who will be the host entry for next spring’s Dudley-Hewitt Cup, Central Canada junior A hockey championship tournament.

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Kam River lands 270 lb. Walleye


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November 16, 2021

Hulking forward Colin McLeod has signed with the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League via the Lomond Lakers of the lower level Heritage Jr. Hockey League.

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Dryden returns to .500 level


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November 15, 2021

They braved a winter-like blizzard that extended from northwestern Ontario into northern Minnesota and returned home with two wins. A weekend road sweep of the Thief River Falls Norskies now has the Dryden Ice Dogs on an even keel in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Walleye in a first place tie


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November 14, 2021

The newest team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has a share of first place 13 games into its 2021-2022 regular season schedule. Winners of eight straight games, the surging Kam River Fighting Walleye has a record of 10-2-1 and a tie for top spot in the seven-team SIJHL.

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