CIHL Thanksgiving continues

October 11, 2014

Milton Battle Arts Cobras scored their first-ever win in the new Canadian International Hockey League on Friday.

Coached by legendary National Hockey League goal-scorer Dennis Maruk, Milton evened its regular-season record at 1-1 with a 7-2 triumph over the Colborne Hawks.

The game was one of three played in the CIHL on Friday — and the new junior league still has a full serving of Thanksgiving weekend games on the holiday plate.

Elsewhere on Friday, the Espanola Rivermen doubled up the visiting St. Charles Spirit 8-4 and the Kalkaska Rhinos — a Michigan-based independent team that is coached by retired NHL enforcer and erstwhile fan favourite Krzysztof Oliwa — edged the Sudbury Royals 3-2.

St. Charles and Kalkaska actually began the Thanksgiving weekend with a game on Thursday with the Spirit defeating the visiting Rhinos 6-2.

Here is the remainder of the CIHL weekend schedule:

Saturday (today)

3 p.m. – Kalkaska Rhinos @ Espanola Rivermen (exhibition)

3:45 p.m. – Batchewana Attack @ Greater Sudbury Royals

8 p.m. – Colborne Hawks @ Milton Cobras

8:15 p.m. – Collingwood Ice @ Toronto Jr. Hockey Academy


2 p.m. – Toronto Jr. Hockey Academy @ Collingwood Ice


Noon – Milton Cobras @ Toronto Jr. Hockey Academy

1 p.m. – Greater Sudbury Royals @ Batchewana Attack

2 p.m. – Colborne Hawks @ Collingwood Ice

PHOTO: 58-year old Dennis Maruk, the retired NHL star who once scored 60 goals in a season for the Washington Capitals, directs the Milton Battle Arts Cobras of the new CIHL during Friday’s game against the Colborne Hawks. (Photo by Lora Evans.)

What you think about “CIHL Thanksgiving continues”

  1. Wasn’t able the attend last night’s game. Does anyone know where I can find a box score for the game. Checked the CIHL website, but it showed the score.

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