Frenzy of the Fighting Walleye


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May 19, 2022


If there is a model for success for a junior A hockey franchise in its first full season then just take a look at the Kam River Fighting Walleye. Besides a first place finish during the 2021-2022 regular season as the new kids on the block in the seven member Superior International Jr. Hockey League, Kam River — along with the established Dryden Ice Dogs — topped the attendance chart, well above the rest.

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Good ways of the NOJHL


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May 18, 2022


More and more it has become a league of choice and course of action for players from across Canada and into the United States. It has men who coach for a living, rather than as a sideline. And the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has parity as evidenced by the fact that seven of its 12 teams finished above the .500 mark — and an eighth came in a mere game below it — during the 2021-2022 regular season.

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Sault College lacks fan link


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May 15, 2022


Mark Hebert

To be sure, there is a clear disconnect between the men’s hockey program at Sault College and the local fan base.

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Whiteduck, hockey & school


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May 13, 2022


Pineshish Whiteduck says he is looking forward to the next chapter in his hockey career. It is a turning of a page that is poised to have him combine hockey and education at Sault College effective the 2022-2023 semester season.

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Thunderbird magic


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May 13, 2022


On the cusp of being upset by a lower seeded team that had finished nine points behind them in the regular season standings, Soo Thunderbirds rallied from a three games to none deficit to edge the Hearst Lumberjacks for the 2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff championship.

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Dryden Ice Dogs AGM


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May 12, 2022


Franchise mainstay Mike Sveinson will remain at the helm of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League for a ninth consecutive term.

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There will be a Game 7


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May 11, 2022


One game will determine the playoff champion of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the 2021-2022 season.

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Whiteduck lands at Sault College


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May 10, 2022


Pineshish Whiteduck

Sault College Cougars have signed an energetic, speedster with prior experience in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League ahead of the looming 2022-2023 academic/athletic season.

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Pueblo to Sioux Lookout


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May 9, 2022


Sioux Lookout Bombers of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have a commitment from a goalie ahead of their 2022-2023 debut season.

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Cavallin in command


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May 9, 2022


Soo Greyhounds have fired 114 shots at Flint Firebirds goalie Luke Cavallin through the first two games of their second round Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

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T-Birds take another


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May 9, 2022


Soo Thunderbirds have extended the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series to a sixth game. Playing at home on Sunday, the Thunderbirds held on for a 3-2 win over the Hearst Lumberjacks.

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Birds are still chirping


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May 7, 2022


Top seed Soo Thunderbirds have remained in contention for the 2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship.

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Spirit of the U18 Jr. Hounds


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May 6, 2022


Saginaw Spirit has now had a top two pick at both the 2021 and 2022 Ontario Hockey League under 18 supplemental draft. And both times the Spirit has taken a right winger from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Miners prep for May days


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May 4, 2022


Red Lake Miners scoring star Ryan Hunter. (photo by Leith Dunick)

Red Lake Miners dug deep to clinch the 2022 Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship on April 30. Now, the Miners have until May 19 before playing again, which is when they will begin to represent the SIJHL at the 10 day, 10 team Centennial Cup national junior A hockey championship tournament in Estevan, Saskatchewan.

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New hire for Sudbury Cubs


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May 3, 2022


Darryl Moxam

Darryl Moxam has long been a fixture in Sudbury as a high level hockey coach of good repute with multiple affiliations in his home town. And now, the 45-year old Moxam is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the Ontario Hockey League without leaving Sudbury.

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Road hogs of Hearst


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May 3, 2022


Playing in enemy territory has brought out the beast in the Hearst Lumberjacks this Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff season. Remarkably, Hearst has won eight of nine games away from home thus far in the playoffs.

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Game 1 goes to Hearst


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May 2, 2022


Soo Thunderbirds not only lost the opener of their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series with the Hearst Lumberjacks but they had a remarkable 26-game win streak halted in the process.

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Red Lake flows through Superior


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May 1, 2022


It was no easy ride. It took the Red Lake Miners six games to sideline the Dryden Ice Dogs and six more to overcome the Kam River Fighting Walleye to become 2022 champions of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Soo boys are OHL picks


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April 30, 2022


Slender tender Charlie Burns, hulking defenseman Gage Evans and dogged defender Evan Roach of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League all became Ontario Hockey League picks on Day 2 of the priority selections draft.

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Lumberjacks and Thunderbirds


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April 30, 2022


The last time a champion in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League was crowned was in 2019 when the visiting Hearst Lumberjacks upset the Soo Thunderbirds in the seventh and deciding game of the finals. Three years later, it will again be the no. 1 seed Thunderbirds and the no. 2 seed Lumberjacks facing off for the NOJHL title.

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Cochrane to West Virginia


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April 30, 2022


The busiest goalie in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League during the 2021-2022 season has earned himself a Division 1, American Collegiate Hockey Association commitment.

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Martone is a first rounder


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April 29, 2022


Porter Martone is following in big footsteps as an Ontario Hockey League draft pick. A six-foot-three, 180 pound right winger with a late 2006 birth date (October 26), Martone was selected in the first round, fifth overall, by the Sarnia Sting on Day 1 of the 2022 OHL priority selections draft.

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We have a Game 7


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April 28, 2022


For the first time in the 2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff season there will be a seventh and deciding game to finish a series.

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Kam River prospect camp


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April 27, 2022


Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has confirmed a prospect identification camp for June 10 to 12 at Fort William First Nation Arena in Thunder Bay. See below for complete details.

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Crunch prospect tryout


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April 27, 2022


Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed an upcoming tryout camp to be held in Alliston. See below for details.

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Lumberjacks spring camp


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April 26, 2022


Patrick Vaillancourt, who is the president of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has confirmed a spring camp to be held in Alliston. See below for details via the Lumberjacks.

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EL Wings prospect camp


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April 25, 2022


Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be holding their spring prospects camp in early May. See below for details.

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T-Birds development camp


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April 25, 2022


Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have confirmed a June development camp as per general manager Jamie Henderson. See below for details.

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Sudbury Cubs spring camp


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April 25, 2022


It won’t be long before junior A hockey teams in northeastern and northwestern Ontario hold spring tryout and prospect camps well ahead of the 2022-2023 season. One such team is the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. See below for details.

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Great North to Superior


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April 25, 2022


Bradley Moore

Bradley Moore, who led the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in goals scored during the 2021-2022 regular season, is poised to move up to the Superior International Jr. Hockey League effective the 2022-2023 campaign.

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Birds of prey and play


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April 24, 2022


They may be the most overwhelming, yet underwhelming junior A hockey team in Canada. They finished the regular season with 18 straight victories and have won eight more in succession through two rounds of the playoffs.

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They are the Rangers!


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April 24, 2022


It was championship game day on Saturday at Soo Pee Wee Arena. And in one particular thriller, it took a fourth overtime period to decide a memorable marathon in the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s under 11 A division.

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Red Lake on the take


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April 23, 2022


Five straight road triumphs have the Red Lake Miners two victories away from winning the Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoff championship.

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Ready to Attack the playoffs


By
April 21, 2022


Nick Porco

It posted a rousing record of 13-3-4 over its last 20 games. And such a strong finish to the 2021-2022 regular season lifted the Owen Sound Attack into sixth place in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League with 76 points from a record of 34-26-8.

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New SIJHL team names coach


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April 21, 2022


Sioux Lookout Bombers, who are poised to commence play in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League as an expansion team effective the 2022-2023 season, have confirmed their head coach.

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Birds up two in border battle


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April 21, 2022


Soo Thunderbirds will take a two games to none cushion across the border when their best of seven playoff series resumes with the Soo Eagles on Friday night.

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Fuelled up in Flint


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April 20, 2022


Ignited by a franchise-best regular season record of 42-21-5, the Flint Firebirds are motoring into the Ontario Hockey League playoffs as the no. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

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Words from Dryden Ice Dogs


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April 20, 2022


Hockey News North has received the following message from the president of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Beavers renew Brick contract


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April 19, 2022


The most successful coach and general manager in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League history of the Blind River Beavers has had his contract extended for another three years.

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Hounds await the Storm


By
April 19, 2022


Jack Thompson

It is playoff season in the Ontario Hockey League! And we can use the exclamation mark since we have playoffs in the OHL for the first time since the 2018-2019 season when the Guelph Storm capped an improbable playoff run when it upset the Ottawa 67’s in the finals to win the league championship.

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Northern, Superior six pack


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April 18, 2022


There are four teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and two in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League that remain in pursuit of playoff championships in their respective loops.

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Red Lake and Kam River


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April 18, 2022


The frozen stage is set for the Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series. It will be the no. 1 seed Kam River Fighting Walleye and the no. 2 seed Red Lake Miners facing off in a best of seven series.

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Dogs of determination


By
April 17, 2022


Tyler Earl

Dryden Ice Dogs stared down the cold reality of elimination on Saturday and did not blink. Thus, the Ice Dogs have extended their Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoff season to at least another game.

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Eagles v. Thunderbirds


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April 16, 2022


No. 1 seed Soo Thunderbirds and no. 2 seed Soo Eagles will meet in a cross-river border battle to decide the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s West Division playoff title.

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Hearst v. Timmins


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April 16, 2022


No. 1 seed Timmins Rock will face off against no. 2 seed Hearst Lumberjacks in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s East Division finals. The best of seven series will begin on Tuesday at McIntyre Arena in Timmins.

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Kam River to Lakehead U


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April 16, 2022


Standout defenseman Zach Fortin will be moving up from the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to Ontario University Athletics.

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Plaudits for the SIJHL


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April 15, 2022


I have followed the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in a sporadic manner since its formation about 20 years ago. Mostly, any heed I indemnified towards the SIJHL was the championship squad that represented it at the annual Dudley-Hewitt Cup tournament that also included the title teams from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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