A record of 2-2-1 through five outings for the Kam River Fighting Walleye is more notable considering the Superior International Jr. Hockey League team has played its last four games far away from home.
Since beginning the 2021-2022 SIJHL regular season with a 4-2 home ice victory over the cross town Thunder Bay North Stars back on September 18, Kam River has made long treks to Red Lake and Dryden over the past two weekends and come away with a 1-2-1 record.
Thus, the five points that the Fighting Walleye has from its 2-2-1 record ahead of a pair of home games against the 3-4-1 Wisconsin Lumberjacks this Friday and Saturday nights at NorWest Arena.
Not only is Kam River’s record even but its goals for/goals against statistics are close. In its five games to date, the Fighting Walleye has scored 15 goals and given up 16.
Leading the way for 31-year old home town coach Matt Valley and his Fighting Walleye are defenseman and team captain Zach Fortin with one goal, four assists, five points followed by a fleet of forwards with four points each — Ethan Lang (2-2-4), Trenton Morriseau (2-2-4), Alex Enegren (1-3-4) and Christian Veneruzzo (0-4-4.)
Fortin, Morriseau and Veneruzzo are all local products.