Sioux Lookout Bombers of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have a commitment from a goalie ahead of their 2022-2023 debut season.
Hockey News North has confirmed that Casey Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 200 pound puck stopper with a 2003 birth date who finished the 2021-2022 season with the Pueblo Bulls of the United States Premiere Hockey League, is poised to play for Sioux Lookout — which is the SIJHL’s newest franchise — effective the 2022-2023 campaign.
Johnson had pre season auditions with two SIJHL teams, namely the Kam River Fighting Walleye and Red Lake Miners, last fall. But both teams were set in net with goalies who would eventually lead them to the 2022 SIJHL championship series, of which Red Lake upended Kam River in six games.
At any rate, with no room in the crease in either Kam River or Red Lake last fall, Johnson headed from the SIJHL to the USPHL and eventually ended up with Pueblo, which is based in Colorado.
Now, Johnson is looking forward to actually playing in the SIJHL with the new Sioux Lookout crew.
“I can’t wait to get a tradition of excellence and winning started in Sioux Lookout,” Johnson told Hockey News North. “I am excited to get an opportunity to excel in the league.”