Walleye in a first place tie

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.

Playing at home on Saturday, the Fighting Walleye got 37 saves from Eric Vanska and the game’s only goal from Trenton Morriseau to blank the improving Fort Frances Lakers 1-0. Kam River’s 10-2-1 record is the same as the Red Lake Miners.

Alex Enegren

The Fighting Walleye has a 6-0-0 record in the cozy confines of NorWest Arena and is 4-2-1 away from home. Well coached by Matt Valley, Kam River has scored 48 goals in the 13 games and allowed just 27.

Individually, Alex Enegren leads the Fighting Walleye scoring parade with six goals, eight assists, 14 points. Next up is defenseman and captain Zach Fortin with one goal, 12 assists, 13 points followed by Ethan Lang at 6-6-12, Trenton Morriseau at 5-6-11, Jeremy Dunmore at 4-7-11 and Carson Gorst at 3-8-11.

Between the pipes, Austin Madge has a 6-1-0 record with a 1.86 goals against average and .942 save percentage while Eric Vanska has 4-1-1, 2.30 and .937 numbers.

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