It’s back to the ice for the Soo Firehawks this weekend after an idle stretch of almost two weeks.
The Firehawks, who play out of Big Bear Arena in the Michigan Soo, have a record of 2-3-1 through the early going of the 2014-2015 Midwest Jr. Hockey League season.
As the Firehawks — who along with the Traverse City Hounds represented the MWJHL at last spring’s United Hockey Union national tournament — strive to retain contender status in 2014-2015, they are doing so with a roster that features a vast majority of players from the Canadian and American sides of the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie.
To be sure, the Firehawks are a MWJHL team that takes advantage of the availability of Canadian-born players.
Currently, the Firehawks have five players from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. on their roster — forward Cody Anderson, defenceman Matthew Majic and goalies Nic Berlingieri, Justus Mancuso and Michael Pelland.
Anderson leads the Firehawks with 8 goals, 2 assists, 10 points in 6 games, Majic is a top defenceman and the three goalies have played two games apiece thus far this season.
Next home action for the Firehawks is this Friday and Saturday when they play host to the Detroit Fighting Irish at Big Bear.