Staff Worried about not being fast enough to buy one of the 50 coveted tickets for the Lakers games? Worry no more! The team has decided to move to a lottery system to select spectators going forward. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Lakers are currently only able to allow […]

Sai’zha Norwegian #16
 Age: 17
 Hometown: Fort Frances, ON
Position: F Shoots: LLast Team Played: Warroad High SchoolFavourite NHL Player: Auston Matthews
Best Hockey Memory: Playing in the Minnesota High School Hockey State Tournament
Future Hockey Plans: Continue to play Junior hockeyFuture School/Career Goals: attend university
“In my spare time I like golfing and […]

Evan Beaulne #2/3 Age: 17 
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ontario 
Position: D Shoots: L
Favorite NHL Player: Cale Makar
Best Hockey Memory: Winning city championship in my first year of Midget
Future Hockey Plans: College or University hockey
Future School/Career Goals: Firefighter “In my spare time I like to go fishing, fantasy basketball and spending […]

SIJHL Announces Kenora Thistles, Thunder Bay Kings as Guest Teams for the 20-21 Season Staff The Superior International Junior Hockey League is announcing the inclusion of guest teams to round out their 2020-21 regular season, and ease the scheduling of hockey bubbles. The Kenora Thistles U18AAA’s and the Thunder Bay […]

Press Release Looking for a job and have a love of hockey? The Fort Frances Lakers Junior A Hockey Team is searching for a Trainer for the 2020-21 hockey season. The Trainer will ensure health and safety during all hockey related activities both on and off ice. The Trainer will […]

Press Release Yesterday, the Superior International Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce the commencement of its regular schedule for the 20-21 season. Previously scheduled as pre-season games, the Kam River Fighting Walleye and Thunder Bay North Stars will continue their Teleco Cup series this Friday, November 27th at Nor […]

Gary MoskalykSpecial to the SIJHL You’d be hard pressed to find anyone involved in the SIJHL happier to see a return to action than referee Andrew Bartlett. Bartlett was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer a year ago. It’s been 12 months since he put on the blades. His first […]

The Fort Frances Lakers are assembling a winning team for the 2020-2021 season. Meet its nine returning favourites. Flynn Perry #21 Age: 20  Hometown: Inuvik, Northwest Territories Position: RW  Shoots: RFavourite NHL Player: Taylor HallBest Hockey Memory: First Junior goalFuture Hockey Plans: Play college hockeyFuture School/Career Goals: Attend UVIC “In […]

Staff WriterNatali Trivuncic The Ontario Federation of Secondary School Athletic Association (OFSAA) announced last week that it has cancelled winter sports events. The sports that are being affected include hockey, skiing, basketball, volleyball, swimming and curling. Nicole Clarke, the Muskie girls hockey coach, said they predicted there would be a […]

Ken Kellar photo Pre-season play has begun for the Superior International Hockey League, and the Fort Frances Lakers, under new head coach Bernie Lynch, above, are ready. They’ve been practicing daily, to build their skills and speed. Their first games since COVID shut down the league in spring will be […]

Jack ElliottRainy River correspondent In a request circulated this past week, The Rainy River Curling Club outlined its hopes for this season’s use of its facilities. They are looking for volunteer community members to organize Leagues for the season and rent ice time from the RRCC. Ice is to be […]

Staff More than six months after the first Ontario Federation of Secondary School Athletic Association (OFSSA) COVID cancellation, high school sports championships are still on hiatus, with the announcement of winter sports cancellations earlier this week. Nick Rowe, OFSAA President issued the following statement: “After a meeting of our return […]