Pre – season action in the Superior International Junior Hockey League begins Saturday September 10th in Thunder Bay.
Originally slated for a 7:30 p.m. start at Port Arthur Arena, the exhibition contest between the Thunder Bay North Stars and Fort Frances Lakers will now get underway one hour later at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday night has the Dryden GM Ice Dogs hosting the English River Miners at Memorial Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 16th has the Lakers welcoming the North Stars to Ice for Kids Arena in Fort Frances while the expansion Thief River Falls Norskies take on the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League at Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center in Thief River Falls, Minn. Both of those contests will get underway at 7:30 p.m.
League preseason play concludes Saturday, September 17th as Dryden meets English River once again at Memorial Arena while the Norskies and Flyers finish off a home-and-home in Winkler, Manitoba with two more 7:30 p.m. starts.
Any further SIJHL exhibition games with dates, start times and locations will be announced by the league office once they are confirmed and finalized.
The following is the current SIJHL preseason schedule: (as of September 7th)
NOTE: Saturday’s North Stars – Lakers match-up will now start at 8:30 p.m EST at Port Arthur Arena
Saturday, Sept. 10th Fort Frances Lakers vs Thunder Bay North Stars 8:30 p.m. (Port Arthur Arena)
Sunday, Sept. 11th English River Miners vs Dryden GM Ice Dogs 7:30 p.m. (Memorial Arena)
Friday, Sept. 16th Thunder Bay North Stars vs Fort Frances Lakers 7:30 p.m. (Ice For Kids Arena)
Friday, Sept. 16th Winkler Flyers (MJHL) vs Thief River Falls Norskies 7:30 p.m. (Huck Olson Memorial Center)
Saturday, Sept. 17th English River Miners vs Dryden GM Ice Dogs 7:30 p.m. (Memorial Arena)
Saturday, Sept. 17th Thief River Falls Norskies vs Winkler Flyers (MJHL) 7:30 p.m. (Winkler Recreational Complex)