The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday August 22nd its preseason schedule heading into the 2017-18 campaign.
There are presently 10 contests on the league’s exhibition slate with preseason action set to begin on Friday, September 8th as the Fort Frances Lakers host the Minnesota Iron Rangers while the Thief River Falls Norskies travel to Manitoba to take on the Winkler Flyers (MJHL) in a pair of 7:30 p.m. CT starts.
Winkler and Thief River Falls will then finish off a home-and-home set the following evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena at 7:00 p.m (CST).
Sunday, September 10th has the Norskies welcoming the Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) in a 3:30 p.m (CST) matinee at The Ralph.
Two more tilts are scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th as the Lakers head to Hoyt Lakes Arena to tangle with the Iron Rangers at 7:00 p.m while Thief River Falls will be off to Selkirk, Man., for a 7:30 p.m encounter versus the Steelers at the Selkirk Rec. Complex.
A SIJHL neutral-site affair has the Iron Rangers and Norskies squaring off in Crookston, Minnesota at 7:00 p.m on September 15th while the Lakers entertain the English River Miners at Ice for Kids Arena at 7:30 p.m on that same date.
Preseason play then wraps up September 16th as Minnesota and Thief River Falls play once more at the Crookston Sports Center at 7:00 p.m (CST) and English River welcomes Fort Frances to Cochenour Arena in a 7:30 p.m. start.
Any further SIJHL exhibition contests will be announced when and if they are finalized.
The SIJHL’s regular season begins September 22nd.
2017 SIJHL preseason schedule (as of Aug. 22)
Date, Visitor vs Home, Time (Venue)
Sept. 8 Minnesota Iron Rangers vs Fort Frances Lakers 7:30 p.m (Ice For Kids Arena)
Sept. 8 Thief River Falls Norskies vs Winkler Flyers (MJHL) 7:30 p.m (Winkler Rec. Complex)
Sept. 9 Winkler Flyers (MJHL) vs Thief River Falls Norskies 7:00 p.m (Ralph Engelstad Arena)
Sept. 10 Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) vs Thief River Falls Norskies 3:30 p.m (Ralph Engelstad Arena)
Sept. 13 Fort Frances Lakers vs Minnesota Iron Rangers 7:00 p.m (Hoyt Lakes Arena)
Sept. 13 Thief River Falls Norskies vs Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) 7:30 p.m (Selkirk Rec. Complex)
Sept. 15 Minnesota Iron Rangers vs Thief River Falls Norskies 7:00 p.m (Crookston Sports Center)
Sept. 15 English River Miners Fort Frances Lakers 7:30 p.m. Ice For Kids Arena
Sept. 16 Minnesota Iron Rangers vs Thief River Falls Norskies 7:00 p.m (Crookston Sports Center)
Sept. 16 Fort Frances Lakers vs English River Miners 7:30 p.m (Cochenour Arena)