The Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Association kicked off their 2019-2020 campaign this past week with the first four games of a schedule that will see over 500 regular season and playoff games played in the next six months.

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Cody Bruchowski scored a hat trick and assisted on two others as the Thunder Bay North Stars handed the Red Lake Miners their first Superior International Junior Hockey League loss of the season, an 8-3 decision at Fort William Gardens.

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The 44th season for the Tbaytel Major League of Curling kicked off with the opening of draw of the 14-team round robin series Wednesday at the Port Arthur Curling Club.

Zakk Howell and Owen Thompson, left, of the Superior Collegiate Gryphons go for a block as Hammarskjold’s John Whitfield tries to put the ball over the net during play in the Thunder Bay high school junior boys volleyball league on Tuesday. The Vikings swept the match 25-10, 25-19, 25-22 to …

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Wrestling standouts from Lakehead University’s past came out in full force on Saturday to see a handful of their own honoured.

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Special teams came to the fore as the Thunder Bay North Stars hosted its long-awaited home opener in style, defeating the Thief River Falls Norskies 3-1 at Fort William Gardens.

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Lakehead University will be bustling with sports, wall of fame honours and reunions for Homecoming Weekend.

Champagne flows as members of the Galaxy Lanes Athletics celebrate winning the Thunder Bay senior men’s baseball championship on Tuesday night at Baseball Central. The A’s captured their first league crown since 2006 by defeating the defending champion 2-0 to the capture the best-of-seven se…

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Bill Houlder recalls a time when he was at the crossroads of his hockey career.

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Trevor Stewardson and Paul Wragg both know the feeling of representing their country — and coming home with medals. On Saturday, their pride and memories shone bright one more time.

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A pair of empty net goals turned a tight game into a laugher as the visiting Guelph Gryphons defeated the Lakehead University Thunderwolves 4-1 before 1,910 fans at the Fort William Gardens in non-conference university hockey action on Friday.

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A bases-loaded walk and sacrifice fly gave the defending champion Daytona Dodgers a pair of six-inning runs as they staved off elimination with a 2-1 win over the Galaxy Lanes Athletics in Game 4 of the Thunder Bay senior men’s baseball final on Thursday night.

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The Thunder Bay Diving Club needed to tighten its belt in order to survive another season amid a dramatic drop-off in membership.

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Galaxy Lanes Athletics catcher Kevin Connolly snags a pop-up ball from Daytona Dodgers’ Chris Kovac during the second inning of Game 3 of the Thunder Bay senior men’s baseball final. The A’s won the game 11-6 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of seven series. Brennen Tienhaara led th…

Always a pleasure to bring word on Thunder Bay’s finest as congratulations go out to birthday boy Evan Sawula of the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies in Rochester, Mich., for selection to the College Soccer News national team of the week and his game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over pre…

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Anthony Novasat is the first to admit he was not a football fan growing up. But there he was along with the whole family on Saturday morning at Fort William Stadium to enjoy his son William’s competitive debut on the gridiron.

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SPOONER, Wis. — In the battle of the expansion franchise and the defending Superior International Junior Hockey League champions, chalk one up for the old guard.

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Jaden Kakegamic, right, of the Dennis Franklin Cromarty Thunderhawks and La Verendrye’s Joshua Brunet both tip at the ball at the net during Thunder Bay high school senior boys volleyball action on Thursday. La Verendrye won the close match 25-21, 21-25, 25-35 to improve to 1-1. The Thunderh…

Danielle Charles of the Hammarskjold Vikings takes to the air while being defended by St. Patrick Saints’ Julia Buset during the first day of the regular season in the Thunder Bay high school senior girls basketball league on Tuesday. The Vikings outscored the Saints 18-10 in the final quart…

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In the past five seasons, no team has won more games in the Superior International Junior Hockey League than the Dryden GM Ice Dogs.

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The record shows Jason VandeKamp has won the last two B-modified feature crowns at the Thunder Bay Truck Centre Dirt Nationals.

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A three-sport athlete growing up, Geoff Dempster ultimately chose hockey over baseball and golf .

Two of the four teams in the Thunder Bay Kings AAA hockey programs will start their respective 2019-20 seasons on home ice this weekend.

Two Thunder Bay curling teams will be looking to get on the ice as soon as possible to start preparing for a national championship.

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Greg Smith delivered the goods in his final of junior hockey career. The Lakehead Thunderwolves are betting the carryover to the university ranks carries over.

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Jakob Anton, centre, carries the ball while Taylor Lehto, right, throws a block on Jalen Francouer during the St. Ignatius Falcons’ football team practice on Thursday on their school field. Another season of high school is on tap as schools in both the senior and junior divisions opened prac…

The curling season is just around the corner in Thunder Bay. In fact, the planning has already begun.

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Fast greens and tough pin placements made Whitewater a testy golf course on Monday.

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The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame has being preserving the outstanding sports heritage of our region since we opened our doors to the public in 1978.

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From left, Doris Skirving, her son Todd and her husband Rod sit with the Kelly Cup ECHL championship in their hometown of Thunder Bay on Friday. Todd Skirving is a member of the Newfoundland Growlers team that won the minor pro hockey championship last spring. He brought the Cup home and hel…

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New kid, hole-in-one and a brand new OUA hockey season: things are looking good in Andrew Wilkins’ world right now.

The Superior International Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Canadian Junior Hockey League, announced Monday that the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League has been named …

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Nothing about Keighan Gerrie’s scorching two-year career in the Superior International Junior Hockey was subtle. Except for perhaps it’s unofficial end.

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The Thunder Bay North Stars will start the new hockey season having lost an entire all-star team, but are confident this campaign is recharge and not a rebuild.

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Sydnie Crocker stands in the batter’s box for the Daytona Dodgers during Thunder Bay senior baseball action on Tuesday against the Red Zone Lakers at Baseball Central. Crocker became just the second female player to take part in a game during the league’s long history. Kathy Story was the fi…

Amanda Tavares put in a five-star performance as the Superior HHC striker struck five times in an 8-0 shutout victory over the Tigers in Thunder Bay Women’s Soccer League Silver Division action.

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Gianni Mascarin claimed the win in the men’s Auto Home Thunder Bay Community Tennis Centre Club Championships with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over his doubles partner Nick Littlefield.

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I HAVE wanted to interview the great Gordon (Junior) Wilson for some time. It was an honour to attend his 87th birthday celebration.

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Last season’s top goalie from the Superior International Junior Hockey League is staying in his hometown for school and sport.

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About 30 young athletes rubbed shoulders with Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton at the Lakehead University Hangar in support of PRO Kids on Wednesday.

The Thunder Bay Chill welcomed Winnipeg South End United youth soccer to the city this past weekend with the club from Winnipeg travelling in with five teams of various ages.

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The hitting wasn’t great (.231 batting average), the pitching spotty (5.46 ERA) and team fielding was in the bottom third of the Northwoods League. The run differential was minus-147. The Cats final record was 24-47.

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It isn’t every day that young Thunder Bay athletes get to be tutored by an NBA assistant coach.