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Hours after arriving on a one-way ticket to Nuremberg, Germany, Kenny Turner was flying down the Autobahn with his agent in a BMW travelling at top speed.

The date of Feb. 11 is now the earliest time that local curlers can return to the ice with Tuesday’s announcement of the extension of the provincial lockdown.

Three National Team Development Centre Thunder Bay athletes have been named to the teams representing Canada at international cross-country skiing events this January and February.

It has been a while since I put pen to paper to write my column and I am glad to be back at it. To say that I was glad to see an end to 2020 would be an understatement, as it was a year full of challenges, both personally and in the world at large.

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This Saturday is the tentative date that local curling clubs can re-open, if the current COVID-19 pandemic lockdown for Northern Ontario is lifted by the province.

As 2020 draws to a close, it is a year all of us will want to put behind with the hope of better things to come in 2021.

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Through the recollections of a distinguished general manager and NHL scout, we present the third and final look at some of the top local players who excelled in the Ontario Hockey League over the past three-plus decades.

Alex Remenda, left, of the Thunder Bay Kings under-18 team, chases Kings under-16’s Owen Voortman during an exhibition game under the Superior International Junior Hockey League banner on Wednesday night at Fort William Gardens. Josh Lehto scored two goals and Jack Cook and Johnny McCollum e…

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Thunder Bay’s curling community lost another good one. And without a doubt Tom Mustapic was just that. Musty, as he was known to his friends, passed away last Friday from ALS at the age of 61.

Malcolm Sutherland received an offer from the Nipigon Elks he couldn’t pass up.

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In the final episode of Netflix’ original series The Queen’s Gambit,

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The Thunder Bay Kings are looking to pick up the pieces of a broken

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Thunder Bay Thunderbolts athlete Hannah Johnsen, 17, has decided to continue her swimming career at the University of Calgary, taking her talents into the pool for the Dinos.

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Krista McCarville extended her win streak to six games on a night Dylan

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Many players from the city and region have starred in the Ontario

Personal trainer and Nexus gym owner Kyle Rayner reached out to let me know about an athlete who has been working hard and deserves all the accolades out there.

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Thunder Bay North Stars’ Drew Meloche, left, tries to retrieve the puck from Carson Gorst, right, of the Kam River Fighting Walleye during the opening game of the Superior International Junior Hockey League regular season on Friday night at NorWest Arena. At centre is North Stars goaltender …

With the news that Woodbine Racetrack will end its horse racing season prematurely due to Ontario regulations over the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, an up-and-down season is also over for apprentice jockey Hannah Twomey.

Since it began as the Ontario Hockey Association’s junior league in 1933 before morphing into the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League and eventually just the OHL in 1980, many great players have suited up in it, including a large contingent from Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

Longtime high school sports volunteer and coach Rob Murphy is the 2020 recipient of the prestigious OFSAA Pete Beach Award for meritorious service to student athletics.

The lockdown of rules around COVID-19 are tightening up at local curling clubs in response to the recent spike in cases in Thunder Bay this week.

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Over the years, 810 goaltenders have played at least one game in the NHL, including a contingent of those who hail from Thunder Bay and surrounding area.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Scotties Tournament of Hearts scheduled for Thunder Bay in late February 2021 will probably not happen as planned.

It’s not exactly the Summit Series of 1972 but the Teleco Cup — featuring the Thunder Bay North Stars and the Kam River Fighting Walleye in an eight-game exhibition series — is doing just fine.

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When the puck drops at NorWest Arena shortly after 8 p.m. tonight, it will mark the start of the first organized junior hockey game in the Thunder Bay area in 239 days.

With three come from behind series triumphs secured, the 1985 version of the Thunder Bay Twins headed to Corner Brook, Nfld., looking to become the first team to repeat as Allan Cup Canadian senior hockey champions since the Moncton Hawks accomplished the feat back in 1933-34.

The puck will finally drop on junior hockey in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. However, the landscape of the Superior International Junior Hockey League will be far from what’s considered normal due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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After winning the 1984 Allan Cup Canadian senior hockey championship against a formidable Cambridge Hornets side, at the friendly confines of the Fort William Gardens, the 1985 version of the Thunder Bay Twins needed to forge a different path to another national crown.

There is no 2019-20 season in the Ontario University Athletics conference, but basketballs are still bouncing in earnest at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse, home of the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s and women’s teams.

There's something to be said about that extraordinary brand of Canadians where grit, heart and determination seemingly find a way in the end when it counts.

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The Superior International Junior Hockey League is all dressed up with

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With 23 years now in the books, we’re now set to commence our 24th

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This is a great opportunity to share my story with you all, my journey of boxing and health and how it changed my life. 

Everyone is excited about being at the recently opened Canada Games Complex pool again — even if it means 4:45 a.m. wake-up times, masks, and a good dose of social distancing.

The year 2020 will go down in history as one which created a great deal of upheaval and change. 

It was such a beautiful day at Whitewater Country Club on Sunday, a flock of geese on the 10th hole — about 100 strong — were caught flying north.

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Andre Vaillant looks pretty darn good to me. He is six-foot-two and weighs 230 pounds on days of competition.

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Since the National Hockey League first began drafting players back in 1963, a total of 93 players from Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario had their names called by NHL clubs.

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This is the month that our region would traditionally be celebrating our rich and proud sports heritage with the hosting of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Annual Induction ceremonies.