The Thunder Bay Thunder, an international hockey team organized by local hockey veteran Walter Epp, won the bronze medal in the 50-plus division at the 2020 Winter World Masters Games, held Jan. 10-19 in Innsbruck, Austria.
Clear the track, the Wisconsin Lumberjacks are on a roll. Despite an .800 record at home, the North Stars absorbed their fourth regulation loss at the Gardens as the expansion ’Jacks rode the goaltending of Hunter Adams and a pair of goals from Joel Matthews for a convincing 5-2 win over the…
IT’S A dream that finally came true for Bill Peloza. At age 55, he will get to play for a national championship for the first time in his career after winning a coveted ‘heart’ as a provincial qualifier.
Collin Wiseman notched a pair of second period goals — including the game winner — as the Fort William Canadiens defeated the West End Bruins 4-2 in the Robin’s Minor Hockey Classic Midget AA final at Delaney Arena.
Anthony Stefano banked a shot off the right post and in at 15:08 of the third period as the Western Mustangs came back from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Lakehead Thunderwolves 4-3 at the Fort William Gardens.
It is so hard to believe that a new decade is upon us. Whenever I kick off my column in a new year I like to look back to certain anniversaries and milestones that will occur throughout the year.
Thunder Bay rinks skipped by Frank Morissette, Ron Rosengren and Mike Desilets will vie for the Northern Ontario senior title when the provincial playdowns get underway in Sturgeon Falls today.
Rob DeGagne and the Thunder Bay North Stars brass stood by their word at the Canadian junior A hockey roster deadline last Friday: They weren’t biting unless it was for something big.
With mid-season bragging rights on the line — not to mention first place — the Thunder Bay North Stars defeated the second-place Red Lake Miners 6-3. The win gives the Stars a seven-point lead for tops in the Superior International Junior Hockey League standings. Red Lake has a game in hand.
Northern Hawks goaltender Jakob Anton makes a pad save against Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye’s Dawson Kaemingh during action in the Lakehead Junior B Hockey League on Thursday night at the Tournament Centre. At left is Jake Baca of the Hawks. Travis Glomba was unstoppable for the Hawks, scori…
The Thunder Bay North Stars have been hit with the inconsistency bug once again — and this time it’s set the stage for a key battle of the top teams in the Superior International Hockey League this weekend.
Alexander Maycock (331) and Andy Shields (330) try to break from the pack during the senior men’s sprints at the Ontario Cup event at Lappe Nordic Centre on Friday. Maycock, who attends Nipissing University in North Bay, won the race. Big Thunder’s Alannah MacLean captured the senior women’s…
Ask most sports fans and they would say they watch or participate in their chosen game as a form of escapism and recreation. For the most part, the 2019 sports scene in Thunder Bay and the surrounding region brought fans back to reality — some good, but mostly in a sad, profound way.
In a short period of time we will say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020. It has been a tough year on the sports community as we have lost many good people.
Mikkai Jones on the start line at Lappe Nordic Centre. Despite the unpredictable weather, skiers and volunteers braved the rain and snow for the centre’s annual Boxing Day Classic in Thunder Bay on Thursday. Even though the day started out with rain, Mother Nature came around and switched ov…
Thunder Bay’s Andrew Todd, left, and partner Kyle Fredrickson, right, have been named Para Athletes of the Year by Rowing Canada. It is a well-deserved honour, given their decisive gold medal win in the men’s PR3 category the World Rowing Championships in Ottensheim, Austria this past August…
As we approach the holiday break, Rainbow Realty doubled up Confederation College 4-2 in Thunder Bay Men’s Indoor Soccer League Division I action to end the year on a positive note.
Westgate’s Owen MacGillivray, right, grapples with wrestles Brandon Riives of the St. Patrick Saints during the Reino Niemi Memorial wrestling championships at St. Ignatius High School on Thursday. MacGillivray won the match by a 12-1 score. A total of 93 student-athletes took part in the ev…
Sadly, I must start off my column this week by sending out my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of long-time Thunder Bay Television sports director and reporter Randy Scheffee, who passed away on Monday.
With overtime looming, sniper Cody Bruchkowski scored two goals late in the third period as the Thunder Bay North Stars defeated the Fort Frances Lakers 4-2 in Superior International Junior Hockey League action before 300 fans at Fort William Gardens.
Dylan Johnston, Al Hackner and Ben Mikkelsen remain in a three-way tie for first place in the Tbaytel Major League of Curling with all three teams posting wins in Draw 10 action Wednesday at the Port Arthur Curling Club.
The Dryden GM Ice Dogs beat the Thunder Bay North Stars 5-3 on Wednesday in Dryden. The win moves the Ice Dogs into third place in the SIJHL standings, a point ahead of the Thief River Falls Norskies who have played three fewer games than Dryden.
The newly-minted line of Jacob Brown, Cody Bruchkowski and Jett Leishmann combined for three goals and four assists and Jordan Smith stopped 36 of 38 shots as the Thunder Bay North Stars eked out a 4-2 win over the Wisconsin Lumberjacks in Superior International Junior Hockey League action a…
The U18 rink of Matt Duizer, Jackson Dubinsky, Adam Wiersema and Brayden Sinclair pulled the upset of the night in Draw 9 action of the Tbaytel Major League of Curling Wednesday night at the Port Arthur Curling Club.
Cody Bruchkowski had a game for the ages, scoring five goals as the Thunder Bay North Stars ended a five-game funk in dominant fashion with a 7-4 win over the Dryden Ice Dogs at Fort William Gardens on Friday.
AS USUAL, it’s always nice to start with news on one of Thunder Bay’s own. Congratulations to former Chill youth player Alex Pike and his Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norse who went all the way to the regional finals, only to lose in a penalty shootout after double overtime solved no…
Yes, the Lakehead Thunderwolves are very much in the playoff mix in the Ontario University Athletics men’s hockey scene. But no, they are not happy with failing to consistently put a full 60 minutes together every game.
The Tracey Larocque rink from the Fort William Curling Club and the Ben Mikkelsen foursome from the Port Arthur Curling Club travel to Leduc, Alta., this weekend where the two Thunder Bay teams will represent Northern Ontario at the Canadian club championships starting on Nov. 25.