A shuffle in the Chicago Blackhawks’ front office has resulted in a new title and role, of sorts, for Thunder Bay’s Norm Maciver.
TWO decades have passed since the Peterborough Petes made one of the shrewdest draft picks in the history of the Ontario Hockey League. During the first round of the 2000 OHL Priority Selection, the Petes used the 13th overall choice to tab Eric Staal from Thunder Bay.
While the history of the American Hockey League remains storied, only one player has skated on four consecutive Calder Cup championship teams in its lengthy history and that honour belongs to Thunder Bay’s Mike Busniuk.
They loaded up the cars and were ready to race. Thunder Bay auto race fans are a special breed. They head south of the border for many races — World of the Outlaws, Sprint Car racing, NASCAR and of course to follow the local talent. To say this race season is weird is an understatement.
While it wasn’t exactly the end to the season that he had envisioned, Nicholas DeGrazia can still look back fondly on an exceptional initial campaign of playing junior A hockey.
One of the positive things that has come out of the temporary closure of the exhibits, archives and programming of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame due to the COVID-19 pandemic is that our staff have been able to undertake some of the tasks that often have to be put on the back b…
Over the years, many a Thunder Bay product, or those from around Northwestern Ontario, have played and starred at the University of North Dakota in U.S. collegiate hockey ranks.
Given that Father’s Day 2020 will take on a different look due to the current social distancing and travel challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought I would take this opportunity to celebrate the legacy of sport that many fathers and grandfathers have passed along to the next…
On Nov. 16, 2019, the players to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame gathered in the “Great Hall” for a question and answer session with excited fans. Gino Reda of TSN presided over the gathering, with Guy Carbonneau, Vaclav Nedomansky, Sergei Zubov and Hayley Wickenheiser awaiting the …
I RECENTLY came across one of my sports treasures. Most of my sports broadcasting was done on radio. I loved that because I could be first with the sports news. First to let the listener know what happened live from the event. The newspaper and television news were always later. I got the scoop.
Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey co-MVP Daniel Del Paggio and budding ’Wolves track star Amy Stieh represent two of the scores of varsity athletes affected by the fallout of COVID-19.
The Thunder Bay Metre Eaters running club’s June Classic Race was one of the city’s first annual sporting events to announce its cancellation due to COVID-19. This year would have been the 40th running of this five- and 10-kilometre race.
(Editor’s note: This story was published in the June 23, 1993 edition to mark the home opener of the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks during their inaugural season. The Chronicle-Journal will periodically go back in time and rerun work from some of our past sports columnists and reporters)
Ironically, Canada’s Death Race 2020 met the same fate as many recent sporting events. The 125-kilometre trek held in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains met its own demise due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the township of Terrace Bay gave the green flag for the Superior Classics Car Club’s June Test N Tune event, drag racers from around the district revved their engines in anticipation and registrations began to roll in.
While it has been two decades since the Thunder Bay Flyers competed in the United States Hockey League, some of the talent those local squads produced, as well as some exceptional players that skated for opposition sides, were among the best-ever junior A talent to grace the ice at Fort Will…
Although there are encouraging signs that things may be heading in the right direction, soccer, like the rest of the world, is set on the pause button due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL doled out their year-end awards last week via social media and Thunder Bay’s Todd Skirving was a popular choice among the club’s faithful.
Exactly 25 years ago, on April 29, 1995, the Thunder Bay Senators hoisted the Colonial Cup, in front of a sold-out throng at a jubilant Fort William Gardens to capture their third Colonial Hockey League crown in four years.
The collective brain trust of the Kam River Fighting Walleye are doing their best to prepare for their inaugural season in the Superior International Junior Hockey League — barriers and all.