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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.

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In the end, too many factors were working against the Thunder Bay Border Cats in their hopes to play in the 2020 Northwoods League baseball season.

The newly-minted Victoria Day 10-Mile Challenge gave competitors an experience in virtual racing while fundraising for a good cause.

What began as a way of staying in touch with Thunder Bay gymnasts during this isolation period has transformed into a countdown to their home base reopening.

It was 110 years ago this month that a very significant event in our community’s sports history took place.

Hannah Twomey is ready to resume her pro jockey career — as soon as the horse racing scene in Canada does the same.

(Editor’s note: This piece was originally posted on The Coaches Site website on May 7. It is being used with the author’s permission)

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…

With each passing day there are more and more announcements being made about the cancellation of events due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As most professional teams are scrambling to resume their respective seasons in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, winter-based clubs are already looking ahead to 2021.

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.

The Lakehead Thunderwolves wrestling team announced the commitments of Amelia Cox and Chase Birch to the varsity team for the 2020-21 season.

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 perfect storm. That’s the best way I can sum up the Thunder Bay Bombers’ unlikely championship win at the 2005 Allan Cup.

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.

The Thunder Bay Kings AAA program and its board of directors announced Thursday, its head coaches for the 2020-21 campaign.

Like so many other things, Thunder Bay’s National Team Development Centre’s campaign came to an abrupt halt over a month ago.

The recognition keeps piling up for Thunder Bay’s Nicholas DeGrazia. The 17-year-old has been named one of five finalists for the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top Rookie Award for 2019-20.

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AS A child, you dream of going to an NHL game. For some, that dream was fulfilled long ago. It is, however, a unique experience to know and care about one of the players on the ice.

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Lakehead University has reached across the pond to add Bradford, England’s Rhianna-Mae Laing to next year’s women’s basketball team.

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It’s graduation season in the SIJHL as players begin to sign on to play with colleges next season.

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The 2020 Northwoods League season is on hold as the COVID-19 pandemic plays out over the next six weeks.

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EFFORTS on and off the ice have earned Thunder Bay’s Nolan Nicholas a tremendous honour. Last week it was announced that Nicholas had been selected as the 2019-20 senior CLASS award winner in NCAA Division One men’s hockey in the United States.

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Lakehead University’s men’s basketball team is benefitting from the success of the St. Ignatius Falcons high school program with the signing of Thunder Bay’s Ethan Willmore.

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The Thunder Bay Chill will forego play in the USL League 2 this season.

FOR a second straight year, Thunder Bay’s Todd Skirving has been recognized by the ECHL for his role in being active in the community.

The Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s volleyball team is proud to announce the final additions to the 2020-21 roster as Cayleigh Fossum, from Gorham, and Hannah Gingera of Dauphin, Man., commit to joining the squad in the upcoming season.

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Hunter Foreshew has been named its Scholastic Player of the Year for 2019-20.

It takes a village to raise a child, as the adage goes. But when it comes to the world of skateboarding, it might take more than a community to produce a champion.

Ready or not, Thunder Bay Kings: The Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection is just one day away.

This past weekend the Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Association announced their full complement of league-wide awards for the 2019-2020 season.

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With each passing day there are more and more difficult decisions being made by sport organizers concerning the future of their events due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 virus.

For the second time in three years, Rob DeGagne sits atop of the coaching ranks in the Superior International Junior Hockey League.

The Canadian Olympic Committee has announced that they will not be sending their athletes to this year’s games, even if there is a lift on the sanctions and the event goes ahead.

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Marco Palermo tied a Lakehead University varsity sports record on Friday. Quietly, yet still etched in history.

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Over the last four seasons, the Lakehead Running Club has grown to become a bonafide feeder system for the Thunderwolves varsity team and other colleges and universities.

Thunder Bay North Stars forward and Superior International Junior Hockey League scoring champion Cody Bruchkowski added another post-season accolade on Thursday.