During this COVID-19 pandemic we all realize how important sports are to our lives.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.