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The Thunder Bay Chill are launching their youth soccer programs in late May and head coach Giovanni Petraglia is happy they are despite restrictions involving the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Thunder Bay Kings AAA program, and its board of directors, announced Wednesday the respective head coaches of their four teams for the 2021-22 season.

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Kenny Mandryk’s snocross season did not end as planned. Still, the run to the end was fantastic.

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(Editor’s note: This story covering future Hollywood actor Wyatt Russell’s journey as a junior goalie at the Keystone Cup was published on April 17, 2004. The Chronicle-Journal will periodically go back in time and rerun work from some of our past columnists and reporters)

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Thunder Bay’s Ryan Fanti punched UMD’s ticket to the Frozen Four as the

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Thanks to some dutifully kept Chronicle-Journal press clippings by a

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Fitness and sports go hand in hand. Athletes need some kind of fitness to stay game ready and it does not matter what game.

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Trevor Bonot and Oye Sem Won of Thunder Bay, along with former local curler Karlee Jones and her partner Bryce Everist, have wrapped up play at th Canadian mixed doubles championship.

Some games matter, and others don’t. Sometimes they matter much more to others than they should. Case in point: The NHL legends team, featuring Bryan Trottier, Glenn Anderson, Billy Smith, Dale Hawerchuk, Gaston Gingras and Gary Leeman, facing off against the Lakehead University Thunderwolve…

Local curlers Trevor Bonot and Oye Sem Won will be two of 70 curlers competing when the Home Hardware Canadian mixed doubles curling championships get under way at the Olympic Park bubble in Calgary on Thursday.

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Looking to make a jump in German hockey circles, Thunder Bay’s Ken Latta has earned a promotion in an effort to help his current club, the Weiden Blue Devils, make their way to the next level of competition.

Junior football player. Dedicated teacher. Sports Illustrated cover photographer. Mike Carlson has made me “Thunder Bay proud” of him.

Curling fans are getting caught up in the excitement of watching the Tim Horton’s Brier from the bubble in Calgary this week.

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Heading to the semifinals of the 1992 Centennial Cup in Winnipeg, the Thunder Bay Flyers were looking to bounce back from a 9-3 setback against the Halifax Mooseheads in their final round robin game, which was a meaningless game as they had already secured a berth in the final four.

The Tbaytel Major League of Curling season is officially over for 2020-2021.

The 1992 Centennial Cup in Winnipeg certainly boasted some impressive teams taking part.

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With the 2020-21 Superior International Junior Hockey League season hanging by a thin thread, the Thunder Bay North Stars and Kam River Fighting Walleye are in wait-and-see mode.

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As we enter the one-year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect our lives in Canada, the Thunder Bay hockey community absorbed another hit.

Curling is front and centre this week as fans in Thunder Bay and across the country are finally getting their fix despite not being able to hit the local clubs. They’re tuning in for the live broadcasts of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts from the bubble at Olympic Park in Calgary.

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In my last column I highlighted a couple of long-standing sports related fundraising events that were held in Thunder Bay including the Sports Celebrity Dinner and the Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic curling bonspiel.

Local curlers will have to wait at least two more weeks to get back on the ice to play the game they love, however they will get a chance to watch curling live on television this weekend.

Let's go back 30 years in the latter half of 1991. The Thunder Bay Flyers were a club looking for redemption as they began their campaign.

Playing at close to a two point-per-game pace has seen Michela Cava help put her club in top spot in the 10-team Swedish Women’s Hockey League.

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In 1982, then 19-year-old Orazio LaManna told his mother, Annette, he would be moving from their home in Thunder Bay to London, Ont., for an opportunity to jump-start his budding career as a chef, reasoning he would likely be back in a year.

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Organized sports and tournaments are likely off the Thunder Bay high schools’ books for the rest of the season, but the goal of local officials to involve all students in physical activity is alive and well.

Rather than waiting on an unknown scenario to unfold, the Thunder Bay Chill took control of their own immediate future and opted out of playing in the 2021 USL League Two soccer season.

As fans, we all have recollections of watching hockey locally.

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Jeannette Boudreau’s been buried for about a month now, and that’s just the way she likes it. Her website, My Time-A Great Canadian Running Challenge (www.agreatcanadianrunningchallenge.ca) — an online kilometre tracker for runners, walkers, snowshoers and hikers — is on fire. The website ha…

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The amalgamation of Fort William and Port Arthur, as well as Neebing and McIntyre Townships, into the City of Thunder Bay in 1970 also marked a season a trio of local hockey clubs would vie for league supremacy and a quest for the first-ever Centennial Cup Canadian Junior A championship.

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Along with a shortage of toilet paper there is another hot commodity flying off the shelves due to the COVID-19 pandemic these days. In an effort to escape from the confinement of their four walls, people are flocking to local cross country ski trails which has depleted the supply of skis, b…

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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,