Canada didn't have its own professional basketball league when Thunder Bay's Kyle Julius retired from playing in 2009.

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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.

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THUNDER Bay curlers continue to put in strong performances at national and international events as was evident by results this weekend.

Italia Juventus have jumped to the top of the Thunder Bay Men’s Indoor League first division standings after a comfortable 3-0 win over Northwood FC.

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The first half report card is in and the results look pretty good.

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.

The Thunder Bay Border Cats have announced their first signees of the 2020 Northwoods League baseball season.

Rick Lang and Al Hackner are both heading out-of-town on coaching assignments this weekend. Lang is headed to Alberta and Hackner to Saskatchewan.

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…

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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.

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The Lakehead Thunderwolves were treated to two welcome sights on Friday — three if you include another successful Teddy Bear Toss.

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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.

Congratulations to Matteo and Mia Bosch, in making it through to the final round of selections for the 2020 under-14 provincial teams.

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The Lakehead Thunderwolves didn’t want to face the prospect of entering their Christmas break without a win.

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The Thunder Bay North Stars have a double date today. They’ll be practicing early this morning on a fresh sheet of Fort William Gardens ice before their rematch with the Thief River Falls Norskies in the evening.

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Bryanna Sutherland, left, of the Hammarskjold Vikings attempts to get around St. Ignatius Falcons’ Alyssa Kreiner during the championship final of the Thunder Bay high school junior girls basketball league on Thursday. Julia Gerry led the Vikings with 18 points as Hammarskjold defeated the F…

The Lakehead Thunderwolves will take their modest two-game winning streak on the road tonight in Waterloo.

For the first time in almost five years, the Lakehead Thunderwolves are in the top 10 of the Canadian university men’s basketball rankings.

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The Hammarskjold Vikings overcame a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the St. Pats Saints 60-56 in senior girls basketball action at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse.

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Brendan Hall sprinted down the field — much like he did during most of Saturday’s Thunder Bay high school senior football final. Only this time it was during his Westgate Tigers’ post-championship celebration.

Members of the Westgate Tigers senior football team celebrate after winning the Thunder Bay high school championship on Saturday at Fort William Stadium. The Tigers upset the defending champion St. Ignatius Falcons 18-0. Evan Basalyga kicked four field goals and Brendan Hall added a touchdow…

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In the great game of hockey, it’s all about teamwork. That’s exactly what happened when people from across Ontario came together to collect and deliver thousands of pieces of hockey equipment for youth in Northern Indigenous communities.

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During the coin toss before their fifth and final set, opposing captains Aaron Hodgeson and Noah-Gabriel Rochon exchanged a smile and handshake and took a moment to admire what was happening between the Hammarskjold Vikings and the La Verendrye Viperes.

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After nine regular season games, the Lakehead Thunderwolves sit in ninth place in the 10-team OUA West Division with a 3-5-1 record — just one point ahead of last place.

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The stage had seemingly been set for a rematch between the St. Ignatius Falcons and the Hammarkjold Vikings for the Thunder Bay high school senior football championship.

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At the age of 88, Thunder Bay’s Jack Masters is taking a well-deserved retirement from a longtime volunteer position he has held for about 10 years.

Thunder Bay’s Andy Paulusma, right, gets a bonus autograph from former Winnipeg Jets superstar Teemu Selanne during a book signing at Indigo on Wednesday as Paulusma’s daughter, Charlotte, looks on. Selanne, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, released his autobiography entitled My Life and…

The Krista McCarville rink play their second competitive event of the season as they travel to Kemptville, Ont., for the Royal LePage Fall Classic this weekend.

Plex FC is your 7-versus-7 men’s fall league champions after a narrow 2-1 victory over Lakehead University in Sunday’s final.

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Business as usual for the Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s hockey team these days means rolling out another contending team that hopes to win a third U.S. college championship in the last four years come this spring.

The Lakehead Thunderwolves came out firing first. They just couldn’t catch that same heat at the end.

Jett Dobson is running straight to another OFSAA high school cross-country championship with plenty of hardware already in tow.

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Ski poles clicked out a steady rhythm over the gravel trail as Nordic skiers jogged through the trees at Centennial Park on Sunday.

A positive week all around for Canadian soccer, both on the international and club levels.

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Nikki Ylagan, like her Lakehead Thunderwolves, is not sneaking up on anybody in the Canadian university basketball ranks this season.

The Lakehead Thunderwolves blew a pair of two-goal leads as the Windsor Lancers scored three unanswered markers in the third period to put the Wolves down 5-3 at Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

Al Hackner is in a familiar spot atop the standings after two draws of TBayTel Major League of Curling.

The Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Association kicked off their 2019-2020 campaign this past week with the first four games of a schedule that will see over 500 regular season and playoff games played in the next six months.

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Cody Bruchowski scored a hat trick and assisted on two others as the Thunder Bay North Stars handed the Red Lake Miners their first Superior International Junior Hockey League loss of the season, an 8-3 decision at Fort William Gardens.

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The 44th season for the Tbaytel Major League of Curling kicked off with the opening of draw of the 14-team round robin series Wednesday at the Port Arthur Curling Club.

Zakk Howell and Owen Thompson, left, of the Superior Collegiate Gryphons go for a block as Hammarskjold’s John Whitfield tries to put the ball over the net during play in the Thunder Bay high school junior boys volleyball league on Tuesday. The Vikings swept the match 25-10, 25-19, 25-22 to …

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Wrestling standouts from Lakehead University’s past came out in full force on Saturday to see a handful of their own honoured.

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Special teams came to the fore as the Thunder Bay North Stars hosted its long-awaited home opener in style, defeating the Thief River Falls Norskies 3-1 at Fort William Gardens.

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Lakehead University will be bustling with sports, wall of fame honours and reunions for Homecoming Weekend.

Champagne flows as members of the Galaxy Lanes Athletics celebrate winning the Thunder Bay senior men’s baseball championship on Tuesday night at Baseball Central. The A’s captured their first league crown since 2006 by defeating the defending champion 2-0 to the capture the best-of-seven se…

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Bill Houlder recalls a time when he was at the crossroads of his hockey career.

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Trevor Stewardson and Paul Wragg both know the feeling of representing their country — and coming home with medals. On Saturday, their pride and memories shone bright one more time.