North Dakota Showcase awaits major midget Kings in Grand Forks

Thunder Bay Kings Hockey

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Happy Time Tours major midget Kings will travel to Grand Forks, N.D., this weekend to take part in the annual North Dakota Hockey Showcase at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The three-team event will see Thunder Bay taking on both the Winnipeg Wild and Team North Dakota with four games in all being on the docket.

Friday evening they will open up against the Winnipeg at 8:30 pm while Saturday has them meeting North Dakota at 10 a.m. before finishing up with the Wild at 2 pm.

The club will then round out the weekend Sunday at 10 a.m. with another meeting vs. TND.

Meanwhile, the Sportop minor midget Kings are off to Fort Frances for a three-game set against the Fort Frances Muskies high school side.

The two teams will place twice Saturday, at 2 pm and 8:15 pm, before wrapping up the series Sunday at 10 am.

Also on the ice will be the Maritime Petroleum Advisory Services bantam Kings as they head to suburban Winnipeg for a trio of tilts with the RINK Academy Nationals bantam prep squad.

They’ll start up Friday at 8:30 pm, then face off again Saturday at 2:30 pm while the finale is slated for Sunday at 11:15 am.

The bantams split an earlier set vs. the Nationals back in Thunder Bay in mid-September winning 3-2, tying 4-4 and falling 3-2 in three closely contested match-ups at Fort William First Nation Arena.