THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – With less than 3 minutes to go in the 2nd period, #16 Emilie Varrin jumped on a puck that slipped away from Thunder Hawk’s netminder Rebecca DiBiagio to stretch the Midget AA Queens lead to two goals in last night’s contest. The Confederation College Thunder Hawks would draw to within 1 before the Queens claimed a 2-1 victory, in the THawks first official game of the season.
The Sportop Queens are off to Blaine, MN in a 12 team CCM National Invitational tournament this weekend.
Thunder Bay North Stars Awarded Win
The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that, upon further investigation, the Dryden GM Ice Dogs have forfeited their game played on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 vs. the Thunder Bay North Stars due to the use of ineligible players.
The Ice Dogs had three newly acquired players on their roster that played in the game, before being officially approved by Hockey Northwestern Ontario, as per Hockey Canada and Canadian Junior Hockey League regulations.
The SIJHL received full cooperation from Ice Dogs in the investigation and it was deemed the use of these players by the team was inadvertent.
However due to the violation, Dryden forfeits its original 4-3 shootout victory over Thunder Bay with the North Stars now being awarded the two points from the game and a 1-0 victory.
SIJHL Player of the Week
The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced today that Minnesota Iron Rangers forward Drew Millis has been named the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Corp. player of the week for the period ending Oct. 12.
In his club’s lone contest last week the 20-year-old Black River Falls, Wis., product set-up the tying goal and then went on to notch the game-winning marker in a 6-4 triumph over Thunder Bay.
Millis also had an earlier assist for a three-point night.
In Minnesota’s first two games of the season vs. the North Stars, he has notched the game-winner on both occasions while registering three tallies and as many helpers in the process for six of the eight points Millis has accumulated so far in the 2014-15 campaign.
Winners of four straight games the Iron Rangers look to extend their streak at home tonight as they host the Fort Frances Lakers in a 7 p.m. start at Hoyt Lakes Arena.
Also receiving consideration for the SIJHL player of the week were: Wyatt Cota, (F) Fort Frances Lakers, Matthias Gardiman, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars, Cole Golka, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Kirk Coppock, (F) English River Miners.
SIJHL Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Corp. player of the week recipients
Week 1: Colton Spicer, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 2: Cole Golka, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 3: Kyle Carignan, (G) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 4: Drew Millis, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers<
SIJHL Announces Suspensions
Superior International Hockey League Commissioner Bryan Graham announced Thursday the following player suspension for his actions in SIJHL Game No. 21, Minnesota Iron Rangers @ Fort Frances Lakers, at Ice for Kids Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 14:
COLTON SPICER, (F) FORT FRANCES LAKERS – THREE (3) GAMES
In the opening minute of the third period, Spicer delivered a high hit to the head of a Minnesota player.
Although no penalty was assessed on the play, following a video incident review, Spicer is suspended three games under Supplementary Discipline.
This suspension will be served during the following games:
SIJHL Game No. 22 – Thursday, Oct. 16 @ Minnesota
SIJHL Game No. 26 – Saturday, Oct. 18 vs. English River
SIJHL Game No. 27 – Tuesday, Oct. 21 vs. Dryden