Thunder Bay Kings Hockey Season Getting Underway

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Thunder Bay Kings HockeyTHUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay minor and midget Kings are off to Blaine, Minn., for the season-opening weekend in the Northern American Prospects Hockey League at the Schwan Super Rinks complex.

This will mark the first season for the Kings in the NAPHL that features a total of 19 AAA under-16 and under-18 organizations from across the U.S. along with the Kings and the Pursuit of Excellence from Kelowna, B.C.

The minor midgets take to the ice twice Thursday as they meet Minnesota Blades at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. encounter vs. the California Titans.

As for the major midgets, their lone contest Thursday has them taking on fellow Canadian side Pursuit of Excellence at 1:30 p.m.

Friday’s action sees the U-16 Kings facing off with the Esmark Stars from Pittsburgh at 11:45 a.m. while the U-18s tangle with California at 10 a.m.

The Philadephia Little Flyers and the Wenatchee Wolves from Washington State are on the major midget slate Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. respectively while the minor midgets go against the Pike’s Peak Miners of Colorado at noon.

The weekend then wraps up Sunday with the Wilkes/Barre Scranton Knights playing the minor midgets at 8 a.m. and the Meijer AAA U-18 of Michigan meeting the major midgets at 11:45 a.m.

Four other NAPHL Showcase events are on tap later in the season, including two more weekends in Blaine, Minn.

Games will also be played in Aston, Penn., a suburb of Philadelphia, as well as Troy, Mich.

FASTHOCKEY: Each and every Kings’ U-16 and U-18 games as well as all NAPHL contests are available online via a pay-per-view basis on FASTHockey through the NAPHL game links on the Kings website or www.fasthockey.com.

NEW WEBSITE: The 2015-16 season has also seen Kings officially launch a new website at www.thunderbaykings.com.

The site, powered by Pointstreak Sports Technologies, features team and organizational news, rosters, schedules, scores and other relevant information.

Game schedules

Major Midget

2015-16 Major Midget Kings Schedule (Dates/Times Subject to Change)

GM NO. DATE EVENT VISITOR HOME TIME ARENA/RESULT
1 Thursday, Sept. 24 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Pursuit of Excellence U-18 1:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
2 Friday, Sept. 25 NAPHL California Titans Major Midget Kings 10 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
3 Saturday, Sept. 26 NAPHL Philadelphia Little Flyers Major Midget Kings 7:30 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 NAPHL Wenatchee Wolves U-18 Major Midget Kings 7:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
5 Sunday, Sept. 27 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Meijer AAA U-18 11:45 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
6 Saturday, Oct. 3 T.B. Jr. B Nipigon Elks Major Midget Kings 7 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
7 Tuesday, Oct. 6 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Northern Hawks 8 p.m. Tournament Centre
8 Friday, Oct. 9 T.B. Jr. B Schreiber Filane’s Falcons Major Midget Kings 7 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
9 Saturday, Oct. 10 T.B. Jr. B Schreiber Filane’s Falcons Major Midget Kings 7 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
10 Friday, Oct. 16 NAPHL San Diego Jr. Gulls U-18 Major Midget Kings 12:15 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
11 Friday, Oct. 16 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Esmark Stars U-18 8:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
12 Saturday, Oct. 17 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Wenatchee Wolves U-18 2:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
13 Sunday, Oct. 18 NAPHL Pikes Peak Miners U-18 Major Midget Kings 12:15 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
14 Monday, Oct. 19 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Madison Capitols U-18 8 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
15 Thursday, Oct. 22 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Junior B Stars 7:30 p.m. Tournament Centre
16 Saturday, Oct. 24 T.B. Jr. B Smooth Rock Falls Thunder Major Midget Kings 7 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
17 Friday, Oct. 30 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Nipigon Elks 7:30 p.m. Nipigon Arena
18 Saturday, Oct. 31 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Schreiber Filane’s Falcons 7:30 p.m. Schreiber Arena
19 Sunday, Nov. 1 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Schreiber Filane’s Falcons 1 p.m. Schreiber Arena
20 Monday, Nov. 9 T.B. Jr. B Thunder Bay Wildcats Major Midget Kings 6 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
21 Friday, Nov. 13 NAPHL HC Dallas U-18 Major Midget Kings 12:15 p.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
22 Saturday, Nov. 14 NAPHL Madison Capitols U-18 Major Midget Kings 8:15 a.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
23 Saturday, Nov. 14 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Arizona Bobcats U-18 6:15 p.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
24 Sunday, Nov. 15 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Philadelphia Little Flyers 2:30 p.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
25 Monday, Nov. 16 NAPHL Rocky Mountain Roughriders Major Midget Kings 9:15 a.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
26 Thursday, Nov. 19 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Northern Hawks 7:30 p.m. Tournament Centre
27 Sunday, Nov. 29 T.B. Jr. B Thunder Bay Wildcats Major Midget Kings 5:30 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
28 Monday, Nov. 30 T.B. Jr. B Nipigon Elks Major Midget Kings 6 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
29 Friday, Dec. 4 NAPHL New Jersey Titans U-18 Major Midget Kings 12:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
30 Saturday, Dec. 5 NAPHL Washington Little Capitals Major Midget Kings 8:45 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
31 Saturday, Dec. 5 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Omaha AAA U-18 6:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
32 Sunday, Dec. 6 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Lockport Express U-18 4:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
33 Monday, Dec. 7 NAPHL Major Midget Kings Wilkes Barre/Scranton Knights 1 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
34 Friday, Dec. 11 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Nipigon Elks 7:30 p.m. Nipigon Arena
35 Saturday, Dec. 12 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Thunder Bay Wildcats 8 p.m. Delaney
36 Friday, Dec. 18 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Smooth Rock Falls Thunder 7:30 p.m. Smooth Rock Falls
37 Saturday, Dec. 19 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Smooth Rock Falls Thunder 1 p.m. Smooth Rock Falls
38 Thursday, Jan. 7 NAPHL Major Midget Kings St. Louis Selects U-18 12 p.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
39 Friday, Jan. 8 NAPHL Arizona Bobcats U-18 Major Midget Kings 8 a.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
40 Friday, Jan. 8 NAPHL Major Midget Kings HC Dallas U-18 2:15 p.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
41 Saturday, Ja. 9 NAPHL T.B.A. Major Midget Kings 12 p.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
42 Sunday, Jan. 10 NAPHL Omaha AAA U-18 Major Midget Kings 7 a.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
43 Monday, Jan. 18 T.B. Jr. B Junior B Stars Major Midget Kings 6 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
44 Saturday, Jan. 23 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Thunder Bay Wildcats 8 p.m. Delaney
45 Monday, Jan. 25 T.B. Jr. B Northern Hawks Major Midget Kings 6 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
46 Monday, Feb. 1 T.B. Jr. B Junior B Stars Major Midget Kings 6 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
47 Monday, Feb. 8 T.B. Jr. B Northern Hawks Major Midget Kings 6 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
48 Thursday, Feb. 18 T.B. Jr. B Major Midget Kings Junior B Stars 7:30 p.m. Tournament Centre
49 Friday, Feb. 26 T.B. Jr. B Smooth Rock Falls Thunder Major Midget Kings 8 p.m. Fort William First Nation Arena
50 Friday, March 4 HNO Districts Major Midget Kings Kenora Thistles T.B.A. Kenora Rec. Centre
51 Saturday, March 5 HNO Districts Kenora Thistles Major Midget Kings T.B.A. Kenora Rec. Centre
52 Sunday, March 6* HNO Districts Major Midget Kings Kenora Thistles T.B.A. Kenora Rec. Centre
* – if necessary

Minor Midget

2015-16 Minor Midget Kings Schedule (Dates/Times Subject to Change)

GM NO. DATE EVENT VISITOR HOME TIME ARENA/RESULT
1 Thursday, Sept. 24 NAPHL Minnesota Blades U-16 Minor Midget Kings 9:30 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
2 Thursday, Sept. 24 NAPHL California Titans U-16 Minor Midget Kings 7:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
3 Friday, Sept. 25 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings Esmark Stars 11:45 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings Pikes Peak Miners 12 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
5 Sunday, Sept. 27 NAPHL Wilkes Barre/Scranton Knights Minor Midget Kings 8 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
6 Friday, Oct. 16 NAPHL Arizona Bobcats U-16 Minor Midget Kings 4:15 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings California Titans U-16 10 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
8 Saturday, Oct. 17 NAPHL Washington Little Capitals U-16 Minor Midget Kings 8:30 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
9 Sunday, Oct. 18 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings Pursuit of Excellence U-16 4:45 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
10 Monday, Oct. 19 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings New Jersey Jr. Titans U-16 12 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
11 Friday, Nov. 13 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings HC Dallas U-16 4:15 p.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
12 Saturday, Nov. 14 NAPHL Everett Jr. Silvertips U-16 Minor Midget Kings 12 p.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
13 Sunday, Nov. 15 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings Philadelphia Little Flyers 8:15 a.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
14 Sunday, Nov. 15 NAPHL Madison Capitols Minor Midget Kings 8:45 p.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
15 Monday, Nov. 16 NAPHL New York Aviators U-16 Minor Midget Kings 11:30 a.m. Aston Ice Works – Aston, Penn.
16 Friday, Dec. 4 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings Omaha AAA U-16 12:15 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
17 Saturday, Dec. 5 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings T.B.A. 8:15 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
18 Saturday, Dec. 5 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings Meijer AAA U-16 6:15 p.m Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
19 Sunday, Dec. 6 NAPHL San Diego Jr. Gulls U-16 Minor Midget Kings 2 p.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
20 Monday, Dec. 7 NAPHL Rocky Mountain Roughriders Minor Midget Kings 7:30 a.m. Schwan Super Rinks – Blaine, Minn.
21 Thursday, Jan. 7 NAPHL Pursuit of Excellence U-16 Minor Midget Kings 4:15 p.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
22 Friday, Jan. 8 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings San Diego Jr. Gulls U-16 10 a.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
23 Saturday, Jan. 9 NAPHL HC Dallas U-16 Minor Midget Kings 8 a.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
24 Saturday, Jan. 9 NAPHL Minor Midget Kings Wilkes Barre/Scranton Knights 6:15 p.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
25 Sunday, Jan. 10 NAPHL St. Louis Selects Minor Midget Kings 1 p.m. Troy Sports – Troy, Mich.
26 T.B.A. OHL Cup Minor Midget Kings T.B.A. T.B.A. Toronto, Ont.
27 T.B.A. OHL Cup T.B.A. Minor Midget Kings T.B.A. Toronto, Ont.
28 T.B.A. OHL Cup Minor Midget Kings T.B.A. T.B.A. Toronto, Ont.
29 T.B.A. OHL Cup T.B.A. Minor Midget Kings T.B.A. Toronto, Ont.
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