THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced on Sunday its 2016 preseason game schedule.
League exhibition action will commence Saturday, Sept. 10 as the Thunder Bay North Stars host the Fort Frances Lakers in a 7:30 p.m. start at Port Arthur Arena.
The following evening the Dryden GM Ice Dogs will entertain the English River Miners at Memorial Arena with the opening face-off set for 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16 features the Lakers welcoming the North Stars to Ice for Kids Arena in Fort Frances while the expansion Thief River Falls Norskies take on the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League at Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center in Thief River Falls, Minn. Both match-ups will get underway at 7:30 p.m.
League preseason action will conclude Saturday, Sept. 17 as Dryden takes on English River once again at Memorial Arena while the Norskies and Flyers finish off a home-and-home in Winkler with two more 7:30 p.m. starts.
Any further SIJHL exhibition games with dates, start times and locations will be announced by the league office once they are confirmed and finalized.
The following is the current SIJHL preseason schedule: (As of Aug. 28)
|Dates/Times subject to change|
|EXB 1||Saturday, Sept. 10||Fort Frances Lakers||Thunder Bay North Stars||7:30 p.m.||Port Arthur Arena|
|EXB 2||Sunday, Sept. 11||English River Miners||Dryden GM Ice Dogs||7:30 p.m.||Memorial Arena|
|EXB 3||Friday, Sept. 16||Thunder Bay North Stars||Fort Frances Lakers||7:30 p.m.||Ice For Kids Arena|
|EXB 4||Friday, Sept. 16||Winkler Flyers (MJHL)||Thief River Falls Norskies||7:30 p.m.||Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center|
|EXB 5||Saturday, Sept. 17||English River Miners||Dryden GM Ice Dogs||7:30 p.m.||Memorial Arena|
|EXB 6||Saturday, Sept. 17||Thief River Falls Norskies||Winkler Flyers (MJHL)||7:30 p.m.||Winkler Recreational Complex|