SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
SIJHL announces preseason schedule
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday its preseason schedule heading into the 2017-18 campaign.
There are presently 10 contests on the league’s exhibition slate with preseason action set to begin on Friday, Sept. 8 as the Fort Frances Lakers host the Minnesota Iron Rangers while the Thief River Falls Norskies travel to Manitoba to take on the Winkler Flyers (MJHL) in a pair of 7:30 p.m. CT starts.
Winkler and Thief River Falls will then finish off a home-and-home set the following evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena at 7 p.m. CT.
Sunday, Sept. 10 has the Norskies welcoming the Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) in a 3:30 p.m. CT matinee at The Ralph.
Two more tilts are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13 as the Lakers head to Hoyt Lakes Arena to tangle with the Iron Rangers at 7 p.m. while Thief River Falls will be off to Selkirk, Man., for a 7:30 p.m. encounter vs. the Steelers at the Selkirk Rec. Complex.
A SIJHL neutral-site affair has the Iron Rangers and Norskies squaring off in Crookston, Minn., at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 while the Lakers entertain the English River Miners at Ice for Kids Arena at 7:30 p.m. on that same date.
Preseason play then wraps up Sept. 16 as Minnesota and Thief River Falls play once more at the Crookston Sports Center at 7 p.m. CT and English River welcomes Fort Frances to Cochenour Arena in a 7:30 p.m. start.
Any further SIJHL exhibition contests will be announced when and if they are finalized.
The SIJHL’s regular season begins Sept. 22.
The following is the league’s preseason schedule: (As of Aug. 22)
|2017 SIJHL preseason schedule|
|Friday, Sept. 8||Minnesota Iron Rangers||Fort Frances Lakers||7:30 p.m.||Ice For Kids Arena|
|Friday, Sept. 8||Thief River Falls Norskies||Winkler Flyers (MJHL)||7:30 p.m.||Winkler Rec. Complex|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Winkler Flyers (MJHL)||Thief River Falls Norskies||7 p.m.||Ralph Engelstad Arena|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)||Thief River Falls Norskies||3:30 p.m.||Ralph Engelstad Arena|
|Wednesday, Sept. 13||Fort Frances Lakers||Minnesota Iron Rangers||7 p.m.||Hoyt Lakes Arena|
|Wednesday, Sept. 13||Thief River Falls Norskies||Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)||7:30 p.m.||Selkirk Rec. Complex|
|Friday, Sept. 15||Minnesota Iron Rangers||Thief River Falls Norskies||7 p.m.||Crookston Sports Center|
|Friday, Sept. 15||English River Miners||Fort Frances Lakers||7:30 p.m.||Ice For Kids Arena|
|Saturday, Sept. 16||Minnesota Iron Rangers||Thief River Falls Norskies||7 p.m.||Crookston Sports Center|
|Saturday, Sept. 16||Fort Frances Lakers||English River Miners||7:30 p.m.||Cochenour Arena|
|Dates/Times subject to change|