SIJHL announces 2018 preseason schedule

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League released Tuesday its initial 2018 preseason schedule.

As of today, there are six contests on the exhibition docket involving SIJHL clubs.

Preseason play will commence Saturday, Sept. 8 as the Minnesota Iron Rangers host the Fort Frances Lakers in a 7 p.m. CT start at Hoyt Lakes Arena.

The same two sides will then wrap-up a home-and-home set at Ice for Kids Arena in Fort Frances, also at 7 p.m. CT.

Friday, Sept. 14 will see a pair of tilts on the slate with the Lakers entertaining the newly-named Red Lake Miners at 7:30 p.m. while the Thief River Falls Norskies welcome the Winkler Flyers (MJHL) to Ralph Engelstad Arena at 7 p.m. (CT).

The following evening the Lakers head to Red Lake to meet the Miners once more at Cochenour Arena and the Norskies take on the Flyers with a visit to the Winkler Recreation Complex in a pair of 7:30 p.m. starts.

Additional games will be added to the exhibition slate when and if determined and finalized.

The following is the 2018 SIJHL preseason schedule as of Aug. 21: (Dates, times subject to change)

EXB 1 Saturday, Sept. 8 Fort Frances Lakers Minnesota Iron Rangers 7 p.m. Hoyt Lakes Arena
EXB 2 Sunday, Sept. 9 Minnesota Iron Rangers Fort Frances Lakers 7 p.m. Ice For Kids Arena
EXB 3 Friday, Sept. 14 Winkler Flyers (MJHL) Thief River Falls Norskies 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena
EXB 4 Friday, Sept. 14 Red Lake Miners Fort Frances Lakers 7:30 p.m. Ice For Kids Arena
EXB 5 Saturday, Sept. 15 Fort Frances Lakers Red Lake Miners 7:30 p.m. Cochenour Arena
EXB 6 Saturday Sept. 15 Thief River Falls Norskies Winkler Flyers (MJHL) 7:30 p.m. Morden Recreation Centre