SIJHL BILL SALONEN CUP CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS SET

April 18, 2022
Thunder Bay, Ontario

For Immediate Release

The SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup final matchup is set courtesy of the Red Lake Miners’ defeat of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs game 6 of their semi-final series on Sunday April 17.

The Miners will now meet the Kam River Fighting Walleye who earlier earned their spot finals courtesy of a four-game sweep of the Thunder Bay North Stars which concluded on April 11.

The best-of-seven series will get underway on Thursday April 21 at Kam River’s Norwest Arena in Oliver-Paipoonge and will feature the undisputed top teams in the SIJHL throughout the 21-22 regular season.

Both clubs were also regular staples in the CJHL National Rankings all winter, with Kam River Finishing the season ranked #7 in the country, and Red Lake only one spot behind at #8.

The full schedule for the 2022 SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup Championships is as follows:

  • Thursday April 21, Red Lake Miners at Kam River Fighting Walleye, 7:30pm EDT, Norwest Arena.
  • Friday April 22, Red Lake Miners at Kam River Fighting Walleye, 7:30pm EDT, Norwest Arena.
  • Monday April 25, Kam River Fighting Walleye at Red Lake Miners, 7:30pm CDT, Cochenour Arena.
  • Tuesday April 26, Kam River Fighting Walleye at Red Lake Miners, 7:30pm CDT, Cochenour Arena.
  • Thursday April 28, Red Lake Miners at Kam River Fighting Walleye, 7:30pm EDT, Norwest Arena (* if necessary).
  • Saturday April 30, Kam River Fighting Walleye at Red Lake Miners, 7:30pm CDT, Cochenour Arena (* if necessary).
  • Tuesday May 3, Red Lake Miners at Kam River Fighting Walleye, 7:30pm EDT, Norwest Arena (*if necessary).

All games will be streamed live on HockeyTV.

The winner will earn the right to compete as the SIJHL Playoff Champion in the Tim Horton’s Centennial Cup National Junior A Hockey Championship, set to get underway in Estevan, Saskatchewan on Thursday May 19.

Media Inquiries:
Darrin Nicholas, SIJHL Commissioner,
807-472-7228
commissioner@sijhlhockey.com