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True North Looking For Interest In AHL Team
By CKDR Sports - April 15th, 2014 - 8:00am
The push to have American Hockey League action in northwestern Ontario continues.
True North Entertainment and Sports has created a survey with the program Survey Monkey to gauge interest in having the Winnipeg Jets farm team relocated to Thunder Bay.
The project all hinges on a new events centre in the community.
Kenora Thistles Blow Big Lead In Allan Cup Opener
By CKDR Sports - April 15th, 2014 - 7:59am
The Kenora Senior 'A' Thistles look to rebound this afternoon after a tough loss Monday at the Allan Cup in Dundas.
The Thistles opened the tournament with a 5-4 loss to Brantford.
Kenora led the game 4-1 at one point.
Sioux Lookout's Robbie Lawrence scored, while Eagle Lake's Marlon Gardner picked up an assist.
The next test is the 2011 champion Clarenville Caribou this afternoon at 2:30.
Hudson's Tyler Gordon will start in net today for the Thistles.
Steelheads Up Two In Hockey Final
By CKDR Sports - April 14th, 2014 - 11:58am
Sioux Lookout Hockey League
Steelheads 9 vs. Mayhem 4
*Steelheads lead the Best-of-5 Championship series 2-0. Game 3 is set for Wednesday at 9:00pm at the Sioux Lookout Memorial Arena.
Dryden Judo Club Shines In Kenora
By CKDR News - April 14th, 2014 - 8:57am
Another strong performance for the Dryden Judo team at the Lake of the Woods tournament on the weekend.
Richard Krause led the way with 5 wins and finishing first.
Also winning gold included Jaydon Meawasige, Dominic Morriseau, Isaac Sanders and Jarod Burnell.
Second place went to Josh Marion, Randy Trenholm, Dominic Kondra, Dustin Landrie, Scott Schultz and Richard Krause.
Burnell also picked up a bronze medal as did Matthew Meawasige.
(Picture of Richard Krause; Courtesy of M. Burnell)
Timberwolves Results In Winnipeg
By CKDR Sports - April 11th, 2014 - 2:29pm
Girls Peewee Hockey Results In Winnipeg
Manitoba Lightning 5 vs. Dryden Standard Insurance Timberwolves 2
*Goal scorers Mandy Tourond and Lauryn Loyer
Dryden Standard Insurance Timberwolves 6 vs. Sioux Slashers 0
*Goal scorers Jessie Pettinger, Carly Russell, Hailee Lundmark, Maddie MacDonald, Savy Morrisson, Lauyrn Loyer
Dryden Standard Insurance Timberwolves 2 vs. Manitoba Icebergs 2
*Goal scorers Hailee Lundmark and Mandy Tourond
*Bronze medal game
Dryden Standard Insurance Timberwolves 2 vs. Sioux Slashers 0
* Goal Scorers Lauryn Loyer and Jessie Pettinger
*Emma Lang with the shutout.
(Photo: Courtesy of K.McDonald)
Timberwolves End Season In Winnipeg
By CKDR Sports - April 11th, 2014 - 9:24am
It's the final tournament of the year for the Dryden Standard Insurance Timberwolves.
The Wolves are in Winnipeg for the Girls Peewee tournament.
The first game is at 12:45 at the MTS Iceplex against the Manitoba Lightning.
NORWOSSA Badminton Results
By CKDR Sports - April 10th, 2014 - 9:04am
The NORWOSSA Badminton final is in the books and three members of the Dryden Eagles are advancing to the NWOSSA Championship.
Liv Carter and Ryan Hron took home gold in the Senior Mixed Doubles division.
Callie Jackson also advanced with a second place finish in the Senior Girls Singles event.
Red Lake's Sarah Dodic and Carly Harapiak are also moving on after a second place showing in the Junior Girls Doubles division.
They will travel to Wawa next Wednesday for the next round of competition.
Four Dryden Hockey Players Going To Gold Cup
By CKDR Sports - April 10th, 2014 - 9:03am
Dryden is well represented on team Northwestern Ontario at the Under 16 OHL Gold Cup.
The showcase tournament starts May 8th in Kitchener.
Four local hockey stars have made the final cut.
Troy Williams headlines the roster.
Williams finished the season with the Dryden Ice Dogs and was immediately drafted by the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL.
Dryden High School stand-out's Trey Palermo and Zack Lugli joins Williams as does Michael Hodgkinson.
He played last season with the Thunder Bay Kings.
The team will be coached by Thunder Bay's Doug Colbon.
Last Chance Oldtimers Tournament Results
By CKDR Sports - April 10th, 2014 - 8:39am
Results from the Last Chance Hockey Tournament in Dryden
Emo Panthers 4
Bettyís Girls 2
Napa Devils 3
Hagenís Heros 5
Dryden GM Silverados 4
*In a shoot out
Ice Dogs AGM Set For Next Month
By CKDR Sports - April 10th, 2014 - 7:36am
The Dryden Ice Dogs are already looking ahead to next year.
The SIJHL club is holding its Annual General Meeting on May 23rd at the Holiday Inn Express.
The organization will update the public on its current financial situation as well as elect a new executive.
The Ice Dogs also currently have a vacancy for Coach and General Manager.
Bruins Win Local Peewee Championship
By CKDR Sports - April 9th, 2014 - 9:17am
The Dryden Bruins are 2014 champions in the 'A' Peewee Division.
The Bruins won the local ttle with a win over the Dryden Casually Hip Canucks.
They won the first game 6-1 and came out on top of a great game two 3-2.
SIJHL Final Schedule Announced
By CKDR Sports - April 9th, 2014 - 8:10am
The Fort Frances Lakers and Minnesota Iron Rangers are set to begin their SIJHL Final.
The Best-of-7 series opens in Fort Frances on Friday and Saturday.
The series shifts to Minnesota on April 16th and 17th.
Fort Frances cruised to a four game win in the Semi-Final, while the Iron Rangers needed six games to advance.
The Lakers won the regular season series with the Iron Rangers 9-3.
2014 SIJHL Final
#1 Fort Frances Lakers at #3 Minnesota Iron Rangers
Game 1: Friday, April 11th Minnesota Iron Rangers at Fort Frances Lakers 7:30
Game 2: Saturday, April 12th Minnesota Iron Rangers at Fort Frances Lakers 7:30
Game 3: Wednesday, April 16th Fort Frances Lakers at Minnesota Iron Rangers 7:00
Game 4: Thursday, April 17th Fort Frances Lakers at Minnesota Iron Rangers 7:00
Game 5: Saturday, April 19th Minnesota Iron Rangers at Fort Frances Lakers 7:30
Game 6: Monday, April 21st Fort Frances Lakers at Minnesota Iron Rangers 7:00
Game 7: Wednesday, April 23rd Minnesota Iron Rangers at Fort Frances Lakers 7:30
Former SIJHL Goalie Of Year Closer To NHL
By CKDR News - April 9th, 2014 - 8:07am
An SIJHL alumni has forgone his final year at St. Cloud State to sign a free agency entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
Ryan Faragher has been assigned to the Ducks AHL team in Norfolk.
In three season at St. Cloud, Faragher had 53 wins and 5 shutouts in 98 games with the Huskies.
Faragher was named SIJHL goaltender of the year in 2008-2009 with the Fort Frances Junior Sabres.
Thistles Preparing For Allan Cup
By CKDR News - April 8th, 2014 - 9:07am
The schedule has been released for next week's Allan Cup in Dundas.
The Kenora 'AAA' Senior Thistles will play their first game on Monday at 2:30 in the afternoon against the Ontario champions, the Brantford Blast.
The Thistles second round robin game is one week Tuesday against the Clarenville Caribous.
The Thistles, made up of players from across the region including Dryden and Sioux Lookout, will leave for southern Ontario this Sunday morning.
First Pro Point For Kevin Raine
By CKDR Sports - April 7th, 2014 - 11:52am
Dryden's Kevin Raine has recorded his first professional point.
Raine assisted on Portland's first goal Sunday in an 7-2 loss to Provindence.
Raine still hasn't experienced a win with the struggling Pirates.
Portland plays again Wednesday night against Manchester.
Troy Williams Headed To OHL
By CKDR Sports - April 7th, 2014 - 9:19am
A local hockey player is headed to the Ontario Hockey League.
Dryden's Troy Williams was picked 210th in the weekend OHL draft.
The Saginaw Spirit selected the defenceman.
Williams spent the season with the Thunder Bay midget Kings and closed the campaign with the Dryden Ice Dogs during the playoffs.
Caleb Eshbach Reflecting On Career With U of R
By CKDR Sports - April 7th, 2014 - 9:06am
He will end his volleyball career in Saskatchewan as one of the best.
Dryden's Caleb Eschbach is reflecting back on his 5-year career with the University of Regina Cougars.
He finished near the top in almost every category in the all-time Cougar record books and he says the key to his success has been hard work.
Eschbach says he learned that during his time with Eagles volleyball program.
Eschbach notes another key is not giving up.
The setter was involved in the longest set in Can West history, a set that went 45-minutes against Brandon.
He finishes with numerous accolades including sitting 8th all-time in the CIS Canada West for assists.
Eschbach ended his 2013-2014 season 9th in all of the CIS for total assists.
Eschbach now resides in Saskatchewan.
Records: Cougars All-time: tied for first in service aces, 2nd in assists, 2nd in assists per set, 3rd in digs, 3rd in sets played and 9th in total blocks.
Ended the 2013-2014 season 9th in all of the CIS for total assists.
Miners Out in SIJHL Playoffs
By - April 4th, 2014 - 10:44pm
Fort Frances Lakers 7 vs. English River Miners 3
*Lakers win Best-of-7 Series 4-0
Thunder Bay North Stars 6 vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers 3
*Iron Rangers lead Best-of-7 Series 3-2
Miners Need A Win Tonight
By CKDR Sports - April 4th, 2014 - 9:13am
It's now do-or-die for the English River Miners tonight.
The Miners need a win to force a game 5 against the Fort Frances Lakers.
English River was humbled at home 7-2 last night.
Game time is 7 o'clock.
There will be a Teddy Bear Toss in honour of youngster Helix Buckler, who is undergoing treatment in Winnipeg.
Fans are encouraged to bring stuffed animals, new or old kids toys and activity books.
All donations will be delivered to the Buckler family.
The Minnesota Iron Rangers can also book their ticket to the SIJHL final tonight.
The Iron Rangers are in Thunder Bay to face the North Stars.
Northern Ontario Falls In Tie-Breaker
By CKDR Sports - April 4th, 2014 - 9:12am
A tough loss for team Northern Ontario at the National Fire Fighter Curling Championship in Winnipeg.
The Cam McMillan rink lost in today's tie-breaker 9-1 to Manitoba.
The Dryden rink is now eliminated from competition after going 5-4 during the round-robin.
Last Chance Hockey Tournament In Dryden
By CKDR News - April 4th, 2014 - 8:26am
A total of 23-teams are entered in the Last Chance Hockey Tournament.
Men's and women's teams from Dryden, Devlin, Kenora, Emo, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake are taking part in the three day tournament.
The first game starts at 5 o'clock today between Eagle River and the NAPA Devils.
Play continues throughout the weekend at the Dryden Memorial Arena.
Ear Falls A Big Winner At Basketball Tournament
By CKDR Sports - April 4th, 2014 - 8:12am
The Red Lake area was full of basketball action Thursday.
Ear Falls Public School was the big winner in the grade 7 and 8 Boys event.
The Golden Learning Centre finished second.
Red Lake Madsen School won the Girls Division.
The Grade 4 to 6 Mixed division went to Ear Falls.
Intermediate Boys Grades 7&8
2nd-Golden Learning Centre
3rd-Red Lake Madsen School
Intermediate Girls Grades 7&8
1st-Red Lake Madsen
2nd-Golden Learning Centre
4th Ear Falls
Junior Mixed Grades 4-6
2nd-Golden Learning Centre
3rd-Red Lake Madson
Miners Fall To Lakers
By CKDR Sports - April 4th, 2014 - 5:10am
The English River Miners are on the brink of elimination in their SIJHL Semi-Final series with Fort Frances.
Miles Nolan scored 4-times to lead the Lakers to a 7-2 win over the Miners last night.
Will Wickersham and Ian Bablitz scored for English River.
The Miners need a win tonight to keep the series alive.
Dryden Rink Moves Into Tie-Breaker
By CKDR News - April 4th, 2014 - 5:07am
A great way to end the round-robin for Northern Ontario at the National Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Winnipeg.
The Cam McMillan rink cruised to a 8-1 win over New Brunswick in the final draw yesterday.
That moves the Dryden foursome into a four way tie for the final playoff spot with a 5-4 record.
The tie-breakers are being held today.
Miners Preparing For Huge Game #3
By CKDR Sports - April 3rd, 2014 - 11:59am
The Ice Box will be rocking tonight!
The English River Miners host the Fort Frances Lakers in a pivotal game 3 of the SIJHL Semi-Final.
After dropping the first two games on the road, Coach Kevin Kahoot says they have to make some adjustments.
One priority according to Kahoot is staying out of the penalty box.
A raucous, sell-out crowd is expected and Kahoot says they plan to use that to their advantage.
Game time is 7 o'clock.
Former SIJHL Named Coach Of The Year
By CKDR Sports - April 3rd, 2014 - 11:47am
A former coach of the year in the SIJHL has won similar honours in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Rod Aldoff guided Pensacola to a first place finish in the standings in his first season behind the bench.
Aldoff was the coach of the former Wisconsin Wilderness.
Kids Fishing Tournament Returning In 2014
By CKDR Sports - April 3rd, 2014 - 8:21am
Local youth will once again be a big part of the Tbaytel Walleye Masters.
The Kids-Cops and Canadian Tire tournament will once again be held Walleye weekend.
Director Joe Barron made the announcement on the CKDR Morning Show today and stated the event couldn't go on without the support of the law enforcement.
Barron says Dryden Police, Provincial Police, Treaty 3 Police and even the RCMP have been involved in the event in recent years.
The event is June 21st at Government Dock.
Registration information is available by visiting the Walleye Masters website at www.drydenwalleyemasters.com
Kevin Raine Makes His Pro Debut
By CKDR News - April 3rd, 2014 - 5:11am
Dryden's Kevin Raine made his professional hockey debut last night.
The young defenceman suited up for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League in a 3-2 loss to the Hershey Bears.
Raine wasn't on the ice for any goals and recorded a shot on goal.
Dryden Rink Evens Its Record At Nationals
By CKDR News - April 3rd, 2014 - 5:10am
The Northern Ontario rink is now 4-4 at the Canadian Fire Fighter Curling Championship in Winnipeg.
The Cam McMillan foursome won a pair of games yesterday, including a thrilling 10-9 win over Nova Scotia in the final draw of the day.
The Dryden rink plays its final game against New Brunswick at 2:30.
Another Big Win For Northern Ontario
By CKDR Sports - April 2nd, 2014 - 11:44am
If you can say one thing about the northern Ontario fire fighter curling team, when they win, they win big!!!
The Cam McMillan rink dominated once again beating Prince Edward Island 8-2 in 7 ends.
The opposing team has shaken hands before the final end in all three wins for the Dryden foursome.
The Northern Ontario team can even their record to 4-4 when they face Nova Scotia this afternoon at 2:30.
Raine Waiting For AHL Debut
By CKDR Sports - April 2nd, 2014 - 8:21am
Dryden's Kevin Raine is still waiting for his American Hockey League debut.
Raine was not in the line-up Tuesday night as Portland fell to the Worcester Sharks 3-2.
The Pirates had just called him up from the Ontario Hockey League.
His big moment could come tonight as Portland is back in action.
Badminton Qualifier Now Tomorrow In Atikokan
By CKDR Sports - April 2nd, 2014 - 6:28am
The birds won't be flying today in Atikokan.
The NORWOSSA High School badminton qualifier scheduled for today has been moved to tomorrow.
Teams from across the region including Dryden, Sioux Lookout and Ignace will take part.
Moving Day For Northern Ontario
By CKDR Sports - April 2nd, 2014 - 5:06am
It's moving day for Northern Ontario at the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling championship in Winnipeg.
The Cam McMillan foursome faces Prince Edward Island this morning and Nova Scotia this afternoon.
The Dryden rink is 2-4 and their two opponents today enter play with 1-5 records.
On Tuesday, Northern Ontario defeated Quebec 10-3 and lost to Saskatchewan 6-3.
Dryden Oldtimers Hockey Taking Place
By CKDR Sports - April 1st, 2014 - 4:00pm
The winter weather isn't stopping the Dryden Oldtimers.
Oldtimers hockey is a go tonight.
All games are as scheduled.
By CKDR Sports - April 1st, 2014 - 11:21am
There are a number of sports cancellations tonight.
All Dryden Minor Hockey games and practices have been scrapped.
Club Volleyball and Karate are also cancelled.
The NORWOSSA Badminton qualifier set for Atikokan tomorrow, has now been moved to Thursday.
Dryden, Ignace and Sioux Lookout were all scheduled to attend.
McMillan Rink Cruises To Draw #6 Win
By CKDR Sports - April 1st, 2014 - 11:00am
A huge win for Northern Ontario at the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Winnipeg.
The Cam McMillan rink dominated in a 10-3 win over Quebec this morning.
The game was called after 7-ends.
The win moves the Dryden rinks record to 2-3.
They will try to make it two in a row this afternoon when they take on Saskatchewan at 3 o'clock.
Kevin Raine Headed To AHL
By CKDR Sports - April 1st, 2014 - 9:56am
Dryden's Kevin Raine is one step closer to making the show!
The Sudbury Wolves defenceman has joined the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League to finish off the season.
Raine is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Pirates faces the Worcester Sharks.
Portland won't be making the playoffs as they are down in the standings with 58-points.
The Pirates are the affiliate team of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Important Day For Local Curlers
By CKDR Sports - April 1st, 2014 - 8:36am
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A key game today for the Cam McMillan rink at the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Winnipeg.
Northern Ontario takes on Quebec in a battle of 1-3 teams.
Game time is 9 o'clock.
The Dryden rink is back in action this afternoon in Draw 7 against Saskatchewan.