Fort Frances Borderland Thunder

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Fort Frances Borderland Thunder
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City Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
League Superior International Junior Hockey League
Operated 2001 (2001)-2005
Home arena Fort Frances Memorial Sports Center
Colours Black, Purple, and White

The Borderland Thunder are a defunct Junior "A" ice hockey team from Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. They were a part of the Superior International Junior Hockey League.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

Fort Frances Town in Ontario, Canada

Fort Frances is a town in, and the seat of, Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The population as of the 2016 census was 7,739. Fort Frances is a popular fishing destination. It hosts the annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

Ontario Province of Canada

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History

Despite four successful season in the SIJHL and a league title, the Thunder have opted to sit on the sidelines of Canadian Junior hockey. Although they still had an open door to re-enter the Thunder Bay-based league, they have applied the past three seasons for entry into the Manitoba Junior Hockey League .

A return to the SIJHL is unlikely for the Borderland Thunder, as their place in the SIJHL has since been succeeded by the Fort Frances Jr. Sabres as of the 2007-08 season.

Season-by-season results

SeasonGPWLTOTLGFGAPResultsPlayoffs
2001-0248281190215142651st SIJHL
2002-0352331252228162731st SIJHLWon League
2003-0448241734188164553rd SIJHL
2004-0548301530184124632nd SIJHLLost Final
Totals196115552068155920.653

Playoffs

Fort Frances Borderland Thunder defeated Thunder Bay Bulldogs 4-games-to-3
Dryden Ice Dogs defeated Fort Frances Borderland Thunder 4-games-to-none
Fort Frances Borderland Thunder defeated Dryden Ice Dogs 4-games-to-none
Fort Frances Borderland Thunder defeated Thunder Bay Bulldogs 4-games-to-1SIJHL CHAMPIONS
Third in Dudley Hewitt Cup round robin (1-2)
Wellington Dukes (OPJHL) defeated Fort Frances Borderland Thunder 3-2 in semi-final
Dryden Ice Dogs defeated Fort Frances Borderland Thunder 4-games-to-3
Fort Frances Borderland Thunder defeated Dryden Ice Dogs 4-games-to-none
Fort William North Stars defeated Fort Frances Borderland Thunder 4-games-to-none


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