Thief River Falls Norskies

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Thief River Falls Norskies
City Thief River Falls, Minnesota
League Superior International Junior Hockey League
Founded2016
Home arena Ralph Engelstad Arena
Owner(s)Stoked LLC
General managerJon Praska
Head coachWilson Housley (2018–19)
Franchise history
2016–presentThief River Falls Norskies

The Thief River Falls Norskies are an American Junior A ice hockey team from Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The team plays in the Superior International Junior Hockey League, which is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

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History

The Norskies were founded in 2016 by a group of local investors that included former National Hockey League player Tim Bergland. The team name was chosen following a contest in local elementary schools and confirmed by the ownership group as it reflects the Norwegian heritage of northwestern Minnesota. [1] [2]

The team began play in the 2016–17 season with home games at Ralph Engelstad Arena. [3]

Season-by-season results

SeasonGPWLOTLSOLGFGAPtsFinishPlayoffs
2016–1756302123219205654th of 6, SIJHLLost Play-in Series, 1–3 (Lakers)
2017–1856411122211133862nd of 6, SIJHLLost Semifinals, 1–4 (North Stars)
2018–1956312041224173673rd of 6, SIJHLWon Play-in Series, 3–0 (Iron Rangers)
Lost Semifinals, 1–4 (Miners)
2019–2054302130213193633rd of 6, SIJHLSeason cancelled

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References

  1. "Thief River Norskies to join SIJHL meetings in Dryden". KenoraOnline.com. June 11, 2016.
  2. "SIJHL's newest franchise to be dubbed the Thief River Falls Norskies". SIJHL.com. June 10, 2016.
  3. "Thief River Fall's new junior hockey team starts to build roster". Grand Forks Herald. May 31, 2016.