Photo: Rob Linke
The Thunderwolves Men’s Hockey Team won the Queen’s Cup last March in a 4-0 shutout game in front of 3,735 noisy fans at the Fort William Gardens. They went on to compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) National Men’s Hockey Championships and finished the 2005-2006 season in second place.
On the Ice: Andrew Brown, Craig Priestlay, Mike Wehrstedt, Brad Priestlay, Mike Self, Erik Lodge, Chris Whitley.
Kneeling: Grant McCune, Jason Lange, Hugo Lehoux, Mark Robinson, Joel Scherban, Drew Kivell.
Standing: Dan Bissonnette, Pete Belliveau, Paul Mackett, Murray Magill, Matt Jacques, Jeff Richards, Shandor Alphonso, Dan Speer, Mike Jacobsen, Tobias Whelan, Steve Rawski, Dan Rogers, Darrin Nicholas.
In June, Lakehead announced it had won the bid to host the CIS Men’s National Hockey Championships in 2009 and 2010, bringing the best university teams in Canada to compete in March in Thunder Bay.
“We are really pleased and excited to host the CIS University Cup,” says Rory Cava (BA’78), President of the Thunderwolves Varsity Hockey Corporation. “It is a tribute to our program and to our great hockey fans. It was only with the support of our fans and corporate partners including TBAYtel that we were able to submit the winning bid. The Thunderwolves hockey program has grown into one of the elite programs in Canada.”