La Ronge Ice Wolves

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La Ronge Ice Wolves
La Ronge Ice Wolves logo.svg
City La Ronge, Saskatchewan
League SJHL
Division Bauer
Founded 1998
Home arena Mel Hegland Arena
Colours Black, silver, and teal
Head coach Shawn Martin

Website
www.icewolves.ca

The La Ronge Ice Wolves are a Junior "A" team based out of La Ronge, Saskatchewan. They play out of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. They play their homes games at the Mel Hegland Uniplex which has a seating capacity of 1,200. Ice Wolves road games are broadcast on CJLR FM 89.9 with Play-by-Play Announcer, Kyle Ghaffar. Home games are broadcast online by the team of Kyle Ghaffar (Play-by-Play) and Curtis Skalicky (Colour Commentary).

History[edit]

La Ronge Ice Wolves in 2010

Despite finishing in fourth in their division and seventh overall in the league, the La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated the Humboldt Broncos, Flin Flon Bombers, Battlefords North Stars, Yorkton Terriers, all league champions in previous years, to clinch their first SJHL Credit Union Cup. With the win, the Ice Wolves advanced to the Anavet Cup, but had their ticket stamped to the 2010 Royal Bank Cup because their opponent, the Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, hosted the National Championship. The Ice Wolves fell in five games to the Kings as Dauphin won its way into the National Tournament. The teams met again in the Semi-Finals of the RBC Cup with the Kings defeating the Wolves again.

The Ice Wolves weren't the underdogs in the 2011 SJHL Playoffs coming in as the top team in the league with 86 points and their first regular season points title in team history. The Ice Wolves featured the top three scorers from the regular season in Travis Eggum (106), Marc-Andre Carré (106) and Doug Lindensmith (98). After receiving a bye past the first round La Ronge beat the Flin Flon Bombers in five games, the Melfort Mustangs in five games and won their second consecutive SJHL Championship in seven games over the Yorkton Terriers. It was the first time the Ice Wolves won the championship on home ice before a listed attendance of 1339. Ice Wolves Goaltender Adam Bartko and defenceman Dayton Fossum were named Co-Playoff MVP's. The Ice Wolves came up short in their bid for their first Anavet Cup win, falling in seven games to the Portage Terriers.

Season-by-season standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1998-99 66 11 53 2 - 183 371 24 7th SJHL North DNQ
1999-00 60 21 36 3 - 180 225 45 7th SJHL North DNQ
2000-01 62 26 34 1 1 225 301 54 6th SJHL Dodge DNQ
2001-02 64 21 37 3 3 195 280 48 5th SJHL Dodge DNQ
2002-03 60 25 28 6 1 222 235 57 5th SJHL Dodge DNQ
2003-04 60 15 33 7 5 172 250 42 6th SJHL Dodge DNQ
2004-05 55 29 18 5 3 196 183 66 2nd SJHL Itech Lost Semi-final
2005-06 55 28 20 4 3 190 168 63 3rd SJHL Itech Lost Semi-final
2006-07 58 24 24 0 10 207 218 58 5th SJHL Itech
2007-08 58 29 22 - 7 192 200 65 7th SJHL
2008-09 56 11 42 - 3 146 263 25 12th SJHL
2009-10 58 29 21 - 8 209 194 66 7th SJHL Won League
2010-11 58 42 14 - 2 262 175 86 1st SJHL Won League
2011-12 58 30 20 - 8 189 178 68 4th Bauer Div
6th SJHL
Lost in Quarter-Finals
2012-13 54 20 31 - 3 147 203 43 6th North Div
11th SJHL
did not qualify
2013-14 56 20 33 - 3 175 232 43 4th Sherwood Div
12th SJHL
did not qualify

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1999 DNQ
  • 2000 Lost Preliminary round robin
Third in round robin (0-4) vs. Notre Dame Hounds and Melville Millionaires
  • 2001 DNQ
  • 2002 DNQ
  • 2003 DNQ
  • 2004 DNQ
  • 2005 Lost Semi-final
First in round robin (3-1) vs. Battlefords North Stars and Kindersley Klippers
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Melfort Mustangs 4-games-to-2
Battlefords North Stars defeated La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-games-to-3
  • 2006 Lost Semi-final
Third in round robin (1-2-1) vs. Battlefords North Stars and Nipawin Hawks
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Nipawin Hawks 4-games-to-none
Battlefords North Stars defeated La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-games-to-none
  • 2007 Lost Preliminary
Nipawin Hawks defeated La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-games-to-2
  • 2008 Lost Preliminary
Nipawin Hawks defeated La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-games-to-2
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Humboldt Broncos 3-games-to-none
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-games-to-2
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Battlefords North Stars 4-games-to-2
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Yorkton Terriers 4-games-to-2 SJHL CHAMPIONS
Dauphin Kings (MJHL) defeated La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-games-to-1
Fourth in 2010 Royal Bank Cup round robin (1-3)
Dauphin Kings (MJHL) defeated La Ronge Ice Wolves 6-2 in semi-final
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-games-to-1
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Melfort Mustangs 4-games-to-1
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Yorkton Terriers 4-games-to-3 SJHL CHAMPIONS
Portage Terriers (MJHL) defeated La Range Ice Wolves 4-games-to-3
  • 2012
Preliminary Round La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-games-to-0
Quarter-Finals Humboldt Broncos defeated La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-games-to-0
  • 2013
DNQ
  • 2014
DNQ

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [http3//www.icewolves.ca La Ronge Ice Wolves] official website