Sioux Lookout Flyers

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Sioux Lookout Flyers
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City Ontario Sioux Lookout, Ontario
League Superior International Junior Hockey League
Operated 2008-2012
Home arena Sioux Lookout Memorial Arena
Colours Black, Orange, and White
              
General manager Derek Levanen
Head coach Derek Levanen

The Sioux Lookout Flyers were a Canadian junior ice hockey team from Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada. They were a part of the Superior International Junior Hockey League for parts of five seasons.

History[edit]

New look Flyers 2011

The Sioux Lookout Flyers were added to the Superior International Junior Hockey League for the 2008-09 season. The Flyers mark the first major level hockey in the town since the Intermediate leagues of the 1970s.

The Flyers are Ontario Junior hockey's most Northerly club at 50° 06′ North.

On September 19, 2008, the Flyers lost their first ever game to the Schreiber Diesels in Schreiber, Ontario by a score of 10-2. On September 26, the Flyers played their first home game and lost 6-2 to the defending SIJHL champion Dryden Ice Dogs.

On November 12, 2008, sixteen games into a winless season, the ownership of the team pulled the plug on the franchise. Two days later, the town of Sioux Lookout held a town meeting in regards to the team and elected to save the team as a community with the help of a Winnipeg-based investor. The team went on hiatus for three games, but returned to action on November 19.[1]

The Flyers won their first ever game on January 2, 2009, defeating the Dryden Ice Dogs, on the road, 5-4 in overtime. The victory was Sioux Lookout's 30th league game.

On October 3, 2012, the Flyers dropped out of the 2012-13 season after only three games. The Flyers cited being "unable to continue in a competitive and professional manner for the season" as their reason for withdrawal. The Flyers claimed it was only going to be a one-year absence to restructure.[2] In the spring of 2013, the team's official Facebook page reflected that the team was not returning.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Original jersey in 2011
Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2008-09 50 2 46 - 2 97 367 6 6th SIJHL Lost Quarter-final
2009-10 52 20 27 - 5 159 210 45 3rd SIJHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 56 12 38 - 6 136 238 30 5th SIJHL Lost Quarter-final
2011-12 56 25 29 - 2 202 227 52 5th SIJHL Lost Quarter-final
2012-13 3 0 3 - 0 4 23 52 7th SIJHL Folded

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2009 Lost Quarter-final
Fort Frances Jr. Sabres defeated Sioux Lookout Flyers 3-games-to-none
  • 2010 Lost Semi-final
Third in round robin (0-4) vs. Dryden Ice Dogs and Fort William North Stars
Fort William North Stars defeated Sioux Lookout Flyers 4-games-to-none
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Thunder Bay North Stars defeated Sioux Lookout Flyers 4-games-to-1
  • 2012 Lost Quarter-final
Dryden Ice Dogs defeated Sioux Lookout Flyers 4-games-to-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pointstreak Sports Technologies - The Leader in Sports Management Solutions". Sijhl.pointstreaksites.com. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Flyers suspend operations | Sioux Lookout Flyers Hockey". Siouxlookoutflyers.com. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 

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