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Emo Speedway hits the gas

The engines will be roaring to life this weekend at Emo Speedway, but the stands will remain silent.

The Borderland Racing Association will be holding its first race of the season on July 11, with a practice scheduled for this Saturday. However, due to COVID-19, spectators are not being allowed at either event.

Leadership change in SIJHL

Thunder Bay, Ont. – Bryan Graham, who has served as the commissioner for the Superior International Junior Hockey League since 2014, has ended his term as league commissioner.

The SIJHL will immediately begin a national search for the commissioner’s position, led by an internal hiring committee.

Walleye adds local forward Christian Veneruzzo

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Kam River Fighting Walleye of the SIJHL announced the commitment of 2001-born forward Christian Veneruzzo.

The Thunder Bay product played in the NA3HL in 2019-20, where he amassed 52 points in 40 games for the Bozeman Ice Dogs.

“Bringing a player like Christian home is a huge asset to our program,” said Fighting Walleye General Manager Kevin McCallum.

Albright joins Pilots

The Muskies’ own Jacob Albright has become the latest Providence Pilot student athlete to ink his letter of intent. He’ll be joining the University’s Men’s soccer team, while he works towards a science degree.

“I am really excited to not only start playing at Providence, but also learning through the academics and growing as a person,” said Albright.

Muskie footballers moving up

Five local football players will be heading up to the big leagues this fall.

Fort Frances Muskie Football players Aaron Scheibler, Brady Meeks, Carson Noga, Colton Allen and Dale Berg each signed with the Winnipeg Rifles during the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) Signing Day held on Monday, June 1.