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North Stars force Game 7 in SIJHL Finals

By Ryan Forbes May 2, 2023 | 8:43 AM

There’s going to be a Game 7 in the SIJHL finals for the Bill Salonen Cup.

The Thunder Bay North Stars took down the Kam River Fighting Walleye 6-2 last night at the Fort William Gardens – tying the best-of-seven series 3-3.

Forwards EJ Paddington and Colby Feist each had two goals in the win. Goalie Keenan Marks put up 41 saves on 43 shots after 60 minutes.

Game 7 takes place tomorrow night at the Norwest Arena. Puck drop’s set for 7:30 p.m. EST.

It would be Kam River’s first league championship as a franchise. Fighting Walleye coach Geoff Walker is also working towards his second straight SIJHL championship, after winning with the Red Lake Miners last season.


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