The 1987-88 Thunder Bay Twins exhibited exceptional talent in their drive to capture the Allan Cup. Competing in the Central Amateur Senior Hockey (CASH) League they finished at the top of the league with a 28-6-2 regular season record. In the CASH league playoffs, they handily disposed of the St. James Flames 3 games to none, and the St. Boniface Mohawks 4 games to 1. In the Western Canadian Allan Cup Playoffs, they defeated the Moose Jaw Generals 3-1 in semi-final action and downed Alberta's Bassano Hawks 4 games to 1 in the finals.
Entering the Allan Cup finals against the Charlottetown Islanders, the Twins provided their hometown fans with some exciting hockey action, sweeping their opponents in four straight games 7-4, 10-2, 9-3, and 7-1. This victory marked the fourth Allan Cup for the Thunder Bay Twins, matching the record established by their forefathers, the Port Arthur Seniors, almost 50 years earlier, returning hockey glory once again to the head of the lake. The members of this Allan Cup Championship team included:
Rick Adduono, Mark Backor, Rory Cava, Marc Chorney, Gerry Cizmar, Andy Clark, Rob DeGagné, Keith Gibson, Tom Gibson, Kerry Goulet, Lynn Jorgenson, Cliff Judd, Jim Keyes, Peter King, Tony Kolic, Steve Letwin, Scott Masters, Jamie McDonald, Dave Menard, Laurie Nordstrom, Don Porter, Wally Presenger, Rod Sachs, Jim Sambray, Larry Wintoneak, Bill McDonald (Coach), Ralph Stewart (Assistant Coach), Gary Cook (General Manager), Bill Campbell (Trainer), Darrell Clarke (Assistant Trainer), Wilf Gaune (Trainer), Gary Linquist (Trainer), Bob Reid (Trainer).
Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 25, 1999