Finishing first in league play with a 25-8-1 record, the Twins defeated the Steinbach Huskies four games to one to claim the CASH league title earning the right to face off against the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Final. The Twins claimed the first game 5-4 and outlasted their opponents in a marathon second game which saw more than 27 minutes of overtime, and closed out the Chiefs with a 4-1 win.


The best-of-seven Allan Cup final was held in Thunder Bay and the Twins faced off against their arch rival the Cambridge Hornets, the defending Allan Cup champions. Winning the opener 3-2, the Twins dropped the second game 7-3, and fought back to win the next two games 5-3 and 6-5. In the fifth game of the series, before over 4,000 fans, the Twins got off to a fast start, scoring with just over half a minute gone in the first period, and leading 4-1 at the end of 20 minutes. Cambridge roared back with two quick goals in the first two minutes of the second period to narrow the gap to just one. With the Twins leading 5-3 going into the third, a Hornet's goal just 46 seconds into the period again brought the game to within one goal, but an insurance marker by the Twins at 6:37, allowed the team to hang on to a 6-4 victory and claim the Allan Cup and become the Canadian Senior Hockey Champions.


Members of the team:

Rick Adduono, Gerald Bolduc, Ken Busniuk, Gerry Cizmar, Andy Clark, Norm Fullum, Dan Gruen, Billy Hall, Lei Hartviksen, Frank Hunt, Brant Kiessig, Peter King, Don Kmill, Rob Kruse, Joe Ladouceur, Billy McDonald, Larry Naismith, Bill Oleksuk, Gilles Oulette, Dennis Owchar, Tim Pagee, Wally Presenger, Henry Rubert, Ralph Stewart, Ron Busniuk (Coach), Gary Cook (General Manager), Gary Linquist (Trainer), Ron Brown (Trainer), Bill Campbell (Trainer).


Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 30, 1995


Thunder Bay Twins Senior Hockey

Team Year:
1983-84
Inducted: 
1995
Sport:
Hockey
Achievement
Allan Cup Champions
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