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This team provided the hockey fans of Canada with some exciting come from behind victories all along the road to the Allan Cup. Starting with their challenge against the Morden Bombers for the league title, down a game, they went on to win four straight. Facing off against the St. Boniface Mohawks they gave up the first two games, and again claimed four straight victories to gain a berth in the Western finals. Against the Spokane Chiefs, they trailed 3-1 and charged back with three wins to win the Western title and gain entry into the Allan Cup final.

Their challengers in the Allan Cup final were the Corner Brook Royals, and the entire series was played on their opponent’s home-ice. Down 3 games to none, and facing elimination, the Twins fought back to tie up the series, with the final game being broadcast live for the fans back home in Thunder Bay. Tied 1-1 after the first period of play, the Twins headed into the third period with a 4-1 lead. The Royals comeback bid included two goals in the first ten minutes of the third period. The Twins counted another at the 16 minute mark which was matched by the Royals in the final minute of play, with the Twins hanging on to win the Allan Cup with a 5-4 victory, to become Senior Canadian Hockey Champions for the second year in a row.

Members of the team included:

Rick Adduono, Mark Backor, Gerald Bolduc, Gerry Cizmar, Andy Clark, Norm Fullum, Dan Gruen, Billy Hall, Lynn Jorgenson, Jim Keyes, Brant Kiessig, Peter King, Rob Kruse, Joe Ladouceur, Billy McDonald, Dave Menard, Dennis Owchar, Tim Pagee, Wally Presenger, Henry Rubert, Jim Sambray, Andy Stoesz, Glen Wilson, Ron Busniuk (Coach), Ralph Stewart (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:
Allan Cup Champions
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