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Back Row(L-R):

Sean Donohue (Asst Mgr), Mark Siciliano, Dave Olenik, Mike Bois, Clint Bates, Adam Rodak, Darren Balcombe, Mike Koiranen.

3rd Row(L-R):

Neil Cooper, Corey Johnson, Jason Garatti, Kyle Peterson, Pat Hanley, Derek Nicolson, Barry Schutte.

2nd Row(L-R):

Dino Martin (Tr), Greg Campagna, Darcy Mitani, Kevin Hoogsteen, Ryan Sharpe, Brad Kukko, Mike O'Leary, Michael Power.

Front Row(L-R):

Doug Colbon (Asst Coach), Jason Wright, Andrew Backen, Dave Siciliano (Coach), Chris Burns, Mike Figliomeni, Rick Adduono (Asst Coach).

When this group of young hockey players joined together from communities all across northwestern Ontario, they developed into a team that would bring great pride to the region. Carrying on a tradition of excellence they finished atop the USHL league standings with a 36-11-1 record, claiming the Anderson Cup for the 4th time in five years.

Making their way along the trail to the Canadian Junior A finals, they played host to the Central Canada playdowns. Finishing second in round-robin action, their 5-2 semi-final defeat of the Joliette Nationals and 5-1 victory in the finals against the Kanata Valley Lasers delighted their over 3500 hometown fans, and earned them a trip to the national finals.

Making their way to Winnipeg for the five team Centennial Cup tournament, their 2-2 record in round robin action and 8-1 semi-final defeat of the Halifax Mooseheads, earned them the chance to challenge for the national crown. Facing off against the Winkler Flyers, a record setting, hard-hitting team, they retained the lead, and their composure, throughout the entire game, claiming the national title in a decisive 10-1 victory.

Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 27, 2008

Thunder Bay Flyers Junior Hockey

Team Year:
Canadian Champions
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