This is the 2017-18 Superior International Junior Hockey League season.  This is the league's 17th season.

Each team is scheduled to play 56 games 27 at home and 27 on the road with two additional games scheduled for the league showcase January 24-25, 2017 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.  The regular season will start the third week of September and scheduled to end Mid-March

Membership Changes[edit | edit source]


The Teams[edit | edit source]

Team Joined Centre Arena
Dryden Ice Dogs 2001 Dryden, Ontario Dryden Memorial Arena
English River Miners 2013 Red Lake, Ontario Cochenour Arena
Fort Frances Lakers 2007 Fort Frances, Ontario Fort Frances Memorial Sports Centre
Minnesota Iron Rangers 2011 Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota Hoyt Lakes Arena
Thief River Falls Norskies 2016 Thief River Falls, Minnesota Ralph Engelstad Arena
Thunder Bay North Stars 2001 Thunder Bay, Ontario Fort William Gardens

Standings[edit | edit source]

Dryden Ice Dogs 56 40 8 6 2 272 148 88
Thief River Falls Norskies 56 41 11 2 2 211 133 86
Thunder Bay North Stars 56 38 13 4 1 253 164 81
English River Miners 56 28 23 1 4 188 209 61
Fort Frances Lakers 56 15 32 3 6 172 241 39
Minnesota Iron Rangers 56 6 47 1 2 124 325 15

Bill Salonen Cup Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The first round has the third place team playing the sixth place team and the fourth place team playing the fifth place team in best-of-five series.  The teams are re-seeded with the lower seeded first round winner playing the 1st place team and the higher seeded first round winner playing the 2nd place team in the best-of-seven semifinals.  The semifinal winners meet in the best-of seven final.  The winner of the playoffs will advance to the 2018 Dudley Hewitt Cup being held in Dryden, Ontario.  If the Dryden Ice Dogs win the playoffs the runner-up will qualify as the league representative.  The winner of that tournament  advances to the 2018 Royal Bank Cup being held in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

First Round[edit | edit source]

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Final[edit | edit source]

With the Dryden Ice Dogs reaching, winning the league final, and hosting the 2018 Dudley Hewitt Cup, the Thunder Bay North Stars represented the league at the 2018 Dudley Hewitt Cup

2018 SIJHL champions Dryden Ice Dogs

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