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This is the 2019-20 Superior International Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 19th season.

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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. The regular season will start the third week of September and scheduled to end Mid-March.

Suspending of Play

The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that effective Friday, March 13, all games and hockey-related activity involving its member clubs have been cancelled, until further notice, due to the continued threat of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic as well as potential exposure and contamination of its players, team staff members, on and off-ice officials, volunteers and fans.[1]

Membership Changes

  • On June 12, 2019 it was announced the Minnesota Iron Rangers would take a one year leave of absence for the 2019-20 season with the intention of relocating somewhere within the Iron Range of Minnesota.[3] Other sources indicate that the team may have in fact folded.[4]
  • On February 18, 2020 the league announced the addition of the Kam River Fighting Walleye.[5] The team will begin play with the 2020-21 season. The organization is moving up from the Junior B Lakehead Junior Hockey League which it has played in for the past three seasons. [6]

The Teams

Team Joined Centre Arena
Dryden Ice Dogs 2001 Dryden, Ontario Dryden Memorial Arena
Fort Frances Lakers 2007 Fort Frances, Ontario Fort Frances Memorial Sports Centre
Red Lake Miners 2013 Red Lake, Ontario Cochenour Arena
Thief River Falls Norskies 2016 Thief River Falls, Minnesota Ralph Engelstad Arena
Thunder Bay North Stars 2001 Thunder Bay, Ontario Fort William Gardens
Wisconsin Lumberjacks 2019 Spooner, Wisconsin Spooner Civic Center

On Hiatus

Team Joined Centre Arena
Minnesota Iron Rangers 2011 Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota Hoyt Lakes Arena


Thunder Bay North Stars 54 34 16 4 0 239 195 72
Red Lake Miners 55 32 18 3 2 196 176 69
Thief River Falls Norskies 54 30 21 3 0 213 193 63
Dryden Ice Dogs 55 25 25 4 1 191 202 55
Wisconsin Lumberjacks 54 21 27 5 1 168 201 48
Fort Frances Lakers 54 21 27 4 2 174 214 48

Bill Salonen Cup Playoffs

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 2020 Dudley Hewitt Cup . The winner of that tournament advances to the 2020 Centennial Cup being held in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

The season would be cancelled prior to the end of the season.