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Algoma Avalanche
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City: Flag of Ontario Thessalon, Ontario
League: Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded: 2009
Home Arena: Thessalon Community Arena
Colors: Blue and White


General Manager: Troy Holzwarth
Head Coach: Troy Holzwarth

The Algoma Avalanche are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Thessalon, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League.


The Avalanche were formed in the summer of 2009. The Avalanche are the first junior team in Thessalon since the folding of the Thessalon Flyers of the North of Superior Junior B Hockey League.[1]

On September 12, 2009, the Avalanche played their first game. On the road, Algoma lost 7-4 to the Deseronto Storm. The next evening, the Avalanche traveled to Beaverton, Ontario and picked up their first win, beating the Brock Bucks 6-3. On September 25, 2009, the Avalanche played their first home game and defeated their local rival Elliot Lake Bobcats 4-2. In a touching pre-game ceremony, local hockey legend, and multiple time OHA champion Lloyd Boyer was honored with a moment of silence. He had lost his battle with cancer only weeks before. Surviving children Brad, Janna, Susan, and Karen (who is also battling cancer) provided the ceremonial puck drop.

Season-by-Season Standings[]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results
2009-10 42 19 22 - 1 162 196 39 8th GMJHL


  • 2010 Lost quarter-final
Algoma Avalanche defeated Powassan Dragons 6-2 in the last minute qualifier
Algoma Avalanche defeated Toronto Canada Moose 2-games-to-1 in qualifier series
Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Algoma Avalanche 3-games-to-none in quarter-final


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