Red Lake Miners
Red Lake Miners
City: Red Lake, Ontario, Canada
League: Superior International Junior Hockey League
Founded: 2013
Home Arena: Cochenour Arena
General Manager: Derek Sweet-Coulter (2015-16)
Head Coach: Derek Sweet-Coulter (2015-16)
Franchise history
2013-2013 renamed before play: Ear Falls Eagles
2013-2018: English River Miners
2018-: Red Lake Miners

The Red Lake Miners are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Ear Falls, Ontario. The Miners play in Hockey Canada's Superior International Junior Hockey League.


In May 2013, the SIJHL announced that the Ear Falls Eagles would be joining the league for the 2013-14 season.[1][2][3] Weeks later, it was announced that the team would instead be called the English River Miners to better serve the entire community.[4]  The team would be based out of the Ear Falls Arena.

On September 20, 2013, the Miners played the first game in their franchise's history. Played in Dryden, Ontario against the Dryden Ice Dogs, the Miners would fall 4-2 after giving up two last minute tallies, one of which was on an empty net. Nathan Johnson scored the first goal in team history 6:06 into the first period. Greg Harney played the first ever game in net, making 32 saves in the effort.[5]

On October 10, 2013, the Miners picked up their first ever franchise victory, on home ice, defeating the Wisconsin Wilderness by a score of 3-1. Devan Vander Wyk scored the eventual game-winning goal 3:47 into the third period, while Holden Melgoza made 29 saves for the victory.[6]

Prior to the 2016-17 season, the team would move its home games from the Ear Falls Recreation Centre Arena in Ear Falls to the Cochenour Arena in Red Lake, Ontario.

The team announced after the club's annual general meeting on August 7, 2018 that the team would be getting renamed the Red Lake Miners.

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

Season GP W L T OL SL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2013-14 56 21 30 - 5 - 185 228 47 4th SIJHL Won Quarter-final, 2-4 (Ice Dogs)
Lost Semi-final, 0-4 (Lakers)
2014-15 56 10 41 - 5 - 159 295 25 5th SIJHL Lost Quarter-final, 0-3 (North Stars)
2015-16 56 12 37 3 4 - 144 239 31 5th SIJHL Won Quarter-final, 3-2 (Iron Rangers)
Lost Semi-finals 0-4 (Lakers)
2016-17 56 31 21 - 1 3 220 197 66 3rd SIJHL Won Semifinals, 4-1 (Thunder Bay North Stars)
Lost Final, 0-4 (Dryden Ice Dogs)
2017-18 56 28 23 - 1 4 188 209 61 4th SIJHL Lost First Round 1-3 (Lakers)
2018-19 56 38 15 - 3 0 278 193 79 2nd SIJHL Won Semifinal 4-2 (Norskies)
Lost Final 1-4 (Thunder Bay North Stars)
2019-20 55 32 18 - 3 2 196 176 69 2nd SIJHL Season cancelled prior to end of regular season

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