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Thief River Falls Norskies
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City: Thief River Falls, Minnesota
League: Superior International Junior Hockey League
Founded: 2016
Home Arena: Ralph Engelstad Arena
Colors: Orange, Blue, Gray and White
General Manager: Kevin McCallum
Head Coach: Cole Workman

The Thief River Falls Norskies are a USA Hockey and Hockey Canada sanctioned team that was established in 2016 to play in the Superior International Junior Hockey League. The team is based out of the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.


The Norskies were founded in 2016 by a group of local investors that included former National Hockey League player Tim Bergland. The team name was chosen following a contest in local elementary schools and confirmed by the ownership group as it reflects on the Norwegian heritage of northwestern Minnesota.[1][2]

The team began play in the 2016–2017 season and plays out of the Ralph Engelstad Arena.[3]

Season-by-season results

Season GP W L OL SL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2016-17 56 30 21 2 3 219 205 65 1st of 6 SIJHL Lost Preliminary Round 1-3, (Fort Frances Lakers)
2017-18 56 41 11 2 2 211 133 86 2nd of 6 SIJHL Lost Semifinals 1-4, (Thunder Bay North Stars)
2018-19 56 31 20 4 1 224 173 67 3rd of 6 SIJHL Won First Round, 3-0 (Minnesota Iron Rangers
Lost Semifinals 1-4 (Red Lake Miners)
2019-20 54 30 21 3 0 213 193 63 3rd of 6 SIJHL Season cancelled before end of regular season
2020-21 Season Cancelled due to border crossing issues due to COVID-19 pandemic[4]
2021-22 21 5 15 0 1 46 98 11 N/A Withdrew January 31st
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