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Fighting Walleye scale back Teleco Cup

Host team will take on Lakehead Junior Hockey League all-stars on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, the Fort Frances Lakers and Wisconsin Lumberjacks bowing out.
Keaton Mercredi Rajvir Sangha
Keaton Mercredi races away from Thunder Bay blue-liner Rajvir Sahgha on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 at the Norwest Arena. (Leith Dunick,

OLIVER PAIPOONGE – It will be a scaled-back Teleco Cup this weekend at the NortWest Arena.

The host Kam River Fighting Walleye on Tuesday announced the event has been reduced to a two-game series between themselves and an all-star team from the Lakehead Junior Hockey League. The Fort Frances Lakers and Wisconsin Lumberjacks, both originally scheduled to take part in a four-team event, will not participate.

Walleye officials cite unforeseen circumstances.

The new scheduled will see the Fighting Walleye take on the LJHL all-stars at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m on Sunday.

The tournament winner will be determined based on an aggregate point system.

Weekend pass-holders will be refunded $30 and anyone wanting a full refund can contact the Fighting Walleye front office at

Single-game tickets are still available, with a cap of 275 spectators allowed in the arena. The team has encouraged fans to pre-pay for tickets to ensure entry.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 19 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Wants his Expos back. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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