hard to beat $7 bucks a ticket to go to a Warriors NAHL game. By comparison they are charging $8.50 a ticket up in the Soo to watch the Eagles play.
The Ironmen lost 10 of 12 games to the Port Huron Flying Falcons last season - I say its time to turn the tables and beat those guys - lets just hope their Coach Shannon doesnt put a bounty on Luke Gerdes or Jeff McFarland !!!!!!
This info just received:
Six current North American Hockey League players have been recognized on the National Hockey League’s ‘Prospects to Watch’ list for 2013.
Players from the NAHL on the list are led by Wichita Falls Wildcats goaltender Evan Cowley, who is the highest-ranked player from the 'NA'.
Other NAHL players on the NHL Central Scouting list list are:
Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings defenseman Brett Beauvais, Bismarck Bobcats forward Ryan Callahan, Janesville Jets forward Connor Lemirande, Soo Eagles forward Michael Sabatini and Corpus Christi Ice Rays defenseman Jalen Schulz.
posted Sep. 19th, 2012 - 5:28pm
Jack Dodd says:
I am not hearing good things out of the "Soo" as many players are apprently not happy with how things went at the Showcase. This is not Junior "B" hockey in Northern Canada (with all do respect) so may I suggest that the "Soo Eagles" coaches realise this.
I have heard this also out of TC with regards to the Soo Eagles. Some players are not happy with the 16 & 20 showboat ride.
"Junior B hockey in Northern Canada" you say? Do you have a clue what you are talking about, man?
For the record, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League holds the same level status as the North American Hockey League. Both the NOJHL and NAHL are classified as Tier 2 junior by Hockey Canada and USA Hockey, respectively.
You might also want to consult an atlas and/or brush up on your geography as in actuality, "Northern Canada" consists of places in and around the Northwest Territories and James Bay.
Enjoy your day in West Branch, Michigan. You are a mere 180 miles from Sault Ste. Marie, or as you mistakingly think, "Northern Canada."
Randy:forget to say earlier that this is great coverage on the Jamestown Ironmen & the N.A.H.L. North. Also this is the full newspaper story with regards to the extended arena lease at JSBA:
Ironmen Extend Arena Lease
September 19, 2012
While the Jamestown Ironmen kicked off the 2012-13 season last weekend in Minnesota, team owner Kenji Yamada has been busy making plans to extend the club's stay in Jamestown for an additional two years.
"The team is very excited to be in Jamestown," said Ironmen head coach and general manager Dan Daikawa. "We are here for the long haul. I moved my family here before last season and we fell in love with the area. Individually and as a team, we feel like we are part of this community. This is a great opportunity for us to build a successful team and to build the excitement for our sport here in Jamestown."
The owner's decision has officially made the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena the home of the Ironmen through the 2014-15 season.
"I would like to thank the Ironmen organization for showing its faith in the community by extending the team's lease to play in the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena for at least another two years,'' Mayor Sam Teresi said. ''This is great news for the sport of hockey in the City of Jamestown. I'd like to recognize Kurt Silcott, the CEO of the JSBA, and his board and staff for their hard work in maintaining a facility that is conducive to NAHL level competition. Jamestown Ironmen hockey is great, affordable entertainment for the whole family, and I look forward to their ongoing recreational, social and economic contributions to the Greater Jamestown Region."
Tom McFall, a SUNY Oswego alumnus and area youth coach, said that "it is very important for this community and the Arena to have a team of its own.''
"It's also great for youth hockey because it gives young players a chance to look up and see what that next level of hockey is."
McFall has also hosted Ironmen players who are from out of the area and added that Ironmen games provide inexpensive, family fun.
The Ironmen originally moved to Jamestown during the summer of 2011 from Detroit where they were known as the Motor City Metal Jackets. They originally inked a deal which would keep the newly formed Ironmen in Jamestown for an experimental two years.
"These players and coaches have dedicated themselves to become a part of our community,''' Silcott said. '' They attend functions, visit area schools and live and work here amongst our families and friends. We are lucky to have such a great group of young gentlemen as role models for our younger children. These players are passionate about hockey and, hopefully, we'll be watching one of Jamestown's adopted sons on the NHL stage one day. The energy and entertainment they provide on and off the ice is a great asset to the Jamestown community. That combination has really won them over some great and dedicated fans. Hopefully, more and more people will come to the arena and see the level of hockey these young men play and take part in the fun."
After the Ironmen finished with three wins and only one loss this past weekend at the NAHL Showcase Tournament in Minnesota, the team is back at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena preparing for their home opening weekend.
"We had some success this past week in Minnesota," Daikawa said. "It is very early in the season and we need to build off of what we accomplished at the tournament; keep working everyday to get better as a team."
The Ironmen will open their home schedule at 7 p.m., Friday when they play host to the defending North Division champions Port Huron Fighting Falcons. The two teams will square off again at 5 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are available at the arena box office, by phone at 716-484-2624 or online at jamestownironmenhockey.com.
Nice to see the local paper also covering the Ironmen...now if Coach Dan could only keep the owner off the ice.
I am not the type to be negativ but I have heard the same talk of "unhappy campers" up north in the Soo with regards to poor team chemistry. Jack Dodd & Jim Donahue seems to have heard this as well. Letss hope they get whatever problems that they might have cleared up as I know that there has been excitement about the Soo joining the NA.
Dissension in the Soo & Port Huron but all is good in Jamestown go figure. Many veteran players reported to want out of Port Huron and the Steve Shannon Gong Show. From what Ive been hearing its the Asst Coach in Port Huron that is keeping a lid on things but that many players have had it with the Head Coach.
Again I hate to sound negativ here but this is making the rounds of Mid Michigan and Up North.
As a diehard Soo Kewadin Indians fan whom attended a huge number of NAHL games, training camps, on and off ice practices over a ten year period I can tell you one thing; The type of player, personality wise, is night and day between the NAHL and NOJHL. The NAHL seems to attract, from my observations, a kind of stuck-up, primadonna type player. This act does not go far in a hard-working, blue collar town like Soo, MI. The NOJHL has far more accesible, grounded, fan-friendly players in it. This is not heresay but observation gathered first hand and obviously does not apply to all players.
To Donald Suppa:
If you are trying to win the "JACKASS OF THE WEEK" award then you have my voat! What a hurtfull statement that serve's no purpose what-so-ever. Get a life dammit and leave the kids alone for crying out loud! The Soo Eagles are intro-ducing a different brand of Junior hockey to the Twin Saults and no one needs such statement's from some sour puss such as your-self!
@ "Hurd Applegate", thanks for the "voat" I appreciate it. Where in my post do I mention the Soo Eagles? They could have assembled the nicest group of players of all time for all I know. I haven't seen a single game or practice nor have I had any interaction with any of the players. I was talking, in my opinion, about how things were the last time I was around the NAHL some 7 or 8 years ago. The Soo Eagle were not part of my diatribe. Thank you.
You are cute. Maybe you didnt mention the Soo Eagles but you mention the N.A.H.L. and the blue-coller town of Soo, MI. Correct if I am wrong but the Soo Eagles play in the N.A.H.L. and they are the only team from Soo, MI. in the N.A.H.L. So who else could you have been talking about - the Michigan Warriors???
Nice try but your stick-handling needs alot of work.
I trust that you dont represent the average hockey fan in Soo, MI. because you seem to have the "Jackass" title all to your-self.
GO EAGLES GO!
GOOD LUCK TONITE IN YOUR N.A.H.L. REG SEASON HOME OPENER!
I actually meant the Soo Eagles #17& # 20 showboat ride.
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