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    Dryden’s Golka named CJHL Central all-star

    05/21/2015, 11:00am CDT
    By SIJHL Communications

    SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

    SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE

    Release Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Dryden’s Golka named CJHL Central all-star

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that Cole Golka of the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Dryden GM Ice Dogs has been named to the first-ever CJHL Central All-Star Team, which recognizes the regular season's top players from the CJHL's three Central Junior A leagues.  

    Also selected were goaltender Justin Kapelmaster (Trenton Golden Hawks, OJHL), defencemen Ethan Strong (Kirkland Lake Gold Miners, NOJHL) and Eric Williams (Aurora Tigers, OJHL) as well as forwards Steve Hladin (Georgetown Raiders, OJHL) and Steve Harland (Powassan Voodoos, NOJHL).

    The Strathcona County, Alta., product was earlier named the SIJHL’s most valuable player and was also selected a CCM first team all-star at forward.

    Golka had a tremendous 2014-15 campaign leading all SIJHL skaters in both goals and points with 47 and 89 respectively.

    His 42 assists also put him into a share for third most overall.

    The GM Ice Dogs forward also finished tied for the league-lead in game-winning tallies with seven, while his 14 power play markers were the second most in the SIJHL.

    Golka earlier established new Dryden franchise records for goals and points in a single season.
     
    The 2014-15 CJHL Central All-Star Team:
     

    POS.

    PLAYER

    TEAM

    LEAGUE

     

    Goalie

    Justin Kapelmaster

    Trenton Golden Hawks

    OJHL

     

    Defence

    Eric Williams

    Aurora Tigers

    OJHL

     

    Defence

    Ethan Strong

    Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

    NOJHL

     

    Forward

    Steve Hladin

    Georgetown Raiders

    OJHL

     

    Forward

    Steve Harland

    Powassan Voodoos

    NOJHL

     

    Forward

    Cole Golka

    Dryden GM Ice Dogs

    SIJHL

     

    Miners named new head coach/general manager

    05/20/2015, 6:00pm CDT
    By English River Miners

    ENGLISH RIVER MINERS JR. A HOCKEY CLUB

    Media Update

    Release date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Miners named new head coach/general manager

    EAR FALLS -- The English River Miners of the Superior Internation Junior Hockey League have announced the hiring of Derek Sweet-Coulter as their new general manager and head coach for the 2015-16 SIJHL season.

    Sweet-Coulter, who hails from Victoria, B.C., played the majority of his minor hockey there.  

    From there he went on to attend Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Sask., for two years.  

    He then played five seasons in junior hockey, spending time in the BCHL, AJHL and the SJHL before finishing his career in the HJHL in Central Alberta.  

    Having been involved in hockey for the last 25 years as both a player and coach, this will mark his ninth campaign as a head coach at the junior level.  

    Sweet-Coulter coached in the Capital Junior Hockey League in Alberta for five seasons with the Strathcona Bruins and Edmonton Mustangs.

    He spent three years at the helm of the Bruins taking them from a three-win season in 2008 to 20 wins in 2011.

    As head coach with the Mustangs for two years, Derek's teams finished with a 39-32-5 regular season record and went 4-3 in the playoffs.  

    Sweet-Coulter spent 2014-15 with the Vegreville Rangers of the North East Alberta Junior Hockey League.

    Heis extremely excited to be joining the Miners family and looks forward to building relationships within the communities of Ear Falls and Red Lake.

    The basis of Derek's program is Humility, Integrity and Courage.

    The English River Miners organization we would like to welcome Derek to the family and wish him success in his first season as head coach and general manager.

    For more information on the team, visit the club's website at www.englishriverminers.com.
     

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