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Dryden’s Golka named CJHL Central all-star

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



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:







Justin Kapelmaster

Trenton Golden Hawks




Eric Williams

Aurora Tigers




Ethan Strong

Kirkland Lake Gold Miners




Steve Hladin

Georgetown Raiders




Steve Harland

Powassan Voodoos




Cole Golka

Dryden GM Ice Dogs



Miners named new head coach/general manager

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


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.

Team Contacts:

Milt Strachan

Milt Strachan


Wayne Strachan

Wayne Strachan

Head Coach/General Manager

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