English River Miners
ER Miners
City: Ear Falls, Ontario, Canada
League: Superior International Junior Hockey League
Founded: 2013
Home Arena: Ear Falls Recreation Centre Arena
General Manager: Derek Sweet-Coulter (2015-16)
Head Coach: Derek Sweet-Coulter (2015-16)

The English River Miners are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Ear Falls, Ontario. The Miners play in Hockey Canada's Superior International Junior Hockey League.


In May 2013, the SIJHL announced that the Ear Falls Eagles would be joining the league for the 2013-14 season.[1][2][3] Weeks later, it was announced that the team would instead be called the English River Miners to better serve the entire community.[4]

On September 20, 2013, the Miners played the first game in their franchise's history. Played in Dryden, Ontario against the Dryden Ice Dogs, the Miners would fall 4-2 after giving up two last minute tallies, one of which was on an empty net. Nathan Johnson scored the first goal in team history 6:06 into the first period. Greg Harney played the first ever game in net, making 32 saves in the effort.[5]

On October 10, 2013, the Miners picked up their first ever franchise victory, on home ice, defeating the Wisconsin Wilderness by a score of 3-1. Devan Vander Wyk scored the eventual game-winning goal 3:47 into the third period, while Holden Melgoza made 29 saves for the victory.[6]

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

Season GP W L T OL SL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2013-14 56 21 30 - 5 - 185 228 47 4th SIJHL Won Quarter-final, 2-4 (Ice Dogs)
Lost Semi-final, 0-4 (Lakers)
2014-15 56 10 41 - 5 - 159 295 25 5th SIJHL Lost Quarter-final, 0-3 (North Stars)
2015-16 56 12 37 3 4 - 144 239 31 5th SIJHL Won Quarter-final, 3-2 (Iron Rangers)
Lost Semi-finals 0-4 (Lakers)
2016-17 56 31 21 - 1 3 220 197 66 3rd SIJHL Won Semifinals, 4-1 (Thunder Bay North Stars)
Lost Final, 0-4 (Dryden Ice Dogs)


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