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|Iron Range Ironheads|
|City:||Chisholm, Minnesota, United States|
|League:||Superior International Junior Hockey League|
|Founded:||July 12, 2011|
|Home Arena:||Chisholm Sports Arena|
|Colors:|| Black, Silver, and White|
|General Manager:||Steve Chelios|
|Head Coach:||Steve Chelios|
On July 12, 2011, USA Hockey granted the Superior International Junior Hockey League an expansion team in the Iron Range Region of Northern Minnesota to begin play in September 2011. The Ironheads' coach and general manager is Steve Chelios, brother of former NHL defenseman Chris Chelios. Chelios is the franchise's managing partner, along with a group of investors from Vancouver, BC.
On October 8, 2011, despite their first game being set back twice, finally stepped on the ice for their inaugural game. Their first game was against the Dryden Ice Dogs in Dryden, Ontario. Shamus O'Neill scored the franchise's first goal at 18:51 of the first period. The Ice Dogs won the game 5-1.
On December 10, 2011, the Ironheads defeated the Fort Frances Lakers 3-2 at home to win their first ever regular season game.
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