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Nipigon Elks
Nipigon Elks
City: Nipigon, Ontario, Canada
League: Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League
Founded: 1993
Home Arena: Nipigon Community Centre
Colors: Blue, Yellow, and White
              
General Manager: Irwin Nicol
Head Coach: Jean-Marc Fortier
Franchise history
1993-2008: Nipigon Elks
2008-2009: Nip-Rock Elks
2009-present: Nipigon Elks

The Nipigon Elks are a Canadian Junior B ice hockey team based in Nipigon, Ontario. They play in the Lakehead Junior Hockey League of Hockey Northwestern Ontario.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Elks are five-time Western Canadian Brewers Cup champions. They won the Junior C tournament in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2013 against comparable teams from across Western Canada. The Elks were also 2010 finalists.

In 2008, the team changed their name from the Nipigon Elks to the Nip-Rock Elks. The name change, which was for just one season, had to do with an agreement with the neighboring town of Red Rock, Ontario.

2002–03Edit

The Nipigon Elks finished off the 2002-03 season in first place with a record of 16-6-2 and went on to win the league playoffs. The Elks defeated the Wawa Travellers of the North of Superior Junior B Hockey League to win the Northern Ontario Regional Junior B Hockey Championship for the right to compete at the 2003 Keystone Cup in St. Claude, Manitoba.

The Elks first game of the Western Canadian Junior B championship was against the Assiniboia Southern Rebels, a 6-1 loss. They next played the Selkirk Fishermen, resulting in a 9-3 loss. In the third game, the Elks lost to the Spruce Grove Regals 11-2, then lost to the Richmond Sockeyes 5-1. In the fifth and final game of the round robin, the Elks lost to the host St. Claude Knights 5-1 to close out their tournament winless.

Season-by-season standingsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Results Playoffs
2000-01 30 18 11 1 - 37 - - 3rd TBJBHL
2001-02 23 5 14 4 - 14 - - 2nd TBJBHL
2002-03 24 16 6 2 - 34 - - 1st TBJBHL Won League
2003-04 24 14 8 2 - 30 145 107 2nd TBJBHL
2004-05 24 10 11 3 - 23 106 127 3rd TBJBHL
2005-06 30 3 25 2 - 8 92 211 4th TBJBHL Lost Semifinals
2006-07 30 5 25 0 - 10 88 228 3rd TBJBHL Lost Semifinals
2007-08 30 4 24 2 - 10 96 214 3rd TBJBHL Lost Semifinals
2008-09 30 2 27 1 - 5 72 220 3rd TBJBHL Lost Semifinals
2009-10 30 15 15 0 - 30 136 139 2nd TBJBHL Lost Semifinals
2010-11 30 15 11 4 - 34 146 130 2nd TBJBHL Lost Semifinals
2011-12 31 25 6 0 - 50 238 117 2nd TBJBHL Lost Finals (Northern Hawks)
2012-13 24 18 5 1 - 37 135 84 2nd TBJBHL Lost Finals (Northern Hawks)
2013-14 30 11 17 2 - 24 104 143 3rd TBJBHL Lost Semifinals, 1-4 (Thunder Bay Stars)
2014-15 30 14 15 1 - 29 127 156 3rd TBJBHL Lost Semfinals, 1-4 (Thunder Bay Stars)
2015-16 32 10 20 2 - 22 118 159 4th TBJBHL Lost Semifinals, 1-4 (Northern Hawks)
2016-17 30 16 9 5 - 22 162 124 3rd LJHL Won Semifinals, 4-1 (Thunder Bay Stars)
Won Finals, 4-1 (Northern Hawks)
to Keystone Cup

Keystone Cup historyEdit

Western Canadian Jr. B Championships (Northern Ontario to British Columbia)
Six teams in round robin play. 1st vs 2nd for gold/silver; 3rd vs 4th for bronze.

Year Round Robin Record Standing Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
2017 L, Regina 3-6
L, Peguis 3-4
L, Wainwright 2-9
L, Beaver Valley 2-10
L, Arborg 4-9
0-5-0 6th of 6 did not qualify did not qualify

References Edit

External linksEdit

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