Thunder Bay Bearcats
Thunder Bay Bearcats
City: Thunder Bay, Ontario
League: Superior International Junior Hockey League
Operated: 2001 (2001)-2009
Home Arena: Fort William First Nations Arena
Colors: Burgundy, Yellow, and White
Head Coach: Vern Ray
General Manager: Ian Swalucynski
Franchise history
2001-2002: Nipigon Featherman Hawks
2002-2006: Thunder Bay Golden Hawks
2006-2009: Thunder Bay Bearcats

The Thunder Bay Bearcats are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Superior International Junior Hockey League.


The team was founded in 2001 with the Superior International Junior Hockey League as the K&A First Nations Featherman Hawks. After one season the name was changed to the Golden Hawks.

In 2006, the team was bought and renamed the Thunder Bay Bearcats. The Bearcats moniker was a prominent team name in the region in the 1950s.

In 2008, the Bearcats absorbed the Thunder Bay Bulldogs to resurrect and improve the city's Thunder Bay Kings Midget AAA program.

In May 2009, the Bearcats did not attend the league's AGM and it soon came out that the team was disbanding. It is not known whether or not the leave is permanent.

Season-by-Season resultsEdit

Thunder Bay Bearcats Mitch Marostica

Mitch Marostica heads off ice (2008)

First Nations Golden Hawks

K&A First Nations Golden Hawks

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2001-02 48 29 15 4 0 - - 62 2nd SIJHL
2002-03 52 11 36 1 4 173 312 27 5th SIJHL
2003-04 48 4 39 4 1 129 282 13 5th SIJHL
2004-05 48 15 27 5 1 142 202 36 4th SIJHL Lost Semi-final
2005-06 52 14 34 2 2 202 270 32 4th SIJHL Lost Semi-final
2006-07 50 29 17 1 3 250 201 62 3rd SIJHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 50 33 16 1 0 213 147 67 3rd SIJHL Lost Semi-final
2008-09 50 33 11 - 6 221 142 72 2nd SIJHL Lost Final

External linksEdit

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