Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye
Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye
City: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
League: Lakehead Junior Hockey League
Founded: 2009
Home Arena: Thunder Bay Tournament Centre
Colors: Black, Orange, and White
Owner(s): Derek Geddes
General Manager: Derek Geddes (2017-18)
Head Coach: Dale Savela (2017-18)
Franchise history
2009-2017: Thunder Bay Stars
2017-Present: Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye

The Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They play in the Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League and are eligible to compete for the Keystone Cup, Junior B Championship of Western Canada.


The Thunder Bay Stars joined the Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League in 2009. The team was put together after the K&A Wolverines accepted an invitation to play Junior A in the Superior International Junior Hockey League.

In both 2010 and 2011, the Stars finished third but managed to upset the second place Nipigon Elks in the league semi-finals to earn entrance into the league final. In both cases, the Stars were defeated by the Thunder Bay Northern Hawks.

The team was sold in March of 2017 by Scott and Dave Simpson, after owning the team for 8 years, to Derek Geddes who has experience with the Thunder Bay Kings program. Dale Savela was named as new head coach has experience working with the West End Bruins Midget AA team. The team was rebranded as the Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye.


Season-by-Season StandingsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2009-10 30 6 24 0 - 123 222 12 3rd TBJBHL Lost Final
2010-11 30 9 17 4 - 123 161 22 3rd TBJBHL Lost Final
2011-12 32 15 17 0 - 149 171 30 3rd TBJBHL Lost Semifinals
2012-13 32 14 17 1 - 140 143 29 3rd TBJBHL Lost Semifinals
2013-14 30 16 12 2 - 123 104 34 2nd TBJBHL Lost Final
2014-15 30 15 15 0 - 149 132 30 2nd TBJBHL Lost Final
2005-16 32 27 5 0 - 210 81 54 1st TBJHL Lost Final
2016-17 29 4 21 4 - 112 221 12 4th LJHL Lost Semifinals

External linksEdit

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