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Carrot River Outback Thunder
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The Carrot River Outback Thunder formerly the Tri-Town Thunder is a Junior "B" ice hockey team based in Carrot River Saskatchewan, Canada, The Thunder compete in the Prairie Junior Hockey League.

The club is currently registered as a non-profit organization in the Province of Saskatchewan. The club had represented Arborfield, Carrot River and Zenon Park, with Carrot River called "home" as it is the only rink with artificial ice.

History Edit

The club was founded in 2001 as a member of the North Saskatchewan Junior B Hockey League. The team changed to the South Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in 2005 for a season, then back to the North Saskatchewan Junior B Hockey League in 2006 before the two leagues merged in 2007.

Tri-Town Thunder played a total of five seasons in the NSJHL. In 2003-04 the Thunder were NSJHL champions and advanced to the Saskatchewan Jr. B Provincials where they lost to the Regina Capitals. On April 8, 2010 the Tri-Town Thunder won their first Jr. B Provincial championship when they defeated the Pilot Butte Storm in Game 7 in Carrot River 4-1. With the win the Thunder advanced to the Keystone Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia At the Keystone Cup, the Thunder finished the round robin with a 3-1-1 record to earn a spot in the Gold medal game. Tri-Town lost to the Revelstoke Grizzlies 5-3 and were Silver medalist.

In August 2016, due to lack of support from Arborfield and Zenon Park, the Tri-Town Thunder officially changed their name to the "Carrot River Outback Thunder" and scheduled all their games to be played in Carrot River Arena.

League ChampionsEdit

2004 North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against


Season GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2001-02 38 3 34 1 - 7 115 277 5th NSJHL
2002–03 41 15 19 6 - 37 173 182 4th NSJHL
2003–04 40 27 11 2 - 56 210 144 2nd NSJHL Won Playoffs
2004–05 35 24 10 1 - 49 168 106 2nd NSJHL
2005–06 40 20 15 1 4 45 149 151 4th SSJHL
2006–07
Prairie Junior Hockey League
2007-08 36 21 12 - 3 45 187 139 3rd, North Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-4 (Quakers)
2008-09 42 29 10 - 3 61 227 148 2nd, North Lost Div. Semifinals, 2-4 (Royals)
2009-10 42 39 3 - 0 78 235 83 1st, North Won Div. Semifinals, 4-1 (Quakers)
Won Div. Finals, 4-1 (Royals)
Won PJHL Finals, 4-3 (Storm)
PJHL CHAMPIONS
2010-11 40 32 7 - 1 65 201 110 2nd, North Won Div. Semifinals, 4-0 (Chiefs)
Lost Div. Finals, 1-4 (Royals)
2011-12 40 18 19 - 3 39 137 152 4th, North Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3-2 (Ice Hawks)
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-4 (Chiefs)
2012-13 40 24 16 - 0 48 166 128 4th, North Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3-0 (Rage)
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-4 (Royals)
2013-14 40 22 15 - 3 47 185 140 3rd, North Lost in Div. Semifinals, 0-4 (Quakers)
2014-15 38 18 18 - 2 38 141 147 4th, North Won Div. Survivor Series, 3-1 (Westleys)
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-4 (Quakers)
2015-16 40 23 16 - 1 47 176 156 3rd of 7, North
5th of 13 PJHL
Won Div. Survivor Series, 3-0 (Rage)
Won Div. Semifinals, 4-3 (Chiefs)
Lost Div. Finals, 0-4 (Quakers)
Carrot River Outback Thunder
2016-17 40 17 16 - 7 41 159 166 5th of 7, North
8th of 12 PJHL
Won Div. Survivor Series, 2-1 (Rage)
Lost Div. Semifinal, 1-4 (Quakers)

Keystone CupEdit

Western Canadian Jr. B Championship
Six teams in round robin play. 1st vs 2nd for Gold & 3rd vs 4th for Bronze.

Season Round Robin Record Standing Gold Medal Game
2010 W, Selkirk Fishermen 1-0
L, Revelstoke Grizzlies 2-4
W, Beaumont Chiefs 7-3
T, Thunder Bay Northern Hawks 3-3
W, Kamloops Storm 4-3
3-1-1 2nd of 6 Revelstoke Grizzlies L, 3-5
Silver medalist

References Edit

External linksEdit

Tri-Town Thunder Official Website
Prairie Junior Hockey League (formerly the South Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League)
North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
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