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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

La Ronge Ice Wolves Recruitment Information


Member of SJHL Since 1998  |  2010 SJHL Champions  |  2011 SJHL Champions


2010 Championship Team

2011 SJHL Champions

2011 Championship Team

 

 

Pride & Excellence

The La Ronge Ice Wolves have been a proud member of the SJHL since 1998. Despite being the newest team in the league, the Wolves already have two championships and have a great track record of helping players in both their hockey and personal development. While our program does not include payment to play, we do provide all billet expenses and reimbursement of tuition upon successful completion of education programs.

Our players have gone on to NCAA, CIS, and professional hockey after their junior career with the Wolves. Some developed their skills with us and jumped to Major Junior. Other alumni have made their mark in the pro ranks including Dustin Stevenson (SJHL Player of the Year, Playoff MVP 2010, ECHL, AHL); Trent Campbell (ECHL, AHL); and Kris Joyce (SJHL MVP 2016, ECHL). Two of our current coaches played their Junior with the Wolves, gained experience in university and minor pro, and are back to continue their hockey careers with the organization: Evan Vossen – Head Coach, and Myles Hovdebo – Goalie Coach. Once an Ice Wolf, always an Ice Wolf!

Northern Lifestyle

The Ice Wolves are fortunate to play out of the community in the most beautiful setting in the SJHL. La Ronge is on the edge of a major lake, Lac La Ronge, and residents enjoy the magnificent scenery, nature out the back door, and easy access to world class fishing. Dazzling northern lights and otters playing along the misty river are a common sight in the winter. Our players have a unique opportunity to experience a way of life that few get to try.


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Development & Education

Our players have excellent opportunities for personal development as well. La Ronge is home to Northlands College, the largest regional college in Saskatchewan with over 1600 students, university and trade courses, as well as SAT preparation and sittings. Our outstanding educational development program includes access to post-secondary classes and SAT sittings. For more information on our educational program, click here.

Our program offers great cross cultural development opportunities. The Ice Wolves work with youth and residents of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and other communities right across Northern Saskatchewan. For non-Indigenous players, this is an excellent opportunity to learn community service and youth engagement; for Indigenous players, it’s a chance to give back. For all players, the biggest reward will be the welcome you will receive when you do community work.

 


Evan Vossen after winning University Cup with McGill in 2012

Excellent Billet Families

The team covers players’ billet expense and work with the players and our billet families to find the right fit for both. Many of our players over the years have commented on the quality of our billet families who provide an excellent environment for athletic and personal development.

 

The Tri Communities - Regional Support

The three communities of the Town of La Ronge, Lac La Ronge Indian Band, and Village of Air Ronge, known as the Tri Communities, have a population of about 7500 people. Our economy is a blend of mining, forestry, retail, and the Tri Communities are a center for northern educational and health services. Support for the Ice Wolves reaches beyond the Tri Communities as well to the whole northern part of Saskatchewan, and every season we book neutral site games in northern communities.

Town of La Ronge Website www.laronge.ca

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Website www.llrib.com

Village of Air Ronge Website www.airronge.ca

For more information, please contact

Evan Vossen
Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations
Office – (306) 425-4141
Cell – (306) 420-8215
Email - coach.icewolves@sasktel.net