Carrot River Outback Thunder
The Carrot River Outback Thunder (formerly known as 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.
|Association||Saskatchewan Hockey Association|
|League||Prairie Junior Hockey League|
The club is currently registered as a non-profit organization in the Province of Saskatchewan and is based in Carrot River. The club when known as the Tri-Town Thunder represented Arborfield, Carrot River and Zenon Park, with Carrot River called "home" as it is the only rink with artificial ice.
The club was founded in 2001 as a member of the North Saskatchewan Junior B Hockey League as the Tri-Town Thunder. 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.
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.
In April 2018, former board member Glen Doerksen, who served from 2006–2011, died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash where he was the driver, driving for Charlie's Charter.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|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)
|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|
8 of 12 PJHL
| Won Div. Survivor Series, 2–1 (Rage)|
Lost Div. Semifinal, 1–4 (Quakers)
|2017–18||40||16||16||–||8||40||148||156||5th of 7, North|
9 of 12 PJHL
| Won Div. Survivor Series, 2–1 (Wesleys)|
??? Div. Semifinal, 0–0 (Quakers)
|2018–19||40||6||33||–||1||13||122||166||7th of 7, North|
12 of 12 PJHL
|did not qualify for playoffs|
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|