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.

Carrot River Outback Thunder
SportIce Hockey
Founded2001
AssociationSaskatchewan Hockey Association
LeaguePrairie Junior Hockey League
DivisionBob Dybvig
President Dean Hardie
Head coach Luke Folk
General manager Brennan Hall
CaptainVacant

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.

History

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.

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.

In April 2018, former board member Glen Doerksen, who served from 2006–2011[1], died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash where he was the driver, driving for Charlie's Charter.[2]

Season-by-season record

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

SeasonGPWLTOTLPtsGFGAFinishPlayoffs
Prairie Junior Hockey League
2007–083621123451871393rd, NorthLost Div. Semifinals, 0–4 (Quakers)
2008–094229103612271482nd, NorthLost Div. Semifinals, 2–4 (Royals)
2009–1042393078235831st, NorthWon Div. Semifinals, 4–1 (Quakers)
Won Div. Finals, 4–1 (Royals)
Won PJHL Finals, 4–3 (Storm)
PJHL CHAMPIONS
2010–11403271652011102nd, NorthWon Div. Semifinals, 4–0 (Chiefs)
Lost Div. Finals, 1–4 (Royals)
2011–124018193391371524th, NorthWon Div. Quarterfinals, 3–2 (Ice Hawks)
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–4 (Chiefs)
2012–134024160481661284th, NorthWon Div. Quarterfinals, 3–0 (Rage)
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–4 (Royals)
2013–144022153471851403rd, NorthLost in Div. Semifinals, 0–4 (Quakers)
2014–153818182381411474th, North Won Div. Survivor Series, 3–1 (Westleys)
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–4 (Quakers)
2015–164023161471761563rd 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
2016–174017167411591665th of 7, North
8 of 12 PJHL
Won Div. Survivor Series, 2–1 (Rage)
Lost Div. Semifinal, 1–4 (Quakers)
2017–184016168401481565th of 7, North
9 of 12 PJHL
Won Div. Survivor Series, 2–1 (Wesleys)
??? Div. Semifinal, 0–0 (Quakers)
2018–19406331131221667th of 7, North
12 of 12 PJHL
did not qualify for playoffs

Keystone Cup

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

SeasonRound RobinRecordStandingGold Medal Game
2010W, 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
3–1–12nd of 6Revelstoke Grizzlies L, 3–5
Silver medalist


References

Carrot River Outback Thunder official website
Prairie Junior Hockey League


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