It is with great relief and happiness that I am pleased to announce that the two US based teams have been granted permission to play in the SIJHL.
The Duluth Minnesota Clydesdales and the Spooner Wisconsin Wilderness will be joining the Fort William North Stars, the Dryden Ice Dogs, the Sioux Lookout Flyers and the Fort Frances Lakers for the 2010/2011 SIJHL season.
I would like to personally thank the Duluth and Spooner staffs, their friends, fans and the hockey followers of the SIJHL on both sides of the border and the media, who led the fight that resulted in this great outcome.
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)