A former member of the Kenora AAA Stars has won the Stanley Cup.

Blaine Forsythe played two seasons for the Kenora AAA Midget program in the early 90’s – winning the Manitoba AAA Midget Championship – and has now won the cup as an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals.

Forsythe joined the Capitals as a video coach prior to the 2006-2007 season, before taking over the role of assistant coach prior to the 2007-2008 season. He has also worked as an amateur scout for the Capitals. On top of the Stanley Cup win, Forsythe has helped the Capitals win the 2007-2008 Southeast Division championship twice and the Presidents’ Trophy.

Currently, the organization says that Forsythe is responsible for the Capitals’ power play and the team’s centres. The Capitals have ranked in the top-five in the NHL in power-play percentage in each of the last five seasons.

Prior the joining the Capitals, the Calgary, Alberta, native worked for the Calgary Hitmen for eight years, serving as both an assistant general manager and an assistant coach. He helped lead Calgary to a WHL championship in 1999.

More Sports News

Saints bring K-Town silver

The Saints girls hockey team won silver at the Beaver Brae Bronco K-Town Classic tournament this weekend. They posted a record of 3-1 record, before a shootout loss in the final against the Dryden…

Broncos split in Dryden

The Broncos' junior girls volleyball team was in Dryden, where they defeated the Saints, but fell to Thunder Bay's La Verendrye. Coach Bennet has split her regular team into two squads at this…

Eagles, Saints lead K-Town Classic

The Saints and the Eagles are off to a good start at the K-Town Classic girls hockey tournament. Both had a pair of wins on Day 1 to lead their pool. They're into the playoff round at the rec centre…

Saints win silver at Spike Off

The Saints senior girls volleyball team finished second at the Westgate Spike Off tournament in Thunder Bay. They were undefeated, until a loss in the finals to Fort Frances. The game went to three…

Bertrand leads Thistles over Northstars

Dylan Bertrand (Submitted)Dylan Bertrand of Sioux Lookout scored twice and added an assist in last night's 5-3 win. Cooper Witherspoon added two goals, as Kenora outlasted the Northstars. After…

Northstars edge Thistles in shootout

Thistle fans expected some rough stuff last night, when Thompson came for a visit, but it turned out to be one of the better games of the season. The league handed out suspensions, after a brawl…

Teddy bears hit the ice!

The Saints girls hockey team hosted the Dryden Eagles last night in Kenora. Dryden travelled home with a 5-2 win. The Saints also held a teddy bear toss at the game in support of Toys and Toonies and…

Saints hit gold in Dryden

The St. Thomas Aquinas senior girls volleyball team travelled to Dryden this weekend for their first tournament of the season. After a slow start on day one, they turned it around and finished 6-1 on…

Broncos split in Brandon

The Bronco boys hockey team is at the Victoria Inns tournament in Brandon this weekend. In the round-robin, they beat Neepawa 6-1, then lost 5-1 to St. John's. In the playoffs, they fell to the…

Thistles road weary

Kenora's Midget AAA Thistles are hoping for better things. After an 3-2 loss in an overtime thriller in Portage Friday, Kenora was flat last night in Souris against Southwest. The final score was 8-1…

KenoraOnline.com is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login