The Michigan Soo Indians will remain a part of the local hockey community, for now.
By the slimmest of margins, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors voted in favour of keeping the junior A club on Tuesday after voting to disband the team two months ago.
The Indians are apart of the North American Hockey League with the calibre of hockey a step below the Ontario Hockey League. The NAHL is a breeding ground for those on search of U.S. College scholarships.
Currently, the Indians, led by coach Joe Shawhan, are one of the most powerful teams in the country in search of a national championship.
The Indians sit in first place in the North Division at 41-4-6 for 88. The team has clinched home ice through the playoffs and are battling the Texas Tornados for the regular season championship. The Indians sit two points behind Texas with a game in hand.
After a game on Wednesday night in Toledo, the Indians return home for a pair of games against Youngstown on Friday and Saturday at the Chi Mukwa (Big Bear) Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. on both nights.
According the Soo Evening News, the issue may not be over. An election is slated for July with a new board perhaps taking another look at the resolution.
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