Game Day Operations

Sales and Marketing Co-Ordinator

Cody Swalwell

Cody is born and raised locally in Thunder Bay.

His hockey career started later in life then most when he joined the Thunder Bay Northern Hawks Junior B during the 2017 - 2018 season as Media Manager.

Cody first started with the Fighting Walleye for the 2020 Telco Cup where he was a great asset in the live streaming of the tournament. During the 2021 -2022 season Cody was an important asset to the organization assisting with our Hockey TV live streams, and during our championship matchup he stepped up to the plate in running our LCD screen.

Upon completion of the SIJHL championship he knew where he wanted to be. Cody is joining us permanently as Sales and Marketing coordinator and he is looking forward to using his expertise in sales and marketing to grow our organization.

Cody resides in Thunder Bay with his German Shepherd Sloane, he enjoys spending as much time as possible at camp and getting out hunting as much as possible.


Director of Media and Communications

Michael Hughes


Michael Hughes has been director of media and communications the Kam River Fighting Walleye since 2019. He leads a team responsible for developing communication strategies that help advance the organization’s efforts to catalyze broad impact through the sharing of effective ideas and practices. These strategies include publications, partnerships with membership organizations, web marketing, social media, media outreach and team broadcasting.


Michael will oversee the Fighting Walleye website, social media, broadcast teams and design process as well as act as head scout for the USA.


Prior to joining the Fighting Walleye, he held a similar role with the Thief River Falls Norskies, where he helped raise the Norskies profile socially through social platforms and media. In addition, he also holds the position of Director of Hockey Operations / General Manager for the Omaha Junior Lancers High School program in Omaha, NE.


Michael resides in Omaha with his wife Kathy and Toby their West Highland Terrier.

Music Coordinator

Scott Hopkins