The legend of Mav


Randy Russon
By
August 18, 2018

He can be called an Ontario Hockey League legend and few — if any — would dispute that notion. Gruff but pleasant, ornery but kind, a beer-swilling guy who coached and managed against the best of them. …[read more]

Oulahen, Findlay, Rutledge


Randy Russon
By
August 16, 2018

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have finalized their coaching staff ahead of the 2018-2019 season, general manager Barclay Branch has confirmed. …[read more]

This Bud’s for Sudbury


Randy Russon
By
August 16, 2018

A vacant coaching position has drawn former Ontario Hockey League bench boss Bud Stefanski out of retirement. Stefanski, who originally hails from the northeastern Ontario mining town of Timmins, has joined the Sudbury Wolves as an assistant on the staff of head coach Cory Stillman. …[read more]

Good for David Matsos


Randy Russon
By
August 15, 2018

He is known as a good guy in the inner and outer circles of the Ontario Hockey League. And the recent hiring of David Matsos as head coach is seen as a good move by the reigning OHL champion Hamilton Bulldogs. …[read more]

Villalta has the numbers


Randy Russon
By
August 12, 2018

There are sidebars to the rebuild project that the Soo Greyhounds are undertaking after a bid to win the Ontario Hockey League championship came up short this past spring. …[read more]

Hamilton adds draft picks


Randy Russon
By
August 11, 2018

Reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs have acquired three future draft picks in a trade with the Guelph Storm. …[read more]

CCHL Nepean to OHL Flint


Randy Russon
By
August 10, 2018

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have gone to the Nepean Raiders of the Central Canada Hockey League to hire a new associate coach. …[read more]

Summer signings in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
August 10, 2018

Determined to improve on his team’s first season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hearst Lumberjacks coach-general manager Marc Lafleur has spent the summer signing high-end players new and old ahead of the 2018-2019 campaign. …[read more]

Great North to Espanola


Randy Russon
By
August 9, 2018

The new-look Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has signed two players from the Great North Midget Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Guelph coach is a Wiseman


Randy Russon
By
August 9, 2018

Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League has added to its staff with the hiring of Chad Wiseman as assistant coach. …[read more]

RBC at major junior camps


Randy Russon
By
August 8, 2018

No less than 13 players from the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be headed to main camps of teams in the Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Express via Quebec


Randy Russon
By
August 8, 2018

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed the signing of Quebec-born, 2000 birth-year defenceman Malcom Gamelin. …[read more]

Matsos is the man


Randy Russon
By
August 7, 2018

Reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs have promoted from within to replace graduated head coach John Gruden, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Timmins to Timmins


Randy Russon
By
August 7, 2018

Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has signed 2000 birth-year forward Cameron Chisholm. A local product, Chisholm tallied 13 goals, 16 assists, 29 points in 41 games for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2017-2018, regular season and playoffs included. …[read more]

Good deal for Flint


Randy Russon
By
August 6, 2018

Apropos a position of consequence in hockey, it starts between the pipes. And where the stakes are high and there is parity within the two conferences, quality goalies are coveted in the 20-team Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Team NOHA taps Brick


Randy Russon
By
August 3, 2018

Thessalon native Kyle Brick has been named head coach of the Team NOHA minor midgets for the 2018-2019 hockey season. …[read more]

Net gain for the Wolves


Randy Russon
By
August 2, 2018

Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have signed world-class, Finnish-born goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. …[read more]

Flint nets big fella Vella


Randy Russon
By
August 2, 2018

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have bolstered their net balance with the addition of 1998 birth year goalie Emanuel Vella from the Mississauga Steelheads, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

OHL perusal, prognosis


Randy Russon
By
August 1, 2018

August has just arrived. Ergo, it might be referred to, in these dog days of summer, as pre-pre season in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Express via Toronto


Randy Russon
By
August 1, 2018

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has signed 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward Adam Morgan, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Want to make the Eagles?


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 31, 2018

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will hold their main tryout camp on Friday through Sunday of this week at Big Bear Arena in the Michigan Soo. …[read more]

Saginaw holds Wilde card


Randy Russon
By
July 30, 2018

Towering defenseman Bode Wilde has — through various media outlets — declared his intention to play in the Ontario Hockey League come the 2018-2019 season. But as of this date, Wilde has yet to sign with the OHL team that drafted him in 2016. …[read more]

Soo Eagles move ’em up


Randy Russon
By
July 30, 2018

Defenseman Thomas Dyball will be joining former Soo Eagles teammate Jake Palmerio with the Concordia University Falcons, which is a Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association program. …[read more]

Crunch has 6 spots open


Randy Russon
By
July 30, 2018

As the reigning champions of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, there are expectations for the Cochrane Crunch to have another banner season in 2018-2019. …[read more]

Majors on the golf course


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 30, 2018

Staff members and players with the Timmins Majors were joined by alumni and supporters of the Great North Midget Hockey League team at a golf tournament fundraiser on Sunday. …[read more]

Setting up in Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
July 29, 2018

It is being seen as a matter of when, not if. And it should happen within the next season or so. That is, there is a strong hockey Spirit that is set to rise. …[read more]

Houndtown transformation


Randy Russon
By
July 27, 2018

The slate in the coaches office has been wiped clean. As the Soo Greyhounds prep for the 2018-2019 season following a 2017-2018 campaign that did not result in expected victory, there are new coaches at the helm. …[read more]

Big winger to Sault College


Randy Russon
By
July 27, 2018

Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association have added yet another player with junior experience. …[read more]

Good kids … good cause


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 26, 2018

Members of the Soo Pee Wee Minor AA Jr. Greyhounds held a car wash and barbecue recently as a fundraiser for the family of five-year old Kayge Fowler. …[read more]

Sault College via NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
July 25, 2018

Beware the Sault College Cougars. To be sure, manager of hockey operations Mark Hebert is building a prowling program at Sault College that is featuring a growing number of players with high-level junior experience. …[read more]

Back in the Irish net


Randy Russon
By
July 24, 2018

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has solidified one of its goaltender spots ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Porco a top prospect add


Randy Russon
By
July 23, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco has a shot at playing for Canada’s under-18 summer hockey team. The 2001 birth-year left winger is fresh from his rookie season in the Ontario Hockey League as a first-round draft pick of the Saginaw Spirit. …[read more]

Kowalsky to New Jersey


Randy Russon
By
July 23, 2018

Rick Kowalsky’s 12-year apprenticeship as a minor pro head coach has finally resulted in a promotion to the National Hockey League. …[read more]

Hamilton coach search


Randy Russon
By
July 23, 2018

For the second time in three summers, Hamilton Bulldogs president and general manager Steve Staios is conducting a search for a new head coach for the Ontario Hockey League team. …[read more]