Iroquois Falls seeks support


Randy Russon
By
July 16, 2019

The group that is determined to try to bring junior hockey back to Iroquois Falls says it has identified a “strong prospect” that has interest in the said matter.

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New NHL role for Hartsburg


Randy Russon
By
July 13, 2019

Good guy Craig Hartsburg is taking on an expanded, specialized role with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. The former standout defenseman and successful coach with the Ontario Hockey League Soo Greyhounds will do some amateur scouting for Columbus and assist in the development of top Blue Jacket defense prospects.

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Spitfires have a new pilot


Randy Russon
By
July 12, 2019

Franchise icon Billy Bowler is taking over from three-time Memorial Cup champion Warren Rychel as general manager of the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Great North midget revamp


Randy Russon
By
July 11, 2019

Major, massive, progressive changes are coming to the Great North Midget Hockey League effective the 2019-2020 season.

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Showcasing the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
July 8, 2019

A pair of showcase events are an attraction of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular-season schedule for the 2019-2020 campaign.

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Let’s not forget Zeppa


Randy Russon
By
July 7, 2019

As the Soo Greyhounds seek to fill the roster spot of 1999 birth-year goalie Matthew Villalta — he is expected to turn pro within the National Hockey League farm system of the Los Angeles Kings — there are a number of newcomers in the mix ahead of the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season.

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Score one for the Sting


Randy Russon
By
July 6, 2019

Swedish defenseman Eric Hjorth — a fourth-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2019 National Hockey League draft — has signed with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Soo midget summer camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 6, 2019

Soo Major Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League will be holding a summer evaluation camp later this month.

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Bobby Jones gets NHL job


Randy Russon
By
July 5, 2019

Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League have rounded out their coaching staff with the hiring of Bobby Jones as an assistant, Hockey News North has learned.

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Between the pipes


Randy Russon
By
July 3, 2019

It is the most-scrutinized position in hockey. And if that isn’t enough, the goalie position is the toughest to project as far as overall ability and future development goes.

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OHL coaches corner


Randy Russon
By
July 1, 2019

One vacant coaching position in the Ontario Hockey League has been filled and other plum jobs remain open as summer turns to July.

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A future Star


Randy Russon
By
June 26, 2019

Joe McDonnell is of the notion that Nick Porco will play for the Dallas Stars at some point in the future. McDonnell, who is the director of amateur scouting for the Stars, zeroed in on Porco to make the Sault Ste. Marie product the only forward that Dallas selected at the recent National Hockey League draft.

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Rangers net goalie vet


Randy Russon
By
June 25, 2019

Kitchener Rangers have gone out and acquired a veteran goalie — and National Hockey League draft pick — ahead of the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season.

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Spirit, Steelheads swap


Randy Russon
By
June 24, 2019

Frequent trade partners Saginaw Spirit and Mississauga Steelheads have completed another Ontario Hockey League transaction, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Two takeaways from Flint


Randy Russon
By
June 24, 2019

Among the signs that the Flint Firebirds are an up-and-coming team in the Ontario Hockey League is that two of its players were selected at the recent National Hockey League draft.

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Stars align for Nick Porco


Randy Russon
By
June 23, 2019

As the fourth round of Saturday’s National Hockey League draft ended and the fifth round was about to begin, Nick Porco said he started to get restless and pace the floor of his family’s Sault Ste. Marie home.

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Porco an NHL draft pick


Randy Russon
By
June 22, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco has become a National Hockey League draft pick. Porco, who has played the past two seasons with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League, was selected by the Dallas Stars in the fifth round, 142nd overall, of today’s NHL draft.

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Committed to the Sting


Randy Russon
By
June 21, 2019

Sarnia Sting now has signed commitments from its top three picks at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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More fuel for the Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
June 20, 2019

Another day, another commitment. Flint Firebirds have signed another top prospect ahead of the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season.

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Top pick signs up in Flint


Randy Russon
By
June 19, 2019

Brennan Othmann and the Flint Firebirds have made it official. Othmann, a supreme left winger who was the second overall pick at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, has signed up to play in Flint.

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Zeppa signs with Chatham


Randy Russon
By
June 19, 2019

Local product Noah Zeppa has a Plan B in place if he doesn’t crack the roster of the Soo Greyhounds for the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season. The 2002 birth-year goalie has signed with the Chatham Maroons of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Matier in a good place


Randy Russon
By
June 16, 2019

To be sure, it would have been nice for the family if the Soo Greyhounds had used the 18th pick of the first round of the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft to take homegrown defenseman Jack Matier.

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Flint, Leamington to affiliate


Randy Russon
By
June 13, 2019

A team that is seen as being on the rise in the Ontario Hockey League has formed an affiliation with a reputable member of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Hounds add overage goalie


Randy Russon
By
June 12, 2019

Looking to replace the graduated Matthew Villalta with a veteran goalie, Soo Greyhounds have obtained overage puck-stopper Christian Propp from the North Bay Battalion.

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Good vibes in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
June 12, 2019

It is no longer a junior league of last resorts. The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League continues to attract, keep, and develop players for higher levels. It also features a bevy of good coaches and has solid ownership in the majority of its locales.

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Soo T-Birds on the market


Randy Russon
By
June 11, 2019

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League could be under new operation and executive management ahead of the 2019-2020 season.

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Porco poised to be an NHL pick


Randy Russon
By
June 9, 2019

He is seen as being somewhat of a wild card ahead of the upcoming National Hockey League draft. Depending on who one talks to, Saginaw Spirit winger Nick Porco could be drafted anywhere between rounds three and five of the June 21-22 NHL process.

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