OHL coach ascension


Randy Russon
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June 20, 2018

As the Ontario Hockey League develops players for the professional ranks, so too is it a training ground for coaches. …[read more]

Back for a second season


Randy Russon
By
June 19, 2018

Skilled centre Jason Uhl has committed to the Sault College Cougars of the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association for a second season. …[read more]

A walk on the Wilde side


Randy Russon
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June 18, 2018

It is a story, complete with headline, that I have been waiting to write for quite a while: Bode takes a walk on the Wilde side to Saginaw. …[read more]

Love the NOJHL rivalries


Randy Russon
By
June 18, 2018

Geographically, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League map extends over 400 miles from Sault Ste. Marie in the west end to Cochrane on the east side. In between, there are rivalries aplenty along the rugged highways of the Canadian Shield. …[read more]

Flying with the Eagles


Randy Russon
By
June 16, 2018

Soo Eagles have defined the state of being active since the 2017-2018 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season ended for them in the seventh and deciding game of the West Division semi-finals. …[read more]

Saginaw gamble pays off


Randy Russon
By
June 14, 2018

Center Cole Perfetti has opted for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League over the University of Michigan Wolverines, a prestigious Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association school, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

KL knocks on Wood


Randy Russon
By
June 14, 2018

Ryan Wood will be returning to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for a second season as coach and general manager, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

T-Birds to St. Catharines


Randy Russon
By
June 12, 2018

High scoring forwards Nick Smith and Noah Solinger are poised to move on from the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the St. Catharines Falcons of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

T-Birds sign local trio


Randy Russon
By
June 12, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed three players, team officials have confirmed. …[read more]

Rayside to St. George


Randy Russon
By
June 12, 2018

Taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility that is allowed by the Greater Metro Hockey League, Matt Neault has signed with the St. George Ravens, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Eagles score hat trick


Randy Russon
By
June 11, 2018

Soo Eagles have already scored three times on their arch-rival Soo Thunderbirds and the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season has yet to begin. …[read more]

Eagles sign Soo trio


Randy Russon
By
June 10, 2018

Michigan Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have inked three forwards from the Canadian side of the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie. …[read more]

Bannister exit is timely


Randy Russon
By
June 9, 2018

Season by season by season, three of them in total, Soo Greyhounds climbed the Ontario Hockey League ladder under head coach Drew Bannister. …[read more]

Majors to Rock


Randy Russon
By
June 8, 2018

Timmins to Timmins. Riley Brousseau is moving up from the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League to the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

RBC banks new asset


Randy Russon
By
June 7, 2018

Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed right winger Eric Eschweiler away from the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Best of the OHL’s best


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
June 6, 2018

The best of the best were honoured by the Ontario Hockey League as part of its awards ceremony in Toronto today. …[read more]

Who will coach Hounds?


Randy Russon
By
June 6, 2018

Drew Bannister has moved up to the minor pro level after three successful seasons as head coach of the Soo Greyhounds. With the bench boss position with the Ontario Hockey League Greyhounds vacant, Soo general manager Kyle Raftis is in position to choose from what should be a choice crop of potential replacements. …[read more]

Express makes right turn


Randy Russon
By
June 6, 2018

Espanola Express has made the right move with the hiring of Dave Clancy as head coach, the president and general manager of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team told Hockey News North. …[read more]

Clancy hops the Express


Randy Russon
By
June 5, 2018

Veteran coach, general manager and scout Dave Clancy is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as the new bench boss of the Espanola Express, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Hunter hits the Rapids


Randy Russon
By
June 5, 2018

French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed 2002 birth year forward Hunter Brazier from the Sudbury Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

A future hint in Flint


Randy Russon
By
June 5, 2018

A hint of future promise has signed on with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League. First-rounder Evan Vierling, who was the second overall pick at this year’s OHL priority selections draft, has officially committed to Flint. …[read more]

Refs didn’t decide series


Randy Russon
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June 5, 2018

Those who don’t wear blinders seem to have accepted the fact that, over what was a six-game series, the Hamilton Bulldogs were better than the Soo Greyhounds and were deserving winners of the 2018 Ontario Hockey League championship. …[read more]

Several Rayside signings


Randy Russon
By
June 1, 2018

Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have ushered in the month of June by securing a number of new player signings ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Holmes staying home


Randy Russon
By
May 31, 2018

Austin Holmes, who led the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League in scoring for the 2017-2018 season, has opted to remain at home and play for the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2018-2019. …[read more]

More Bulldogs, Hounds


Randy Russon
By
May 31, 2018

A repeat performance of sorts? Maybe yes, maybe no. But at the very least, the two teams that met in this spring’s Ontario Hockey League championship series are positioned to be contenders again next season. …[read more]

Wolves have historian


Randy Russon
By
May 30, 2018

Sudbury Wolves have a lengthy Ontario Hockey League history that dates back to 1972. And now, the Wolves have their very own historian. …[read more]

Fulcher is top goalie


Randy Russon
By
May 29, 2018

Hamilton Bulldogs puck-stopper Kaden Fulcher has won the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the top goalie at the 2018 Memorial Cup tournament. …[read more]

Summer breeze up north


Randy Russon
By
May 28, 2018

Winds of summer are shifting through the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. As in winds of change from one season to another. …[read more]

Miller time in Vegas


Randy Russon
By
May 27, 2018

There is a strong Sault Ste. Marie presence in the Stanley Cup final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals. …[read more]

Bulldogs had a good run


Randy Russon
By
May 26, 2018

They out-played and out-chanced the host Regina Pats in the semi-final match of the 2018 Memorial Cup championship tournament. And while the 2017-2018 season ended for the Hamilton Bulldogs with a 4-2 loss, it was a very good run for the Ontario Hockey League champions. …[read more]

Here’s to the Bulldogs


Randy Russon
By
May 25, 2018

Being clearly provincial and partisan towards the Ontario Hockey League, I am rooting for the Hamilton Bulldogs to win the 100th rendition of the prestigious Memorial Cup championship tournament. …[read more]

Memorial Cup matchups


Randy Russon
By
May 24, 2018

Three teams, including the Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs, remain in the quest for the 2018 Memorial Cup title. …[read more]

Timmins Majors discover…


Randy Russon
By
May 23, 2018

Score two for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League. The Timmins midgets have confirmed a pair of skills and fitness related partnerships ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Palmerio defines character


Randy Russon
By
May 23, 2018

Heart. Soul. Character. Passion. They are just four of the many positive words than can be used relative to graduated Soo Eagles captain Jake Palmerio. …[read more]