Timmins Majors picture day


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 21, 2019

They took to the ice of venerable McIntyre Arena one more time to close out the 2018-2019 Great North Midget Hockey League season with team picture day.

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Branch on the rebuild ranch


Randy Russon
By
February 20, 2019

Having to rebuild an Ontario Hockey League team is nothing new for Flint Firebirds general manager Barclay Branch. In his first and prior gig as an OHL general manager, Branch was at the helm of the Sudbury Wolves rebuild.

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Gold for Sault Wildcats


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
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February 20, 2019

Good as gold. Make that three championships for the Sault Pee Wee A Wildcats girls hockey team thus far this 2018-2019 season.

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Saginaw extends its coach


Randy Russon
By
February 19, 2019

Chris Lazary has been rewarded for the coaching job that he has done for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. The 36-year old Lazary has had his contract extended through the 2020-2021 season.

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Soo, Kap on the brink


Randy Russon
By
February 18, 2019

Win or else. Soo Major Thunderbirds and Kapuskasing Flyers are both staring at elimination in the semi-final playoffs of the Great North Midget Hockey League.

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Playoffs loom in NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
February 17, 2019

As the 2018-2019 regular season winds down in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, details for the upcoming playoffs have been confirmed.

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Lakers surge into second


Randy Russon
By
February 17, 2019

A pair of 3-1 weekend wins over their arch-rival Michigan Tech Huskies has the Lake Superior State Lakers tied for second place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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Trappers 10, T-Birds 0


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 16, 2019

An unbeaten season within the Great North Midget Hockey League has continued for the North Bay Major Trappers. Playing at home this afternoon, the Major Trappers cuffed the Soo Major Thunderbirds by a 10-0 score to take a two games to none lead in the best-of-five, semi-final playoff series.

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Trappers take it to T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
February 16, 2019

Goalie Noah Zeppa was a standout for the Soo Major Thunderbirds in Game 1 of their Great North Midget Hockey League playoff series with the North Bay Major Trappers. The 2002 birth-year goalie made 63 saves for the Soo in a 5-0 loss to North Bay.

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Dog days in Niagara


Randy Russon
By
February 15, 2019

Despite being an Eastern Conference championship contender this season, the Niagara Ice Dogs are in big trouble with the Ontario Hockey League.

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Kap Flyers suspend GM


Randy Russon
By
February 15, 2019

The general manager of the Kapuskasing Flyers has confirmed that he has been suspended indefinitely by the Great North Midget Hockey League team.

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Korah off to title tilt


Randy Russon
By
February 15, 2019

It will be the second seed Korah Colts who will try to dethrone the reigning Sault Ste. Marie high school hockey champion St. Mary’s Knights.

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Spirit extends GM


Randy Russon
By
February 14, 2019

Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League has confirmed that it has extended the contract of general manager Dave Drinkill for two more seasons beyond the current one.

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Northern exposure


Randy Russon
By
February 13, 2019

No less than six players from the Great North Midget Hockey League — who are all members of Team NOHA (Northern Ontario Hockey Association) — are poised to be selected within the top three rounds of this year’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, multiple sources have determined.

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Solid as a Rock rookie


Randy Russon
By
February 13, 2019

He is one of the youngest players on the Timmins Rock. And as a 2001 birth-year forward, Riley Brousseau leads all rookie scorers on the Rock and is fifth on the points chart for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team.

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Timmins Majors now, next


Randy Russon
By
February 12, 2019

Their season ended in the third-and-deciding game of the first round of the Great North Midget Hockey League playoffs. And head coach Brandon Perry likes what may lie ahead for the Timmins Majors.

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Come up and see the north


Randy Russon
By
February 11, 2019

Contrary to what many of the scouts in southern Ontario might think, we do have indoor hockey rinks in northern Ontario towns such as Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, New Liskeard, Timmins and Kapuskasing. Not only that, we also have our share of good hockey players up north.

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Great North playoff progress


Randy Russon
By
February 10, 2019

Soo Major Thunderbirds and Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves have both advanced to the semi-finals of the Great North Midget Hockey League playoffs.

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Little Lumberjack plays big


Randy Russon
By
February 9, 2019

He is small but he plays big. And his coach can’t say enough about his work ethic and compete level. He is forward Bradley Golant of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Saturday in the Great North


Randy Russon
By
February 9, 2019

Soo Major Thunderbirds and Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves will both take 1-0 leads in their respective Great North Midget Hockey League playoff series into games tonight.

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Major T-Birds clip Cubs


Randy Russon
By
February 8, 2019

Rookie goalie Noah Zeppa set the stage early for the Soo Major Thunderbirds in their Great North Midget Hockey League playoff game with the visiting New Liskeard Cubs.

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D3 commit for Soo d-man


Randy Russon
By
February 8, 2019

Dependable Soo Eagles defenseman Mikey Butcher has a commitment to play at the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association level for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Panthers effective the 2019-2020 season.

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Nickel Caps nip Timmins


Randy Russon
By
February 7, 2019

A 4-2 road decision has given the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves an opening-game lead in their opening-round playoff series with the Timmins Majors.

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NOJHL game postponed


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 7, 2019

Potentially-bad weather conditions have caused the postponement of tonight’s Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game in Blind River, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Soo high school dates


Randy Russon
By
February 6, 2019

The four teams that make up the high school hockey program in Sault Ste. Marie will begin the playoff round next week.

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Nic Sicoly gets school deal


Randy Russon
By
February 6, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie native Nic Sicoly has a commitment to play at Mount Royal University in Calgary effective the 2019-2020 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Major Trappers are perfect


Randy Russon
By
February 6, 2019

North Bay Major Trappers capped an unbeaten regular season on Tuesday with a 6-0 whitewash of the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves. With the win, the Major Trappers completed the regular season schedule in the Great North Midget Hockey League with a perfect record of 36-0-0.

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NOJHL has good leadership


Randy Russon
By
February 5, 2019

Robert Mazzuca is well into his eighth season as commissioner of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Some like him, some don’t, which goes with the territory of being in a position of power.

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Major T-Birds v. NL Cubs


Randy Russon
By
February 4, 2019

Playoff dates for the opening-round, best-of-three, Great North Midget Hockey League playoff series between the Soo Major Thunderbirds and New Liskeard Cubs have been confirmed.

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Minor T-Birds miss .500


Randy Russon
By
February 4, 2019

They improved immensely as the 2018-2019 regular season progressed. And while the .500 mark fell just out of their reach, Soo Minor Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League wrapped up the regular season with a respectable record of 9-11-4.

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At work in Iroquois Falls


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 4, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column by Jesse Cybolsky first appeared in the Iroquois Falls Enterprise. It is posted here on Hockey News North with the written permission of The Enterprise.

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Baber shows rising Spirit


Randy Russon
By
February 3, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber is fresh from his most productive weekend in his young Ontario Hockey League career. The 2001 birth-year center had a pair of one-goal, one-assist games to spark the Saginaw Spirit to a sweep of the Flint Firebirds.

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First star, Camaryn Baber


Randy Russon
By
February 2, 2019

A regular spot in the lineup is giving Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber the opportunity to produce for the Saginaw Spirit.

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Old characters of the O


Randy Russon
By
February 2, 2019

I am not saying that the average coach in today’s Ontario Hockey League is boring. (Even if my friend George Burnett of the Guelph Storm — who is the dean of OHL coaches — defines dullsville.) It is just that the OHL of today seems to be lacking the colourful characters of yesterday.

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