Porco’s stock is rising


Randy Russon
By
October 16, 2018

He has a team-leading eight goals to along with two assists through nine outings heading into play this week. Nick Porco is on a developmental fast track as a second year left winger with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Trade talk


Randy Russon
By
October 15, 2018

There are those teams that have built towards this season and who will continue to try to add on for a shot at Ontario Hockey League championship glory. Just as there are those who are rebuilding and who can move current assets for future planning. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Troops work OT


Randy Russon
By
October 15, 2018

North Bay Battalion capped a three games in less than 72 hours road trip on Sunday afternoon with an improbable 3-2 overtime win over the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Cougars roar on the road


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By
October 15, 2018

Coach Mike Hall and his Sault College Cougars won a pair of American Collegiate Hockey Association road tilts over the Adrian College Bulldogs on the weekend. …[read more]

Minor T-Birds take two


Randy Russon
By
October 14, 2018

Soo Minor Thunderbirds have made it in to the Great North Midget Hockey League win column. Times two, as a matter of fact. …[read more]

Rock rolls to 5 in a row


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By
October 13, 2018

Don’t look now but coach Corey Beer and the Timmins Rock are on a roll in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Coaching change in Flint


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2018

Citing personal reasons, Ryan Oulahen has stepped aside as head coach of the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Headrick hockey family


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2018

There are five of them, including three defensemen and two forwards. The siblings range in age from 10 to 21. There are three boys and two girls. They are the Headrick hockey family from just outside Sault Ste. Marie on Garden River First Nation. …[read more]

Historic start for Wolves


Randy Russon
By
October 11, 2018

Winners of five straight games and with an overall record of 6-2-0 through eight outings, the Sudbury Wolves are off to their third best start in 48 years. …[read more]

Good as gold up in KL


Randy Russon
By
October 11, 2018

Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are in first place in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the first time since the 2015-2016 season. …[read more]

Hounds cuff Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
October 10, 2018

Goalie Emanuel Vella stood tall in the Flint Firebirds net tonight. But a lack of quality scoring chances for Flint sent the Firebirds to their seventh straight loss to begin the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season, dropping a 4-1 road decision to the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Fired up for a win


Randy Russon
By
October 9, 2018

It has been only six of what is a 68-game, regular-season schedule. But as the Flint Firebirds are the only team without a victory in the early stages of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season, the elusive win is becoming much-needed. …[read more]

OHL Notes: UPL is 5-0-0


Randy Russon
By
October 8, 2018

Who are these guys? Backed by an unbeaten rookie goalie, the surging Sudbury Wolves have won five straight games to move into first place in the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Porco: 7 goals in 7 games


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2018

It has taken Saginaw Spirit left winger Nick Porco just seven games into the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League regular season to surpass his goal total from the 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

Giving thanks for hockey


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2018

It is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. But as there are family dinners with turkey and stuffing planned, there is also hockey to be played and enjoyed. …[read more]

NOJHL showcase event


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 7, 2018

Teams from throughout the 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will hit the ice for the third annual showcase tournament to be held at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. …[read more]

OHL scout likes Soo boys


Randy Russon
By
October 5, 2018

At least one Ontario Hockey League scout sees a duo of defensemen from the Soo Minor Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League as potential first or second round picks at the 2019 priority selections draft. …[read more]

NOJHL East heats up


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By
October 4, 2018

Hearst Lumberjacks and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are putting the heat on the pace-setting Powassan Voodoos in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Porco: 5 goals in 5 games


Randy Russon
By
October 3, 2018

It has taken Saginaw Spirit left winger Nick Porco just five games into the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League regular season to match his goal total from the 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

Numbers on Soo midgets


Randy Russon
By
October 3, 2018

It has been a struggle through the first month of the 2018-2019 Great North Midget Hockey League regular season for both the Soo Major Thunderbirds and the Soo Minor Thunderbirds. …[read more]

NHL scouting likes Soo boys


Randy Russon
By
October 2, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie products Nick Porco of the Saginaw Spirit and Keegan Stevenson of the Guelph Storm are among 44 players from the Ontario Hockey League who have made the initial ‘players to watch’ list ahead of the 2019 National Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Majors math: 4-4 = 500


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By
October 1, 2018

A weekend sweep of the North Bay Minor Trappers and the Soo Major Thunderbirds has vaulted the surging Timmins Majors to the .500 mark in the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Adieu to a good oldtimer


Randy Russon
By
September 30, 2018

He was a retired elementary school teacher and one of the founders of the Soo Water Tower Inn 35’s oldtimers hockey team. Good guy Branko Danicich passed away suddenly on Saturday at the age of 76. …[read more]

The Wolves are howling


Randy Russon
By
September 30, 2018

Sudbury Wolves are showing some teeth. Since being soundly cuffed by the Barrie Colts just a few days ago, the Wolves have responded with a pair of come-from-behind victories to improve their record to 3-2-0 in the early going of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

Cougars busy at the rinks


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 30, 2018

The men’s and women’s hockey teams from Sault College were on the ice against the Michigan-based Davenport University Panthers on the weekend. …[read more]

Soo draft prospects


Randy Russon
By
September 29, 2018

Defenseman Jack Matier heads a list of 2003 birth year skaters from the Soo Minor Midget Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League who have been tapped as potential prospects for the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Wolves win home opener


Randy Russon
By
September 29, 2018

A night after being shellacked 10-3 by the Barrie Colts, Sudbury Wolves roared back to upend the Oshawa Generals 5-2 on Friday. It was the home opener for the Wolves, who evened their record at 2-2-0 in the early going of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

Debut win for BR goalie


Randy Russon
By
September 28, 2018

Blind River Beavers tightened up the standings in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League on Thursday with the help of a new goalie. …[read more]

Big Bird Bazarin


Randy Russon
By
September 27, 2018

Off to a sizzling 5-0-0 start to the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, Soo Thunderbirds have added more size up front. …[read more]

Home cooking in Timmins


Randy Russon
By
September 27, 2018

An old sports adage relates to taking it one game at a time. That aside, Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League have two games to play this weekend. And if the Majors can take advantage of being at home, they can turn two wins into a .500 record. …[read more]

Good managing by Branch


Randy Russon
By
September 26, 2018

Staring adversity straight into the eyes just two games into the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League regular season, Flint Firebirds general manager Barclay Branch did not blink. …[read more]

Early going in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
September 25, 2018

We go here and there through the first three weeks of the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season. …[read more]

Firebirds are Bangs on


Randy Russon
By
September 25, 2018

Having lost two straight games to begin the 2018-2019 season and giving up a whopping 18 goals in the process, Flint Firebirds have acquired 2000 birth year defenseman Ryan Bangs in an Ontario Hockey League trade with the London Knights. …[read more]

Saginaw adds vet d-man


Randy Russon
By
September 25, 2018

Looking to bolster his team’s blue-line brigade with experience, Saginaw Spirit general manager Dave Drinkill has traded for fifth-year, overage defenseman Reagan O’Grady. …[read more]