New identity for Soo hockey


Craig Hartsburg
By
January 17, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: This marks the debut column of retired National Hockey League player and coach Craig Hartsburg. Hartsburg retired from the game in 2016 after an eventful 27-year coaching career that included 19 seasons in the NHL and successful stints in the Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League. As a player, Hartsburg had a world-class career as an all-star defenseman with both the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL and the erstwhile Minnesota North Stars of the NHL. He was captain of the Greyhounds for two of his three OHL seasons and was captain of the North Stars for seven of his 10 NHL seasons. …[read more]

Hartsburg to write a column


Randy Russon
By
January 16, 2018

Retired National Hockey League player and coach Craig Hartsburg has accepted an overture from Hockey News North to write a regular column relative to minor hockey development and putting more fun back in the game. …[read more]

Nice start for new guys in BR


Randy Russon
By
January 15, 2018

So far, so good, even though it is a small sample. That is, Zach Senecal is off to a good start with the Blind River Beavers in his return to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Dallaire is a Major difference


Randy Russon
By
January 15, 2018

Statistics do not lie. They may not always tell the whole story but they do not lie. Just take a look at the goal-tending stats for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Majors close in on Hounds


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 14, 2018

Timmins Majors completed a two-game sweep of the Soo Greyhounds today to close the gap between fourth and fifth place within the major midget division of the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

OHL trade deadline aftermath


Randy Russon
By
January 12, 2018

It was a trade show that featured a number of star attractions. In a two-week period that led to the January 10 trade deadline in the Ontario Hockey League, no less than 28 transactions involving 47 players and 87 draft picks were consummated. …[read more]

Silver Sticks in Sarnia


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 12, 2018

The Silver Sticks International Hockey Tournament is being played in Sarnia this week and the Atom Major Selects of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League are one of the many teams in a number of divisions from across North America that are taking part. …[read more]

Wolves in full rebuild mode


Randy Russon
By
January 11, 2018

Rob Papineau could have tried to repair the structure that he inherited a year ago by patching a few holes. Instead, the Sudbury Wolves vice president and general manager opted for a full rebuild. …[read more]

Flying high up in Kap


Randy Russon
By
January 10, 2018

They are just waiting to be scouted. And to be sure, there are a number of jewels who are hidden off the highways in the hockey nooks of northeastern Ontario. …[read more]

Nice pick up for Flint


Randy Russon
By
January 9, 2018

As he aims to position the Flint Firebirds for future success, general manager Barclay Branch closed the deal on a promising trade with the contending Hamilton Bulldogs today. …[read more]

Wolves pack adds young pup


Randy Russon
By
January 9, 2018

Sudbury Wolves general manager Rob Papineau has continued a youth movement wheel and deal with a series of transactions that include a major addition. …[read more]

Blind River adds Zach Senecal


Randy Russon
By
January 8, 2018

1998 birth year forward Zach Senecal is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, this time with the Blind River Beavers. …[read more]

Kitchener gets Mario Culina


Randy Russon
By
January 8, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie product Mario Culina has been acquired by the Kitchener Rangers from the Sudbury Wolves in an Ontario Hockey League trade that Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

High rent district of the OHL


Randy Russon
By
January 8, 2018

Rental prices have skyrocketed in the Ontario Hockey League, thanks in no small part to the Soo Greyhounds and Kingston Frontenacs, not to mention the Kitchener Rangers, Sarnia Sting and Hamilton Bulldogs. …[read more]

Soo gets Raddysh, Sambrook


Randy Russon
By
January 6, 2018

Soo Greyhounds have finalized a long rumoured Ontario Hockey League trade with the Erie Otters by acquiring Team Canada right winger Taylor Raddysh. …[read more]

Also, from Silver Creek


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 6, 2018

As the group of youngsters (see previous story) enjoyed a game of outdoor shinny hockey at Silver Creek Golf Course recently, so too did a gathering of family members and friends. …[read more]

Outdoors at Silver Creek


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 6, 2018

About 20 or so youngsters from the Sault Ste. Marie area spanning various divisions from local minor hockey circles took to the outdoor ice at Silver Creek Golf Course recently for a couple of hours of outdoor shinny. …[read more]

New goalie in Blind River


Randy Russon
By
January 5, 2018

Former Soo Eagles goalie Camden Burggrabe is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, this time with the Blind River Beavers. …[read more]

Soo Eagles add Casey, Rowe


Randy Russon
By
January 5, 2018

Already averaging more than four goals per game, Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have further strengthened their forward unit. …[read more]

Minor midgets of the north


Randy Russon
By
January 5, 2018

There are, without much question, a good number of minor-midget aged youngsters who are high performance players within the Great North Midget Hockey League this 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Brousseau plays Major role


Randy Russon
By
January 4, 2018

He was a rookie forward for the lowly Timmins Majors, who won only two of 36 regular season games in 2016-2017. But as the Majors have made major strides in the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2017-2018, so too has 2001 birth year forward Riley Brousseau. …[read more]

Shuffle in the Beavers net


Randy Russon
By
January 3, 2018

Reigning West Division playoff champion Blind River Beavers have shuffled their net worth with the 2018 portion of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season set to get underway. …[read more]

Write on about the OHL


Randy Russon
By
January 2, 2018

It can be a high-stakes, high-risk league for players, coaches, owners et al. And there are many within it who make writing about the Ontario Hockey League a positive rite of passage. Some of whom — just to name a few — appear below. …[read more]

How I became an old writer


Randy Russon
By
December 30, 2017

This wasn’t part of the plan that mom envisioned for her only boy. No way that mom wanted me to be a sportswriter, of all things. …[read more]

Swirling OHL trade winds


Randy Russon
By
December 29, 2017

As rumours are rampant that the Erie Otters will move Team Canada right winger Taylor Raddysh before the January 10 trade deadline, the Hamilton Bulldogs have added yet another veteran player as they make a run at the Ontario Hockey League championship. …[read more]

Write on about the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
December 28, 2017

There is so much good that can be written about the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And here are just a few examples from among the many folks who make following the NOJHL worth while. …[read more]

Soo T-Birds to BR Beavers


Randy Russon
By
December 28, 2017

The top two teams in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have finalized a trade, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Flyers have a Kap on third


Randy Russon
By
December 27, 2017

A record of 16-9-3 through 28 games has the Kapuskasing Flyers sitting in a comfortable third spot on the major midget side of the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Hidden jewel of the north


Randy Russon
By
December 26, 2017

Any Ontario Hockey League general manager or scout who does his own homework and does not go with the flow may want to go out of his way to check out minor midget aged forward Kobe Barrette of the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Majors go forth in Great North


Randy Russon
By
December 24, 2017

Timmins Majors are on the move, having won four of their past five games, including a Christmas wrapping of the high and mighty Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves. …[read more]

Six OHL teams to like


Randy Russon
By
December 24, 2017

There are a number of Ontario Hockey League teams who have issued strong statements thus far in the 2017-2018 season. Following is a HockeyNewsNorth.com “pick six” of the many OHL teams worth noting. …[read more]

Toots Kovacs joins Sault Major


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2017

The experienced and reputable Zoltan (Toots) Kovacs has joined the executive of the Sault Major Hockey Association as a vice president, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Soo midgets hop the Express


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2017

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has called on forward Parker Morgan and defenseman Jacob Doucette from the Soo Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Timmins to Rimouski


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2017

1999 birth year defenseman Josh Anderson is moving up from the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]