Lake State season set to start

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Randy Russon
By
September 29, 2016

Led by third-year head coach Damon Whitten, the Lake Superior State Lakers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will begin the 2016-2017 season on Sunday when they play host to the Laurentian Voyageurs of Canadian Interuniversity Sport in an exhibition match. …[read more]

Inside the Will Bitten trade


Randy Russon
By
September 29, 2016

At first blush and considering the returns gained for impact players in several other Ontario Hockey League trades over the past few years, Flint Firebirds should have received more for holdout centre Will Bitten than they did from the Hamilton Bulldogs. …[read more]

This is a big OHL deal

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Randy Russon
By
September 28, 2016

Flint Firebirds have dealt holdout centre Will Bitten to the Hamilton Bulldogs in exchange for two players and two draft picks. …[read more]

Nice start for Flint Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
September 28, 2016

Three games represent a mere fraction of a 68-game regular season. But two wins in three games adds up to a good start for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Testing the PW major Hounds


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 28, 2016

Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the pee wee major AAA, Northern Ontario Hockey League, are home for four games against two high-end, non-conference opponents this weekend. …[read more]

Piling up points in Pembroke

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HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 27, 2016

Big left winger Alex Gilmour is having a big season thus far for the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Canada Hockey League. …[read more]

Quite the Day for Metro Jets


Matt Mackinder
By
September 27, 2016

When you get used to playing in a positive environment, it’s tough to leave. Just ask Graham Day. …[read more]

Tassone has high-level ability

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Randy Russon
By
September 26, 2016

If I am Lake Superior State Lakers head coach Damon Whitten or Northern Michigan Wildcats head coach Walt Kyle I am taking in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game with the expressed purpose of making a future Division 1, Western Collegiate Hockey Association commitment to Soo Thunderbirds forward Mark Tassone. …[read more]

NOJHL West is slightly best

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Randy Russon
By
September 26, 2016

Through three weeks of the 2016-2017 season, parity is evident within the 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, more so in the West Division. …[read more]

Forrest fends off the Attack

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Randy Russon
By
September 25, 2016

A first-team all-star goalie in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2015-2016, Garrett Forrest has had a dream-come-true start to his Ontario Hockey League career. …[read more]

CCHL path to higher ranks


Randy Russon
By
September 24, 2016

It is a tidy 12-team junior loop centrally located in the Ottawa region and the Ontario-based Central Canada Hockey League has forged a top-shelf reputation for developing and advancing its players. …[read more]

Up north in the OHL


Randy Russon
By
September 23, 2016

All three northern teams — Soo Greyhounds, Sudbury Wolves and North Bay Battalion — begin their 2016-2017 Ontario Hockey League regular-season schedule on home ice tonight. …[read more]

A night of firsts in Flint

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Randy Russon
By
September 22, 2016

First game with a new general manager. First game with a new head coach. First goal for the new first-round pick on his first shift in his first Ontario Hockey League game. First shutout for the second-year OHL goalie. …[read more]

Soo T-Birds make a trade


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 22, 2016

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have dealt 1997 birth-year defenseman Matt Busby and the rights to 1998 birth-year defender Dakotah Woods to the Aurora Tigers of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Writer’s selection: OHL optics


Randy Russon
By
September 21, 2016

A writer’s selection of observations and opinions as they pertain to the upcoming 2016-2017 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

NOJHL notes, quotes

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Randy Russon
By
September 21, 2016

Here and there in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as the 2016-2017 regular season heads into its third week: …[read more]

NOJHL gaining in stature


Randy Russon
By
September 20, 2016

The proof is in the pudding. Those from the outside are taking note. The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is gaining in reputation. …[read more]

Boys are back in Houndtown


Randy Russon
By
September 19, 2016

It is not an ordinary, usual Friday-Saturday doubleheader at home for the Soo Greyhounds. No, it is a lot more than that. …[read more]

Opening night in OHL looms

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HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 18, 2016

Two Michigan-based teams separated by a mere 35 highway miles will have the honour of facing off on opening night of the 2016-2017 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

Ottawa 67’s a work in progress

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Randy Russon
By
September 15, 2016

A general consensus among varying factions connected to the Ontario Hockey League suggests that the Mississauga Steelheads will be the team to beat in the Eastern Conference this season. …[read more]

Soo Eagles sign Nick Trecroce


Randy Russon
By
September 14, 2016

Make that a fourth player from the Canadian side of the St. Mary’s River to join the Michigan-based Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Soo midgets have good history


Randy Russon
By
September 14, 2016

What’s in a name change? Not much, really. For years, they were known as Soo Legion and for more many more years, they were the Soo North Stars. …[read more]

A motivated, inspired Metro Jet


Matt Mackinder
By
September 14, 2016

There is motivation and inspiration in the true sense of the words — and Chase Sereno certainly has his own definitions. …[read more]

General Jones of Oshawa

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Randy Russon
By
September 13, 2016

He is still young at age 46 yet he has spent almost half of his life behind the bench as a coach in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Onward and upward in Flint

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Randy Russon
By
September 13, 2016

Okay, so the first season in Flint did not go all that well for the Firebirds, the transplanted version of the Plymouth Whalers. …[read more]

Hound midgets sweep Kap


Randy Russon
By
September 12, 2016

It wasn’t easy but Soo Greyhounds used the home ice of John Rhodes Community Centre to take three straight games from the Kapuskasing Flyers on the weekend to open the 2016-2017 Great North Midget Hockey League season. …[read more]

NOJHL season-opening acts

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Randy Russon
By
September 12, 2016

Soo Thunderbirds are in familiar territory and Blind River Beavers are in an unfamiliar spot following opening weekend action in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

NOJHL path to OHL, QMJHL

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HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 11, 2016

As the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League continues to send record numbers of its alumni to the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Canadian Interuniversity School ranks, the same can be said for a large group of alumnus that has made the step up to the major junior level, specifically the Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Miller time for Soo Greyhounds

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Randy Russon
By
September 9, 2016

Overage centre David Miller is returning to the Soo Greyhounds after being acquired off Ontario Hockey League waivers from the Kitchener Rangers. …[read more]

Firebirds deal holdout goalie


Randy Russon
By
September 9, 2016

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have granted the trade request of Kyle Keyser and shipped the 1999 birth-year goalie to the Oshawa Generals. …[read more]