OHL playoff predictions


Randy Russon
By
March 23, 2017

One man’s view — also known as one man’s guess — as to which teams will win the eight first-round Ontario Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

Eagles edge T-Birds again


Randy Russon
By
March 22, 2017

Kade Phipps made 46 saves and Soo Eagles upended the two-time reigning champion Soo Thunderbirds 3-2 tonight to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the second round, best-of-seven Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

OHL playoff schedule


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 22, 2017

Playoff pairings have been finalized and the schedules in all eight first-round Ontario Hockey League series have been set, including four games that will be televised on Sportsnet 360. …[read more]

Wolves, Generals from A-Z


Amanda Zurkowski
By
March 22, 2017

We know how the story starts. Sudbury Wolves move into sixth place with a win over Mississauga Steelheads and will face the third-place Oshawa Generals. …[read more]

Border battle moves to Pullar


Randy Russon
By
March 22, 2017

Soo Eagles and Soo Thunderbirds will resume their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cross-border playoff series tonight. …[read more]

989-word playoff preview


Randy Russon
By
March 21, 2017

Make no mistake about it. Flint Firebirds stand out as one of the more-improved teams in the Ontario Hockey League from the 2015-2016 season to the 2016-2017 campaign. …[read more]

Wolves can set playoff tone


Amanda Zurkowski
By
March 21, 2017

Today matters. It really matters. Win their regular-season finale and Sudbury Wolves will play Oshawa Generals in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Lose and they better have set the tone for what the Wolves will want to be a long series with the Mississauga Steelheads. …[read more]

Great North draft prospects


Randy Russon
By
March 20, 2017

Led by Northern Ontario Hockey Association player-of-the-year Camaryn Baber, about a dozen 2001 birth-year players from the Great North Midget League could be selected at next month’s Ontario Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Hamilton’s playoff drought


Randy Russon
By
March 20, 2017

It’s been said that good things come to those who wait. Well, after an absence of a mere 26 years, there will be an Ontario Hockey League playoff game in Hamilton next week. …[read more]

Express tryout camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 20, 2017

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed that its spring tryout camp will be held on Saturday April 22 at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Arena in Sudbury. …[read more]

Don’t count T-Birds out


Randy Russon
By
March 19, 2017

Soo Thunderbirds may be trailing Soo Eagles two games to none in their best-of-seven Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series but it would be foolish to sell the two-time defending champions short. …[read more]

Eagles put press on T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
March 19, 2017

Utilizing a basketball-style press — in this case an effective 1-1-3 fore check — Soo Eagles stole another road match to take a 2-0 lead on the favoured Soo Thunderbirds in their second-round Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

Respect for the Troops


Amanda Zurkowski
By
March 19, 2017

It’s do or die today for the North Bay Battalion. And do still doesn’t guarantee anything for the desperate Ontario Hockey League team. …[read more]

Baber, Porco among the best


Randy Russon
By
March 18, 2017

A pair of Sault Ste. Marie products with 2001 birth dates who are top prospects for the 2017 Ontario Hockey League under-16 draft are among the recipients who have received minor midget player-of-the-year awards for the 2016-2017 season. …[read more]

NOJHL playoffs continue


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 18, 2017

Second-round playoff action in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League continues with three games slated for tonight. …[read more]

Hello playoffs! Wolves are in


Amanda Zurkowski
By
March 18, 2017

The two-year drought is officially over. Yes folks, the Sudbury Wolves are headed back to the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. …[read more]

Hey Wolves: What was that?


Amanda Zurkowski
By
March 17, 2017

If you watched Thursday night’s crucial Ontario Hockey League game between the ninth-place North Bay Battalion and the eighth-seeded Sudbury Wolves, you might be asking yourself the same question I am — what was that? …[read more]

Opening night, round two


Randy Russon
By
March 17, 2017

Living up to its billed hype, the Twin Soo border battle was all that as the second round of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff show opened on Thursdsay night. …[read more]

Round two in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
March 16, 2017

Preliminary round over, it’s on to the divisional semi-finals with eight teams in the quest for Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League glory. …[read more]

Wolves, Battalion on edge


Amanda Zurkowski
By
March 16, 2017

There really hasn’t been a bigger series this season for North Bay Battalion and Sudbury Wolves than the one that will take place tonight and Friday — a home and home set between the Ontario Hockey League, Eastern Conference rivals. …[read more]

Birds, Eagles hit the Rhodes


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 15, 2017

The famed Twin Soo rivalry, aka the Border Battle, is set up for another installment with the Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles facing off in the second round of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs. …[read more]

Roman numerals are back


Randy Russon
By
March 15, 2017

Seasoned skater Roman Gaudet settled in to pot a pair of timely tallies to lift the Soo Eagles into the main round of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs. …[read more]

Only 2 from Soo at OHL Cup


Randy Russon
By
March 14, 2017

The numbers tell the story. Of the nineteen 2001 birth-year players from the Great North Midget Hockey League who are representing Team NOHA at the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament, only two are from the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Time to Pullar together


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 14, 2017

Soo Eagles and Elliot Lake Wildcats will decide their best-of-three, preliminary round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series tonight. …[read more]

OHL down to the wire


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2017

As teams continue to jockey for position with the Ontario Hockey League into the final week of the 2016-2017 regular season, one first-round playoff matchup has been determined — Hamilton Bulldogs v. Kingston Frontenacs. …[read more]

Foget on fire for 67’s


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2017

Small-sized centre Mathieu Foget is a big reason why the surging Ottawa 67’s are on the verge of securing an Ontario Hockey League playoff position. …[read more]

Lake State coaching change?


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2017

Let us begin by providing the definition of the word rumour, which is aptly defined as “often being a mixture of truth and untruth, passed around verbally.” …[read more]

Gotta hand it to the Hounds


Randy Russon
By
March 11, 2017

They didn’t get much pre-season respect. They were picked by some in the media to finish as low as eighth place in the 10-team Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Eagles win in Nick of time


Randy Russon
By
March 10, 2017

Defenseman Nick Trecroce certainly picked a good time to score his first two goals as a member of the Soo Eagles. …[read more]

Full of Bulldogs


Randy Russon
By
March 10, 2017

The latest venture of the Ontario Hockey League into Hamilton is giving the appearance of being a rather solid move. …[read more]

OHL playoff picture


Randy Russon
By
March 10, 2017

Seven of the eight playoff spots are spoken for in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. But with less than two weeks remaining on the regular-season schedule, three playoff positions are still up for grabs in the Eastern Conference. …[read more]

NOJHL honours a gentleman


Randy Russon
By
March 9, 2017

It is only fitting that the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has decided to recognize long-time statistician and historian David Harrison by naming its Most Gentlemanly Player award after him. …[read more]

EL Wildcats v. Soo Eagles


Randy Russon
By
March 9, 2017

Two teams with strikingly-different strengths will face off when the Soo Eagles and Elliot Lake Wildcats meet in a best-of-three, preliminary-round series. …[read more]

Flint pots playoff spot


Randy Russon
By
March 8, 2017

It’s official. After missing the Ontario Hockey League playoffs in their first season in Flint, the Firebirds are going to the dance. …[read more]