Sault College keeps winning


Randy Russon
By
December 16, 2018

Put another win in the books for the Sault College Cougars. Sault College completed a weekend sweep of its American Collegiate Hockey Association rival Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals on Saturday with a 7-6 victory at GFL Memorial Gardens. …[read more]

No break for OHL managers


Randy Russon
By
December 15, 2018

Even when there are no games scheduled, there are games being played behind the scenes. For example, I doubt if there is a general manager in the Ontario Hockey League who is not plotting ahead of the looming January 10 trade deadline. …[read more]

Cougars cuff Cardinals


Randy Russon
By
December 15, 2018

Sault College Cougars scored six first period goals and roared to a 13-3 take down of the visiting Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals in American Collegiate Hockey Association action from Friday. …[read more]

Sault College moving up


Randy Russon
By
December 14, 2018

With success comes a promotion. Hockey News North has confirmed that the American Collegiate Hockey Association has granted a request of the Sault College Cougars to move up a level from Division 3 to Division 2 effective the 2019-2020 season. …[read more]

OHL net shuffle


Randy Russon
By
December 13, 2018

Sarnia Sting and Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League have both moved on from bigger, highly-touted goalies who were former early-round draft picks. …[read more]

Mission to RPI Engineers


Randy Russon
By
December 13, 2018

Highly-regarded, 2002 birth year forward Max Itagaki has made an early commitment to play Division 1 hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. …[read more]

Minor Birds 3, Major Birds 2


Randy Russon
By
December 12, 2018

An inner-city Great North Midget Hockey League match tonight pitted the Soo Minor Thunderbirds up against the Soo Major Thunderbirds. …[read more]

Friendly foes: Beavers, Eagles


Randy Russon
By
December 12, 2018

The setting was a recent edition of the Hockey North Show that airs weekly on Sault Ste. Marie radio station ESPN 1400. At the same table, making guest appearances on the show were Blind River Beavers assistant coach/assistant general manager Craig MacDonald and Soo Eagles president/general manager Bruno Bragagnolo. …[read more]

Showing some holiday Spirit


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 12, 2018

American super-center chain Meijer, which has corporate headquarters in mid Michigan, is a sponsor of the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. As part of a Christmas holiday season promotion, Meijer is sponsoring a ‘Shop with a Hero’ event that features, among others, Sault Ste. Marie’s Nick Porco, a second year forward with the OHL Spirit. …[read more]

Sault College at the Gardens


Randy Russon
By
December 11, 2018

GFL Memorial Gardens in downtown Sault Ste. Marie is the slated site for a pair of weekend games involving the Sault College Cougars men’s hockey team. …[read more]

Wolves showing their teeth


Randy Russon
By
December 10, 2018

Don’t look now but the Sudbury Wolves are a contender. Yes, the same Wolves who missed the Ontario Hockey League playoffs three times in the past four years including the 2017-2018 season in which they finished in last place in the 20-team loop. …[read more]

Monday night in Milltown


Randy Russon
By
December 10, 2018

It will be a rare Monday night match in Blind River this evening when the Beavers play host to the Soo Eagles in a 7:00 start. …[read more]

Spirit continues to move


Randy Russon
By
December 9, 2018

Overage defenseman Justin Murray, acquired earlier in the day from the Barrie Colts, picked up a pair of assists and Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco scored his 12th goal of the season as the Saginaw Spirit continued its recent rise with a 5-3 win over the Mississauga Steelheads. …[read more]

Miller time for Soo T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
December 9, 2018

A Twin Soo junior hockey rivalry was revisited on the weekend. Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles met up in a home-and-home series featuring the cross-border, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rivals. …[read more]

Spirit adds seasoned d-man


Randy Russon
By
December 9, 2018

Saginaw Spirit has made a move to solidify its injury-riddled blue line brigade by acquiring overage defenseman Justin Murray from the Barrie Colts in an Ontario Hockey League trade confirmed this morning. …[read more]

Eagles clip visiting T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
December 8, 2018

Soo Eagles skated to their first victory of the season over the cross-border Soo Thunderbirds on Friday. Before just over 600 fans at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo, the Eagles clipped the visiting Thunderbirds by a 3-2 margin. …[read more]

Border battle bandwagon


Randy Russon
By
December 7, 2018

Pace-setting Soo Thunderbirds will face off against the cross-border Soo Eagles in a home-and-home weekend series that begins tonight at 7:30 at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo. …[read more]

A better program for our kids


Craig Hartsburg
By
December 6, 2018

We are just about halfway through hockey season here in Sault Ste. Marie and without getting into specifics, there have been positives and negatives that have gone on. …[read more]

NOJHL boosts Sault College


Randy Russon
By
December 5, 2018

Three of the top point producers on the high scoring Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association are recent graduates of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Michael DiPietro to Ottawa


Randy Russon
By
December 4, 2018

The first-place team in the Ontario Hockey League has served notice that it is going all out on a championship bid. Ottawa 67s have acquired 2017 Memorial Cup championship goalie Michael DiPietro from the Windsor Spitfires in a blockbuster trade. …[read more]

NOJHL at the gate, on the ice


Randy Russon
By
December 3, 2018

Timmins Rock continues to top the attendance chart in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League followed closely by the Hearst Lumberjacks and Michigan Soo Eagles. And while the Soo Thunderbirds have the best record in the 12-team NOJHL, they are a distant last in attendance. …[read more]

Sault College draws a crowd


Randy Russon
By
December 3, 2018

As much as he was impressed with the play of his team, Sault College Cougars head coach Mike Hall was wowed with the overwhelming fan support on the weekend. …[read more]

Major Birds sweep Sudbury


Randy Russon
By
December 2, 2018

Forwards Brock Santa Maria and Nick Jameus and goalie Noah Zeppa sparked the Soo Major Thunderbirds to a Great North Midget Hockey League weekend sweep of the visiting Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves. …[read more]

Points for Timmins Majors


Randy Russon
By
December 2, 2018

Despite being minus a good chunk of their team due to suspensions and Team NOHA commitments, Timmins Majors came away with three points from a Great North Midget Hockey League home and home weekend with the New Liskeard Cubs. …[read more]

Cougars finish off Grizzlies


Randy Russon
By
December 1, 2018

Sault College Cougars completed a weekend sweep of the visiting Oakland University Grizzlies in Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association action from today. …[read more]

Cougars cuff visiting Grizzlies


Randy Russon
By
December 1, 2018

Sault College Cougars roared past the visiting Oakland University Grizzlies by a resounding 10-2 margin in American Collegiate Hockey Association action from Friday. …[read more]

OHL players well taken care of


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 1, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest column by Ontario Hockey League commissioner/Canadian Hockey League president David Branch originally appeared in The Toronto Star. It is reprinted by Hockey News North with the permission of Mr. Branch, the OHL and the CHL. …[read more]

NOJHL returns to Manitoulin


Randy Russon
By
November 30, 2018

Courtesy a neutral site game between the Cochrane Crunch and the Espanola Express, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will make a return to Manitoulin Island tonight. …[read more]

Russian robber strikes again


Randy Russon
By
November 30, 2018

Ivan Prosvetov stole another game for the Saginaw Spirit on Thursday night. The Russian-born goalie stopped 39 of 40 shots to lead surging Saginaw to a 2-1 home-ice victory over the Sarnia Sting. …[read more]

Minor Birds a work in progress


Randy Russon
By
November 29, 2018

Soo Minor Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League can be termed a reflection of their head coach. As Jamie Henderson is a focused, disciplined, hard-driven, hard-working individual, so too are the cast of players who make up the 2018-2019 edition of the Minor Thunderbirds. …[read more]

Spirit rises to fourth place


Randy Russon
By
November 28, 2018

Sporting a 2-0-1 record under new head coach Chris Lazary, Saginaw Spirit has moved into fourth place in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League ahead of a pair of home games this week. …[read more]

EL Wildcats have money issues


Randy Russon
By
November 28, 2018

Elliot Lake Wildcats of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League remain more than $50,000 in debt to the City of Elliot Lake on an interest-free loan that was slated to be paid in full by the end of this year. …[read more]

Roads of northeastern Ontario


Randy Russon
By
November 27, 2018

There are a number of certainties pertaining to the winter months in northeastern Ontario. One is that towns such as Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Espanola, Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, Iroquois Falls, Kirkland Lake, Cochrane and Hearst will get their share of snow. …[read more]

Close quarters in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
November 26, 2018

Both the divisional standings and the overall scoring race are rather close within the 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]