Timmins Majors discover…


Randy Russon
By
May 23, 2018

Score two for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League. The Timmins midgets have confirmed a pair of skills and fitness related partnerships ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Palmerio defines character


Randy Russon
By
May 23, 2018

Heart. Soul. Character. Passion. They are just four of the many positive words than can be used relative to graduated Soo Eagles captain Jake Palmerio. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to Johnstown


Randy Russon
By
May 22, 2018

Assistant coach Nick Perri is moving on from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for a similar position with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Up and down Hounds


Randy Russon
By
May 16, 2018

A first-place finish during the 2017-2018 regular season that included 116 points from a record of 55-7-6 did not lead to an Ontario Hockey League playoff championship for the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Irish hockey in Detroit


Randy Russon
By
May 15, 2018

Detroit Fighting Irish has expanded the duties of Steve Glover, general manager Dan Vasquez has confirmed to Hockey News North. …[read more]

Some of what was said


Randy Russon
By
May 14, 2018

Plenty of words were spoken, flattering ones at that, after the Hamilton Bulldogs upended the regular-season champion Soo Greyhounds to win the Ontario Hockey League title series four games to two. …[read more]

Hail to the OHL champs


Randy Russon
By
May 14, 2018

The team that deserved to win the Ontario Hockey League championship did just that. As good as the Soo Greyhounds were, the Hamilton Bulldogs were better. …[read more]

Let’s celebrate in the Soo


Craig Hartsburg
By
May 13, 2018

We have been treated to some fantastic play this past season by coach Drew Bannister, his staff and every one of the players that put on the Ontario Hockey League jersey of the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

A hockey story a day …


Randy Russon
By
May 13, 2018

For players, the hockey season can vary in length from about six to nine months, depending on the age group and level. …[read more]

Eyes on Hounds, Bulldogs


Randy Russon
By
May 13, 2018

The best team in the Ontario Hockey League over the course of the 2017-2018 regular season faces elimination today. …[read more]

Hamilton has the hammer


Randy Russon
By
May 12, 2018

The underdogs from Hamilton are a win away from taking the Ontario Hockey League championship from the top dogs of Sault Ste. Marie. …[read more]

Razzle dazzle playoff days


Randy Russon
By
May 11, 2018

It began in the third week of March and has played on until the middle of May. Thrills, spills and chills of the 2018 Ontario Hockey League playoff race towards championship glory have been plentiful. …[read more]

Jumbo hot dog a la Cherry


Randy Russon
By
May 10, 2018

I am on record as saying that I agreed with Don Cherry when the outspoken Hockey Night In Canada commentator referred to the Soo Greyhounds as “hot dogs” because of the way they seem to over-celebrate goals. …[read more]

First shift for Sault girls


Randy Russon
By
May 9, 2018

Here’s to you, girls. Sault Female Hockey Association is poised to offer a cost-effective introduction to the sport for girls 6-10-years old, local president Elissa Plastino has confirmed. …[read more]

Hound Power via Hamilton


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 9, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest column by Steve Buist reflects on his days as a fledgling sportswriter whose first media job was covering the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. The award-winning Buist is a former Sault Star writer who is now an investigative reporter and feature writer at the Hamilton Spectator. …[read more]

OHL history in Hamilton


Randy Russon
By
May 8, 2018

The Ontario Hockey League officially returned to Hamilton in 2015 when the Bulldogs took the place of the relocated Belleville Bulls. That was then, this is now. …[read more]

Pee wee minor Selects…


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 7, 2018

Head coach Jerry Lortie has confirmed the roster for the Soo pee wee minor AA Selects hockey team for the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

No bad dogs here


Randy Russon
By
May 6, 2018

Opportunistically speaking, if only Hamilton was the host city for this year’s Memorial Cup tournament, which will be held later this month in Regina, Saskatchewan. …[read more]

Soo Eagles hire new coach


Randy Russon
By
May 6, 2018

Doug Laprade, who was part of National Collegiate Athletic Association championship teams as both a player and assistant coach with the Lake Superior State Lakers, is the new head coach of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Spring minor hockey scene


Randy Russon
By
May 5, 2018

Spring has sprung and the minor hockey season in Sault Ste. Marie is on session break until the fall. Or maybe it isn’t. …[read more]

Bulldogs bite back


Randy Russon
By
May 4, 2018

Hamilton Bulldogs have drawn first blood in their Ontario Hockey League championship series with the top ranked Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Dog days of May


Randy Russon
By
May 3, 2018

This has the makings of a real dog fight. Soo Greyhounds and Hamilton Bulldogs are unleashed with their collars off and eager to mark their territory as champions of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

New coach in French River


Randy Russon
By
May 2, 2018

French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have hired former Ontario Hockey League defenseman Shawn Frappier as their new head coach, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Cicchello has OHL invites


Randy Russon
By
May 2, 2018

Defenseman Tristan Cicchello, fresh from an eye-catching rookie season with Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, will have ample opportunity to showcase himself at upcoming Ontario Hockey League tryout camps. …[read more]

Soo v. Hamilton schedule


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 1, 2018

The playoff dates for the best-of-seven, Ontario Hockey League championship series between the Soo Greyhounds and Hamilton Bulldogs have been confirmed. …[read more]

Frantic night in Houndtown


Randy Russon
By
May 1, 2018

All it would have taken was an overtime goal from the upset-minded visitors and the season would have come to a stunning conclusion for the no. 1 ranked team in Canada. …[read more]

Capy out as Eagles coach


Randy Russon
By
May 1, 2018

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have made a change at the head coach position, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Seven Up


Randy Russon
By
April 30, 2018

There’s nothing quite like quenching a playoff thirst than with the refreshing taste of a Game 7. Mmmmm. Bring it on, baby. …[read more]

Home sweet home


Randy Russon
By
April 28, 2018

Put the pressure on. Force the issue. Take advantage of home ice. Firing it up in that fashion on Friday, Soo Greyhounds pushed Kitchener Rangers to the embers of the grill with a 7-3 sizzler before close to 4,900 partisan fans. …[read more]

Hamilton hums into finals


Randy Russon
By
April 27, 2018

Hamilton Bulldogs can take a break and await the winner of the Western Conference finals between the Soo Greyhounds and Kitchener Rangers. …[read more]

Series math: 2 + 2 = tie


Randy Russon
By
April 26, 2018

Depending on what side of the equation you are on, there are a number of ways to study the Ontario Hockey League playoff series between Soo Greyhounds and Kitchener Rangers. …[read more]

Crunch time for Lenny


Randy Russon
By
April 25, 2018

He adds a lot of colour to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. He can be funny, frantic and furious all in one. He is a man of his word — and a man of many words. And in his fourth season with the Cochrane Crunch since bringing junior hockey to the northeastern Ontario town of about 5,000 residents, Ryan Leonard is an NOJHL champion. …[read more]

Scouts on Beaver dam


Randy Russon
By
April 24, 2018

Good teams have good scouts. Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are a good team. And they have added more good scouts. …[read more]

Crunch a punch away


Randy Russon
By
April 23, 2018

Cochrane Crunch is one click away from punching its ticket into the Dudley Hewitt Cup, Central Canada championships. …[read more]