Great North commish quits


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July 24, 2017

Citing personal reasons, Bob MacLean has stepped down as commissioner of the Great North Midget Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

George and Jake in Guelph


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July 24, 2017

Jake Grimes is leaving his assistant coach position with the Peterborough Petes to work for his old boss George Burnett and the Guelph Storm. …[read more]

Memories of Michael Doan


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July 23, 2017

Death is part of life. We are born. We live. We die. And while all of us are born to eventually die, some leave sooner than others. …[read more]

Between the Irish pipes


Randy Russon
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July 23, 2017

Highly regarded, 1999 birth year goalie Dean Buchholz has opted to return to the Detroit Fighting Irish of the United States Premier Hockey League for a second season. …[read more]

Loft lands in French River


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July 23, 2017

French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have reeled in 6-foot-2, 200-pound defender Connor Loft by way of the Mississauga Reps of the AAA midget Greater Toronto Hockey League. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to Lawrence U


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July 21, 2017

Steady defender Matt Meininger is moving on from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League via commitment to the Lawrence University Vikings. …[read more]

Here are the Hound midgets


Randy Russon
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July 20, 2017

Soo Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League have confirmed 18 players who will begin the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Jason Uhl stars in school


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July 20, 2017

Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association have confirmed the return of forward Jason Uhl for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

New bunch for the Crunch


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July 20, 2017

A trio of newcomers has signed on with the Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, coach-general manager Ryan Leonard has confirmed to HockeyNewsNorth.com. …[read more]

Kapuskasing to Hearst


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July 18, 2017

1999 birth-year goalie Nicholas Dube has signed with the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League via the Kapuskasing Flyers of the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

A potentially positive story


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July 17, 2017

There has been some encouraging news to report from within the ranks of the Sault Major Hockey Association — at least as it pertains to the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Rest in peace, Michael Doan


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July 16, 2017

This is a heart-breaker to report. Family and friends are mourning the tragic passing of former high school, junior, college and minor pro goalie Michael Doan. …[read more]

New Liskeard to French River


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July 15, 2017

He had a 15-game taste of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2016-2017 and now Spencer Dupuis is ready to make the full-time jump to it from the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Soo midget teams good to go


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July 14, 2017

The numbers are there to support two teams. Ergo, Sault Ste. Marie will proceed with major midget and minor midget teams as part of the Great North Midget Hockey League this coming season. …[read more]

Hartsburg coach connection


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July 14, 2017

Two recently hired head coaches in the Ontario Hockey League — Jay Varady of the Kingston Frontenacs and Chris Hartsburg of the Erie Otters — were once together as assistant coaches under Craig Hartsburg with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. …[read more]

Todd Gill to Owen Sound


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July 14, 2017

Former Kingston Frontenacs bench boss Todd Gill is returning to the Ontario Hockey League after a three-year absence as the new head coach of the Owen Sound Attack. …[read more]

Best GM in the OHL?


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July 13, 2017

As there are so many exceptional coaches in the Ontario Hockey League there are a number of general managers who are very good at what they do. …[read more]

Flint finally gets to Wismer


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July 12, 2017

A year after being drafted by the Flint Firebirds, right winger Jake Wismer has officially committed to the Ontario Hockey League team, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Who will get Mario Culina?


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July 11, 2017

He has been a backup in each of his two Ontario Hockey League seasons with the Windsor Spitfires. But the ability, potential and work ethic of Mario Culina have him positioned to become a potentially-valuable overage goalie for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Home grown coach in KL


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July 11, 2017

Ryan Wood, hired earlier this off season as the new coach and general manager of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners, has confirmed that Doug Bolger will return to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team as an assistant coach. …[read more]

Construction at Sault College


Randy Russon
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July 10, 2017

The building of the fledgling varsity men’s hockey program at Sault College is an ongoing process and a work in progress. …[read more]

Cougars get defensive


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July 10, 2017

Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association have confirmed the commitment of defenseman Jared Binguis for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Soo boy returning to Eagles


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July 8, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. resident Jake Palmerio will head back across the St. Mary’s River to play a third season with the Michigan Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Solid as a Rock in Timmins


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July 8, 2017

1999 birth year defenseman Shawn Sloan has joined the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League after a season at the Central Canada Hockey League 2 level. …[read more]

New coach for Soo T-Birds


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July 7, 2017

Internationally acclaimed former player and coach John Parco will take over as the new bench boss of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has learned. …[read more]

North Bay to Kirkland Lake


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July 7, 2017

Hard-working forward Joe Whittet has parlayed three seasons with the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League into a signing by the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

New head scout for Spitfires


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July 6, 2017

Windsor native Frankie Evola has landed a full-time job with his hometown Ontario Hockey League team as its director of scouting, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

NOJHL pipeline to the OHL


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July 6, 2017

As the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League develops its share of players for the Ontario Hockey League, it is also serving as a training ground for coaches. …[read more]

New job for Jordan Smith


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July 5, 2017

It’s a nice step up. Jordan Smith is moving on from coach-general manager of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to associate coach of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

CCHL Raiders to OHL Wolves


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July 5, 2017

Goalie Marshall Frappier has signed with the Sudbury Wolves after being their sixth-round pick at the 2017 Ontario Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Mississauga to Powassan


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July 5, 2017

From the Greater Toronto Hockey League to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Reigning NOJHL champion Powassan Voodoos have signed forward Harrison Israels, who played for the major midget Mississauga Senators of the GTHL in 2016-2017. …[read more]

Committed to Sault College


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July 4, 2017

Defenseman Jamie Kamzol has committed to play for the Sault College Cougars as they debut as members of the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association in 2017-2018. …[read more]

Saxton is sweet on the Soo


Randy Russon
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July 4, 2017

He has opportunities to play in the North American Hockey League but 1997 birth year forward Jake Saxton has opted to return to the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Kap Flyers are taking shape


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
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July 4, 2017

They still have an opening or two on their roster ahead of the 2017-2018 Great North Midget Hockey League season. Thus far, Kapuskasing Flyers have signed 11 forwards, five defensemen and two goalies. …[read more]