All posts by Randy Russon

Phil Caron a free-agent find


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September 19, 2017

From the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Ontario Hockey League. And as an un-drafted, under-sized defenseman no less. …[read more]

OA goalie back in Saginaw


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September 19, 2017

Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League received a net gain today with the return of overage goalie Evan Cormier from the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. …[read more]

Hockey + weather = bonus


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September 18, 2017

Does it get any better than this? If you are into various levels of hockey, warm weather and happen to live in Sault Ste. Marie, this is a good time of the year. …[read more]

Timmins trims T-Bird midgets


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September 16, 2017

A goal by captain Frederic Leclair-Pouw in the first minute of overtime lifted the visiting Timmins Majors to a 3-2 overtime triumph over the Soo Thunderbirds in Great North Midget Hockey League action tonight. …[read more]

Blind River remains unbeaten


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September 16, 2017

Steven Khull put the puck in the net two minutes and 22 seconds into overtime as the visiting Blind River Beavers edged the Soo Thunderbirds 4-3 in a fast-paced, well-played Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League match on Friday night. …[read more]

Midget triple-header in Soo


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September 15, 2017

Great North Midget Hockey League will be a featured attraction in Sault Ste. Marie this weekend with the Timmins Majors in town for a troika of tests. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to NHL ref prospect


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September 14, 2017

Former Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League defenseman Alec Austin is on the cusp of becoming a National Hockey League referee. …[read more]

Back in Rayside-Balfour


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September 14, 2017

1997 birth year forward Tristan Simm is back with the Rayside-Balfour Canadians for a third season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Great North beginnings


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September 12, 2017

One of the youngest players in the Great North Midget Hockey League will debut with the Soo Thunderbirds this weekend when the first-year minor midget entry plays the visiting Timmins Majors. …[read more]

NOJHL season underway


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September 12, 2017

There were some good opening night crowds. There were some good starts for players, coaches and teams alike. The 2017-2018 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season is underway. …[read more]

Western Conference watchtower


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September 8, 2017

To be sure, it is the toughest conference in Canadian major junior hockey. And while there are those who have already anointed the Soo Greyhounds as the team to be reckoned with in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League, others should not be taken lightly. …[read more]

Choosing the Flint Firebirds


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September 7, 2017

Highly-touted center Kyle Harris has opted to commit to the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League rather than choose from multiple National Collegiate Athletic Association overtures, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Opening week in Great North


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September 7, 2017

Opening whistles will sound in the Great North Midget Hockey League this weekend as the Soo Greyhounds, North Bay Major Trappers, New Liskeard Cubs and Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves all have home games. …[read more]

Opening week in the NOJHL


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September 6, 2017

First pucks drop on a number of Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rinks this week as regular-season play begins in the 12-member loop. …[read more]

Rayside set for start of season


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September 5, 2017

As Rayside-Balfour Canadians will take to the ice for the start of the 2017-2018 regular season on Thursday night, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team has a late commitment from a rookie forward. …[read more]

Timmins takes Polar Bear title


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September 4, 2017

Timmins Majors trimmed Soo Thunderbirds 6-3 in the title tilt of the AAA midget division of the second annual Cochrane Polar Bear Classic. …[read more]

Spirit sends Baber to T-Birds


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September 3, 2017

Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League has assigned recently-signed 2001 birth-year forward Camaryn Baber to the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Camping out with Wolves


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September 2, 2017

Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have signed four players while reducing their training camp roster to 27. …[read more]

Saginaw Spirit signs Soo boy


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September 1, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber has signed with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

A goal for Camaryn Baber


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August 31, 2017

Hard-nosed rookie Camaryn Baber did not hurt his chances of making the Saginaw Spirit as a 2001 birth year forward when he scored a goal in the Ontario Hockey League team’s annual Blue-White game that was played on Wednesday. …[read more]

Rayside to Charlottetown


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August 31, 2017

1999 birth-year forward Cayse Ton is moving on from the Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Time to show some Spirit


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August 30, 2017

As August gets set to give way to September, roster spots are on the line throughout the Ontario Hockey League. In fact, the Saginaw Spirit will make player determinations tonight with its annual Blue-White match. …[read more]

Sicoly available for trade


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August 29, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie native Nic Sicoly is moving on from the Guelph Storm after two full seasons with the Ontario Hockey League team, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Trecroce to Sault College


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August 29, 2017

Nick Trecroce has had a change of plans. Instead of moving on from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association Morrisville State College Mustangs, Trecroce has opted for the Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

RBC deals Saginaw goalie


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August 29, 2017

Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have traded the rights of 2000 birth-year goalie Cameron Lamour to the Chatham Maroons of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Lamour was a third-round pick of the Saginaw Spirit at the 2016 Ontario Hockey League draft. …[read more]

OHL teams like OHL grads


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August 29, 2017

It can be said that the Ontario Hockey League does a pretty good job of taking care of its own when it comes to teams hiring coaches. …[read more]

Soo minor midget roster


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August 28, 2017

HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed the roster for the new Soo Thunderbirds minor midget team that will debut as part of the nine-member Great North Midget Hockey League this 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Espanola via Sudbury minors


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August 27, 2017

Mark these down as a pair of high-end commitments. Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has signed a dandy duo of 2001 birth-skaters who played for the Sudbury Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League last season. …[read more]

Soo connection to Sudbury


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August 25, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie’s link to the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League has doubled over the course of the summer. …[read more]

Michigan rivalry in the OHL


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August 24, 2017

They represent two gritty industrial towns while surrounded by the scenic splendor of mid and lower Michigan. Separated by about 35 exits along Interstate 75, Flint Firebirds and Saginaw Spirit are an emerging Ontario Hockey League rivalry. …[read more]

Two Wolves join the Attack


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August 24, 2017

Sudbury Wolves have shipped veteran forward Alan Lyszczarczyk, overage goalie Zack Bowman and a conditional fourth round draft pick to the Owen Sound Attack. …[read more]

Soo T-Birds sign Cicchello


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August 23, 2017

Tristano Cicchello, a 2001 birth year defenseman who starred for the Soo Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League last season, has signed with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Wolves get Nolan Makkonen


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August 23, 2017

Sudbury Wolves and Guelph Storm have completed a major Ontario Hockey League trade involving defensemen Owen Lalonde and Nolan Makkonen and a bounty of high draft picks. …[read more]