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Net gain for Saginaw


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September 19, 2019

Saginaw Spirit has officially confirmed the acquisition of overage goalie Nick Donofrio from the Hamilton Bulldogs.

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They the North of the OHL


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September 19, 2019

These Troops are young and — for example — contain a defenseman and a forward who were teammates with the North Bay Minor Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League not that long ago. And for the time being, nine rookies, including a pair of goalies from the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, are part of the 24-player roster of the North Bay Battalion as the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season gets underway.

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Big Ben on the mend


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September 19, 2019

Prize goalie Ben Gaudreau, who the Sarnia Sting took in the first round of the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League, continues to recover from an off-season injury.

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Storm swaps 40-goal scorer


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September 17, 2019

Overage forward Liam Hawell has been acquired by the Kitchener Rangers from the Guelph Storm in an impact Ontario Hockey League trade.

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Beavers, Voodoos on top


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September 16, 2019

Blind River Beavers and Powassan Voodoos are the division leaders through the opening two weeks of play in the 2019-2020 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

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How we see the OHL West


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September 14, 2019

First pucks will drop to the ice as the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League regular season gets underway in less than a week.

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Flint adds to net depth


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September 13, 2019

Free-agent goalie Peyton Grainer has committed to the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League. The Metro Detroit product, who has a 2002 birth date, opted to choose a player agreement and education package with the OHL Firebirds over National Collegiate Athletic Association options.

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Hounds open with Flint, NB


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September 13, 2019

A whopping 58 points separated the lowly Flint Firebirds from the Soo Greyhounds in the final regular season standings from the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League campaign.

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Giroux commits to Flint


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September 11, 2019

Pint-sized pivot Zacharie Giroux has signed with the Flint Firebirds and will split time this season between the Ontario Hockey League team and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Opening week in the NOJHL


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September 9, 2019

A goaltenders duel that finally ended via shootout with the Rayside Balfour Canadians scoring a dramatic 1-0 win over the visiting Soo Eagles was a highlight of opening week action in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Father, son and RR Rangers


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September 7, 2019

Exemplary bench boss Don Gagnon and his son, Michael Gagnon, will form the coaching tandem for the Root River Rangers of the Sault Major Hockey Association this 2019-2020 season.

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Blaine Smith joins Rayside


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September 5, 2019

One of the more honest, easy-to-deal-with individuals to ever be a part of the Ontario Hockey League has joined the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Wandering the OHL West


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September 4, 2019

Team by team, alphabetically, in the five member West Division of the Ontario Hockey League with training camps underway:

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Net gain for Flint Firebirds


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September 3, 2019

Flint Firebirds have acquired a winning goalie via trade with the reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm.

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Sarnia Sting fills a Voit


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September 3, 2019

American-born forward Ty Voit has chosen the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League.

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Soo boys in EL, Espanola


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September 2, 2019

Four skaters who played major midget hockey for teams in Sault Ste. Marie in 2018-2019 have landed spots down the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League highway between Elliot Lake and Espanola.

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Soo Indians sign 18 players


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August 30, 2019

Soo Indians have committed to and received commitments from 18 players ahead of the 2019-2020 Michigan Amateur Hockey Association season. The Indians will be coached by Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario resident Patrick Carricato, who is making a return to the bench of the major midget team after three years away from the game.

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NOJHL at the Gardens


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August 29, 2019

GFL Memorial Gardens will be the site of a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League exhibition game this Saturday afternoon.

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NOJHL story lines loom


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August 28, 2019

The first pucks of the regular season are set to hit the ice as the 2019-2020 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League campaign soon becomes official.

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Staios sideshow in Hamilton


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August 27, 2019

It is a curious sideshow that pertains to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League and a pair of recent, eye-opening moves made by their president and general manager.

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Pride of the Timmins Majors


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August 26, 2019

Homegrown head coach Brandon Perry has made no secret of the fires of passion that burn within him relevant to the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League.

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NOJHL season forecast ahead


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August 25, 2019

Exhibition games are already being played in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as the start of the 2019-2020 regular season looms.

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Seeing the Soo area scene


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August 22, 2019

It has been a sunny and warm summer up here in the Sault Ste. Marie area. And as summer heads towards autumn and the annual change in seasons, games of hockey will soon be played.

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Hounds head equipment man


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August 22, 2019

Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have opted to stay within house in hiring a new head equipment manager.

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Making a right turn in Flint


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August 18, 2019

Saginaw Spirit and Soo Greyhounds may want to check their rear-view mirrors as the Flint Firebirds approach the fast lane of the West Division ahead of the upcoming Ontario Hockey League season.

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Flint adds to bench staff


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August 15, 2019

Mark Ridout is making a return to the Ontario Hockey League, this time as an assistant coach with the Flint Firebirds.

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