All posts by Randy Russon

Crunch, Beavers are hot


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November 15, 2017

One from the East, one from the West. They represent two Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League teams that are on a roll. …[read more]

T-Bird midgets developing


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November 14, 2017

One of three minor midget teams in a loop that also includes six major midget entries, Soo Thunderbirds sit at the bottom of the Great North Midget Hockey League standings. …[read more]

Kap gains for Hearst


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November 13, 2017

There is a tidy development path along the rugged highway from Kapuskasing to Hearst that serves as player advancement between the two northeastern Ontario towns. …[read more]

Hot and cold in the OHL


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November 13, 2017

As the Ontario Hockey League inches towards the one-third mark of the 2017-2018 regular season we check in on some of who are hot and some of who are not. …[read more]

Team NOHA has 7 from Soo


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November 10, 2017

Seven Sault Ste. Marie area players have been named to the two Northern Ontario Hockey Association teams that will compete at the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Eastern AAA Showcase Tournament, to be held next month. …[read more]

T-Birds v. Eagles tonight


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November 10, 2017

It looms as a game that is a promotion in itself, the fabled border battle rivalry featuring the Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles. …[read more]

Nickel Caps chasing Traps


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November 9, 2017

Three home games this weekend will provide ample opportunity for the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves to close in on the idle North Bay Trappers. …[read more]

Telus Cup update


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November 8, 2017

As Sudbury is slated to play host to the 2018 Telus Cup, major midget hockey championship tournament, preparations for the national event are ongoing. …[read more]

Great North grievance


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November 8, 2017

Soo Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League have had two wins taken away from them for using players who were under suspension. …[read more]

Soo minor hockey issues


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November 6, 2017

The state of minor hockey in Sault Ste. Marie serves as an ongoing and almost routine basis for banter among those with any sort of link or interest in its well being. …[read more]

NOJHL teams on the up


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November 6, 2017

Rayside-Balfour Canadians. Soo Eagles. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners. They are three Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League teams on the move. …[read more]

Trappers edge past Hounds


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November 5, 2017

Coach Guy Blanchard and his visiting North Bay Trappers worked a pair of overtime shifts to upend the Soo Greyhounds in Great North Midget Hockey League action from last night and this afternoon. …[read more]

Super start for Sault College


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November 5, 2017

Sault College Cougars are showing teeth in their first season as official members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

Great North stunner!


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November 4, 2017

Backed by the spectacular play of goalie Noah Zeppa, the minor midget Soo Thunderbirds stunned the visiting major midget North Bay Trappers 3-2 in Great North Midget Hockey League action from this afternoon. …[read more]

Sicoly assists in NA debut


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November 4, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie native Nicolas Sicoly made a point in his North American Hockey League debut with the Aberdeen Wings on Friday. …[read more]

Sault College home for two


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November 3, 2017

After nine straight road games to begin their first season as official members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, Sault College Cougars get to skate on home ice. …[read more]

Spirit adds overage center


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November 2, 2017

Youth-laden Saginaw Spirit has filled its third overage spot by obtaining center Mason Kohn from the Oshawa Generals for a fourth-round pick at the 2020 Ontario Hockey League draft. …[read more]

This is Team NOJHL


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November 1, 2017

The 2017 Eastern Canada Cup all-star challenge is slated to be held November 13-15 in Trenton, Ont. and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed its roster for the event. …[read more]

Rumbling OHL rumour mill


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November 1, 2017

Ah, those rumours. Like whiskey in an Irish pub, rumours go hand in hand within a major loop such as the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Mickey Redmond in Flint


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November 1, 2017

National Hockey League Hall of Fame forward Mickey Redmond will make a special guest appearance in Flint this Friday when the Firebirds play host to the North Bay Battalion in an Ontario Hockey League match at Dort Federal Event Center. …[read more]

Making it the hard way


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October 31, 2017

Suffice to say that Ty Zachary does not know the meaning of the word quit. Suffice to say that few have had to overcome what Zachary did just to make the roster of the minor midget Soo Thunderbirds, a first-year team in the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Nic Sicoly to Aberdeen


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October 31, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie product Nicolas Sicoly is headed to the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Spirit moves goalie


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October 30, 2017

Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League has shipped third-year backup goalie Brendan Bonello to the Kingston Frontenacs, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Little tykes at old Soo rink


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October 27, 2017

It can be seen on the faces of the six-year old youngsters. The will. The determination. The exertion. The happy faces. …[read more]

Leaders of the Wolf pack


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October 26, 2017

Leadership cannot be underestimated. Good leaders can go a long way towards the betterment of a team, in this case the Sudbury Wolves. …[read more]

Great North starts and stops


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October 25, 2017

There is a form of parity within the Great North Midget Hockey League. For example, over the past week, the North Bay Trappers handed the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves their first loss of the season only to then be upset by the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Kovacs on four nations stage


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October 24, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie’s Bronson Kovacs is a member of the Hungarian national team that will play host to the Four Nations Cup Hockey Tournament from November 10 to 12. …[read more]

NOJHL East is a beast


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October 24, 2017

Parity is rather evident among the six divisional rivals. Indeed, just six points stand between the second place Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and the sixth place Timmins Rock in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Wrong way in Elliot Lake


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October 23, 2017

Widely viewed as a serious championship contender before the start of the 2017-2018 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, Elliot Lake Wildcats have instead been a big disappointment to date. …[read more]

Eagles 4, Thunderbirds 3


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October 22, 2017

Soo Eagles continued their winning ways of late while at the same time putting a halt to the seven-game unbeaten streak of the cross-river Soo Thunderbirds …[read more]

What a Knight for Raaymakers


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October 21, 2017

It was a Knight to remember for former Soo Greyhounds goalie Joseph Raaymakers in his Ontario Hockey League debut with London. …[read more]

John Parco coaches, trains


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October 20, 2017

He has a lot more to offer than just being the coach of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. A former star player at the major junior and European professional levels, John Parco is also a sports vision trainer and a world-class, kinesiology-educated, disciple of the game that he lives and loves. …[read more]

15 goals for Nick Smith


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October 19, 2017

He has hands of silk and a nose for the net. Soo Thunderbirds second-year forward Nick Smith is evolving into a goal-scoring machine. …[read more]