All posts by Randy Russon

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]

Construction at Sault College


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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]

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]

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


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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]

Summer breeze in the NOJHL


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July 3, 2017

It’s early July. The snow from last winter is long gone, even in Cochrane and Timmins. Following a spring cleanup that swept through the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, summer is here. …[read more]

Hockey issues in S.S. Marie


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July 2, 2017

To be sure, there is a widespread notion that all is not well as it pertains to minor hockey in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. …[read more]

OHL coaching candidates


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July 1, 2017

July 1 signals the start of a one-month, so-called off season in the Ontario Hockey League. But the fact is that there are plum coaching vacancies in the OHL that will be filled at some point this month. …[read more]

Eagles add veteran d-man


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June 30, 2017

Owen Kipke, a seasoned defenseman with experience gained in the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has signed with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Maltais moves up to Rayside


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June 30, 2017

Hard-nosed winger Brady Maltais is making the jump from the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League to the Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

On the Rowe to Sault College


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June 29, 2017

Sault College Cougars of the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association have recruited another high-end skater for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Overage goalie market


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June 29, 2017

The 2017-2018 season figures to provide for a plethora of opportunities for overage goaltenders in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Rayside gets blueline boost


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June 28, 2017

Defenseman Dawson Garcia has been obtained by the Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the Ancaster Avalanche of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Saginaw forward a free Spirit


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June 28, 2017

Building through the draft and buoyed with a surplus of early-round picks, general manager Dave Drinkill is carefully constructing the Saginaw Spirit into a looming Ontario Hockey League contender. …[read more]

Wolves add overage d-man


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June 27, 2017

Looking to fill the void created by the departure of a den of graduated defenders, Sudbury Wolves have acquired overage defenseman Kyle Rhodes from the Guelph Storm. …[read more]