All posts by Randy Russon

Soo Eagles to Morrisville State


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June 21, 2017

High-scoring forward Roman Gaudet has parlayed parts of two seasons with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League into a Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment. …[read more]

New associate in Flint


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June 21, 2017

Fifteen years after graduating from the Ontario Hockey League as a player, Paul Flache is returning to it as associate coach of the Flint Firebirds. …[read more]

Rising Spirit catches another


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June 21, 2017

Two drafts after taking a sixth-round flyer on Caleb Everett, Saginaw Spirit has the 6-foot-2, 185-pound defensemen signed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement. …[read more]

Great North to set schedule


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June 20, 2017

Slated to increase membership from seven to nine teams, the Great North Midget Hockey League will hold its schedule meeting this Saturday ahead of the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Rap, yap coming out of Kap


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June 20, 2017

Kapuskasing Flyers of the Great North Midget Hockey League know how to take care of business, even during the summer. …[read more]

Hockey rise at Sault College


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June 19, 2017

A varsity athletics fixture in basketball and volleyball for decades, Sault College is working towards further establishing its men’s and women’s hockey programs. …[read more]

Top goalie commits to Flint


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June 19, 2017

Luke Cavallin, who was selected by the Flint Firebirds in the second round, 28th overall, at the 2017 Ontario Hockey League minor midget draft, has made an official commitment. …[read more]

Soo minor midget update


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June 19, 2017

Summer skates for 2002 birth-year players interested in playing for the new Soo minor midget entry in the Great North Midget Hockey League have been finalized. …[read more]

Tully an OHL GM in waiting


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June 17, 2017

He’s a former Ontario Hockey League star defenseman who went on to captain a Team Canada, world junior, gold-medal champion. And now as the general manager of a national champion junior A team, Brent Tully has aspirations of returning to the OHL. …[read more]

Sault midget hockey scene


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June 16, 2017

As it now stands, Sault Ste. Marie will be represented by two teams effective the 2017-2018 Great North Midget Hockey League season. But there is a condition to having both a major midget and minor midget entry in the Great North loop. …[read more]

Liking the look of the 67’s


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June 16, 2017

As the Ottawa 67’s will mark their 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday in the same year, the iconic Ontario Hockey League franchise could have more to celebrate in the months ahead. …[read more]

Spitfires hire from within


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June 15, 2017

Trevor Letowski has been duly promoted from associate coach to head coach of the 2017 Memorial Cup champion Windsor Spitfires. …[read more]

Gretz key to Flint Firebirds


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June 15, 2017

Okay, so someone had to write this headline about Gretz key. As in Gretz being a key signing for the Ontario Hockey League Flint Firebirds. …[read more]

Major ink for Flint Firebirds


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June 15, 2017

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have confirmed the signing of big defenseman Marcus Gretz, who was their second-round pick, 23rd overall, at the 2017 minor midget draft. …[read more]

Beau and the Voodoos


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June 15, 2017

Move one good coach on. Move another good coach in. Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have moved quickly to replace head coach Scott Wray with the equally-reputable Beau Moyer. …[read more]

New gig for David Matsos


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June 14, 2017

David Matsos is headed home to continue his Ontario Hockey League coaching career as the Hamilton Bulldogs have hired the Burlington native as associate coach. …[read more]

Tyler Bertuzzi, MVP


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June 14, 2017

Grand Rapids Griffins are the champions of the American Hockey League and the top affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings got a most valuable player performance from a gritty northern Ontario kid. …[read more]

Quiet on the OHL trade front


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June 13, 2017

It has been almost two weeks since trade season opened in the Ontario Hockey League but unlike last year there has been no activity to date. …[read more]

Hunt is over for Ottawa 67’s


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June 13, 2017

It’s double dip day in the nation’s capital as the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League have both a new general manager and head coach. …[read more]

New GM for the Ottawa 67’s


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June 13, 2017

The new general manager of the Ottawa 67’s has spent more than half of his life within the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Vendramin to Sault College


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June 13, 2017

Ryan Vendramin will be staying home this fall to continue his athletic career at Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology. …[read more]

Big hire for Bradford Rattlers


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June 12, 2017

Former Soo Greyhounds all-star defenseman Ric Jackman, who went on to play on a Stanley Cup championship team, has been named head coach of the Bradford Rattlers of the Greater Metro Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Wray to Battalion via Voodoos


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June 11, 2017

Scott Wray will be leaving his position as head coach of the reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Powassan Voodoos to join the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League as an assistant coach, multiple sources have told HockeyNewsNorth.com. …[read more]

Soo Eagles hire video coach


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June 11, 2017

As hockey evolves in the statistical sense it is the off-ice preparation through video and analysis that has become a difference maker between winning and losing. …[read more]

Interest in Mario Culina


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June 9, 2017

Mario Culina aspires to return to the Ontario Hockey League for a third term in 2017-2018 and the overage goalie who has spent the past two years with the Windsor Spitfires should have little difficulty finding work. …[read more]

OHL coaching vacancies


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June 9, 2017

Both the Memorial Cup champion Windsor Spitfires and the runner-up Erie Otters have joined the growing Ontario Hockey League coach search. …[read more]

Gooch, Peever and Beer


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June 7, 2017

As president, general manager and head coach, they represent the new age of the old mining town that houses the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Overagers? Culina, Headrick


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June 6, 2017

A pair of Sault Ste. Marie area products who played on teams that made it to the recent Memorial Cup final could return to the Ontario Hockey League in 2017-2018 as overage players. …[read more]

Rayside signs four rookies


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June 6, 2017

Four young skaters — including a pair from the north — have signed with Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Chill gets to Mark Tassone


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June 5, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie product Mark Tassone is poised to move on from the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to sign with the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

New gig for Moe Mantha


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June 5, 2017

Moe Mantha, who has coached in the Ontario Hockey League and Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League among other stops, is returning to the North American Hockey League. …[read more]

Catching up with Joe Shawhan


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June 1, 2017

A day after being named the new head coach of the Michigan Tech Huskies of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Joe Shawhan was driving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa on a recruiting mission. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to Chatham U


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June 1, 2017

Chris Lutz, a 1997 birth-year forward who put up 14 goals, 27 assists, 41 points in 65 games — regular season and playoffs included — for the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2016-2017, has himself a National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment. …[read more]