All posts by Randy Russon

OHL goalie market


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July 16, 2018

A veteran goalie or two could be on the move ahead of, or just into, the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

Jordan Smith to Hounds


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July 14, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie native Jordan Smith is moving on from the Sudbury Wolves after one season as associate coach for a job with the Soo Greyhounds, Hockey News North has learned. …[read more]

Give Dean a chance


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July 14, 2018

John who? That is a question more than one fan and advertiser was asking after the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League hired 37-year old John Dean as their new head coach. …[read more]

Espanola raids Rayside


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July 13, 2018

Espanola Express has ruffled the rivalry with the Rayside Balfour Canadians by raiding its Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League neighbours of an associate coach, assistant coach, equipment manager and trainer. …[read more]

Rayside to Cochrane


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July 13, 2018

Cochrane Crunch has acquired 1999 birth year forward Baldino Aiello from the Rayside Balfour Canadians in a cash exchange, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

New settlers hit the Rapids


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July 12, 2018

The off-season recruitment of youthful players to French River continues for the Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Greyhounds new coach is …


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July 12, 2018

Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have settled on a new bench boss, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Cusp of the rising Spirit


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July 11, 2018

The Spirit is set to rise in the Great Lakes Bay Region, specifically the mid Michigan, Ontario Hockey League town of Saginaw. …[read more]

Nick Porco has the Spirit


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July 10, 2018

He is a polite, respectful, mature young man who just turned 17 years old in March of this year. And while Sault Ste. Marie is home, he is eagerly anticipating a return to Saginaw for his second season in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Signed up in Timmins


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July 9, 2018

Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League have signed 12 players ahead of their August 17-19 training camp preparatory to the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Miller hits the jackpot


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July 7, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie native Colin Miller has signed a four-year, $15.5 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. …[read more]

Khull boys to Sault College


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July 6, 2018

Forwards Max Khull and Steven Khull are both moving on from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

Kingston coach search


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July 5, 2018

Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League are going to a Plan B of sorts as they look for a new head coach. …[read more]

Majors have net worth


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July 5, 2018

Any hockey team at any level can forge a path of success by having a dependable, winning goalie. Based on that, the Timmins Majors midgets have a head start on the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Cirella feels the Heat


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July 4, 2018

Joe Cirella has become the third member of the Soo Greyhounds coaching staff to leave the Ontario Hockey League team since the end of the 2017-2018 season, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Pro job for Bobby Jones


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July 3, 2018

Career coach Bobby Jones has moved a step closer to a National Hockey League job. Jones, who hails from the Sault Ste. Marie area beach town of Haviland Bay, has joined the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League as an assistant coach. …[read more]

Hockey writer’s wish list


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July 3, 2018

As a self-employed individual who makes a living by selling advertising and writing about hockey, it can be assumed that I am consumed by the sport. …[read more]

6 Firebirds with NHL ties


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July 3, 2018

Boasting a roster of some of the best young talent in the Ontario Hockey League, Flint Firebirds seem poised to return to the Western Conference playoffs in 2018-2019 after missing out on the post season in 2017-2018. …[read more]

NOJHL to CFL


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July 3, 2018

Donnie Bruni, a former Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League goalie with the Blind River Beavers, is moving up in the Canadian Football League business world. …[read more]

Majors golf tournament


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July 1, 2018

Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League will be holding their second annual golf tournament on Sunday, July 29. …[read more]

Sault College stability


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June 30, 2018

As Sault College has been granted official status as members of the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference that plays within the American Collegiate Hockey Association, the Cougars are in the process of putting together their roster ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Rapids sign Wolves pick


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June 29, 2018

Speedy centre Ryan Smith, an 11th round pick of the Sudbury Wolves at the 2018 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, has signed with the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Russian goalie has Spirit


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June 28, 2018

Looking to solidify its net worth with the graduation of overage backstop Evan Cormier, Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League selected Russian-born goalie Ivan Prosvetov with the 13th overall pick at today’s Canadian Hockey League import draft. …[read more]

Thunderbirds to Cougars


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June 27, 2018

Mark Tassone is moving on from three successful seasons with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to play for the Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

New direction in Great North


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June 27, 2018

Consummate volunteer Albert Corradini is moving up from his long-time position as general manager of the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves to take over as commissioner of the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

New gig for Bronson Kovacs


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June 27, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie’s Bronson Kovacs has signed a new professional hockey contract with DEAC, which plays out of Debrecen, Hungary. The signing will become official on Friday of this week, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

OHF honours NOJHL boss


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June 27, 2018

Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League commissioner Robert Mazzuca has been recognized by the Ontario Hockey Federation for his volunteer service. …[read more]

Building blocks of Flint


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June 26, 2018

After posting a winning record and making the playoffs with a veteran-laden team in 2016-2017, Flint Firebirds rebuilt the engine in 2017-2018 and missed the post season with a young group of players. …[read more]

Summer hockey talk


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June 25, 2018

If you are a hot bed hockey fan or, in this case, one who writes about the sport, the time of year does not seem to matter. That is, whether it is hockey season or hockey off-season, the hockey talk does not stop. …[read more]

Wild about this kid


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June 23, 2018

Saginaw Spirit forward Damien Giroux, who hails from the Sudbury area town of Hanmer, is now a National Hockey League prospect of the Minnesota Wild. …[read more]

NY Islanders show Spirit


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June 23, 2018

New York Islanders snagged forward Blade Jenkins from the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League in the fifth round of today’s National Hockey League entry draft. …[read more]

Seven up for the OHL


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June 23, 2018

Seven players from the Ontario Hockey League, including two from both the Soo Greyhounds and London Knights, were among the 31 skaters who were chosen in the first round of the 2018 National Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Reaching for the Stars


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June 22, 2018

Ty Dellandrea has become the first player in the three-year Ontario Hockey League history of the Flint Firebirds to be selected in the first round of the National Hockey League draft. …[read more]