All posts by Randy Russon

Soo crew in SE-EE series


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March 4, 2020

Twin Soo players — four of them — dot the rosters of the Soo Eagles and Espanola Express as the two teams face off in a best-of-three, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, preliminary-round playoff series.

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NOJHL playoffs are here


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March 3, 2020

There is little room for error in a best-of-three series. And in what are seen as closely-matched, preliminary-round playoff sets, it will be the Soo Eagles taking on the Espanola Express in the West Division and the Cochrane Crunch facing off with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the East Division as the post season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League begins this week.

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Feeling good on the Express


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March 2, 2020

A grit and grind crew that does not push the stop button, the Espanola Express has made it to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs for the first time since its debut season, which was the 2015-2016 campaign.

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Express awaits Delarosbil


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February 27, 2020

A reinforcement is poised to rejoin the Espanola Express in time for its Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League preliminary-round playoff series against the Soo Eagles.

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Zachary ignites Jr. Hounds


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February 27, 2020

Soo Jr. Greyhounds have started a hectic week of play with their arch-rival Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves the right way. Heart-and-soul forward Ty Zachary lit the lamp with a hat trick and added an assist for good measure as the Jr. Greyhounds scored a 4-2 road decision over the Nickel Capital Wolves in Great North Midget Hockey League action from Wednesday.

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High school award winners


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February 26, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie’s high school hockey league, via retiring convenor Remi Gentes, has revealed its list of award winners for the recently completed 2019-2020 season.

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Small forward, Major impact


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February 26, 2020

At 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, Landon Deforge is not what one might call a big kid. But the 2003 birth year forward certainly plays a big role for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League.

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CCHL sale has NOJHL touch


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February 25, 2020

Commissioner Kevin Abrams of the Central Canada Hockey League has confirmed the sale and transfer of the Kanata Lasers. And Ryan Leonard of the Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is part of the transaction which will see Kanata relocate to Renfrew effective the 2020-2021 season.

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Jr. Hounds coach can return


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February 25, 2020

Jamie Henderson, who is the head coach of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League, has been handed a conditional five-game suspension by the Sault Major Hockey Association, Hockey News North has confirmed. Henderson had been under indefinite suspension by the SMHA since the middle of last week.

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Soo Eagles v. Espanola Express


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February 24, 2020

This is the final week of regular season play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. But looking ahead to next week, we already know that it will be no. 4 seed Soo Eagles facing off against no. 5 seed Espanola Express in a best-of-three, West Division, preliminary-round playoff series.

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What is with John Dean?


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February 23, 2020

Soo Greyhounds could quite possibly miss the Ontario Hockey League playoffs this season for the first time since the 2011-2012 campaign. And if that happens, a good chunk of the blame should fall on second-year head coach John Dean.

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Jr. Greyhounds in turmoil


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February 21, 2020

The first-place team in the Great North Midget Hockey League has big issues. And as it currently stands, the Soo Jr. Greyhounds will not be playing their two scheduled home games against the Sudbury Minor Wolves this weekend.

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Major strides in Timmins


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February 21, 2020

It has been seven years — the 2012-2013 campaign — since the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League finished the regular season at the .500 mark.

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Rock solid between the pipes


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February 20, 2020

As the Timmins Rock pursues first place in the overall standings of the 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the net worth of coach Corey Beer’s goalie tandem really stands out.

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Hard work on the Express


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February 19, 2020

Brennen Martel is not known as a lamp lighter. He tallied just five goals in 32 games with the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2018-2019 and has dented the twine three times in 31 outings with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League thus far in 2019-2020.

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Flint Firebirds are on fire


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February 18, 2020

Winners of a franchise-record 13 straight games, the Flint Firebirds have caught up to arch-rival Saginaw Spirit in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League.

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61 goals for Ryan Vendramin


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February 17, 2020

Sault College’s scoring machine was firing on all cylinders again on the weekend. Local product Ryan Vendramin netted seven goals — giving him 61 on the season — as the Cougars roared to a pair of American Collegiate Hockey Association victories over the West Virginia University Mountaineers.

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Star goalie in the making


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February 14, 2020

The best young goalie in the Ontario Hockey League was born in 2003 and is a product of the Great North Midget Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Hockey Association.

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Sault boy on the Express


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February 13, 2020

Hard-working Cole Delarosbil has been a positive presence as a rookie forward with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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So good in the Great North


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February 12, 2020

Albert Corradini has a lengthy association with the Great North Midget Hockey League. Before becoming commissioner of the Great North loop in 2018, Corradini served the league’s Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves well as their general manager for many years.

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Mauro on the mend


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February 12, 2020

Blind River Beavers are hoping to get speedy, high-scoring forward Justin Mauro back in the lineup before the start of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs.

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Eagles eyes on third goalie


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February 10, 2020

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are giving practice time to goalie Gabe Rosek of the major midget Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association.

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RBC: 10-0-0 in 2020


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February 10, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians continue to be perfect during the 2020 portion of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular-season schedule.

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Scoring sensation Serre


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February 9, 2020

The best player in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is a small-town kid who is skating and starring for his home-town team.

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Express lane to playoffs


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February 9, 2020

For the first time since the 2015-2016 campaign — which was its first season in existence as a franchise — the Espanola Express has qualified for a playoff spot in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Hounds, Malik lose again


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February 7, 2020

Soo Greyhounds remained outside the Ontario Hockey League playoff picture tonight with a 5-1 loss to the visiting Guelph Storm. The defeat was the third straight for the Greyhounds, all with rookie goalie Nick Malik in the net.

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