All posts by Randy Russon

Major hockey mommas


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November 25, 2018

As noted via an earlier item and photo on Hockey News North, it was a weekend road trip to Sault Ste. Marie for many of the moms of the players who perform for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Feeling the Chill


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November 25, 2018

Coulee Region Chill of the North American 3 Hockey League is not only off to a solid start to the 2018-2019 season but its top two scorers have future Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments. …[read more]

Change in Elliot Lake


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November 23, 2018

Veteran Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League bench boss Corey Bricknell has resigned as coach and general manager of the Elliot Lake Wildcats. Elliot Lake has lost five straight games and has a record of 9-16-2 through 27 games of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Late round Hound sound


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November 23, 2018

This is a story that has a good sound to it. Not only has Cullen McLean defied the odds by making the Soo Greyhounds after being a 15th round pick at the 2017 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, the 2001 birth year center is on the Central Scouting players to watch list ahead of the 2019 National Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Young NOJHL talent


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November 21, 2018

There is a plethora of rookie talent in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League among younger players with 2002, 2001 and 2000 birth dates. …[read more]

Great North numbers


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November 20, 2018

Checking in on the Great North Midget Hockey League as the 2018-2019 regular season progresses into the third week of November: …[read more]

Shakeup in Saginaw


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November 19, 2018

Those who know Dave Drinkill are most likely of the notion that the Saginaw Spirit general manager is a serious, thoughtful individual who is not known for making rash decisions. …[read more]

Pack of Wolves on track


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November 16, 2018

They have missed the Ontario Hockey League playoffs three times in the past four years including the 2017-2018 season in which they finished in last place in the 20-member loop. But at about the one-third mark of the 2018-2019 season, Sudbury Wolves are on track to more than double the 17 wins they managed over the course of the entire 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

OHL has 47 players to watch


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November 15, 2018

Four skaters from the reigning Western Conference champion Soo Greyhounds are among 47 players from the Ontario Hockey League who have been mentioned on the latest National Hockey League Central Scouting players to watch list ahead of the 2019 draft. …[read more]

10 goals for Nick Porco


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November 14, 2018

Second-year Saginaw Spirit winger Nick Porco has already doubled his goal-scoring total from his rookie season in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Don’t love it? Don’t play it


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November 14, 2018

I get it that at the professional level, playing hockey is more about earning a living than it is for the love of the game. But at the grassroots level and up to and including junior hockey, methinks the game should always be played for the love and the passion of it. …[read more]

Wolves of the NOJHL net


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November 13, 2018

A pair of 2000 birth year puck-stoppers who have seen action with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League are now standing tall with separate teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this season. …[read more]

Another night at the rink


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November 12, 2018

It was just another Saturday night at Community First Soo Pee Wee Arena. Then again, it is one of my favourite ways to spend a Saturday evening during hockey season in Sault Ste. Marie. …[read more]

Soo boy Hungary for success


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November 12, 2018

He was a top defenseman in the Great North Midget Hockey League, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Jr. Hockey League who went on to become a team captain at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level. Now 28 years old, Sault Ste. Marie product Bronson Kovacs continues to play the game with professional passion overseas in Hungary. …[read more]

Flint fends off feared foes


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November 12, 2018

It would have been easy to talk trash about the Flint Firebirds through a win-less start to the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. Through 17 games, Flint flopped and fumbled with a single point from a record of 0-16-1. …[read more]

Best of the Birds


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November 11, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds are perched atop the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League heading into a home and home set with the Blind River Beavers later this week. …[read more]

Fired up again in Flint


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November 9, 2018

Another day, another victory. After beginning the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season by failing to win in their first 17 outings, Flint Firebirds won their second straight game tonight. …[read more]

Hounds add a goalie


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November 9, 2018

Soo Greyhounds have traded for journeyman goalie Mario Peccia, acquiring the 1999 birth year puck-stopper from the Oshawa Generals for a 12th round pick at the 2021 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Great North log jam


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November 9, 2018

Soo Major Thunderbirds can escape the basement of the Great North Midget Hockey League this weekend as the New Liskeard Cubs come to town. And it won’t be an easy travel trek for New Liskeard, which has a home game before it hits the road to the Soo. …[read more]

Hope for the small goalie


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November 8, 2018

Cedrick Andree of the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League is emerging as a shining example of a goalie who does not have to be big to play big. …[read more]

Good morning, Flint


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November 7, 2018

Flint Firebirds finally have their first victory of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. In their second annual School Day Game promotion, the Firebirds skated past the visiting Sarnia Sting 7-4 in a match that began at 11:00 this morning. …[read more]

Jr. team in Iroquois Falls?


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November 6, 2018

Separate factions are exploring the possibility of bringing a junior hockey franchise back to the northeastern Ontario town of Iroquois Falls, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Hustling Hounds


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November 6, 2018

Nineteen games into the 2018-2019 season and it is the Soo Greyhounds with 28 points from a record of 12-3-4 who have been a big surprise among Ontario Hockey League teams. …[read more]

NOJHL Notes: Rolling Rapids


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November 5, 2018

A pair of weekend triumphs by the French River Rapids boosted their season win total from three to five. We go there and elsewhere around the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Culina wins pro debut


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November 5, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie native Mario Culina made his pro hockey debut a successful one on the weekend as he backstopped the expansion Newfoundland Growlers to a 5-2 win over the Worcester Railers. …[read more]

Major T-Birds snap skid


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November 4, 2018

Soo Major Thunderbirds managed to halt a 13-game losing streak today with a 4-1 win over the North Bay Minor Trappers. …[read more]

Rapids coach on leave


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November 4, 2018

Rookie head coach Shawn Frappier has taken a leave of absence from his position with the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Storm hits the Soo


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November 2, 2018

The top two teams in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League will face off tonight when the Soo Greyhounds play host to the Guelph Storm at GFL Memorial Gardens. …[read more]

Steady, ready Freddie


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November 1, 2018

He works in sales for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. He and his wife are parents to a one-year old boy. That aside, Sault Ste. Marie native Freddie Coccimiglio still finds time to stay involved in hockey. …[read more]

Spirit moves Grondin


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October 31, 2018

Saginaw Spirit has dealt hulking center Max Grondin to the Peterborough Petes for a pair of future draft picks, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Greyhounds to Gatineau


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October 30, 2018

Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League have claimed defenseman Phil Caron off Ontario Hockey League waivers from the Soo Greyhounds, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Wood working for Eagles


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October 29, 2018

Rookie forward Caleb Wood has proven to be a key cross-border addition for the Soo Eagles with the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League at about the one-third mark of the 2018-2019 regular season schedule. …[read more]

Saginaw to Oshawa


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October 29, 2018

Left winger Kyle Bollers is getting another shot at playing in the Ontario Hockey League as the Saginaw Spirit has dealt the 1999 birth year port sider to the Oshawa Generals. …[read more]