All posts by Randy Russon

Border battle shootout


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October 5, 2019

Soo Eagles have moved to the .500 level following a dramatic 4-3 shootout victory over the cross-border Soo Thunderbirds.

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Flint adds seasoned scout


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October 3, 2019

Having spent 22 years as a scout in the Ontario Hockey League — most recently with the Sudbury Wolves — Sean Howard has joined the staff of the Flint Firebirds.

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Eagles a work in progress


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October 3, 2019

An absence of being able to finish has somewhat stalled the Soo Eagles through seven games of the 2019-2020 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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A fine start for Flint


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October 2, 2019

Three wins in succession — after an opening night setback — have the Flint Firebirds off to a 3-1-0 start to begin the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season.

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Bowen is flowin’ for RBC


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October 2, 2019

Having stopped an impressive 93 per cent of the shots he has faced over two separate Ontario Hockey League auditions with the Sudbury Wolves, David Bowen is stealing the show with the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in the meantime.

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NOJHL at a glance


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September 30, 2019

As September gets set to turn to October, we make quick visits, team to team, division by division, in the 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Majors make good points


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September 29, 2019

Timmins Majors did not win any of the three games they played against the Soo Jr. Greyhounds this weekend. But the visiting Majors twice forced overtime to come away with two hard-earned points from a rugged road trip.

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Major effort in defeat


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September 29, 2019

Evan Nicholls stood tall — literally and figuratively — for the Timmins Majors. The 6-foot-4 goalie made several spectacular saves but the visitors from Timmins were overwhelmed by the fast-skating Soo Jr. Greyhounds in Great North Midget Hockey League action from Saturday night.

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Timmins goalie has Soo link


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September 27, 2019

Evan Nicholls will be in familiar surroundings this weekend when the Timmins Majors visit the Soo Jr. Greyhounds to begin the 2019-2020 Great North Midget Hockey League regular season.

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Soo Indians home for three


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September 26, 2019

Coach Pat Carricato and the Soo Indians major midgets of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association have three home games on the slate this weekend.

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Lakers at GFL … Hmmmmm


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September 26, 2019

Pardon the pun but my feelings are borderline with regards to the recent announcement that the Michigan-based Lake Superior State University Lakers will play one of their home games this season on the Ontario side of the International Bridge at GFL Memorial Gardens.

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Winnings ways for Rayside


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September 26, 2019

Riding the crest of a five-game winning streak, Rayside Balfour Canadians will look to make it six wins in succession tonight when they play host to nearby rival Espanola Express.

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Marshall Frappier has Spirit


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September 25, 2019

Saginaw Spirit has acquired well-traveled, 2000 birth-year goalie Marshall Frappier in an Ontario Hockey League trade with the Kingston Frontenacs.

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Blind River keeps on rolling


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September 22, 2019

How about those Blind River Beavers? The small-market Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team is at the top of the chart.

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Pure power in Powassan


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September 22, 2019

Averaging five goals per outing, the Powassan Voodoos are off to a sizzling start in the early going of the 2019-2020 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

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Storm fan and the Cup


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September 21, 2019

Reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm ushered in the 2019-2020 regular season on Friday with a ceremony that included the presentation of the J. Ross Robertson Cup.

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Erie packs Mack to Sarnia


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September 20, 2019

Big Joe Mack figures to add a smack of depth to the forward lines of the Sarnia Sting following an Ontario Hockey League trade.

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Net gain for Saginaw


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September 19, 2019

Saginaw Spirit has officially confirmed the acquisition of overage goalie Nick Donofrio from the Hamilton Bulldogs.

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They the North of the OHL


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September 19, 2019

These Troops are young and — for example — contain a defenseman and a forward who were teammates with the North Bay Minor Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League not that long ago. And for the time being, nine rookies, including a pair of goalies from the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, are part of the 24-player roster of the North Bay Battalion as the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season gets underway.

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Big Ben on the mend


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September 19, 2019

Prize goalie Ben Gaudreau, who the Sarnia Sting took in the first round of the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League, continues to recover from an off-season injury.

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Storm swaps 40-goal scorer


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September 17, 2019

Overage forward Liam Hawell has been acquired by the Kitchener Rangers from the Guelph Storm in an impact Ontario Hockey League trade.

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Beavers, Voodoos on top


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September 16, 2019

Blind River Beavers and Powassan Voodoos are the division leaders through the opening two weeks of play in the 2019-2020 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

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How we see the OHL West


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September 14, 2019

First pucks will drop to the ice as the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League regular season gets underway in less than a week.

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Flint adds to net depth


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September 13, 2019

Free-agent goalie Peyton Grainer has committed to the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League. The Metro Detroit product, who has a 2002 birth date, opted to choose a player agreement and education package with the OHL Firebirds over National Collegiate Athletic Association options.

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Hounds open with Flint, NB


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September 13, 2019

A whopping 58 points separated the lowly Flint Firebirds from the Soo Greyhounds in the final regular season standings from the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League campaign.

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Giroux commits to Flint


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September 11, 2019

Pint-sized pivot Zacharie Giroux has signed with the Flint Firebirds and will split time this season between the Ontario Hockey League team and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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