All posts by Randy Russon

Firebirds in the passing lane


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November 10, 2019

Flint Firebirds have put last season in the rear view mirror. After winning just 16 of 68 games in 2018-2019, Flint has a 12-5-0 record through 17 outings thus far in 2019-2020.

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Challenge for Great North


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November 8, 2019

An all-star team representing the Great North Midget Hockey League will take part in the prestigious CCM Midget AAA Challenge that is slated for next month in Saguenay, Quebec.

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Hiking up the Great North


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November 7, 2019

New Liskeard Cubs and Timmins Majors are both making fresh tracks on the rigorous Great North Midget Hockey League path.

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Another D1 commit for JDM


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November 7, 2019

Luke Weildant has become the 69th player in less than five years to commit to a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association school via family advisor David Maciuk and JDM Sports.

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In pursuit of Powassan


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November 6, 2019

Winners of seventeen successive skates, the Powassan Voodoos are on top of the overall standings in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League with a record of 19-1-0.

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Sarnia is hot, Soo is not


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November 5, 2019

As the Sarnia Sting is hot, the Soo Greyhounds are not. And in a touch of irony, it is a former Greyhound who has been lighting the lamp for the Sting.

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OHL goalie back in NOJHL


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November 4, 2019

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed goalie Cameron Lamour. The 19-year old Lamour played parts of the previous three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League.

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Close race in the Great North


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November 4, 2019

There is no easy terrain within the Great North Midget Hockey League. As the Soo Jr. Greyhounds are setting the pace, Kapuskasing Flyers, North Bay Major Trappers, Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves, Timmins Majors and New Liskeard Cubs are all in close pursuit.

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Porco a Barrie happy kid


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November 3, 2019

If you know Nick Porco, you know that he is a happy, friendly, positive kid who would be hard-pressed to share a negative thought about anyone.

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Porco shows the Spirit


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November 2, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco helped make his return to Saginaw a triumphant one on Friday. Porco netted a shootout goal as the visiting Barrie Colts upset the Saginaw Spirit 4-3.

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BR, EL exchange goalies


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October 31, 2019

The first and last place teams in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have swapped goalies.

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Bowen is goin’ to the Q


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October 30, 2019

Veteran goalie David Bowen is poised for another opportunity to play at the major junior level. Hockey News North has confirmed that Bowen is headed to the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League via the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Porco a Barrie good addition


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October 28, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco has a new lease on his hockey life. The 18-year old left winger will make his debut with the Barrie Colts this week after being acquired from the Saginaw Spirit in a significant Ontario Hockey League trade.

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Soo goalie in New Liskeard


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October 26, 2019

A small market team that generally utilizes players from the surrounding area, New Liskeard Cubs of the Great North Midget Hockey League brought in Zach Prusky from 325 miles away at Sault Ste. Marie to be one of their goalies for this season.

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Nifty Nick nets the winner


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October 24, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Jameus tallied once in regulation time and then scored the only goal of the shootout as the last-place Elliot Lake Wildcats upset the West Division-leading Blind River Beavers 3-2 in Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League action from Wednesday.

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Rolling Rock adds veteran D


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October 23, 2019

The team with the second best record in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has added a defenseman from the Ontario Hockey League.

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Puck stops with Brancato


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October 23, 2019

It is a 12-team league with at least a half a dozen exceptional goalies. And included among the standout stoppers in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is Shane Brancato of the Soo Eagles.

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Leaders of the Great North


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October 21, 2019

There is a semblance of steadiness within the Great North Midget Hockey League thus far this 2019-2020 season.

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Cochrane piles up the miles


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October 21, 2019

An extended road trip that included five games in a span of six days produced five tough points for the Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Quest for best in OHL West


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October 20, 2019

Saginaw Spirit has won four straight games to improve its record to 8-4-1. Windsor Spitfires have been a surprise with a 7-3-1 showing to date. And the upstart Flint Firebirds have the best winning percentage — .700 — in the West Division of the Ontario Hockey League with a 7-3-0 mark.

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Cubs cuff the Wolves


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October 19, 2019

After losing their first four games to begin the 2019-2020 Great North Midget Hockey League season, the New Liskeard Cubs have won two straight outings.

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Flint GM high on Dunbar


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October 19, 2019

Flint Firebirds general manager Barclay Branch paid a recent visit to Sault Ste. Marie. Specifically, Branch was in town to watch — and talk to — plum defenseman Tyler Dunbar, who Flint took in the third round (44th overall) at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Dazzling debut for Gaudreau


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October 18, 2019

Prize pupil Ben Gaudreau scored 98 per cent on his first Ontario Hockey League test. The 16-year old goalie stopped a remarkable 49 of 50 shots in his OHL debut on Thursday to spark the Sarnia Sting to a stunning 5-1 road win over the Barrie Colts.

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Jr. Hounds are hungry dogs


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October 17, 2019

They are off and running. Soo Jr. Greyhounds hold down first place in the Great North Midget Hockey League through eight games of the 2019-2020 regular season with a record of 7-1-0.

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Constantinou asked for trade


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October 17, 2019

Just prior to being dealt to the Soo Greyhounds for three draft picks earlier this week, 2001 birth year defenseman Billy Constantinou had asked the Kingston Frontenacs to trade him.

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Ten wins for Soo Indians


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October 14, 2019

Soo Indians are one victory away from matching their win total from the entire 2018-2019 major midget hockey season.

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