All posts by Randy Russon

Sault Major chooses coaches


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April 1, 2019

Sault Major Hockey Association has decided on the head coaches for its elite teams ahead of the 2019-2020 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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4-10-14 in last 15 games


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April 1, 2019

Injuries to veteran forwards Cole Coskey and Danny Katic late in the 2018-2019 season opened the door to regular playing time for rookie center Camaryn Baber. And the Sault Ste. Marie native has answered the call for the Saginaw Spirit.

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Saginaw-Soo sneak peek


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April 1, 2019

Separated by about 250 miles of highway via Ontario and Michigan, two formidable foes will face off in a much-anticipated, major junior hockey showdown.

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OHF awaits Soo Major Atoms


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April 1, 2019

They are holding multiple practices per week ahead of the upcoming Ontario Hockey Federation championships in which they will represent the Northern Ontario Hockey Association and Sault Ste. Marie at the provincial level.

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Cougars roar to title glory


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March 31, 2019

Sparked by scoring sensation and tournament most valuable player Ryan Vendramin, Sault College Cougars put an exclamation mark on a remarkable season by winning the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association championship.

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No. 2 seed v. no. 3 seed


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March 29, 2019

It will be the Saginaw Spirit and the Soo Greyhounds as opponents in a best-of-seven, second-round, Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

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NOJHL West preview


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March 29, 2019

Soo Thunderbirds and Rayside Balfour Canadians will meet in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League West Division finals for the second straight season. Following is a prelude to the best-of-seven playoff series.

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How sweep it is


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March 29, 2019

Like spring cleaning, there have been multiple sweeps through the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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Seventh heaven in Hearst


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March 28, 2019

It is not too often in a playoff series when the no. 1 seed becomes the underdog against the no. 4 seed. But minus their top two scorers due to suspension and down three games to one in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League East Division semi-final set against the fourth-place Timmins Rock, few expected the first-place Hearst Lumberjacks to rebound.

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T-Birds, Canadians advance


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March 27, 2019

For the second spring in succession the Soo Thunderbirds and Rayside Balfour Canadians will play for a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League division playoff title.

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Baber sparks the Spirit


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March 26, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber scored the game-winning goal and added a shorthanded assist tonight to aid the Saginaw Spirit to a 6-1 road win over the Sarnia Sting.

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Sault College in Dallas


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March 25, 2019

Sault College Cougars have arrived in Dallas, Texas for the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association national men’s championship tournament. …[read more]

Eagles extend playoff set


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March 25, 2019

Two straight victories over the Rayside Balfour Canadians have extended the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff season for the Soo Eagles.

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Attack on the Soo


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March 24, 2019

It is becoming an annual rite of passage. As in, it is a sure sign of spring in Sault Ste. Marie when the Owen Sound Attack team bus rolls into town.

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Hounds even the score


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March 23, 2019

A pair of empty-net goals solidified what was a jittery outing as the Soo Greyhounds upended the Owen Sound Attack 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League playoff action from tonight.

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Attack has only road win


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March 23, 2019

Opening games in all eight first-round Ontario Hockey League playoff sets are in the books. And the Owen Sound Attack is the only team to have won on the road.

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Friday night thrillers


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March 23, 2019

Blind River Beavers, Soo Eagles and Timmins Rock all scored home-ice victories in Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff action from Friday.

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RBC banks 3-0 margin


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March 22, 2019

A single goal is what has separated Rayside Balfour Canadians and Soo Eagles in all three of their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff games.

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Attack takes down Hounds


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March 21, 2019

Maksim Sushko netted a power play goal at 13:53 of overtime as the visiting Owen Sound Attack shocked the favoured Soo Greyhounds 4-3 tonight in Game 1 of their Ontario Hockey League playoff series at GFL Memorial Gardens.

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Flint fashions future flash


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March 21, 2019

By playing to win, the Flint Firebirds moved from last place to second last in the final Ontario Hockey League regular-season standings for 2018-2019. And while a 5-3-2 record over its last 10 games will cost Flint the no. 1 pick at the upcoming OHL priority selections draft, the Firebirds can’t be accused of tanking it.

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Close wins for Timmins, KL


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March 21, 2019

Timmins Rock and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners both scored one-goal victories as semi-final playoffs in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League continued on Wednesday.

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Hartsburg offers to help


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March 20, 2019

Well-respected, well-seasoned Craig Hartsburg, who has played and coached in both the Ontario Hockey League and the National Hockey League with distinction, wants to assist with what he calls the “updating” of Sault Ste. Marie’s entry in the Great North Midget Hockey League.

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Blind River takes Game 3


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March 20, 2019

Upstart Blind River Beavers are back in contention with the Soo Thunderbirds in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series.

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Laker grad turning pro


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March 19, 2019

High-scoring senior forward Diego Cuglietta is moving on from the Lake Superior State Lakers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.

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Drive-thru playoff preview


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March 19, 2019

Spring fever has struck the Ontario Hockey League in the form of the annual rite of the playoff season. Following is a Hockey News North drive-thru preview of the first round of the OHL playoffs.

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Soo Indians coaching change


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March 18, 2019

The AAA major midget Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association have a new coach. Actually, the new coach is an old coach.

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Sons of Hounds on Attack


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March 18, 2019

Two current members of the Owen Sound Attack have a rather unique Ontario Hockey League history with the Soo Greyhounds.

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RBC banks on Bowen


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March 18, 2019

Backed by the goal-tending of David Bowen, the Rayside Balfour Canadians have taken a two games to none lead on the Soo Eagles in a best-of-seven, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League semi-final playoff series.

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OHL playoffs looming


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March 16, 2019

As the regular season in the Ontario Hockey League ends this weekend, all 16 teams that will take part in the upcoming playoffs have been confirmed. And while who will finish where in the standings has not been totally finalized, a few first-round match-ups have been determined.

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Team NOHA finishes 2-2


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March 15, 2019

Four games at this week’s OHL Cup in Toronto produced a 2-2 record for Team NOHA. Representing the Northern Ontario Hockey Association and made up of players from the Great North Midget Hockey League, Team NOHA was one of 20 entries in the Ontario Hockey League-sponsored event.

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Team NOHA goes to 2-1


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March 14, 2019

Team NOHA, representing the Northern Ontario Hockey Association and made up of players from the Great North Midget Hockey League, has improved its record to 2-1-0 at the OHL Cup tournament.

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Perfetti piling up points


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March 13, 2019

As Saginaw Spirit is playing at a torrid pace, rookie left winger Cole Perfetti is piling up the points for the streaking Ontario Hockey League team.

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Team NOHA at OHL Cup


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March 12, 2019

The four-division, 20-team OHL Cup is slated for this week in Toronto. The annual tournament of games features top minor midget aged talent who will be showing their skills to a bevy of general managers and scouts ahead of the April 6, Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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