Don’t love it? Don’t play it


Randy Russon
By
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]

Another night at the rink


Randy Russon
By
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


Randy Russon
By
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]

Jr. team in Iroquois Falls?


Randy Russon
By
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]

Culina wins pro debut


Randy Russon
By
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]

Cougars climb to 9-1-1


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 5, 2018

Sault College Cougars of the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association picked up a win and tie on the road against the Michigan State Spartans on the weekend. …[read more]

PW Hounds lose in semis


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 4, 2018

Soo Pee Wee Minor AA Jr. Greyhounds made it to the semi-finals today of a weekend tournament in Pickering only to come up short. …[read more]

Greyhounds to Gatineau


Randy Russon
By
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]

Cougars roaring at 8-1-0


Randy Russon
By
October 22, 2018

The only Canadian school in the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association is off to a roaring start to the 2018-2019 season. Sault College Cougars won all three of their games at a weekend tournament in Midland, Michigan that was hosted by Northwood University. …[read more]

Minor hockey snapshot


Randy Russon
By
October 19, 2018

The various grassroots programs are where it begins for many young hockey players, some of whom will eventually advance to skate at the bantam, midget, junior and college levels. And maybe even beyond. …[read more]

Cougars roar on the road


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 15, 2018

Coach Mike Hall and his Sault College Cougars won a pair of American Collegiate Hockey Association road tilts over the Adrian College Bulldogs on the weekend. …[read more]

Headrick hockey family


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2018

There are five of them, including three defensemen and two forwards. The siblings range in age from 10 to 21. There are three boys and two girls. They are the Headrick hockey family from just outside Sault Ste. Marie on Garden River First Nation. …[read more]

Giving thanks for hockey


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2018

It is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. But as there are family dinners with turkey and stuffing planned, there is also hockey to be played and enjoyed. …[read more]

Adieu to a good oldtimer


Randy Russon
By
September 30, 2018

He was a retired elementary school teacher and one of the founders of the Soo Water Tower Inn 35’s oldtimers hockey team. Good guy Branko Danicich passed away suddenly on Saturday at the age of 76. …[read more]

Cougars busy at the rinks


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 30, 2018

The men’s and women’s hockey teams from Sault College were on the ice against the Michigan-based Davenport University Panthers on the weekend. …[read more]

Seen on the Soo scene


Randy Russon
By
September 17, 2018

The rinks in the area surrounding Sault Ste. Marie are full of action. Regular season schedules got underway in both the Great North Midget Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League a couple of weekends ago. And the bright lights of the Ontario Hockey League will shine on the Soo Greyhounds and 19 others teams beginning this week. …[read more]

Soo PW Hounds advance


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 15, 2018

Soo Pee Wee AA Minor Jr. Greyhounds have moved on to Sunday’s semi-final match at the Peterborough Kawartha Lakes Hockey Tournament. …[read more]

PW minor Hounds tie twice


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 14, 2018

Soo Pee Wee AA Minor Jr. Greyhounds skated to a pair of opening day ties this afternoon at the Peterborough Kawartha Lakes Hockey Tournament. …[read more]

Enrolled at Sault College


Randy Russon
By
September 13, 2018

It reads as a display of commitment and depth. With a 26 player roster that includes 14 forwards, eight defensemen and four goalies, the Sault College Cougars are poised for their first full season as members of the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference. …[read more]

Soo Indians v. Soo T-Birds


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 6, 2018

Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association and Soo Major Midget Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League will face off against each other four times over the course of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Good news from SMHA


Randy Russon
By
August 31, 2018

After some rather anxious moments, the Sault Major Hockey Association will indeed operate AAA teams at the major midget, minor midget, major bantam and minor bantam levels for the 2018-2019 season, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Me, a Maple Leafs fan?


Randy Russon
By
August 28, 2018

I doubt that my two favourite National Hockey League teams, the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens, will be Stanley Cup contenders come the 2018-2019 season. Ergo, it might be time to hop on the Toronto Maple Leafs bandwagon. …[read more]

Hockey talk and patio bars


Randy Russon
By
August 21, 2018

Even when it isn’t hockey season, it is. If you play hockey, are a hockey parent, a hockey coach, or if you write about hockey, it becomes a year-round focus, if not a fascination. …[read more]

Ciraulo joins JDM Sports


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 21, 2018

Having coached more than 300 players who went on to the college level and more than 60 others who advanced to play professional hockey, Bill Ciraulo is joining JDM Sports as its Detroit area representative. …[read more]

RBC at major junior camps


Randy Russon
By
August 8, 2018

No less than 13 players from the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be headed to main camps of teams in the Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Team NOHA taps Brick


Randy Russon
By
August 3, 2018

Thessalon native Kyle Brick has been named head coach of the Team NOHA minor midgets for the 2018-2019 hockey season. …[read more]

Big winger to Sault College


Randy Russon
By
July 27, 2018

Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association have added yet another player with junior experience. …[read more]

Good kids … good cause


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 26, 2018

Members of the Soo Pee Wee Minor AA Jr. Greyhounds held a car wash and barbecue recently as a fundraiser for the family of five-year old Kayge Fowler. …[read more]

Sault College via NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
July 25, 2018

Beware the Sault College Cougars. To be sure, manager of hockey operations Mark Hebert is building a prowling program at Sault College that is featuring a growing number of players with high-level junior experience. …[read more]

Kowalsky to New Jersey


Randy Russon
By
July 23, 2018

Rick Kowalsky’s 12-year apprenticeship as a minor pro head coach has finally resulted in a promotion to the National Hockey League. …[read more]

Thrower to Sault College


Randy Russon
By
July 17, 2018

Yet another high-end player with considerable experience at the junior level has signed on to play with the Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

Miller hits the jackpot


Randy Russon
By
July 7, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie native Colin Miller has signed a four-year, $15.5 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. …[read more]

Khull boys to Sault College


Randy Russon
By
July 6, 2018

Forwards Max Khull and Steven Khull are both moving on from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

Pro job for Bobby Jones


Randy Russon
By
July 3, 2018

Career coach Bobby Jones has moved a step closer to a National Hockey League job. Jones, who hails from the Sault Ste. Marie area beach town of Haviland Bay, has joined the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League as an assistant coach. …[read more]