New identity for Soo hockey


Craig Hartsburg
By
January 17, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: This marks the debut column of retired National Hockey League player and coach Craig Hartsburg. Hartsburg retired from the game in 2016 after an eventful 27-year coaching career that included 19 seasons in the NHL and successful stints in the Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League. As a player, Hartsburg had a world-class career as an all-star defenseman with both the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL and the erstwhile Minnesota North Stars of the NHL. He was captain of the Greyhounds for two of his three OHL seasons and was captain of the North Stars for seven of his 10 NHL seasons. …[read more]

Hartsburg to write a column


Randy Russon
By
January 16, 2018

Retired National Hockey League player and coach Craig Hartsburg has accepted an overture from Hockey News North to write a regular column relative to minor hockey development and putting more fun back in the game. …[read more]

Silver Sticks in Sarnia


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 12, 2018

The Silver Sticks International Hockey Tournament is being played in Sarnia this week and the Atom Major Selects of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League are one of the many teams in a number of divisions from across North America that are taking part. …[read more]

Also, from Silver Creek


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 6, 2018

As the group of youngsters (see previous story) enjoyed a game of outdoor shinny hockey at Silver Creek Golf Course recently, so too did a gathering of family members and friends. …[read more]

Outdoors at Silver Creek


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 6, 2018

About 20 or so youngsters from the Sault Ste. Marie area spanning various divisions from local minor hockey circles took to the outdoor ice at Silver Creek Golf Course recently for a couple of hours of outdoor shinny. …[read more]

How I became an old writer


Randy Russon
By
December 30, 2017

This wasn’t part of the plan that mom envisioned for her only boy. No way that mom wanted me to be a sportswriter, of all things. …[read more]

Toots Kovacs joins Sault Major


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2017

The experienced and reputable Zoltan (Toots) Kovacs has joined the executive of the Sault Major Hockey Association as a vice president, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Timmins to Rimouski


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2017

1999 birth year defenseman Josh Anderson is moving up from the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Soo minor hockey accord?


Randy Russon
By
December 18, 2017

I am told that there is some good, positive news coming as it pertains to minor hockey in Sault Ste. Marie. As in a new level of co-operation between the Sault Major Hockey Association and the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League. …[read more]

A win for Michael Doan


Randy Russon
By
December 10, 2017

On a night that honoured their fallen former goalie, the Soo Thunderbirds came through in heavenly fashion for the late Michael Doan. …[read more]

Face of a Silver Stick champ


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 5, 2017

Left winger Sam Caruso of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s Atom Major Selects shows off his championship medal and holds the title trophy from the recent Sudbury Regional Silver Stick Hockey Tournament …[read more]

Say it ain’t so, coach


Randy Russon
By
December 4, 2017

Apparently, there are minor hockey coaches out there who still don’t get it. Apparently, there are minor hockey coaches out there who are not in tune with the Canadian Mental Health Association and its Talk Today program. …[read more]

Silver Stick champions


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 3, 2017

Hail the regional tournament champions from Sault Ste. Marie. As in the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s Atom Major Selects. …[read more]

Silver Stick star, game 3


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 2, 2017

Maeson Goulet of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s Atom Major Selects wears the game star toque following a 7-0 win over the West Nipissing Sting this afternoon. …[read more]

Silver Stick star, game 2


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 1, 2017

Logan Dearing of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s Atom Major Selects wears the game star toque following a 6-1 win over the Nickel City Knights tonight. …[read more]

Silver Stick game star


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 1, 2017

Koen Kurylo of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s Atom Major Selects wears the game star toque following a 6-1 win over the Copper Cliff Redmen this afternoon. …[read more]

Disano showing net worth


Randy Russon
By
November 29, 2017

He is only 14 years of age and he is living about 400 miles from his Sault Ste. Marie home as he pursues his passion with the Vaughan Kings major bantams of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. …[read more]

Smile of a champion


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 27, 2017

Left winger Sam Caruso of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s Atom Major Selects holds the championship trophy from the annual Steel Blades Hockey Tournament. …[read more]

Steel Blades champs!


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 26, 2017

Atom Major Selects of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League upended the Soo Lakers in the title tilt of their division final at the annual Steel Blades Hockey Tournament. …[read more]

Soo minor hockey issues


Randy Russon
By
November 6, 2017

The state of minor hockey in Sault Ste. Marie serves as an ongoing and almost routine basis for banter among those with any sort of link or interest in its well being. …[read more]

Super start for Sault College


Randy Russon
By
November 5, 2017

Sault College Cougars are showing teeth in their first season as official members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

Sault College home for two


Randy Russon
By
November 3, 2017

After nine straight road games to begin their first season as official members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, Sault College Cougars get to skate on home ice. …[read more]

Little tykes at old Soo rink


Randy Russon
By
October 27, 2017

It can be seen on the faces of the six-year old youngsters. The will. The determination. The exertion. The happy faces. …[read more]

Carleton Place to Princeton


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 25, 2017

Goalie Jeremie Forget of the Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League is headed to a prestigious Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association school effective the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Kovacs on four nations stage


Randy Russon
By
October 24, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie’s Bronson Kovacs is a member of the Hungarian national team that will play host to the Four Nations Cup Hockey Tournament from November 10 to 12. …[read more]

Cougars take tourney title


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 23, 2017

A first-year entry in the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association, Sault College Cougars have come away as champions of a weekend tournament in Midland, Michigan. …[read more]

John Parco coaches, trains


Randy Russon
By
October 20, 2017

He has a lot more to offer than just being the coach of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. A former star player at the major junior and European professional levels, John Parco is also a sports vision trainer and a world-class, kinesiology-educated, disciple of the game that he lives and loves. …[read more]

4-0-2 start for Sault College


Randy Russon
By
October 18, 2017

They are a first-year team in the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association. And through six games — all of them on the road — Sault College Cougars have been rather impressive. …[read more]

Team NOHA names coach


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 13, 2017

Former Ontario Hockey League forward Richard Rochefort has been named head coach of Team NOHA for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Sault College takes two


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 24, 2017

Sault College Cougars served early notice that they will be a force to be reckoned with as a first-year team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

Sault College in session


Randy Russon
By
September 21, 2017

The first Canadian men’s team to become official members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association hits the ice this weekend with a pair of games at Saginaw Valley State University. …[read more]

Hockey North Show feedback


Randy Russon
By
September 20, 2017

The 2017-2018 version of the weekly Hockey North Show that I host on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. on Sault Ste. Marie radio station ESPN 1400 is underway. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to NHL ref prospect


Randy Russon
By
September 14, 2017

Former Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League defenseman Alec Austin is on the cusp of becoming a National Hockey League referee. …[read more]

Sault College women’s coach


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 31, 2017

Sault College Cougars women’s hockey team has stayed local in hiring Sault Ste Marie native Chad Mousseau as its head coach effective the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]