Bulls call on Bronson


Randy Russon
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May 25, 2020

Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák Steel Bulls have put in a call from Central Hungary to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to ask veteran defenseman Bronson Kovacs to play another season of professional hockey in Erste Liga.

Bronson Kovacs

And the 29-year old Kovacs — he will turn 30 in July — told Hockey News North that he has made a verbal agreement to return to the Steel Bulls for the 2020-2021 hockey season. The 2020-2021 campaign will mark the sixth season of pro hockey in Hungary for Kovacs.

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Toots Kovacs to Sault College


Randy Russon
By
May 13, 2020

It is another level of the game for Zoltan (Toots) Kovacs. A fixture within the local hockey community for decades, the 60-year old Kovacs has enrolled with the Sault College Cougars men’s team as an assistant to head coach Mike Hall.

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Self isolating, hockey writing


Randy Russon
By
April 19, 2020

Many around the globe have left their office work stations to set up shop at home as a health precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic. But I was already ahead of the game as someone who has been working and writing from home for a number of years now.

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New gig for Michael Kantor


Randy Russon
By
April 15, 2020

Hard-driven Michael Kantor, who played in more than 200 Ontario Hockey League games for Saginaw Spirit, Soo Greyhounds and Sudbury Wolves despite never being drafted, is turning to the business side of the game.

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Sault Major coaches


Randy Russon
By
April 15, 2020

Head coaches have been selected for seven rep teams that will compete on behalf of the Sault Major Hockey Association for the 2020-2021 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Very good, Ryan Vendramin


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2020

Simply stated, Ryan Vendramin of the Sault College Cougars had an American Collegiate Hockey Association season like no other in 2019-2020.

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Flashback: Glavota v. Parco


Randy Russon
By
March 31, 2020

What are the chances that two hockey players from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario would face off on a world stage representing two countries other than Canada?

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As hockey is cancelled …


Randy Russon
By
March 15, 2020

The games will not be played for a while. In fact, while some leagues are simply in a hold pattern, others have downright cancelled the balance of the current season due to the global pandemic.

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Vendramin is ACHA’s best


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2020

Local product Ryan Vendramin of the Sault College Cougars is the national player of the year for the Division 2 level of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

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SPWHL shuts down


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2020

Soo Pee Wee Hockey League has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 season for all teams at all levels due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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T.J. Aceti goalie award


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2020

Six years after his sudden passing at age 31, Sault Ste. Marie native T.J. Aceti is being honoured and recognized by the Sault Major Hockey Association with an award that will bear his name.

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High school hockey nobelman


Randy Russon
By
March 10, 2020

Remi Gentes, a true gentleman known for his soft heart and dedication, is ending a 35-year association with high school hockey in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Soo Reps in Timmins


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 7, 2020

Pee wee major AA Soo Reps split a pair of opening day matches at the Northern Ontario Hockey Association’s tournament of champions that is taking place in Timmins.

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PW Major Hounds edged out


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 2, 2020

Soo Pee Wee Major AAA Soo Jr. Greyhounds won two games and lost three as the Northern Ontario Hockey Association representative at the Ontario Winter Games that were held on the weekend in Orillia.

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High school award winners


Randy Russon
By
February 26, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie’s high school hockey league, via retiring convenor Remi Gentes, has revealed its list of award winners for the recently completed 2019-2020 season.

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CCHL sale has NOJHL touch


Randy Russon
By
February 25, 2020

Commissioner Kevin Abrams of the Central Canada Hockey League has confirmed the sale and transfer of the Kanata Lasers. And Ryan Leonard of the Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is part of the transaction which will see Kanata relocate to Renfrew effective the 2020-2021 season.

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61 goals for Ryan Vendramin


Randy Russon
By
February 17, 2020

Sault College’s scoring machine was firing on all cylinders again on the weekend. Local product Ryan Vendramin netted seven goals — giving him 61 on the season — as the Cougars roared to a pair of American Collegiate Hockey Association victories over the West Virginia University Mountaineers.

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Eagles eyes on third goalie


Randy Russon
By
February 10, 2020

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are giving practice time to goalie Gabe Rosek of the major midget Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association.

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McMillan Carpet sweeps up


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 10, 2020

Soo McMillan Carpet rolled to the novice major tier 1 division championship at this past weekend’s Soo Pee Wee Hockey League extravaganza tournament with a perfect 5-0 record.

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Game star and big smile


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 8, 2020

Soo Pee Wee Hockey League is playing host to its annual extravaganza tournament through the weekend at local rinks.

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Game star goalies


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 7, 2020

The annual Soo Pee Wee Hockey League extravaganza tournament began on Thursday and will continue throughout the weekend at local rinks.

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Silver for DK Designs


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 5, 2020

DK Designs, a novice major tier 1 team from the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League, returned home as silver medal winners from a recent tournament in Powassan.

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Woo, hoo, McMillan Carpet


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 3, 2020

McMillan Carpet, a novice major tier 1 team from the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League, has returned home as champs of this past weekend’s Bradford Blue and Gold Classic Tournament.

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Sault Major elite coaches


Randy Russon
By
January 29, 2020

Four coaches have thus far been chosen to head up teams within the Sault Major Hockey Association’s elite program for the 2020-2021 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Win, win at Sault College


Randy Russon
By
January 29, 2020

Through 24 games thus far this 2019-2020 season, the Sault College Cougars have compiled a rousing record of 19-3-2. Glancing ahead, after an away weekend at Michigan State University on February 7 and 8, the Sault College men will be on the home ice of Rankin Arena for matches against West Virginia University on February 15 and 16.

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Kelly’s heroes


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 23, 2020

Kelly’s Parkway, an under-12 team representing the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League, emerged as champions of the recent Saginaw Friendship Tournament that was held in the mid Michigan city.

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Locken did the blockin’


Randy Russon
By
January 21, 2020

A recent excursion to London allowed me the opportunity to meet up with my old friend Mark Locken, who was a standout Ontario Hockey League goalie from 1975 to 1978. Locken won a Memorial Cup as a rookie with the Hamilton Fincups before playing for the Soo Greyhounds and the Niagara Falls Flyers in the OHL.

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