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]

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]

Hockey writer’s wish list


Randy Russon
By
July 3, 2018

As a self-employed individual who makes a living by selling advertising and writing about hockey, it can be assumed that I am consumed by the sport. …[read more]

NOJHL to CFL


Randy Russon
By
July 3, 2018

Donnie Bruni, a former Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League goalie with the Blind River Beavers, is moving up in the Canadian Football League business world. …[read more]

Sault College stability


Randy Russon
By
June 30, 2018

As Sault College has been granted official status as members of the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference that plays within the American Collegiate Hockey Association, the Cougars are in the process of putting together their roster ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Thunderbirds to Cougars


Randy Russon
By
June 27, 2018

Mark Tassone is moving on from three successful seasons with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to play for the Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

New gig for Bronson Kovacs


Randy Russon
By
June 27, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie’s Bronson Kovacs has signed a new professional hockey contract with DEAC, which plays out of Debrecen, Hungary. The signing will become official on Friday of this week, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Summer hockey talk


Randy Russon
By
June 25, 2018

If you are a hot bed hockey fan or, in this case, one who writes about the sport, the time of year does not seem to matter. That is, whether it is hockey season or hockey off-season, the hockey talk does not stop. …[read more]

Rowe to Sault College


Randy Russon
By
June 22, 2018

Sault College Cougars of the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association have confirmed the commitment of local product Austin Rowe ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Back for a second season


Randy Russon
By
June 19, 2018

Skilled centre Jason Uhl has committed to the Sault College Cougars of the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association for a second season. …[read more]

Miller time in Vegas


Randy Russon
By
May 27, 2018

There is a strong Sault Ste. Marie presence in the Stanley Cup final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals. …[read more]

Here’s to the Bulldogs


Randy Russon
By
May 25, 2018

Being clearly provincial and partisan towards the Ontario Hockey League, I am rooting for the Hamilton Bulldogs to win the 100th rendition of the prestigious Memorial Cup championship tournament. …[read more]

Memorial Cup matchups


Randy Russon
By
May 24, 2018

Three teams, including the Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs, remain in the quest for the 2018 Memorial Cup title. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to Johnstown


Randy Russon
By
May 22, 2018

Assistant coach Nick Perri is moving on from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for a similar position with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Let’s celebrate in the Soo


Craig Hartsburg
By
May 13, 2018

We have been treated to some fantastic play this past season by coach Drew Bannister, his staff and every one of the players that put on the Ontario Hockey League jersey of the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

A hockey story a day …


Randy Russon
By
May 13, 2018

For players, the hockey season can vary in length from about six to nine months, depending on the age group and level. …[read more]

First shift for Sault girls


Randy Russon
By
May 9, 2018

Here’s to you, girls. Sault Female Hockey Association is poised to offer a cost-effective introduction to the sport for girls 6-10-years old, local president Elissa Plastino has confirmed. …[read more]

Pee wee minor Selects…


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 7, 2018

Head coach Jerry Lortie has confirmed the roster for the Soo pee wee minor AA Selects hockey team for the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Spring minor hockey scene


Randy Russon
By
May 5, 2018

Spring has sprung and the minor hockey season in Sault Ste. Marie is on session break until the fall. Or maybe it isn’t. …[read more]

Seeing the big picture


Craig Hartsburg
By
April 18, 2018

There have been a lot of things that I have really enjoyed about being involved this past year with minor hockey in Sault Ste. Marie. There are a lot of really good people out there, first and foremost. There are great parents, coaches, managers and, especially, great kids! …[read more]

Reaching out to offer help


Craig Hartsburg
By
April 12, 2018

Well, the coach selection process is done at the AAA hockey level in Sault Ste. Marie. And with that, I am sure there is a lot of anxiety, excitement, disappointment and some nervous people. …[read more]

Way to go Wildcats!


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 10, 2018

Maverick and Sons Exteriors Sault Wildcats have returned from Mississauga with an Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, pee wee BB division, provincial bronze medal. …[read more]

Sault Major picks coaches


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2018

Sault Major Hockey Association and its coaching selection committee have confirmed the six AAA head coaches for the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Baber incident comment


Craig Hartsburg
By
April 2, 2018

The incident involving Camaryn Baber of the Soo Thunderbirds (who suffered a concussion after a blind-side hit from a Rayside-Balfour Canadians player in a recent Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff game) has once again put a damper on our great game. …[read more]

My Dunn birthday buddy


Randy Russon
By
April 1, 2018

My trusted friend Dr. Kevin Caruso is celebrating a birthday today. Not only is Kevin an April Fools Day baby but he gets birthday wishes and hugs on Easter Sunday. …[read more]

Coming up at Sault College


Randy Russon
By
March 25, 2018

Sault College Cougars will be making a move up within the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association effective the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Playoff weekend in the Soo


Randy Russon
By
March 23, 2018

Tonight. Saturday night. Sunday afternoon. If you live in Sault Ste. Marie — and are into junior hockey playoffs — then this is a cool place to be this weekend. …[read more]

Dangerous hits to the head


Randy Russon
By
March 22, 2018

It is a contact sport that is played at high speed within the dimensions of an ice surface. And it seems the higher the level, the more danger there is of suffering a head injury. To be sure, concussions — and symptoms of them — are a concerning part of, in this instance, junior hockey. …[read more]

Writing the playoff story


Randy Russon
By
March 14, 2018

Given my druthers, I would be sitting under the soft breeze of a northern sky, wearing my classic blue jean jacket and reading Shakespeare while thinking faraway thoughts. But for the time being, it is playoff season in junior hockey. Thus, a writing I shall go. …[read more]

For the love of the game


Randy Russon
By
March 11, 2018

If only we could all see the game through the wide, innocent eyes of the little five-and-six-year old hockey players. …[read more]

Half ice for the kids


Craig Hartsburg
By
March 7, 2018

There is a new development program being issued by Hockey Canada that has had a lot of different reactions. Some like it, some don’t. …[read more]

Wildcat girls, Talk Today


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 21, 2018

A team of female hockey players from the AA midget level Sault Wildcats is likely more equipped to speak openly about mental health and suicide prevention courtesy a newly-developed partnership with the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. …[read more]

Focus on skill development


Craig Hartsburg
By
February 20, 2018

A hot topic throughout the hockey world is skill development. There is no question it is and should be the focus — along with loving the game — for our young players. …[read more]

Soo’s coach selection process


Craig Hartsburg
By
February 12, 2018

As our minor hockey season in Sault Ste. Marie is getting closer to the end of the 2017-2018 campaign, I would like to thank those who have given so much of their time to help our kids and the game. There have been a lot of good, positive things done by so many volunteers — board members, trainers, assistant coaches, head coaches et al. …[read more]