Into school and hockey


Randy Russon
By
June 8, 2019

After three solid seasons as an energetic, two-way forward with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Jake Palmerio is fresh from his freshman term with the Concordia University Falcons of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.

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More Eagles off to school


Randy Russon
By
June 2, 2019

Make that two more players from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League who have secured Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments ahead of the 2019-2020 season.

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School is in for Mulligan


Randy Russon
By
May 21, 2019

Workhorse defenseman Ryan Mulligan has parlayed a strong season with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League into a National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment.

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Wright played the right way


Randy Russon
By
April 21, 2019

He was a steady, stay-at-home defenseman who took a long and winding road from Sault Ste. Marie and back again to play four full seasons of hockey at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level.

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Laker grad turning pro


Randy Russon
By
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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D1 deal for Express forward


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2019

Chase Lammi, a 2002 birth-year forward with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has secured a future commitment to play at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Soo Eagles G nets NCAA deal


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2019

Joseph Benedetto, a 1998 birth year goalie with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has a college commitment for next season.

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Lakers surge into second


Randy Russon
By
February 17, 2019

A pair of 3-1 weekend wins over their arch-rival Michigan Tech Huskies has the Lake Superior State Lakers tied for second place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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D3 commit for Soo d-man


Randy Russon
By
February 8, 2019

Dependable Soo Eagles defenseman Mikey Butcher has a commitment to play at the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association level for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Panthers effective the 2019-2020 season.

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Laprade all in on NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
January 11, 2019

He has been a player and a coach — and been on national championship teams as both — at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level. Suffice to say that Doug Laprade, who is in his first season as head coach of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, knows a good level of the game when he sees it.

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Lakers win their first GLI


Randy Russon
By
January 1, 2019

Lake Superior State Lakers rang in the New Year in Detroit as first-time champions of the 54th annual Great Lakes Invitational college hockey tournament. …[read more]

Division 1 deal for Sault girl


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2018

She is only 14 years of age. But it speaks to the hockey and academic abilities of Ariella Merlino that the Sault Ste. Marie girl has already secured a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association scholarship effective the 2022-2023 season. …[read more]

Mission to RPI Engineers


Randy Russon
By
December 13, 2018

Highly-regarded, 2002 birth year forward Max Itagaki has made an early commitment to play Division 1 hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. …[read more]

Feeling the Chill


Randy Russon
By
November 25, 2018

Coulee Region Chill of the North American 3 Hockey League is not only off to a solid start to the 2018-2019 season but its top two scorers have future Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments. …[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]

Soo Eagles move ’em up


Randy Russon
By
July 30, 2018

Defenseman Thomas Dyball will be joining former Soo Eagles teammate Jake Palmerio with the Concordia University Falcons, which is a Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association program. …[read more]

Palmerio defines character


Randy Russon
By
May 23, 2018

Heart. Soul. Character. Passion. They are just four of the many positive words than can be used relative to graduated Soo Eagles captain Jake Palmerio. …[read more]

Soo Eagles hire new coach


Randy Russon
By
May 6, 2018

Doug Laprade, who was part of National Collegiate Athletic Association championship teams as both a player and assistant coach with the Lake Superior State Lakers, is the new head coach of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Here’s to you, Joe Shawhan


Randy Russon
By
March 18, 2018

In his first season as a head coach in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association after a multi-year apprenticeship as an assistant, Sault Ste. Marie native Joe Shawhan has guided the Michigan Tech Huskies to a playoff championship. …[read more]

Soo connect to college final


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2018

It will be an all-Upper Peninsula final — complete with Sault Ste. Marie accent — when the Northern Michigan Wildcats play host to the Michigan Tech Huskies in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship game. …[read more]

Four more years of Whitten


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2018

Despite four straight losing seasons at the helm of the Lake Superior State Lakers, head coach Damon Whitten has been rewarded by the school with a four-year contract extension. …[read more]

Sad state at Lake State


Randy Russon
By
February 26, 2018

Damon Whitten has had four full seasons to reverse the sad state of the Division 1 men’s hockey program at Lake Superior State University. …[read more]

Michael Doan to be honoured


Randy Russon
By
December 7, 2017

As his former teams face off in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League match on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at John Rhodes Community Centre, the late Michael Doan will be honoured in a pre-game tribute. …[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]

Lakers choose Wright captain


Randy Russon
By
September 27, 2017

The good ship Laker will set sail with a new captain. Senior defensemen Aidan Wright will wear the captain’s jersey for the Lake Superior State Lakers this season. …[read more]

Tech no. 3 in WCHA rankings


Randy Russon
By
September 25, 2017

Coached by Sault Ste. Marie native Joe Shawhan, Michigan Tech Huskies are ranked third among 10 teams in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s pre-season poll preparatory to the 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

Memories of Michael Doan


Randy Russon
By
July 23, 2017

Death is part of life. We are born. We live. We die. And while all of us are born to eventually die, some leave sooner than others. …[read more]