Flint deals for Leafs prospect


Randy Russon
By
September 19, 2017

Flint Firebirds have shipped a troika of draft picks to the London Knights for 1998 birth-year defenseman Nicolas Mattinen in an Ontario Hockey League trade completed today. …[read more]

Phil Caron a free-agent find


Randy Russon
By
September 19, 2017

From the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Ontario Hockey League. And as an un-drafted, under-sized defenseman no less. …[read more]

OA goalie back in Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
September 19, 2017

Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League received a net gain today with the return of overage goalie Evan Cormier from the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. …[read more]

Wolves drive the United Way


Amanda Zurkowski
By
September 11, 2017

Not only did Sudbury Wolves Sports and Entertainment — parent company of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League — take a giant step into the modern day and age today, they did so by supporting the United Way, with a focus on youth and youth mental health initiatives. …[read more]

Western Conference watchtower


Randy Russon
By
September 8, 2017

To be sure, it is the toughest conference in Canadian major junior hockey. And while there are those who have already anointed the Soo Greyhounds as the team to be reckoned with in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League, others should not be taken lightly. …[read more]

Choosing the Flint Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
September 7, 2017

Highly-touted center Kyle Harris has opted to commit to the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League rather than choose from multiple National Collegiate Athletic Association overtures, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Spirit sends Baber to T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
September 3, 2017

Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League has assigned recently-signed 2001 birth-year forward Camaryn Baber to the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Camping out with Wolves


Randy Russon
By
September 2, 2017

Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have signed four players while reducing their training camp roster to 27. …[read more]

Saginaw Spirit signs Soo boy


Randy Russon
By
September 1, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber has signed with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

A goal for Camaryn Baber


Randy Russon
By
August 31, 2017

Hard-nosed rookie Camaryn Baber did not hurt his chances of making the Saginaw Spirit as a 2001 birth year forward when he scored a goal in the Ontario Hockey League team’s annual Blue-White game that was played on Wednesday. …[read more]

Time to show some Spirit


Randy Russon
By
August 30, 2017

As August gets set to give way to September, roster spots are on the line throughout the Ontario Hockey League. In fact, the Saginaw Spirit will make player determinations tonight with its annual Blue-White match. …[read more]

Sicoly available for trade


Randy Russon
By
August 29, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie native Nic Sicoly is moving on from the Guelph Storm after two full seasons with the Ontario Hockey League team, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

RBC deals Saginaw goalie


Randy Russon
By
August 29, 2017

Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have traded the rights of 2000 birth-year goalie Cameron Lamour to the Chatham Maroons of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Lamour was a third-round pick of the Saginaw Spirit at the 2016 Ontario Hockey League draft. …[read more]

OHL teams like OHL grads


Randy Russon
By
August 29, 2017

It can be said that the Ontario Hockey League does a pretty good job of taking care of its own when it comes to teams hiring coaches. …[read more]

Soo connection to Sudbury


Randy Russon
By
August 25, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie’s link to the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League has doubled over the course of the summer. …[read more]

Michigan rivalry in the OHL


Randy Russon
By
August 24, 2017

They represent two gritty industrial towns while surrounded by the scenic splendor of mid and lower Michigan. Separated by about 35 exits along Interstate 75, Flint Firebirds and Saginaw Spirit are an emerging Ontario Hockey League rivalry. …[read more]

Two Wolves join the Attack


Randy Russon
By
August 24, 2017

Sudbury Wolves have shipped veteran forward Alan Lyszczarczyk, overage goalie Zack Bowman and a conditional fourth round draft pick to the Owen Sound Attack. …[read more]

Wolves get Nolan Makkonen


Randy Russon
By
August 23, 2017

Sudbury Wolves and Guelph Storm have completed a major Ontario Hockey League trade involving defensemen Owen Lalonde and Nolan Makkonen and a bounty of high draft picks. …[read more]

Hounds track free agent


Randy Russon
By
August 19, 2017

Ryan Roth, an American-born forward with a 2000 birth date, has committed to the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Storm catches Cam Hillis


Randy Russon
By
August 18, 2017

Better late than never. A year after being a second round pick of the Guelph Storm, forward Cam Hillis has committed to the Ontario Hockey League team for the coming season. …[read more]

Western Conference power


Randy Russon
By
August 17, 2017

A powerhouse sector in 2016-2017, the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League is expected to be forceful again in 2017-2018. …[read more]

Wolves add to local link


Randy Russon
By
August 15, 2017

Sudbury Wolves have added yet another local product to their hockey operations staff with the hiring of Alain Valiquette as their new goalie coach. …[read more]

Fresh look Wolves jerseys


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 14, 2017

Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League unveiled their new-look jersey design at a press conference held this afternoon. …[read more]

Saginaw staff solidified


Randy Russon
By
August 13, 2017

Two coaching vacancies from late July have now been filled and the upstart Saginaw Spirit has solidified its staff preparatory to the 2017-2018 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

Safe hire for Saginaw Spirit


Randy Russon
By
August 9, 2017

Read between the lines. Read within the lines. Read the messages clear. Any juxtapose aside, the hiring of Troy Smith as the new head coach of the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League is seen as a safe bet. …[read more]

Saginaw settles on Smith


Randy Russon
By
August 7, 2017

Saginaw Spirit confirmed this morning what HockeyNewsNorth.com was first to report on Sunday — Troy Smith is the new head coach of the Ontario Hockey League team. …[read more]

Coach Troy Smith has Spirit


Randy Russon
By
August 6, 2017

He is taking over an up-and-coming Ontario Hockey League team that is on the cusp of success. To be sure, Troy Smith is stepping into a good situation as the new head coach of the Saginaw Spirit. …[read more]

Saginaw to name new coach


Randy Russon
By
August 6, 2017

As the Saginaw Spirit is positioned to rise as one of the up-and-coming teams in the Ontario Hockey League, it will name its new head coach on Monday. …[read more]

Sudbury Wolves trade talk


Randy Russon
By
August 1, 2017

Multiple sources are reporting that Sudbury Wolves defenseman Owen Lalonde has asked the Ontario Hockey League team to trade him. …[read more]

Two jobs open in Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
July 28, 2017

As July gets ready to give way to August and inch closer to the opening of training camps in the Ontario Hockey League, Saginaw Spirit now has two coaching positions to fill. …[read more]

Plum job opens in Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
July 25, 2017

The next head coach of the Saginaw Spirit will take over a team that is on the rise with some of the best young talent in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

George and Jake in Guelph


Randy Russon
By
July 24, 2017

Jake Grimes is leaving his assistant coach position with the Peterborough Petes to work for his old boss George Burnett and the Guelph Storm. …[read more]

Hartsburg coach connection


Randy Russon
By
July 14, 2017

Two recently hired head coaches in the Ontario Hockey League — Jay Varady of the Kingston Frontenacs and Chris Hartsburg of the Erie Otters — were once together as assistant coaches under Craig Hartsburg with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. …[read more]

Todd Gill to Owen Sound


Randy Russon
By
July 14, 2017

Former Kingston Frontenacs bench boss Todd Gill is returning to the Ontario Hockey League after a three-year absence as the new head coach of the Owen Sound Attack. …[read more]