Pack of Wolves on track


Randy Russon
By
November 16, 2018

They have missed the Ontario Hockey League playoffs three times in the past four years including the 2017-2018 season in which they finished in last place in the 20-member loop. But at about the one-third mark of the 2018-2019 season, Sudbury Wolves are on track to more than double the 17 wins they managed over the course of the entire 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

OHL has 47 players to watch


Randy Russon
By
November 15, 2018

Four skaters from the reigning Western Conference champion Soo Greyhounds are among 47 players from the Ontario Hockey League who have been mentioned on the latest National Hockey League Central Scouting players to watch list ahead of the 2019 draft. …[read more]

10 goals for Nick Porco


Randy Russon
By
November 14, 2018

Second-year Saginaw Spirit winger Nick Porco has already doubled his goal-scoring total from his rookie season in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Wolves of the NOJHL net


Randy Russon
By
November 13, 2018

A pair of 2000 birth year puck-stoppers who have seen action with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League are now standing tall with separate teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this season. …[read more]

Flint fends off feared foes


Randy Russon
By
November 12, 2018

It would have been easy to talk trash about the Flint Firebirds through a win-less start to the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. Through 17 games, Flint flopped and fumbled with a single point from a record of 0-16-1. …[read more]

Fired up again in Flint


Randy Russon
By
November 9, 2018

Another day, another victory. After beginning the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season by failing to win in their first 17 outings, Flint Firebirds won their second straight game tonight. …[read more]

Hounds add a goalie


Randy Russon
By
November 9, 2018

Soo Greyhounds have traded for journeyman goalie Mario Peccia, acquiring the 1999 birth year puck-stopper from the Oshawa Generals for a 12th round pick at the 2021 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Hope for the small goalie


Randy Russon
By
November 8, 2018

Cedrick Andree of the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League is emerging as a shining example of a goalie who does not have to be big to play big. …[read more]

Good morning, Flint


Randy Russon
By
November 7, 2018

Flint Firebirds finally have their first victory of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. In their second annual School Day Game promotion, the Firebirds skated past the visiting Sarnia Sting 7-4 in a match that began at 11:00 this morning. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Hustling Hounds


Randy Russon
By
November 6, 2018

Nineteen games into the 2018-2019 season and it is the Soo Greyhounds with 28 points from a record of 12-3-4 who have been a big surprise among Ontario Hockey League teams. …[read more]

Culina wins pro debut


Randy Russon
By
November 5, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie native Mario Culina made his pro hockey debut a successful one on the weekend as he backstopped the expansion Newfoundland Growlers to a 5-2 win over the Worcester Railers. …[read more]

Storm hits the Soo


Randy Russon
By
November 2, 2018

The top two teams in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League will face off tonight when the Soo Greyhounds play host to the Guelph Storm at GFL Memorial Gardens. …[read more]

Steady, ready Freddie


Randy Russon
By
November 1, 2018

He works in sales for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. He and his wife are parents to a one-year old boy. That aside, Sault Ste. Marie native Freddie Coccimiglio still finds time to stay involved in hockey. …[read more]

Spirit moves Grondin


Randy Russon
By
October 31, 2018

Saginaw Spirit has dealt hulking center Max Grondin to the Peterborough Petes for a pair of future draft picks, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Greyhounds to Gatineau


Randy Russon
By
October 30, 2018

Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League have claimed defenseman Phil Caron off Ontario Hockey League waivers from the Soo Greyhounds, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Saginaw to Oshawa


Randy Russon
By
October 29, 2018

Left winger Kyle Bollers is getting another shot at playing in the Ontario Hockey League as the Saginaw Spirit has dealt the 1999 birth year port sider to the Oshawa Generals. …[read more]

Flint makes a point


Randy Russon
By
October 27, 2018

It was not the elusive win. But it was their first point of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. Flint Firebirds rallied from an early 3-0 deficit tonight only to drop a 6-5 overtime decision to the visiting Sarnia Sting. …[read more]

Come on, Flint


Randy Russon
By
October 27, 2018

Maybe, just maybe, the number 13 will prove to be lucky for the Flint Firebirds. Flint, which has a record of 0-12-0 to begin the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League campaign, will try for its first win tonight in its 13th outing of the season. …[read more]

Time for Flint to win one


Randy Russon
By
October 26, 2018

Flint Firebirds, with a record of 0-11-0, have as good an opportunity as any to break into the Ontario Hockey League win column this weekend. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Buyers, sellers?


Randy Russon
By
October 25, 2018

It is still the early going of the 2018-2019 season. The January 10 trade deadline in the Ontario Hockey League is more than two months away. But the restless hands of time are ticking as buyers and sellers take stock of their assets. …[read more]

OHL warmup for Zeppa


Randy Russon
By
October 21, 2018

It was a unique — and unexpected — Ontario Hockey League audition for Noah Zeppa on Saturday as the Sault Ste. Marie native dressed as the emergency backup goalie for the Hamilton Bulldogs. …[read more]

Hamilton calls on Soo boy


Randy Russon
By
October 20, 2018

Goalie Noah Zeppa of Sault Ste. Marie will dress as an emergency backup for the Hamilton Bulldogs tonight, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

New coach in Flint


Randy Russon
By
October 18, 2018

A week after Ryan Oulahen resigned as head coach of the Flint Firebirds for personal reasons, the Ontario Hockey League team has hired a new bench boss. …[read more]

Soo nets one on Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2018

Goal-tending through two periods was an apparent difference tonight as the Soo Greyhounds slipped past the visiting Saginaw Spirit in an Ontario Hockey League mid week matchup. …[read more]

Thank you, Patrick Dovigi


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2018

It is just a sign. Actually, it is more like a welcome sign. Or, perhaps a sign of the times. As in good, old times from the good, old days. …[read more]

World challenge notables


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2018

Hockey Canada has confirmed its three-team, 66-player roster that will represent the nation at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. And while the Canadian Hockey League — specifically the Ontario Hockey League — dominates the rosters of the three teams, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is also represented. …[read more]

Porco’s stock is rising


Randy Russon
By
October 16, 2018

He has a team-leading eight goals to along with two assists through nine outings heading into play this week. Nick Porco is on a developmental fast track as a second year left winger with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Trade talk


Randy Russon
By
October 15, 2018

There are those teams that have built towards this season and who will continue to try to add on for a shot at Ontario Hockey League championship glory. Just as there are those who are rebuilding and who can move current assets for future planning. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Troops work OT


Randy Russon
By
October 15, 2018

North Bay Battalion capped a three games in less than 72 hours road trip on Sunday afternoon with an improbable 3-2 overtime win over the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Coaching change in Flint


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2018

Citing personal reasons, Ryan Oulahen has stepped aside as head coach of the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Historic start for Wolves


Randy Russon
By
October 11, 2018

Winners of five straight games and with an overall record of 6-2-0 through eight outings, the Sudbury Wolves are off to their third best start in 48 years. …[read more]

Hounds cuff Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
October 10, 2018

Goalie Emanuel Vella stood tall in the Flint Firebirds net tonight. But a lack of quality scoring chances for Flint sent the Firebirds to their seventh straight loss to begin the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season, dropping a 4-1 road decision to the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Fired up for a win


Randy Russon
By
October 9, 2018

It has been only six of what is a 68-game, regular-season schedule. But as the Flint Firebirds are the only team without a victory in the early stages of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season, the elusive win is becoming much-needed. …[read more]

OHL Notes: UPL is 5-0-0


Randy Russon
By
October 8, 2018

Who are these guys? Backed by an unbeaten rookie goalie, the surging Sudbury Wolves have won five straight games to move into first place in the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]