Up and down Hounds


Randy Russon
By
May 16, 2018

A first-place finish during the 2017-2018 regular season that included 116 points from a record of 55-7-6 did not lead to an Ontario Hockey League playoff championship for the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Some of what was said


Randy Russon
By
May 14, 2018

Plenty of words were spoken, flattering ones at that, after the Hamilton Bulldogs upended the regular-season champion Soo Greyhounds to win the Ontario Hockey League title series four games to two. …[read more]

Hail to the OHL champs


Randy Russon
By
May 14, 2018

The team that deserved to win the Ontario Hockey League championship did just that. As good as the Soo Greyhounds were, the Hamilton Bulldogs were better. …[read more]

Eyes on Hounds, Bulldogs


Randy Russon
By
May 13, 2018

The best team in the Ontario Hockey League over the course of the 2017-2018 regular season faces elimination today. …[read more]

Hamilton has the hammer


Randy Russon
By
May 12, 2018

The underdogs from Hamilton are a win away from taking the Ontario Hockey League championship from the top dogs of Sault Ste. Marie. …[read more]

Razzle dazzle playoff days


Randy Russon
By
May 11, 2018

It began in the third week of March and has played on until the middle of May. Thrills, spills and chills of the 2018 Ontario Hockey League playoff race towards championship glory have been plentiful. …[read more]

Jumbo hot dog a la Cherry


Randy Russon
By
May 10, 2018

I am on record as saying that I agreed with Don Cherry when the outspoken Hockey Night In Canada commentator referred to the Soo Greyhounds as “hot dogs” because of the way they seem to over-celebrate goals. …[read more]

Hound Power via Hamilton


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 9, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest column by Steve Buist reflects on his days as a fledgling sportswriter whose first media job was covering the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. The award-winning Buist is a former Sault Star writer who is now an investigative reporter and feature writer at the Hamilton Spectator. …[read more]

OHL history in Hamilton


Randy Russon
By
May 8, 2018

The Ontario Hockey League officially returned to Hamilton in 2015 when the Bulldogs took the place of the relocated Belleville Bulls. That was then, this is now. …[read more]

No bad dogs here


Randy Russon
By
May 6, 2018

Opportunistically speaking, if only Hamilton was the host city for this year’s Memorial Cup tournament, which will be held later this month in Regina, Saskatchewan. …[read more]

Bulldogs bite back


Randy Russon
By
May 4, 2018

Hamilton Bulldogs have drawn first blood in their Ontario Hockey League championship series with the top ranked Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Dog days of May


Randy Russon
By
May 3, 2018

This has the makings of a real dog fight. Soo Greyhounds and Hamilton Bulldogs are unleashed with their collars off and eager to mark their territory as champions of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Cicchello has OHL invites


Randy Russon
By
May 2, 2018

Defenseman Tristan Cicchello, fresh from an eye-catching rookie season with Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, will have ample opportunity to showcase himself at upcoming Ontario Hockey League tryout camps. …[read more]

Soo v. Hamilton schedule


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 1, 2018

The playoff dates for the best-of-seven, Ontario Hockey League championship series between the Soo Greyhounds and Hamilton Bulldogs have been confirmed. …[read more]

Frantic night in Houndtown


Randy Russon
By
May 1, 2018

All it would have taken was an overtime goal from the upset-minded visitors and the season would have come to a stunning conclusion for the no. 1 ranked team in Canada. …[read more]

Seven Up


Randy Russon
By
April 30, 2018

There’s nothing quite like quenching a playoff thirst than with the refreshing taste of a Game 7. Mmmmm. Bring it on, baby. …[read more]

Home sweet home


Randy Russon
By
April 28, 2018

Put the pressure on. Force the issue. Take advantage of home ice. Firing it up in that fashion on Friday, Soo Greyhounds pushed Kitchener Rangers to the embers of the grill with a 7-3 sizzler before close to 4,900 partisan fans. …[read more]

Hamilton hums into finals


Randy Russon
By
April 27, 2018

Hamilton Bulldogs can take a break and await the winner of the Western Conference finals between the Soo Greyhounds and Kitchener Rangers. …[read more]

Series math: 2 + 2 = tie


Randy Russon
By
April 26, 2018

Depending on what side of the equation you are on, there are a number of ways to study the Ontario Hockey League playoff series between Soo Greyhounds and Kitchener Rangers. …[read more]

Hounds, Bulldogs in the lead


Randy Russon
By
April 22, 2018

Could this be the year of the dog in the Ontario Hockey League? To be sure, Soo Greyhounds and Hamilton Bulldogs are the pick of the litter thus far in the playoffs. …[read more]

McKenzie’s his own man


Randy Russon
By
April 20, 2018

He is not nearly as well known in the hockey world as his famous dad. But very few are. Besides, Kitchener Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie is making a good name for himself on his own. …[read more]

Katchouk v. Culina


Randy Russon
By
April 19, 2018

Two members of the 2014-2015 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Dudley Hewitt Cup champion Soo Thunderbirds will be on opposite sides of the Ontario Hockey League, Western Conference title series. …[read more]

Standing room only


Randy Russon
By
April 18, 2018

I am not a press box guy. It has nothing to do with heights (well, maybe a little) or disliking someone who sits in media row. It’s just that I would rather stand among the fans to watch a Greyhound game, walk around the rink, take in the atmosphere and listen to the various comments of the passionate hockey souls of Sault Ste. Marie. …[read more]

Hounds fend off Attack


Randy Russon
By
April 17, 2018

The hot dogs emerged as top dogs over the under dogs. A little mustard, a little ketchup, a little relish and the Soo Greyhounds finally downed the Owen Sound Attack. With a gulp. …[read more]

Seventh sojourn


Randy Russon
By
April 17, 2018

Tonight’s the night. Whether it’s Rod Stewart singing it or not, tonight is the night for the Soo Greyhounds and Owen Sound Attack. …[read more]

Culina cool under fire


Randy Russon
By
April 16, 2018

Overage goalie Mario Culina has back-stopped the Kitchener Rangers into the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2012. A Sault Ste. Marie product, Culina has won 21 games for Kitchener since the Rangers acquired him from the Sudbury Wolves at the January 9 trade deadline. …[read more]

Good coach, Todd Gill


Randy Russon
By
April 15, 2018

Different coaches have different strengths. Different coaches implement different systems and different styles of play. …[read more]

Plenty of Spirit here


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2018

That’s the Spirit! Saginaw Spirit has moved quickly to sign its two second-round picks from the recent Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Hounds halt the Attack


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2018

Good coaches and good teams make adjustments in the wake of defeat. With a tweak or two to the master plan, Soo Greyhounds have won two straight matches to take a three games to two lead on the Owen Sound Attack in the second round, best-of-seven, Ontario Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

Game 5 factors


Randy Russon
By
April 13, 2018

They have momentum. They have restored home ice advantage. They are factors that could favour Soo Greyhounds over Owen Sound Attack as the teams meet tonight in a pivotal Game 5 of their Ontario Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

Wolves add to net worth


Randy Russon
By
April 12, 2018

Seeming intent on creating more competition between the pipes, Sudbury Wolves now have a pack of goalies to choose from ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

North Bay shows the way


Randy Russon
By
April 8, 2018

The minor midget talent pool from North Bay out-splashed Sault Ste. Marie by several lengths at the 2018 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Mauro has an Erie feeling


Randy Russon
By
April 7, 2018

Better late than never. Soo Thunderbirds minor midget forward Justin Mauro was picked by the Erie Otters in the 15th round of today’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Beavers to Wolves


Randy Russon
By
April 7, 2018

Sudbury Wolves made a startling selection in the 10th round of today’s Ontario Hockey League draft. In a process that is designed for players born in 2002, the Wolves opted for 2000 birth year centre Owen Robinson from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]