Memorial Cup reunion


Randy Russon
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July 16, 2018

Members of the 1993 Memorial Cup champion Soo Greyhounds are holding a 25th anniversary reunion weekend beginning on Friday of this week. …[read more]

OHL goalie market


Randy Russon
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July 16, 2018

A veteran goalie or two could be on the move ahead of, or just into, the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

Jordan Smith to Hounds


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July 14, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie native Jordan Smith is moving on from the Sudbury Wolves after one season as associate coach for a job with the Soo Greyhounds, Hockey News North has learned. …[read more]

Give Dean a chance


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July 14, 2018

John who? That is a question more than one fan and advertiser was asking after the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League hired 37-year old John Dean as their new head coach. …[read more]

Greyhounds new coach is …


Randy Russon
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July 12, 2018

Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have settled on a new bench boss, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Cusp of the rising Spirit


Randy Russon
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July 11, 2018

The Spirit is set to rise in the Great Lakes Bay Region, specifically the mid Michigan, Ontario Hockey League town of Saginaw. …[read more]

Nick Porco has the Spirit


Randy Russon
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July 10, 2018

He is a polite, respectful, mature young man who just turned 17 years old in March of this year. And while Sault Ste. Marie is home, he is eagerly anticipating a return to Saginaw for his second season in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Kingston coach search


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July 5, 2018

Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League are going to a Plan B of sorts as they look for a new head coach. …[read more]

Cirella feels the Heat


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July 4, 2018

Joe Cirella has become the third member of the Soo Greyhounds coaching staff to leave the Ontario Hockey League team since the end of the 2017-2018 season, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Pro job for Bobby Jones


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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]

6 Firebirds with NHL ties


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July 3, 2018

Boasting a roster of some of the best young talent in the Ontario Hockey League, Flint Firebirds seem poised to return to the Western Conference playoffs in 2018-2019 after missing out on the post season in 2017-2018. …[read more]

Rapids sign Wolves pick


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June 29, 2018

Speedy centre Ryan Smith, an 11th round pick of the Sudbury Wolves at the 2018 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, has signed with the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Russian goalie has Spirit


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June 28, 2018

Looking to solidify its net worth with the graduation of overage backstop Evan Cormier, Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League selected Russian-born goalie Ivan Prosvetov with the 13th overall pick at today’s Canadian Hockey League import draft. …[read more]

Building blocks of Flint


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June 26, 2018

After posting a winning record and making the playoffs with a veteran-laden team in 2016-2017, Flint Firebirds rebuilt the engine in 2017-2018 and missed the post season with a young group of players. …[read more]

Wild about this kid


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June 23, 2018

Saginaw Spirit forward Damien Giroux, who hails from the Sudbury area town of Hanmer, is now a National Hockey League prospect of the Minnesota Wild. …[read more]

NY Islanders show Spirit


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June 23, 2018

New York Islanders snagged forward Blade Jenkins from the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League in the fifth round of today’s National Hockey League entry draft. …[read more]

Seven up for the OHL


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June 23, 2018

Seven players from the Ontario Hockey League, including two from both the Soo Greyhounds and London Knights, were among the 31 skaters who were chosen in the first round of the 2018 National Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Reaching for the Stars


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June 22, 2018

Ty Dellandrea has become the first player in the three-year Ontario Hockey League history of the Flint Firebirds to be selected in the first round of the National Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Culina to Carolina camp


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June 21, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie product Mario Culina is headed to the National Hockey League rookie camp of the Carolina Hurricanes, Hockey News North has learned. …[read more]

Bob Gainey, for Petes sake


Randy Russon
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June 21, 2018

A storied Ontario Hockey League franchise has gone back to its celebrated past to bring a Hall of Fame, Stanley Cup champion home to Peterborough. …[read more]

OHL coach ascension


Randy Russon
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June 20, 2018

As the Ontario Hockey League develops players for the professional ranks, so too is it a training ground for coaches. …[read more]

A walk on the Wilde side


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June 18, 2018

It is a story, complete with headline, that I have been waiting to write for quite a while: Bode takes a walk on the Wilde side to Saginaw. …[read more]

Saginaw gamble pays off


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June 14, 2018

Center Cole Perfetti has opted for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League over the University of Michigan Wolverines, a prestigious Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association school, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Bannister exit is timely


Randy Russon
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June 9, 2018

Season by season by season, three of them in total, Soo Greyhounds climbed the Ontario Hockey League ladder under head coach Drew Bannister. …[read more]

Best of the OHL’s best


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June 6, 2018

The best of the best were honoured by the Ontario Hockey League as part of its awards ceremony in Toronto today. …[read more]

Who will coach Hounds?


Randy Russon
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June 6, 2018

Drew Bannister has moved up to the minor pro level after three successful seasons as head coach of the Soo Greyhounds. With the bench boss position with the Ontario Hockey League Greyhounds vacant, Soo general manager Kyle Raftis is in position to choose from what should be a choice crop of potential replacements. …[read more]

A future hint in Flint


Randy Russon
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June 5, 2018

A hint of future promise has signed on with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League. First-rounder Evan Vierling, who was the second overall pick at this year’s OHL priority selections draft, has officially committed to Flint. …[read more]

Refs didn’t decide series


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June 5, 2018

Those who don’t wear blinders seem to have accepted the fact that, over what was a six-game series, the Hamilton Bulldogs were better than the Soo Greyhounds and were deserving winners of the 2018 Ontario Hockey League championship. …[read more]

More Bulldogs, Hounds


Randy Russon
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May 31, 2018

A repeat performance of sorts? Maybe yes, maybe no. But at the very least, the two teams that met in this spring’s Ontario Hockey League championship series are positioned to be contenders again next season. …[read more]

Wolves have historian


Randy Russon
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May 30, 2018

Sudbury Wolves have a lengthy Ontario Hockey League history that dates back to 1972. And now, the Wolves have their very own historian. …[read more]

Fulcher is top goalie


Randy Russon
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May 29, 2018

Hamilton Bulldogs puck-stopper Kaden Fulcher has won the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the top goalie at the 2018 Memorial Cup tournament. …[read more]

Bulldogs had a good run


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May 26, 2018

They out-played and out-chanced the host Regina Pats in the semi-final match of the 2018 Memorial Cup championship tournament. And while the 2017-2018 season ended for the Hamilton Bulldogs with a 4-2 loss, it was a very good run for the Ontario Hockey League champions. …[read more]

Here’s to the Bulldogs


Randy Russon
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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
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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]