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]

Best GM in the OHL?


Randy Russon
By
July 13, 2017

As there are so many exceptional coaches in the Ontario Hockey League there are a number of general managers who are very good at what they do. …[read more]

Flint finally gets to Wismer


Randy Russon
By
July 12, 2017

A year after being drafted by the Flint Firebirds, right winger Jake Wismer has officially committed to the Ontario Hockey League team, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Who will get Mario Culina?


Randy Russon
By
July 11, 2017

He has been a backup in each of his two Ontario Hockey League seasons with the Windsor Spitfires. But the ability, potential and work ethic of Mario Culina have him positioned to become a potentially-valuable overage goalie for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

New coach for Soo T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
July 7, 2017

Internationally acclaimed former player and coach John Parco will take over as the new bench boss of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has learned. …[read more]

New head scout for Spitfires


Randy Russon
By
July 6, 2017

Windsor native Frankie Evola has landed a full-time job with his hometown Ontario Hockey League team as its director of scouting, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

NOJHL pipeline to the OHL


Randy Russon
By
July 6, 2017

As the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League develops its share of players for the Ontario Hockey League, it is also serving as a training ground for coaches. …[read more]

New job for Jordan Smith


Randy Russon
By
July 5, 2017

It’s a nice step up. Jordan Smith is moving on from coach-general manager of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to associate coach of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

CCHL Raiders to OHL Wolves


Randy Russon
By
July 5, 2017

Goalie Marshall Frappier has signed with the Sudbury Wolves after being their sixth-round pick at the 2017 Ontario Hockey League draft. …[read more]

OHL coaching candidates


Randy Russon
By
July 1, 2017

July 1 signals the start of a one-month, so-called off season in the Ontario Hockey League. But the fact is that there are plum coaching vacancies in the OHL that will be filled at some point this month. …[read more]

Overage goalie market


Randy Russon
By
June 29, 2017

The 2017-2018 season figures to provide for a plethora of opportunities for overage goaltenders in the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Saginaw forward a free Spirit


Randy Russon
By
June 28, 2017

Building through the draft and buoyed with a surplus of early-round picks, general manager Dave Drinkill is carefully constructing the Saginaw Spirit into a looming Ontario Hockey League contender. …[read more]

Wolves add overage d-man


Randy Russon
By
June 27, 2017

Looking to fill the void created by the departure of a den of graduated defenders, Sudbury Wolves have acquired overage defenseman Kyle Rhodes from the Guelph Storm. …[read more]

Arena d-day in Sudbury


Amanda Zurkowski
By
June 27, 2017

This marks what could be one of the most monumental days for City Council in Sudbury. Tonight, City Council is expected to make a decision in regards to the new arena/events centre and where it will be located. …[read more]

Be-Leaf in Flint defenseman


Randy Russon
By
June 26, 2017

He moved to Toronto from Russia at age seven and could not speak a word of English. A little more than 10 years later, after adapting to life in Canada and becoming a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Fedor Gordeev is living a dream. …[read more]

Hartsburg to coach Erie


Randy Russon
By
June 25, 2017

The head coach position with the Erie Otters is about to be filled and speculation has turned to confirmation that former assistant coach Chris Hartsburg will be returning to take the helm of the Ontario Hockey League team. …[read more]

Ups, downs from NHL draft


Randy Russon
By
June 25, 2017

Of the 217 players who were selected at the 2017 National Hockey League draft, 42 were picked from teams in the Ontario Hockey League. Following are one writer’s list of ups and downs relative to the OHL presence at the weekend NHL draft. …[read more]

Spirit lurking in Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
June 24, 2017

It was no also-ran team that missed the Ontario Hockey League playoffs in 2016-2017. To be sure, Saginaw Spirit had more points in finishing ninth in the Western Conference than three teams that made the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. …[read more]

OHL rankings for NHL draft


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
June 23, 2017

Of the 70 players from the Ontario Hockey League who made the final rankings for the 2017 National Hockey League draft that begins tonight in Chicago, five forwards top the list. …[read more]

Setting the stage in Sudbury


Randy Russon
By
June 22, 2017

They returned to the playoffs in 2016-2017 after sitting them out for two successive seasons. As the stage is set in Sudbury with new direction and a fresh script, the Wolves are emerging from the Ontario Hockey League wilderness. …[read more]

New associate in Flint


Randy Russon
By
June 21, 2017

Fifteen years after graduating from the Ontario Hockey League as a player, Paul Flache is returning to it as associate coach of the Flint Firebirds. …[read more]

Rising Spirit catches another


Randy Russon
By
June 21, 2017

Two drafts after taking a sixth-round flyer on Caleb Everett, Saginaw Spirit has the 6-foot-2, 185-pound defensemen signed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement. …[read more]

Flint, NB make a trade


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
June 20, 2017

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have obtained 1998 birth-year forward Max Kislinger from the North Bay Battalion for a conditional draft pick. …[read more]

Top goalie commits to Flint


Randy Russon
By
June 19, 2017

Luke Cavallin, who was selected by the Flint Firebirds in the second round, 28th overall, at the 2017 Ontario Hockey League minor midget draft, has made an official commitment. …[read more]

Tully an OHL GM in waiting


Randy Russon
By
June 17, 2017

He’s a former Ontario Hockey League star defenseman who went on to captain a Team Canada, world junior, gold-medal champion. And now as the general manager of a national champion junior A team, Brent Tully has aspirations of returning to the OHL. …[read more]

Liking the look of the 67’s


Randy Russon
By
June 16, 2017

As the Ottawa 67’s will mark their 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday in the same year, the iconic Ontario Hockey League franchise could have more to celebrate in the months ahead. …[read more]

Spitfires hire from within


Randy Russon
By
June 15, 2017

Trevor Letowski has been duly promoted from associate coach to head coach of the 2017 Memorial Cup champion Windsor Spitfires. …[read more]

Gretz key to Flint Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
June 15, 2017

Okay, so someone had to write this headline about Gretz key. As in Gretz being a key signing for the Ontario Hockey League Flint Firebirds. …[read more]

Major ink for Flint Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
June 15, 2017

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have confirmed the signing of big defenseman Marcus Gretz, who was their second-round pick, 23rd overall, at the 2017 minor midget draft. …[read more]

New gig for David Matsos


Randy Russon
By
June 14, 2017

David Matsos is headed home to continue his Ontario Hockey League coaching career as the Hamilton Bulldogs have hired the Burlington native as associate coach. …[read more]

Quiet on the OHL trade front


Randy Russon
By
June 13, 2017

It has been almost two weeks since trade season opened in the Ontario Hockey League but unlike last year there has been no activity to date. …[read more]

Hunt is over for Ottawa 67’s


Randy Russon
By
June 13, 2017

It’s double dip day in the nation’s capital as the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League have both a new general manager and head coach. …[read more]

New GM for the Ottawa 67’s


Randy Russon
By
June 13, 2017

The new general manager of the Ottawa 67’s has spent more than half of his life within the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]