Erie packs Mack to Sarnia


Randy Russon
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September 20, 2019

Big Joe Mack figures to add a smack of depth to the forward lines of the Sarnia Sting following an Ontario Hockey League trade.

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Net gain for Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
September 19, 2019

Saginaw Spirit has officially confirmed the acquisition of overage goalie Nick Donofrio from the Hamilton Bulldogs.

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They the North of the OHL


Randy Russon
By
September 19, 2019

These Troops are young and — for example — contain a defenseman and a forward who were teammates with the North Bay Minor Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League not that long ago. And for the time being, nine rookies, including a pair of goalies from the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, are part of the 24-player roster of the North Bay Battalion as the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season gets underway.

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Big Ben on the mend


Randy Russon
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September 19, 2019

Prize goalie Ben Gaudreau, who the Sarnia Sting took in the first round of the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League, continues to recover from an off-season injury.

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Hounds: Who will step up?


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
September 18, 2019

Soo Greyhounds, after a 2-1 exhibition record, will open the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League regular season on Friday against the Flint Firebirds with a fresh and clean slate. However, there are a few question marks.

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Storm swaps 40-goal scorer


Randy Russon
By
September 17, 2019

Overage forward Liam Hawell has been acquired by the Kitchener Rangers from the Guelph Storm in an impact Ontario Hockey League trade.

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Sarnia Sting and $5 beers


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 16, 2019

Cheers, we say! Sarnia Sting is offering a big discount on beer prices for 15 of the Ontario Hockey League team’s home games.

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How we see the OHL West


Randy Russon
By
September 14, 2019

First pucks will drop to the ice as the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League regular season gets underway in less than a week.

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Flint adds to net depth


Randy Russon
By
September 13, 2019

Free-agent goalie Peyton Grainer has committed to the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League. The Metro Detroit product, who has a 2002 birth date, opted to choose a player agreement and education package with the OHL Firebirds over National Collegiate Athletic Association options.

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Hounds open with Flint, NB


Randy Russon
By
September 13, 2019

A whopping 58 points separated the lowly Flint Firebirds from the Soo Greyhounds in the final regular season standings from the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League campaign.

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Giroux commits to Flint


Randy Russon
By
September 11, 2019

Pint-sized pivot Zacharie Giroux has signed with the Flint Firebirds and will split time this season between the Ontario Hockey League team and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Blaine Smith joins Rayside


Randy Russon
By
September 5, 2019

One of the more honest, easy-to-deal-with individuals to ever be a part of the Ontario Hockey League has joined the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Wandering the OHL West


Randy Russon
By
September 4, 2019

Team by team, alphabetically, in the five member West Division of the Ontario Hockey League with training camps underway:

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Net gain for Flint Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
September 3, 2019

Flint Firebirds have acquired a winning goalie via trade with the reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm.

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Sarnia Sting fills a Voit


Randy Russon
By
September 3, 2019

American-born forward Ty Voit has chosen the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League.

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Hounds ironing out wrinkles


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
August 30, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE — This column marks the debut of Ernest Skinner Jr. as a writer for Hockey News North. Skinner, who previously wrote for Sault Online, will focus on the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League for Hockey News North.

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Staios sideshow in Hamilton


Randy Russon
By
August 27, 2019

It is a curious sideshow that pertains to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League and a pair of recent, eye-opening moves made by their president and general manager.

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Hounds head equipment man


Randy Russon
By
August 22, 2019

Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have opted to stay within house in hiring a new head equipment manager.

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Making a right turn in Flint


Randy Russon
By
August 18, 2019

Saginaw Spirit and Soo Greyhounds may want to check their rear-view mirrors as the Flint Firebirds approach the fast lane of the West Division ahead of the upcoming Ontario Hockey League season.

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Flint adds to bench staff


Randy Russon
By
August 15, 2019

Mark Ridout is making a return to the Ontario Hockey League, this time as an assistant coach with the Flint Firebirds.

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Sting gets Bitten in trade


Randy Russon
By
August 14, 2019

Seeking to keep pace in what again looms as an ultra-competitive Western Conference, the Sarnia Sting has added a seasoned center ahead of the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League campaign.

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Optics of the OHL West


Randy Russon
By
August 11, 2019

There is anticipation ahead of a new season. There is expectation, both realistic and unreasonable. And in what can be a high-anxiety, high-stakes, Ontario Hockey League, there is always optimism to fall back on.

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Prelude to an OHL season


Randy Russon
By
August 4, 2019

It is considered to be the top junior hockey league in North America and it never really rests, what with new player signings, development camps, summer trades and coach-management changes.

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Flint adds fuel to I-75 rivalry


Randy Russon
By
July 18, 2019

It was a one-sided season series between the Saginaw Spirit and the Flint Firebirds over the course of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League campaign. But the rivalry between the mid Michigan counterparts figures to intensify come the 2019-2020 OHL season.

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New associate coach in Flint


Randy Russon
By
July 17, 2019

Ryan Kuwabara is taking his Ontario Hockey League coaching talents from the Saginaw Spirit to the nearby, arch-rival, Flint Firebirds.

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New NHL role for Hartsburg


Randy Russon
By
July 13, 2019

Good guy Craig Hartsburg is taking on an expanded, specialized role with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. The former standout defenseman and successful coach with the Ontario Hockey League Soo Greyhounds will do some amateur scouting for Columbus and assist in the development of top Blue Jacket defense prospects.

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Spitfires have a new pilot


Randy Russon
By
July 12, 2019

Franchise icon Billy Bowler is taking over from three-time Memorial Cup champion Warren Rychel as general manager of the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League.

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