Locken did the blockin’


Randy Russon
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January 21, 2020

A recent excursion to London allowed me the opportunity to meet up with my old friend Mark Locken, who was a standout Ontario Hockey League goalie from 1975 to 1978. Locken won a Memorial Cup as a rookie with the Hamilton Fincups before playing for the Soo Greyhounds and the Niagara Falls Flyers in the OHL.

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Greyhound goalie numbers


Randy Russon
By
January 20, 2020

Since arriving in town about a week ago, import goalie Nick Malik has a received a virtual hero’s welcome from a faction of the local media. And that’s okay. But the numbers show that, over the course of this season, Soo Greyhounds have a much better winning percentage when overager Bailey Brkin is the goalie of record.

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OHL trade recap


Randy Russon
By
January 11, 2020

More than a dozen deals — several of an impact nature — were made over a frantic span of a few recent days as the annual Ontario Hockey League trade deadline came and went.

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Hounds add, subtract


Randy Russon
By
January 10, 2020

Here they go. Soo Greyhounds have set their roster for the stretch section of the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season.

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Spirit rising to the top?


Randy Russon
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January 10, 2020

Of the many contending teams in the Ontario Hockey League’s powerful Western Conference, the Saginaw Spirit just may have become the favourite.

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Daylon Groulx to Ottawa


Randy Russon
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January 9, 2020

The first-place team in the Ontario Hockey League has added to its skill, spunk and seasoning. In what sets up as a shrewd, calculated move, the Ottawa 67’s have obtained 2000 birth-year forward Daylon Groulx from the Owen Sound Attack.

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Akil Thomas traded


Randy Russon
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January 9, 2020

The trade winds continue to blow through the Ontario Hockey League ahead of the fast-approaching deadline. In one of several moves made today, the Niagara IceDogs dealt Team Canada forward Akil Thomas to the Peterborough Petes.

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Here come the OHL trades


Randy Russon
By
January 8, 2020

As the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline approaches — Thursday for overage (1999 birth year) players and Friday for all others — the deals are happening in a fast and furious manner.

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Western Conference dog fight


Randy Russon
By
January 5, 2020

In what is an embarrassingly unbalanced Ontario Hockey League — the Western Conference is supremely superior to the Eastern Conference — Soo Greyhounds are above the .500 level.

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Home for the Hounds


Randy Russon
By
December 31, 2019

Soo Greyhounds will ring in the New Year with five straight games on home ice. The Greyhounds, who are 8-2-0 in their last 10 outings, ended the 2019 portion of the Ontario Hockey League schedule with a road setback in Saginaw.

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Taylor saves the Hounds


Randy Russon
By
December 29, 2019

It was an improbable win for the Soo Greyhounds. Down 3-0 to the visiting Sudbury Wolves in the first period of Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League match, the Greyhounds rode the relief goal-tending of forgotten backup Ethan Taylor to a 4-3 triumph.

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Hounds, Wolves do battle


Randy Russon
By
December 28, 2019

Soo Greyhounds and Sudbury Wolves will both be looking to show their teeth when Ontario Hockey League play resumes tonight following the Christmas holiday hiatus.

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Giroux and Giroux


Randy Russon
By
December 26, 2019

They were both taken in the third round of the Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the Sudbury Minor Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League, one in 2016, the other in 2019. They are brothers — 19-year old Damien Giroux of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit and 16-year old Zacharie Giroux of the Flint Firebirds of the OHL and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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The Brkin Wall


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2019

He has been piling up the wins and accumulating nicknames since joining the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League via Western Hockey League waivers.

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Back from the abyss


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
December 22, 2019

Yes, the Soo Greyhounds have managed to claw their way back into an Ontario Hockey League, Western Conference playoff spot with a dramatic, and almost miraculous come-from-behind victory on Friday over the Kitchener Rangers.

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Puck stopper to pharmacist


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
December 16, 2019

I have been asked many times to write some articles on former Soo Greyhounds who have entertained the local Ontario Hockey League fan base over the years.

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New goalie in North Bay


Randy Russon
By
December 15, 2019

Cameron Lamour is getting another shot at playing in the Ontario Hockey League. The 19-year old goalie, who had been tending twine in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the Rayside Balfour Canadians, has had his OHL rights transferred to the North Bay Battalion from the Sarnia Sting.

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Croatian sensation


Randy Russon
By
December 13, 2019

The puck continues to stop with Bailey Brkin. Making his 13th straight start tonight, the overage goalie made 35 saves as the Soo Greyhounds won their fifth game in a row.

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Big changes for Battalion


Randy Russon
By
December 10, 2019

The last place team in the Ontario Hockey League is undergoing change as veteran coach-general manager Stan Butler has been reassigned by the North Bay Battalion.

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Hounds plow the road


Randy Russon
By
December 8, 2019

The hungry Hounds are sniffing the .500 mark. Soo Greyhounds finished a three-game Ontario Hockey League road run today with a 6-3 romp over the Mississauga Steelheads.

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Of Burnett, Hunter & Nolan


Randy Russon
By
December 8, 2019

Hockey certainly has undergone considerable change over the years, particularly in recent times. And that especially applies to coaches.

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Hounds of the road


Randy Russon
By
December 7, 2019

Maybe the Soo Greyhounds just needed to get out of town for a few days. After losing a pair of home games last weekend, the Greyhounds are two for two to begin on Ontario Hockey League road trip this week.

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Porco sidelined with mono


Randy Russon
By
December 6, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco is not expected to play again for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League until after Christmas. The 18-year old left winger has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Flint calls on Zach Giroux


Randy Russon
By
December 5, 2019

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have promoted a pair of prospects — including forward Zacharie Giroux from the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League — for an upcoming three-game road trip to Barrie, Sudbury and North Bay.

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Northern boy in OHL trade


Randy Russon
By
December 4, 2019

Iroquois Falls product Chad Denault is headed back up north. The 19-year old right winger has been traded by the Peterborough Petes to the North Bay Battalion for a conditional Ontario Hockey League draft pick.

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I-75 rivals meet tonight


Randy Russon
By
November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving holiday celebrations in Michigan will be preceded by an Ontario Hockey League contest tonight as the Saginaw Spirit and Flint Firebirds face off.

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Brkin, Propp net exchange


Randy Russon
By
November 25, 2019

A trade between the Soo Greyhounds and Kingston Frontenacs that was an exchange of overage goalies Bailey Brkin and Christian Propp has worked out well so far for both Ontario Hockey League teams.

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