Brkin is workin’ for Hounds


Randy Russon
By
November 18, 2019

Soo Greyhounds are working at trying to dig out of the Western Conference cellar with a new goalie. And it has been so far so good through three games.

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Hayton and more on Hounds


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
November 11, 2019

19-year old forward Barrett Hayton, who is still in the National Hockey League with the Arizona Coyotes, can return to the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Firebirds in the passing lane


Randy Russon
By
November 10, 2019

Flint Firebirds have put last season in the rear view mirror. After winning just 16 of 68 games in 2018-2019, Flint has a 12-5-0 record through 17 outings thus far in 2019-2020.

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Sarnia is hot, Soo is not


Randy Russon
By
November 5, 2019

As the Sarnia Sting is hot, the Soo Greyhounds are not. And in a touch of irony, it is a former Greyhound who has been lighting the lamp for the Sting.

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OHL goalie back in NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
November 4, 2019

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed goalie Cameron Lamour. The 19-year old Lamour played parts of the previous three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League.

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Porco a Barrie happy kid


Randy Russon
By
November 3, 2019

If you know Nick Porco, you know that he is a happy, friendly, positive kid who would be hard-pressed to share a negative thought about anyone.

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Porco shows the Spirit


Randy Russon
By
November 2, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco helped make his return to Saginaw a triumphant one on Friday. Porco netted a shootout goal as the visiting Barrie Colts upset the Saginaw Spirit 4-3.

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Coach Dean keeps the faith


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
October 31, 2019

When Soo Greyhounds head coach John Dean recently said that he has total faith that his ninth-place team can win the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League, I thought that those were pretty serious words.

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Bowen is goin’ to the Q


Randy Russon
By
October 30, 2019

Veteran goalie David Bowen is poised for another opportunity to play at the major junior level. Hockey News North has confirmed that Bowen is headed to the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League via the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Porco a Barrie good addition


Randy Russon
By
October 28, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco has a new lease on his hockey life. The 18-year old left winger will make his debut with the Barrie Colts this week after being acquired from the Saginaw Spirit in a significant Ontario Hockey League trade.

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Quest for best in OHL West


Randy Russon
By
October 20, 2019

Saginaw Spirit has won four straight games to improve its record to 8-4-1. Windsor Spitfires have been a surprise with a 7-3-1 showing to date. And the upstart Flint Firebirds have the best winning percentage — .700 — in the West Division of the Ontario Hockey League with a 7-3-0 mark.

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Flint GM high on Dunbar


Randy Russon
By
October 19, 2019

Flint Firebirds general manager Barclay Branch paid a recent visit to Sault Ste. Marie. Specifically, Branch was in town to watch — and talk to — plum defenseman Tyler Dunbar, who Flint took in the third round (44th overall) at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Dazzling debut for Gaudreau


Randy Russon
By
October 18, 2019

Prize pupil Ben Gaudreau scored 98 per cent on his first Ontario Hockey League test. The 16-year old goalie stopped a remarkable 49 of 50 shots in his OHL debut on Thursday to spark the Sarnia Sting to a stunning 5-1 road win over the Barrie Colts.

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Constantinou asked for trade


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2019

Just prior to being dealt to the Soo Greyhounds for three draft picks earlier this week, 2001 birth year defenseman Billy Constantinou had asked the Kingston Frontenacs to trade him.

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Flint adds another winner


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2019

Another key member from the reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm has joined the Flint Firebirds via trade.

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Porco wants out of Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
October 11, 2019

There is a high-end player on the Ontario Hockey League market. Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco has asked the Saginaw Spirit to trade him, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Hounds deal Roth to Sting


Randy Russon
By
October 10, 2019

Soo Greyhounds have sent 2000 birth year right winger Ryan Roth to the Sarnia Sting in an Ontario Hockey League trade that was completed today.

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OHL players to watch


Randy Russon
By
October 8, 2019

To be sure, it is very early on the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League regular season schedule. Still, the National Hockey League and its Central Scouting staff has released its first ‘players to watch’ list of the season ahead of the 2020 pro draft.

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Return to French River


Randy Russon
By
October 6, 2019

Ryan Smith, an Ontario Hockey League prospect of the Sudbury Wolves, made a triumphant return to the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League on Saturday night.

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First for Lucas Theriault


Randy Russon
By
October 5, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product and former Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League scoring star Lucas Theriault has his first Ontario Hockey League goal.

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Flint adds seasoned scout


Randy Russon
By
October 3, 2019

Having spent 22 years as a scout in the Ontario Hockey League — most recently with the Sudbury Wolves — Sean Howard has joined the staff of the Flint Firebirds.

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A fine start for Flint


Randy Russon
By
October 2, 2019

Three wins in succession — after an opening night setback — have the Flint Firebirds off to a 3-1-0 start to begin the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season.

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Bowen is flowin’ for RBC


Randy Russon
By
October 2, 2019

Having stopped an impressive 93 per cent of the shots he has faced over two separate Ontario Hockey League auditions with the Sudbury Wolves, David Bowen is stealing the show with the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in the meantime.

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Marshall Frappier has Spirit


Randy Russon
By
September 25, 2019

Saginaw Spirit has acquired well-traveled, 2000 birth-year goalie Marshall Frappier in an Ontario Hockey League trade with the Kingston Frontenacs.

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Q and A with Jamie Tardif


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
September 25, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a question and answer segment with Hockey News North columnist Ernest Skinner Jr. and Jamie Tardif, assistant coach of the Ontario Hockey League Soo Greyhounds.

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Hockey North Show returns


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 24, 2019

A fixture on Sault Ste. Marie radio station ESPN 1400 since 2010, the Hockey North Show with Randy Russon returns for another season tonight from 5-6 p.m.

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Storm fan and the Cup


Randy Russon
By
September 21, 2019

Reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm ushered in the 2019-2020 regular season on Friday with a ceremony that included the presentation of the J. Ross Robertson Cup.

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