Knights of the north


Randy Russon
By
April 8, 2020

Ontario Hockey League powerhouse London Knights have gone to the often-overlooked Great North Midget Hockey League two years in a row now to take a player within the first five rounds of the annual priority selections draft.

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Steal of the Knights


Randy Russon
By
April 6, 2020

Some projected him as a late third round pick. Others had him rated as an early fourth round selection who would not be available come the fifth round.

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OHL American draft?


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2020

Given the fact that 74 Americans were among the 300 players who were taken at the 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, an altering of the process might be something to consider.

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OHL draft rehash


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2020

D-day is done for another year. With the 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft in the books, Hockey News North rehashes six picks who we deem notable.

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Jake Kovacs drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020

Bypassed at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, the second time up proved to be a bonus for 2003 birth year forward Jake Kovacs.

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Devin Mauro drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020

Center Devin Mauro of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has become an Ontario Hockey League draft pick.

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What a Knight for Chitaroni


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020

Mason Chitaroni said he was hoping the London Knights would draft him. And the Soo Jr. Greyhounds defenseman got his wish at today’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Mason Chitaroni drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020

A good day has turned into a good Knight. Slick defenseman Mason Chitaroni of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has become an Ontario Hockey League draft pick.

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Connor Toms drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020

Standout defenseman Connor Toms of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has become an Ontario Hockey League draft pick.

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Hounds pick slick pivot


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020

Holding the fourth overall pick at today’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, the Soo Greyhounds made centre Bryce McConnell-Barker their first-round choice.

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Brkin workin’ for pro career


Randy Russon
By
April 3, 2020

Simply put, Bailey Brkin has more than proven himself as a major junior goalie with winning numbers over two full seasons. In fact, he has done so in both the Western Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League.

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OHL draft and Jr. Hounds


Randy Russon
By
April 1, 2020

Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League have no less than eight players with 2004 birth dates who are eligible for the upcoming 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Oulahen to lead the Troops


Randy Russon
By
March 25, 2020

North Bay Battalion has taken the interim tag off of Ryan Oulahen and given him a three-year contract to be the official head coach of the Ontario Hockey League team.

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Flashback: Hounds of ’75-76


Randy Russon
By
March 20, 2020

The record will show that the Soo Greyhounds were not a playoff team for the 2019-2020 season. Which has managed to stir the memory bank back to when the Greyhounds first made the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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OHL playoffs still possible


Randy Russon
By
March 18, 2020

To the surprise of virtually no one, Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch has announced the conclusion of the 2019-2020 regular season — though leaving the door open for the possibility of the playoffs.

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OHL season “on pause”


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 12, 2020

Hockey News North has received the following media release from the Canadian Hockey League relative to the Coronavirus.

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T.J. Aceti goalie award


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2020

Six years after his sudden passing at age 31, Sault Ste. Marie native T.J. Aceti is being honoured and recognized by the Sault Major Hockey Association with an award that will bear his name.

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Flint extends GM, coach


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2020

The dandy duo of general manager Barclay Branch and head coach Eric Wellwood has received contract extensions from the Flint Firebirds through the 2021-2022 Ontario Hockey League season.

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A ‘what if’ season for Hounds


Randy Russon
By
March 9, 2020

What if the Soo Greyhounds were in the Eastern Conference instead of the Western Conference? What if Greyhounds coach John Dean hadn’t messed with goal-tending that was already in good hands?

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Baber has steadfast Spirit


Randy Russon
By
March 6, 2020

He is a valuable depth player, a third or fourth center on a high-octane Saginaw Spirit squad that is in a furious chase for first place in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League.

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What is with John Dean?


Randy Russon
By
February 23, 2020

Soo Greyhounds could quite possibly miss the Ontario Hockey League playoffs this season for the first time since the 2011-2012 campaign. And if that happens, a good chunk of the blame should fall on second-year head coach John Dean.

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Kevin Hodson reflects


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
February 19, 2020

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have applied to play host to the 2021 Memorial Cup tournament. With that in mind, Hockey News North contributor Ernest Skinner Jr. talked to Kevin Hodson, who as an overage goalie, backstopped the Greyhounds to the 1993 Memorial Cup championship.

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Flint Firebirds are on fire


Randy Russon
By
February 18, 2020

Winners of a franchise-record 13 straight games, the Flint Firebirds have caught up to arch-rival Saginaw Spirit in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Star goalie in the making


Randy Russon
By
February 14, 2020

The best young goalie in the Ontario Hockey League was born in 2003 and is a product of the Great North Midget Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Hockey Association.

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Hounds, Malik lose again


Randy Russon
By
February 7, 2020

Soo Greyhounds remained outside the Ontario Hockey League playoff picture tonight with a 5-1 loss to the visiting Guelph Storm. The defeat was the third straight for the Greyhounds, all with rookie goalie Nick Malik in the net.

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Hounds goalie controversy


Randy Russon
By
February 4, 2020

Soo Greyhounds are now on the outside looking in at a playoff spot in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. Instead of leaving well enough alone, the Greyhounds have started rookie goalie Nick Malik ahead of proven overage Bailey Brkin in seven of nine games since the Czech Republic import landed in Sault Ste. Marie during the second week of January.

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A hint of Flint in torrid race


Randy Russon
By
January 26, 2020

There is no clear-cut jewel among the multiple contenders in the wild Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. Cases can be made in favour of the Kitchener Rangers, London Knights, Saginaw Spirit and Windsor Spitfires. And in the middle of the pack are the Flint Firebirds.

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