Kingston makes it Wright


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2019

Kingston Frontenacs have officially confirmed ahead of Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft that they will take center Shane Wright with the no. 1 pick.

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Praise for Porco & Baber


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2019

Saginaw Spirit head coach Chris Lazary gushed a gallon of good words about Sault Ste. Marie products Nick Porco and Camaryn Baber ahead of the upcoming Ontario Hockey League playoff series with the Soo Greyhounds.

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Flint to take a Flyer


Randy Russon
By
April 3, 2019

Flint Firebirds will take left winger Brennan Othmann from the Don Mills Flyers of the Greater Toronto Hockey League with the second overall pick at Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Thinking outside the box


Randy Russon
By
April 3, 2019

A year ago at this time, the Hamilton Bulldogs were a quarter of the way through an improbable playoff run that culminated with a stunning upset of the favoured Soo Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League championship series.

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OHL draft day on its way


Randy Russon
By
April 2, 2019

D-day is looming in the Ontario Hockey League. The annual OHL priority selections draft is slated for this Saturday.

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4-10-14 in last 15 games


Randy Russon
By
April 1, 2019

Injuries to veteran forwards Cole Coskey and Danny Katic late in the 2018-2019 season opened the door to regular playing time for rookie center Camaryn Baber. And the Sault Ste. Marie native has answered the call for the Saginaw Spirit.

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Saginaw-Soo sneak peek


Randy Russon
By
April 1, 2019

Separated by about 250 miles of highway via Ontario and Michigan, two formidable foes will face off in a much-anticipated, major junior hockey showdown.

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Saginaw-Soo series dates


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 30, 2019

No. 2 seed Saginaw Spirit and no. 3 seed Soo Greyhounds have finalized the dates for their Ontario Hockey League, Western Conference, best-of-seven, semi-final series.

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No. 2 seed v. no. 3 seed


Randy Russon
By
March 29, 2019

It will be the Saginaw Spirit and the Soo Greyhounds as opponents in a best-of-seven, second-round, Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

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How sweep it is


Randy Russon
By
March 29, 2019

Like spring cleaning, there have been multiple sweeps through the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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Baber sparks the Spirit


Randy Russon
By
March 26, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber scored the game-winning goal and added a shorthanded assist tonight to aid the Saginaw Spirit to a 6-1 road win over the Sarnia Sting.

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Here ‘n there in the playoffs


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 26, 2019

Updating the respective best-of-seven playoff sets in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League.

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Attack on the Soo


Randy Russon
By
March 24, 2019

It is becoming an annual rite of passage. As in, it is a sure sign of spring in Sault Ste. Marie when the Owen Sound Attack team bus rolls into town.

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Hounds even the score


Randy Russon
By
March 23, 2019

A pair of empty-net goals solidified what was a jittery outing as the Soo Greyhounds upended the Owen Sound Attack 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League playoff action from tonight.

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Attack has only road win


Randy Russon
By
March 23, 2019

Opening games in all eight first-round Ontario Hockey League playoff sets are in the books. And the Owen Sound Attack is the only team to have won on the road.

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Attack takes down Hounds


Randy Russon
By
March 21, 2019

Maksim Sushko netted a power play goal at 13:53 of overtime as the visiting Owen Sound Attack shocked the favoured Soo Greyhounds 4-3 tonight in Game 1 of their Ontario Hockey League playoff series at GFL Memorial Gardens.

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Flint fashions future flash


Randy Russon
By
March 21, 2019

By playing to win, the Flint Firebirds moved from last place to second last in the final Ontario Hockey League regular-season standings for 2018-2019. And while a 5-3-2 record over its last 10 games will cost Flint the no. 1 pick at the upcoming OHL priority selections draft, the Firebirds can’t be accused of tanking it.

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Drive-thru playoff preview


Randy Russon
By
March 19, 2019

Spring fever has struck the Ontario Hockey League in the form of the annual rite of the playoff season. Following is a Hockey News North drive-thru preview of the first round of the OHL playoffs.

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Sons of Hounds on Attack


Randy Russon
By
March 18, 2019

Two current members of the Owen Sound Attack have a rather unique Ontario Hockey League history with the Soo Greyhounds.

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Spirit v. Sting series sked


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 17, 2019

No. 2 seed Saginaw Spirit will face no. 7 seed Sarnia Sting in the first round of the best-of-seven, Ontario Hockey League playoffs. The series dates between the Western Conference rivals — who split their regular-season slate at three games apiece — have been confirmed.

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Soo/OS playoff dates


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 17, 2019

Soo Greyhounds and Owen Sound Attack will meet in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. The schedule in the best-of-seven, Western Conference series has been confirmed and is as follows.

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OHL playoffs looming


Randy Russon
By
March 16, 2019

As the regular season in the Ontario Hockey League ends this weekend, all 16 teams that will take part in the upcoming playoffs have been confirmed. And while who will finish where in the standings has not been totally finalized, a few first-round match-ups have been determined.

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Perfetti piling up points


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2019

As Saginaw Spirit is playing at a torrid pace, rookie left winger Cole Perfetti is piling up the points for the streaking Ontario Hockey League team.

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Team NOHA at OHL Cup


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2019

The four-division, 20-team OHL Cup is slated for this week in Toronto. The annual tournament of games features top minor midget aged talent who will be showing their skills to a bevy of general managers and scouts ahead of the April 6, Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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More points for Baber


Randy Russon
By
March 9, 2019

Opportunity has led to production for Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber. Having taken advantage of more ice time, the 2001 birth year center has two goals, seven assists, nine points in his last six games for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Exceptional status granted


Randy Russon
By
March 8, 2019

Shane Wright, a 2004 birth year forward, has been granted exceptional player status and is thus eligible for the April 6, Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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North Bay via New Liskeard


Randy Russon
By
March 5, 2019

Justin Brazeau has written quite a story since the North Bay Battalion took the 6-foot-6, 225-pound right winger in the 13th round of the 2014 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the New Liskeard Cubs of the Great North Midget Hockey League.

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Four points for Cam Baber


Randy Russon
By
March 3, 2019

Rookie forward Camaryn Baber had the most prolific game of his young Ontario Hockey League career on Saturday night. The Sault Ste. Marie product assisted on four goals as the Saginaw Spirit cuffed the Kingston Frontenacs 7-1.

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NOJHL to OHL to NHL deals


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2019

Goalies Evan Cormier and Ken Appleby have both gone from tending twine in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League to signing National Hockey League contracts.

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Saginaw takes Soo to school


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco potted his 20th goal of the season and added an assist as the Saginaw Spirit out-scored the Soo Greyhounds 5-3 tonight en route to a well-deserved Ontario Hockey League victory.

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Porco in pursuit of 20 goals


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2019

Saginaw Spirit already has five players with more than 20 goals this season. And having found the back of the net 19 times, Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco is closing in on a 20-goal season for Saginaw.

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High on the 2019 OHL draft


Randy Russon
By
February 23, 2019

Flint Firebirds or Kingston Frontenacs will have the first overall pick at the upcoming 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. Either Flint or Kingston will finish in last place overall in the 20-member OHL and which ever team does will choose first at the April 6 priority selections draft.

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Branch on the rebuild ranch


Randy Russon
By
February 20, 2019

Having to rebuild an Ontario Hockey League team is nothing new for Flint Firebirds general manager Barclay Branch. In his first and prior gig as an OHL general manager, Branch was at the helm of the Sudbury Wolves rebuild.

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Saginaw extends its coach


Randy Russon
By
February 19, 2019

Chris Lazary has been rewarded for the coaching job that he has done for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. The 36-year old Lazary has had his contract extended through the 2020-2021 season.

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