New coaches in like Flint?


Randy Russon
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May 22, 2019

Flint Firebirds could be closing in on the hiring of their new associate coach and assistant coach ahead of the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season.

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Holmes is for the Hounds


Randy Russon
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May 22, 2019

First came the selection. Then came the signing. Soo Greyhounds have inked their first-round pick from the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Kressler kids a few miles apart


Randy Russon
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May 22, 2019

Neither Braeden Kressler or his older sister Bryanna will be living at home with their mom and dad come the fall. But as Braeden is slated to be playing hockey in Flint and with Bryanna about to enter her junior year as a softball standout at Wayne State University, the siblings won’t be far apart.

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Job openings in Flint


Randy Russon
By
May 20, 2019

Head coach Eric Wellwood will have two new coaching sidekicks to work alongside when the 2019-2020 season gets underway for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Following up in Flint


Randy Russon
By
May 20, 2019

It was a fast forward to the future in Flint as the Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League held their orientation camp.

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Flint camp photo shoot


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 18, 2019

Poised to be a much-improved team come the 2019-2020 season courtesy a talent pool of returning and incoming players, Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League are hosting an orientation camp this weekend.

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Theriault going to the Dogs


Randy Russon
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May 15, 2019

Better late than never. Three years after being drafted by the Niagara IceDogs, Sault Ste. Marie product Lucas Theriault has signed on with the Ontario Hockey League team.

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What’s up in Saginaw?


Randy Russon
By
May 14, 2019

Fresh from a 2018-2019 season in which the Saginaw Spirit set a franchise record for most points and then advanced to the Western Conference playoff finals for the first time ever, there is some disconnect being linked to the Ontario Hockey League team.

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Trades tilted Storm surge


Randy Russon
By
May 14, 2019

George Burnett has been a rather-successful coach over an Ontario Hockey League bench career that began in 1989. But it was the 57-year old Burnett’s work as the general manager (and coach) of the Guelph Storm that led it to a stunning OHL championship of this spring.

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Guelph takes OHL by Storm


Randy Russon
By
May 12, 2019

The comeback kids are the improbable champions of the Ontario Hockey League. Against all odds, the Guelph Storm will represent the OHL at the upcoming Memorial Cup tournament.

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Heading out to camp in Flint


Randy Russon
By
May 11, 2019

First-round pick Brennan Othmann and a host of prospects from the past two drafts — including a pair from the Great North Midget Hockey League — will be among the 30 fresh faces in Flint next weekend as the Firebirds hold their orientation camp.

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All signed up in Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
May 10, 2019

First-round draft pick Connor Punnett has wasted little time in signing with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League.

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What a goalie!


Randy Russon
By
May 9, 2019

Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen played a starring role in the major Ontario Hockey League turnaround that the Sudbury Wolves fashioned during the 2018-2019 season.

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Doc Vaughan passes away


Randy Russon
By
May 9, 2019

The legendary founder and inaugural owner of the erstwhile Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League has passed away at the age of 81.

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67’s will take time with Matier


Randy Russon
By
May 7, 2019

Ottawa 67’s are not just in a one-year mode of championship contention in the Ontario Hockey League. With a team of veterans slated to return in 2019-2020 — including five defensemen — Ottawa will be in position to properly develop first-round draft pick Jack Matier as the 67’s again pursue a title next season.

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OHL rookie sensations


Randy Russon
By
May 6, 2019

Import defenseman Vladislav Kolyachonok, an early-season, waiver-wire acquisition by the Flint Firebirds from the London Knights, has been named an Ontario Hockey League first-team, all-star rookie for the 2018-2019 season.

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Guelph storms back again


Randy Russon
By
April 29, 2019

Seven times in these Ontario Hockey League playoffs, the Guelph Storm has played an elimination game. And all seven times — lucky seven, perhaps? — it has been a perfect Storm.

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Going to Game 7


Randy Russon
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April 28, 2019

No. 4 seed Guelph Storm has forced a seventh-and-deciding game with no. 2 seed Saginaw Spirit in the Western Conference final of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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Saginaw pair suspended


Randy Russon
By
April 22, 2019

Saginaw Spirit will have to do without starting goalie Ivan Prosvetov and overage defensemen Justin Murray via lengthy suspensions handed down by the Ontario Hockey League today.

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Overtime shift in Saginaw


Randy Russon
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April 20, 2019

Trade deadline acquisition Ryan McLeod scored just before the seven-minute mark of overtime tonight as the Saginaw Spirit upended the Guelph Storm by a 4-3 margin.

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A hint of glint in Flint


Randy Russon
By
April 20, 2019

There is light at the end of the Ontario Hockey League tunnel that leads to Flint. If the second half of the 2018-2019 season can be used as a measuring stick, expect the Flint Firebirds to make big gains in the OHL standings in 2019-2020.

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Soo’s Matier signs with 67’s


Randy Russon
By
April 18, 2019

It is official, as with a signature. Sault Ste. Marie product Jack Matier has signed with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Future of the Flint Firebirds


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 17, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this Hockey News North special report, Dominic Hennig assists us as we take a look at the 15 players — 10 forwards and five defensemen — who were taken by the Flint Firebirds at the recent Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Wolves forward is top rookie


Randy Russon
By
April 17, 2019

The first overall pick from the 2018 priority selections draft has gone on to become the Ontario Hockey League rookie of the year.

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Storm shuts down London


Randy Russon
By
April 16, 2019

Low-key coach George Burnett and the Guelph Storm completed an improbable Ontario Hockey League comeback tonight with a 6-3 road win over the London Knights to advance to the Western Conference finals.

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Pressure cooker playoffs


Randy Russon
By
April 15, 2019

From a pressure-packed Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff game to an elimination match in the Ontario Hockey League, the tension was ticking on a Sunday in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Spirit soars past the Soo


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2019

Goalie Ivan Prosvetov stood tall — all 6-foot-5 of him — and Saginaw Spirit blanked the Soo Greyhounds 5-0 tonight to advance to the Ontario Hockey League Western Conference championship series for the first time in franchise history.

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