Soo Eagles soar to .500

Randy Russon
January 16, 2019

Four straight victories have lifted the Soo Eagles to the .500 mark for the first time since the early going of the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

With a 19-19-2 record through 40 games, the Eagles are seven points up on the fifth-place Elliot Lake Wildcats and five points back of the third-place Blind River Beavers in the West Division of the NOJHL.

Two of the Eagles recent four wins have been over Blind River.

“Coach Doug (Laprade) and I have been seeing a consistent improvement from the boys as the season has gone on,” Eagles general manager Bruno Bragagnolo told Hockey News North.

A rookie-laden team, the Eagles are led in goals by first-year forward Caleb Wood. A local product from the Ontario side of the St. Mary’s River, Wood leads the Michigan-based Eagles with 16 goals.

The Eagles have two games on the slate this week. Friday they are in Elliot Lake before playing host to the Powassan Voodoos in a 7 p.m. start on Saturday at venerable Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo.

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