Birds add big defender


Randy Russon
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August 29, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have stayed local to sign 2001 birth year defenceman Jonathan Mackin, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Me, a Maple Leafs fan?


Randy Russon
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August 28, 2018

I doubt that my two favourite National Hockey League teams, the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens, will be Stanley Cup contenders come the 2018-2019 season. Ergo, it might be time to hop on the Toronto Maple Leafs bandwagon. …[read more]

Working out in Flint


Randy Russon
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August 28, 2018

Training camps are underway throughout the Ontario Hockey League preparatory to the 2018-2019 season. For example, the Flint Firebirds are hard at work with a goal of returning to the Western Conference playoffs after missing out in 2017-2018. Below are a few photos from the Flint training camp. …[read more]

MM Wolves win three


Randy Russon
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August 27, 2018

Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League returned from a season-opening tournament in Markham by winning three of four games. …[read more]

Snapshots and snippets


Randy Russon
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August 27, 2018

Twelve teams and two divisions define the makeup of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. First pucks will soon drop on the 2018-2019 NOJHL regular season and with that noted, here are a few snapshots and snippets to peruse, by division and by team, in alphabetical order. …[read more]

Young pups of the Soo


Randy Russon
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August 24, 2018

Call it a rebuild. Call it a youth movement. Whatever the words or phrase may be, the 2018-2019 version of the Soo Greyhounds will be decidedly different from the 2017-2018 edition. …[read more]

Saginaw shows strength


Randy Russon
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August 23, 2018

The fact that the Saginaw Spirit has opted to allow three veteran skaters the opportunity to seek Ontario Hockey League employment elsewhere reads as a sign of strength for the looming Western Conference contenders. …[read more]

Package on the Express


Randy Russon
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August 23, 2018

A pair of veteran players have boarded the Espanola Express just ahead of the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season. …[read more]

Love those Lumberjacks


Randy Russon
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August 22, 2018

Hearst Lumberjacks are building on to their fan platform as they prepare for their second season as members of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Mauro opts for Blind River


Randy Russon
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August 21, 2018

Midget-aged forward Justin Mauro of Sault Ste. Marie has signed with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Hockey talk and patio bars


Randy Russon
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August 21, 2018

Even when it isn’t hockey season, it is. If you play hockey, are a hockey parent, a hockey coach, or if you write about hockey, it becomes a year-round focus, if not a fascination. …[read more]

Changes in Rayside Balfour


Randy Russon
By
August 21, 2018

There are new personnel in place at the helm of the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Ciraulo joins JDM Sports


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
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August 21, 2018

Having coached more than 300 players who went on to the college level and more than 60 others who advanced to play professional hockey, Bill Ciraulo is joining JDM Sports as its Detroit area representative. …[read more]

Saginaw goes Wilde


Randy Russon
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August 20, 2018

Call it a walk on the Wilde side. Two years after choosing Bode Wilde in the second round of the 2016 Ontario Hockey League draft, the Saginaw Spirit has signed the 2000 birth-year defenseman. …[read more]

Major news from Timmins


Randy Russon
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August 20, 2018

Four more for the core. Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League have signed three forwards and a defenseman from their weekend training camp. …[read more]

Express via Brockville


Randy Russon
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August 20, 2018

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has inked 1999 birth year forward Zack Matyasik from the Brockville Tikis of the Central Canada Tier 2 Hockey League. …[read more]

Soo team gets into Yoga


Randy Russon
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August 19, 2018

Soo Minor Midget Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League have incorporated the physical, mental discipline of Yoga into their training regime. …[read more]

The legend of Mav


Randy Russon
By
August 18, 2018

He can be called an Ontario Hockey League legend and few — if any — would dispute that notion. He can also be termed gruff but pleasant, ornery but kind, a beer-drinking guy who coached and managed against the best of them. …[read more]

Oulahen, Findlay, Rutledge


Randy Russon
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August 16, 2018

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have finalized their coaching staff ahead of the 2018-2019 season, general manager Barclay Branch has confirmed. …[read more]

This Bud’s for Sudbury


Randy Russon
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August 16, 2018

A vacant coaching position has drawn former Ontario Hockey League bench boss Bud Stefanski out of retirement. Stefanski, who originally hails from the northeastern Ontario mining town of Timmins, has joined the Sudbury Wolves as an assistant on the staff of head coach Cory Stillman. …[read more]

Good for David Matsos


Randy Russon
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August 15, 2018

He is known as a good guy in the inner and outer circles of the Ontario Hockey League. And the recent hiring of David Matsos as head coach is seen as a good move by the reigning OHL champion Hamilton Bulldogs. …[read more]

Villalta has the numbers


Randy Russon
By
August 12, 2018

There are sidebars to the rebuild project that the Soo Greyhounds are undertaking after a bid to win the Ontario Hockey League championship came up short this past spring. …[read more]

Hamilton adds draft picks


Randy Russon
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August 11, 2018

Reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs have acquired three future draft picks in a trade with the Guelph Storm. …[read more]

CCHL Nepean to OHL Flint


Randy Russon
By
August 10, 2018

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have gone to the Nepean Raiders of the Central Canada Hockey League to hire a new associate coach. …[read more]

Summer signings in Hearst


Randy Russon
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August 10, 2018

Determined to improve on his team’s first season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hearst Lumberjacks coach-general manager Marc Lafleur has spent the summer signing high-end players new and old ahead of the 2018-2019 campaign. …[read more]

Great North to Espanola


Randy Russon
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August 9, 2018

The new-look Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has signed two players from the Great North Midget Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Guelph coach is a Wiseman


Randy Russon
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August 9, 2018

Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League has added to its staff with the hiring of Chad Wiseman as assistant coach. …[read more]

RBC at major junior camps


Randy Russon
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August 8, 2018

No less than 13 players from the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be headed to main camps of teams in the Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Express via Quebec


Randy Russon
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August 8, 2018

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed the signing of Quebec-born, 2000 birth-year defenceman Malcom Gamelin. …[read more]

Matsos is the man


Randy Russon
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August 7, 2018

Reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs have promoted from within to replace graduated head coach John Gruden, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Timmins to Timmins


Randy Russon
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August 7, 2018

Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has signed 2000 birth-year forward Cameron Chisholm. A local product, Chisholm tallied 13 goals, 16 assists, 29 points in 41 games for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2017-2018, regular season and playoffs included. …[read more]

Good deal for Flint


Randy Russon
By
August 6, 2018

Apropos a position of consequence in hockey, it starts between the pipes. And where the stakes are high and there is parity within the two conferences, quality goalies are coveted in the 20-team Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Team NOHA taps Brick


Randy Russon
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August 3, 2018

Thessalon native Kyle Brick has been named head coach of the Team NOHA minor midgets for the 2018-2019 hockey season. …[read more]

Net gain for the Wolves


Randy Russon
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August 2, 2018

Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have signed world-class, Finnish-born goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. …[read more]