NOJHL in 2020


Randy Russon
By
January 1, 2020

The holiday season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is just about over. And this veteran scribe is among those looking forward to the resumption of play this week.

…[read more]

Home for the Hounds


Randy Russon
By
December 31, 2019

Soo Greyhounds will ring in the New Year with five straight games on home ice. The Greyhounds, who are 8-2-0 in their last 10 outings, ended the 2019 portion of the Ontario Hockey League schedule with a road setback in Saginaw.

…[read more]

Taylor saves the Hounds


Randy Russon
By
December 29, 2019

It was an improbable win for the Soo Greyhounds. Down 3-0 to the visiting Sudbury Wolves in the first period of Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League match, the Greyhounds rode the relief goal-tending of forgotten backup Ethan Taylor to a 4-3 triumph.

…[read more]

Hounds, Wolves do battle


Randy Russon
By
December 28, 2019

Soo Greyhounds and Sudbury Wolves will both be looking to show their teeth when Ontario Hockey League play resumes tonight following the Christmas holiday hiatus.

…[read more]

Giroux and Giroux


Randy Russon
By
December 26, 2019

They were both taken in the third round of the Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the Sudbury Minor Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League, one in 2016, the other in 2019. They are brothers — 19-year old Damien Giroux of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit and 16-year old Zacharie Giroux of the Flint Firebirds of the OHL and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

…[read more]

NOJHL on holiday break


Randy Russon
By
December 23, 2019

Play in the 12-team, two-division Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League does not resume until after January 1. And there are races and chases in both the East and West divisions.

…[read more]

Soo Reps take two more


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2019

A pair of road triumphs this weekend has raised the Soo Reps record to a rousing 11-0-1 within the pee wee major AA division of the Nickel District Minor Hockey League.

…[read more]

The Brkin Wall


Randy Russon
By
December 22, 2019

He has been piling up the wins and accumulating nicknames since joining the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League via Western Hockey League waivers.

…[read more]

Back from the abyss


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
December 22, 2019

Yes, the Soo Greyhounds have managed to claw their way back into an Ontario Hockey League, Western Conference playoff spot with a dramatic, and almost miraculous come-from-behind victory on Friday over the Kitchener Rangers.

…[read more]

Puck stops with Leila


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 19, 2019

Leila Barsanti-May shows her text-book goalie form for the visiting pee wee minor AAA Sudbury Wolves in recent action against the Soo Greyhounds.

…[read more]

Top dogs of the Great North


Randy Russon
By
December 18, 2019

Soo Jr. Greyhounds are the sole occupants of first place in the Great North Midget Hockey League. On Christmas break and with a record of 17-4-2, the Jr. Greyhounds are on pace to post the Soo major midget program’s best mark since the 2016-2017 season.

…[read more]

Rayside food drive game


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 18, 2019

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be playing host to its first-ever Christmas food drive game on Thursday.

…[read more]

Soo Reps in command


Randy Russon
By
December 17, 2019

Four straight games on home ice have resulted in four wins in succession for the first-place, pee wee major AA Soo Reps of the Nickel District Minor Hockey League.

…[read more]

Hockey North Show …


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 17, 2019

The latest edition of the Hockey North Show with Randy Russon airs tonight from 5-5:30 p.m. (shortened version) on Sault Ste. Marie radio station ESPN 1400.

…[read more]

Puck stopper to pharmacist


Ernest Skinner Jr.
By
December 16, 2019

I have been asked many times to write some articles on former Soo Greyhounds who have entertained the local Ontario Hockey League fan base over the years.

…[read more]

Soo Reps maintain top spot


Randy Russon
By
December 15, 2019

Chalk up two more victories for the first-place pee wee major AA Sault Reps of the Nickel District Minor Hockey League.

…[read more]

New goalie in North Bay


Randy Russon
By
December 15, 2019

Cameron Lamour is getting another shot at playing in the Ontario Hockey League. The 19-year old goalie, who had been tending twine in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the Rayside Balfour Canadians, has had his OHL rights transferred to the North Bay Battalion from the Sarnia Sting.

…[read more]

Croatian sensation


Randy Russon
By
December 13, 2019

The puck continues to stop with Bailey Brkin. Making his 13th straight start tonight, the overage goalie made 35 saves as the Soo Greyhounds won their fifth game in a row.

…[read more]

Cougars roar through ACHA


Randy Russon
By
December 12, 2019

On hiatus from game activity within the American Collegiate Hockey Association until the middle of January, the lone Canadian men’s team in the USA-based program is again a force to be reckoned with.

…[read more]

Dunbar to Muskegon


Randy Russon
By
December 11, 2019

Standout defenseman Tyler Dunbar has joined the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League from the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

…[read more]

First star, Noah Zeppa


Randy Russon
By
December 10, 2019

It was a shutout show for Sault Ste. Marie native Noah Zeppa in his first Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League outing with the Hearst Lumberjacks.

…[read more]

Big changes for Battalion


Randy Russon
By
December 10, 2019

The last place team in the Ontario Hockey League is undergoing change as veteran coach-general manager Stan Butler has been reassigned by the North Bay Battalion.

…[read more]

Hockey North Show tonite


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 10, 2019

Sault College Cougars will be a featured segment when the latest edition of the Hockey North Show with Randy Russon airs tonight from 5-6 p.m. on Sault Ste. Marie radio station ESPN 1400.

…[read more]

Beavers making a splash


Randy Russon
By
December 9, 2019

Blind River Beavers have moved into first place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, a mere point ahead of the Rayside Balfour Canadians.

…[read more]

Hounds plow the road


Randy Russon
By
December 8, 2019

The hungry Hounds are sniffing the .500 mark. Soo Greyhounds finished a three-game Ontario Hockey League road run today with a 6-3 romp over the Mississauga Steelheads.

…[read more]

Of Burnett, Hunter & Nolan


Randy Russon
By
December 8, 2019

Hockey certainly has undergone considerable change over the years, particularly in recent times. And that especially applies to coaches.

…[read more]

Hounds of the road


Randy Russon
By
December 7, 2019

Maybe the Soo Greyhounds just needed to get out of town for a few days. After losing a pair of home games last weekend, the Greyhounds are two for two to begin on Ontario Hockey League road trip this week.

…[read more]