OHL Notes: Buyers, sellers?


Randy Russon
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October 25, 2018

It is still the early going of the 2018-2019 season. The January 10 trade deadline in the Ontario Hockey League is more than two months away. But the restless hands of time are ticking as buyers and sellers take stock of their assets. …[read more]

NOJHL attendance boost


Randy Russon
By
October 23, 2018

Overall attendance numbers are rather encouraging through the first quarter or so of the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season. …[read more]

Cougars roaring at 8-1-0


Randy Russon
By
October 22, 2018

The only Canadian school in the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association is off to a roaring start to the 2018-2019 season. Sault College Cougars won all three of their games at a weekend tournament in Midland, Michigan that was hosted by Northwood University. …[read more]

OHL warmup for Zeppa


Randy Russon
By
October 21, 2018

It was a unique — and unexpected — Ontario Hockey League audition for Noah Zeppa on Saturday as the Sault Ste. Marie native dressed as the emergency backup goalie for the Hamilton Bulldogs. …[read more]

Hamilton calls on Soo boy


Randy Russon
By
October 20, 2018

Goalie Noah Zeppa of Sault Ste. Marie will dress as an emergency backup for the Hamilton Bulldogs tonight, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Express v. Eagles


Randy Russon
By
October 20, 2018

The second end of a home-and-home set between the Espanola Express and Soo Eagles will take place tonight at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo. …[read more]

Minor hockey snapshot


Randy Russon
By
October 19, 2018

The various grassroots programs are where it begins for many young hockey players, some of whom will eventually advance to skate at the bantam, midget, junior and college levels. And maybe even beyond. …[read more]

New coach in Flint


Randy Russon
By
October 18, 2018

A week after Ryan Oulahen resigned as head coach of the Flint Firebirds for personal reasons, the Ontario Hockey League team has hired a new bench boss. …[read more]

Soo nets one on Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2018

Goal-tending through two periods was an apparent difference tonight as the Soo Greyhounds slipped past the visiting Saginaw Spirit in an Ontario Hockey League mid week matchup. …[read more]

Thank you, Patrick Dovigi


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2018

It is just a sign. Actually, it is more like a welcome sign. Or, perhaps a sign of the times. As in good, old times from the good, old days. …[read more]

World challenge notables


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2018

Hockey Canada has confirmed its three-team, 66-player roster that will represent the nation at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. And while the Canadian Hockey League — specifically the Ontario Hockey League — dominates the rosters of the three teams, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is also represented. …[read more]

Porco’s stock is rising


Randy Russon
By
October 16, 2018

He has a team-leading eight goals to along with two assists through nine outings heading into play this week. Nick Porco is on a developmental fast track as a second year left winger with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Trade talk


Randy Russon
By
October 15, 2018

There are those teams that have built towards this season and who will continue to try to add on for a shot at Ontario Hockey League championship glory. Just as there are those who are rebuilding and who can move current assets for future planning. …[read more]

OHL Notes: Troops work OT


Randy Russon
By
October 15, 2018

North Bay Battalion capped a three games in less than 72 hours road trip on Sunday afternoon with an improbable 3-2 overtime win over the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Cougars roar on the road


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 15, 2018

Coach Mike Hall and his Sault College Cougars won a pair of American Collegiate Hockey Association road tilts over the Adrian College Bulldogs on the weekend. …[read more]

Minor T-Birds take two


Randy Russon
By
October 14, 2018

Soo Minor Thunderbirds have made it in to the Great North Midget Hockey League win column. Times two, as a matter of fact. …[read more]

Rock rolls to 5 in a row


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 13, 2018

Don’t look now but coach Corey Beer and the Timmins Rock are on a roll in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Coaching change in Flint


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2018

Citing personal reasons, Ryan Oulahen has stepped aside as head coach of the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Headrick hockey family


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2018

There are five of them, including three defensemen and two forwards. The siblings range in age from 10 to 21. There are three boys and two girls. They are the Headrick hockey family from just outside Sault Ste. Marie on Garden River First Nation. …[read more]

Historic start for Wolves


Randy Russon
By
October 11, 2018

Winners of five straight games and with an overall record of 6-2-0 through eight outings, the Sudbury Wolves are off to their third best start in 48 years. …[read more]

Good as gold up in KL


Randy Russon
By
October 11, 2018

Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are in first place in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the first time since the 2015-2016 season. …[read more]

Hounds cuff Firebirds


Randy Russon
By
October 10, 2018

Goalie Emanuel Vella stood tall in the Flint Firebirds net tonight. But a lack of quality scoring chances for Flint sent the Firebirds to their seventh straight loss to begin the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season, dropping a 4-1 road decision to the Soo Greyhounds. …[read more]

Fired up for a win


Randy Russon
By
October 9, 2018

It has been only six of what is a 68-game, regular-season schedule. But as the Flint Firebirds are the only team without a victory in the early stages of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season, the elusive win is becoming much-needed. …[read more]

OHL Notes: UPL is 5-0-0


Randy Russon
By
October 8, 2018

Who are these guys? Backed by an unbeaten rookie goalie, the surging Sudbury Wolves have won five straight games to move into first place in the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Porco: 7 goals in 7 games


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2018

It has taken Saginaw Spirit left winger Nick Porco just seven games into the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League regular season to surpass his goal total from the 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

Giving thanks for hockey


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2018

It is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. But as there are family dinners with turkey and stuffing planned, there is also hockey to be played and enjoyed. …[read more]

NOJHL showcase event


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 7, 2018

Teams from throughout the 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will hit the ice for the third annual showcase tournament to be held at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. …[read more]

OHL scout likes Soo boys


Randy Russon
By
October 5, 2018

At least one Ontario Hockey League scout sees a duo of defensemen from the Soo Minor Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League as potential first or second round picks at the 2019 priority selections draft. …[read more]

NOJHL East heats up


Randy Russon
By
October 4, 2018

Hearst Lumberjacks and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are putting the heat on the pace-setting Powassan Voodoos in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Porco: 5 goals in 5 games


Randy Russon
By
October 3, 2018

It has taken Saginaw Spirit left winger Nick Porco just five games into the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League regular season to match his goal total from the 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

Numbers on Soo midgets


Randy Russon
By
October 3, 2018

It has been a struggle through the first month of the 2018-2019 Great North Midget Hockey League regular season for both the Soo Major Thunderbirds and the Soo Minor Thunderbirds. …[read more]

NHL scouting likes Soo boys


Randy Russon
By
October 2, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie products Nick Porco of the Saginaw Spirit and Keegan Stevenson of the Guelph Storm are among 44 players from the Ontario Hockey League who have made the initial ‘players to watch’ list ahead of the 2019 National Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Majors math: 4-4 = 500


Randy Russon
By
October 1, 2018

A weekend sweep of the North Bay Minor Trappers and the Soo Major Thunderbirds has vaulted the surging Timmins Majors to the .500 mark in the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Adieu to a good oldtimer


Randy Russon
By
September 30, 2018

He was a retired elementary school teacher and one of the founders of the Soo Water Tower Inn 35’s oldtimers hockey team. Good guy Branko Danicich passed away suddenly on Saturday at the age of 76. …[read more]