McKenzie’s his own man


Randy Russon
By
April 20, 2018

He is not nearly as well known in the hockey world as his famous dad. But very few are. Besides, Kitchener Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie is making a good name for himself on his own. …[read more]

Katchouk v. Culina


Randy Russon
By
April 19, 2018

Two members of the 2014-2015 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Dudley Hewitt Cup champion Soo Thunderbirds will be on opposite sides of the Ontario Hockey League, Western Conference title series. …[read more]

Standing room only


Randy Russon
By
April 18, 2018

I am not a press box guy. It has nothing to do with heights (well, maybe a little) or disliking someone who sits in media row. It’s just that I would rather stand among the fans to watch a Greyhound game, walk around the rink, take in the atmosphere and listen to the various comments of the passionate hockey souls of Sault Ste. Marie. …[read more]

Soo Eagles tryout camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 18, 2018

A hockey season ends. And then, shortly after, the preparation for another one begins. Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have slated an open tryout camp for the May 11-13 weekend. …[read more]

Seeing the big picture


Craig Hartsburg
By
April 18, 2018

There have been a lot of things that I have really enjoyed about being involved this past year with minor hockey in Sault Ste. Marie. There are a lot of really good people out there, first and foremost. There are great parents, coaches, managers and, especially, great kids! …[read more]

Hounds fend off Attack


Randy Russon
By
April 17, 2018

The hot dogs emerged as top dogs over the under dogs. A little mustard, a little ketchup, a little relish and the Soo Greyhounds finally downed the Owen Sound Attack. With a gulp. …[read more]

Seventh sojourn


Randy Russon
By
April 17, 2018

Tonight’s the night. Whether it’s Rod Stewart singing it or not, tonight is the night for the Soo Greyhounds and Owen Sound Attack. …[read more]

Culina cool under fire


Randy Russon
By
April 16, 2018

Overage goalie Mario Culina has back-stopped the Kitchener Rangers into the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2012. A Sault Ste. Marie product, Culina has won 21 games for Kitchener since the Rangers acquired him from the Sudbury Wolves at the January 9 trade deadline. …[read more]

Good coach, Todd Gill


Randy Russon
By
April 15, 2018

Different coaches have different strengths. Different coaches implement different systems and different styles of play. …[read more]

Plenty of Spirit here


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2018

That’s the Spirit! Saginaw Spirit has moved quickly to sign its two second-round picks from the recent Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Hounds halt the Attack


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2018

Good coaches and good teams make adjustments in the wake of defeat. With a tweak or two to the master plan, Soo Greyhounds have won two straight matches to take a three games to two lead on the Owen Sound Attack in the second round, best-of-seven, Ontario Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

Game 5 factors


Randy Russon
By
April 13, 2018

They have momentum. They have restored home ice advantage. They are factors that could favour Soo Greyhounds over Owen Sound Attack as the teams meet tonight in a pivotal Game 5 of their Ontario Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

Reaching out to offer help


Craig Hartsburg
By
April 12, 2018

Well, the coach selection process is done at the AAA hockey level in Sault Ste. Marie. And with that, I am sure there is a lot of anxiety, excitement, disappointment and some nervous people. …[read more]

Wolves add to net worth


Randy Russon
By
April 12, 2018

Seeming intent on creating more competition between the pipes, Sudbury Wolves now have a pack of goalies to choose from ahead of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Hockey moms for Humboldt


Randy Russon
By
April 11, 2018

The deadly, horrific bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League has tugged at the heart strings of the nation, while somehow bringing it closer together. …[read more]

Two jobs for Kyle Brick


Randy Russon
By
April 10, 2018

Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are showing added faith in highly-successful coach Kyle Brick. …[read more]

Soo packs, RBC plays on


Randy Russon
By
April 10, 2018

And so it is written. For Soo Thunderbirds, the off-season begins. For Rayside Balfour Canadians, the games will continue. …[read more]

Hat trick for Trine


Randy Russon
By
April 10, 2018

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are moving yet another player to Trine University, a Division 3 National Collegiate Athletic Association school. …[read more]

Way to go Wildcats!


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 10, 2018

Maverick and Sons Exteriors Sault Wildcats have returned from Mississauga with an Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, pee wee BB division, provincial bronze medal. …[read more]

NOJHL appeal process


Randy Russon
By
April 9, 2018

If you happen to be one of those who is expressing outrage at Robert Mazzuca for the reduction in suspension to Rayside Balfour Canadians forward James White, don’t take your hostilities out on the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League commissioner. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to Trine X 2


Randy Russon
By
April 9, 2018

Another member of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has committed to Trine University, a Division 3 National Collegiate Athletic Association school. …[read more]

3-2 series lead for Rayside


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 8, 2018

Rayside Balfour Canadians have moved to within one win of advancing to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series. …[read more]

North Bay shows the way


Randy Russon
By
April 8, 2018

The minor midget talent pool from North Bay out-splashed Sault Ste. Marie by several lengths at the 2018 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Mauro has an Erie feeling


Randy Russon
By
April 7, 2018

Better late than never. Soo Thunderbirds minor midget forward Justin Mauro was picked by the Erie Otters in the 15th round of today’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Beavers to Wolves


Randy Russon
By
April 7, 2018

Sudbury Wolves made a startling selection in the 10th round of today’s Ontario Hockey League draft. In a process that is designed for players born in 2002, the Wolves opted for 2000 birth year centre Owen Robinson from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

David Campbell drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 7, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie product David Campbell has become a prospect of the North Bay Battalion. The lanky forward, who starred for the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League during the 2017-2018 season, was taken by the Battalion in the fourth round of today’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. …[read more]

Hounds withstand Attack


Randy Russon
By
April 7, 2018

Soo Greyhounds flirted with danger on Friday night. Oh yes they did. But the best team in the Ontario Hockey League was able to escape the danger zone and avoid a second straight Attack. …[read more]

Attack on the Hounds


Randy Russon
By
April 6, 2018

Soo Greyhounds don’t have much time to lick their wounds after being soundly cuffed by the Owen Sound Attack on Thursday. …[read more]

T-Birds even the score


Randy Russon
By
April 6, 2018

It has been reduced to a best-of-three series. Playing at home on Thursday, Soo Thunderbirds came through with a clutch 8-2 verdict over the Rayside Balfour Canadians to even their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series at two games each. …[read more]

Hounds await repeat Attack


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2018

Spring has sprung a repeat playoff pose from a year ago. Soo Greyhounds and Owen Sound Attack will again face off in an Ontario Hockey League, Western Conference, semi-final series. …[read more]

Rayside steals road win


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2018

Advantage to the visitors. Rayside Balfour Canadians have taken the edge in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series with the Soo Thunderbirds. …[read more]

Sault Major picks coaches


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2018

Sault Major Hockey Association and its coaching selection committee have confirmed the six AAA head coaches for the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Rayside v. Soo resumes


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2018

The series is tied at a game apiece. There is the side bar relative to a blind-side hit that has a player out for the season with a concussion and the instigator of it suspended by the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

D-day has northern sky


Randy Russon
By
April 3, 2018

D-day is looming in the Ontario Hockey League. As in the annual priority selections draft that is slated for this Saturday. …[read more]