Twelve favourite Spitfires


Randy Russon
By
April 27, 2020


If I have an adopted home town, it is Windsor. I have family members who have lived there for 65 or so years — including some who still do. And next to the thousand or so Ontario Hockey League games that I have watched in Sault Ste. Marie over the years, I have probably taken in a couple of hundred more in Windsor.

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Sarnia takes it to the Max


Randy Russon
By
April 26, 2020


The third overall pick at the 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft has opted for the Sarnia Sting over the Michigan State Spartans of the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Toms training for next term


Randy Russon
By
April 24, 2020


Plum, home grown prospect Connor Toms is running the local hub trails and working out in the basement gym of his family’s Sault Ste. Marie home as he preps for the next hockey season.

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Good times, good Knights


Randy Russon
By
April 22, 2020


Sustained success of 18 successive winning seasons under the current ownership and operation of brothers Dale Hunter and Mark Hunter is the latest chapter of a good London Knights history.

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Jack Matier, social distancing


Randy Russon
By
April 20, 2020


Social distancing and bans on group activity relative to the coronavirus pandemic has had an obvious effect on hockey players and teams.

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Self isolating, hockey writing


Randy Russon
By
April 19, 2020


Many around the globe have left their office work stations to set up shop at home as a health precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic. But I was already ahead of the game as someone who has been working and writing from home for a number of years now.

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Rolling dice on NCAA recruits


Randy Russon
By
April 16, 2020


Teams in the Ontario Hockey League have not been shy to use early to mid round draft picks on players who have already made verbal commitments to Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association schools.

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New gig for Michael Kantor


Randy Russon
By
April 15, 2020


Hard-driven Michael Kantor, who played in more than 200 Ontario Hockey League games for Saginaw Spirit, Soo Greyhounds and Sudbury Wolves despite never being drafted, is turning to the business side of the game.

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Sault Major coaches


Randy Russon
By
April 15, 2020


Head coaches have been selected for seven rep teams that will compete on behalf of the Sault Major Hockey Association for the 2020-2021 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Nickel Caps ‘D’ gets OHL nod


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2020


Defenseman Teegan Dumont from the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League has been invited to the Ontario Hockey League training camp of the London Knights, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Hearst to Plattsburgh


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 14, 2020


Forward Spencer Silver of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is headed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association ranks.

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Very good, Ryan Vendramin


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2020


Simply stated, Ryan Vendramin of the Sault College Cougars had an American Collegiate Hockey Association season like no other in 2019-2020.

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OHL follower since 1972


Randy Russon
By
April 13, 2020


I was still in school when the Soo Greyhounds and Sudbury Wolves departed the Northern Ontario Hockey Association to join the Ontario Hockey Association — now known as the Ontario Hockey League — back in 1972.

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North country Knights


Randy Russon
By
April 12, 2020


Soo Greyhounds, Sudbury Wolves and North Bay Battalion are the northern teams of the Ontario Hockey League. But not to be outdone by geography, the powerhouse London Knights of southwestern Ontario have four skaters from northeastern Ontario in their system.

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Blind River Beavers, ’04-05


Randy Russon
By
April 10, 2020


Wins were few and far between for small-market Blind River when the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League first set up shop in the little town of 3,500 back in 2000. In fact, it was not until the 2004-2005 campaign when coach Jim Capy arrived in Blind River via the Soo Thunderbirds that the Beavers had a winning season.

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Flashback: RB Sabrecats


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 9, 2020


To be sure, from 1995-1996 through 2001-2002, there was no better team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League than the erstwhile Rayside Balfour Sabrecats.

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Knights of the north


Randy Russon
By
April 8, 2020


Ontario Hockey League powerhouse London Knights have gone to the often-overlooked Great North Midget Hockey League two years in a row now to take a player within the first five rounds of the annual priority selections draft.

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Steal of the Knights


Randy Russon
By
April 6, 2020


Some projected him as a late third round pick. Others had him rated as an early fourth round selection who would not be available come the fifth round.

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OHL American draft?


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2020


Given the fact that 74 Americans were among the 300 players who were taken at the 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, an altering of the process might be something to consider.

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OHL draft rehash


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2020


D-day is done for another year. With the 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft in the books, Hockey News North rehashes six picks who we deem notable.

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Jake Kovacs drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020


Bypassed at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, the second time up proved to be a bonus for 2003 birth year forward Jake Kovacs.

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Devin Mauro drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020


Center Devin Mauro of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has become an Ontario Hockey League draft pick.

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What a Knight for Chitaroni


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020


Mason Chitaroni said he was hoping the London Knights would draft him. And the Soo Jr. Greyhounds defenseman got his wish at today’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Mason Chitaroni drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020


A good day has turned into a good Knight. Slick defenseman Mason Chitaroni of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has become an Ontario Hockey League draft pick.

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Connor Toms drafted


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020


Standout defenseman Connor Toms of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has become an Ontario Hockey League draft pick.

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Hounds pick slick pivot


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2020


Holding the fourth overall pick at today’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, the Soo Greyhounds made centre Bryce McConnell-Barker their first-round choice.

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Brkin workin’ for pro career


Randy Russon
By
April 3, 2020


Simply put, Bailey Brkin has more than proven himself as a major junior goalie with winning numbers over two full seasons. In fact, he has done so in both the Western Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League.

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