Crunch, Voodoos playoff slate


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
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March 9, 2020

Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed dates and times for the East Division semi-final series between no. 4 seed Cochrane Crunch and no. 1 seed Powassan Voodoos.

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A ‘what if’ season for Hounds


Randy Russon
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March 9, 2020

What if the Soo Greyhounds were in the Eastern Conference instead of the Western Conference? What if Greyhounds coach John Dean hadn’t messed with goal-tending that was already in good hands?

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Skate with the Irish


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
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March 8, 2020

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has advised Hockey News North that it will be holding a series of open skates, beginning this week.

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Soo Eagles, RBC playoff slate


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 8, 2020

Having upended the no. 5 seed Espanola Express in the first round of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs, no. 4 seed Soo Eagles will take on no. 1 seed Rayside Balfour Canadians in a West Division semi-final series.

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Soo Reps in Timmins


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
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March 7, 2020

Pee wee major AA Soo Reps split a pair of opening day matches at the Northern Ontario Hockey Association’s tournament of champions that is taking place in Timmins.

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Eagles shut down Express


Randy Russon
By
March 7, 2020

Espanola Express is closed for the season. Visiting Soo Eagles edged the Express 2-1 on Friday to take the best-of-three, preliminary-round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series in two straight games.

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Baber has steadfast Spirit


Randy Russon
By
March 6, 2020

He is a valuable depth player, a third or fourth center on a high-octane Saginaw Spirit squad that is in a furious chase for first place in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Eagles fly high over Express


Randy Russon
By
March 5, 2020

For more than 28 minutes, the visiting Espanola Express stayed on track with the Soo Eagles in Wednesday’s opening game of the best-of-three, preliminary-round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series.

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Soo crew in SE-EE series


Randy Russon
By
March 4, 2020

Twin Soo players — four of them — dot the rosters of the Soo Eagles and Espanola Express as the two teams face off in a best-of-three, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, preliminary-round playoff series.

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NOJHL playoffs are here


Randy Russon
By
March 3, 2020

There is little room for error in a best-of-three series. And in what are seen as closely-matched, preliminary-round playoff sets, it will be the Soo Eagles taking on the Espanola Express in the West Division and the Cochrane Crunch facing off with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the East Division as the post season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League begins this week.

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Feeling good on the Express


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2020

A grit and grind crew that does not push the stop button, the Espanola Express has made it to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs for the first time since its debut season, which was the 2015-2016 campaign.

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PW Major Hounds edged out


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 2, 2020

Soo Pee Wee Major AAA Soo Jr. Greyhounds won two games and lost three as the Northern Ontario Hockey Association representative at the Ontario Winter Games that were held on the weekend in Orillia.

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All about Detroit Fighting Irish


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 1, 2020

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League is already in the planning and preparation process for the 2020-2021 season.

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Express awaits Delarosbil


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2020

A reinforcement is poised to rejoin the Espanola Express in time for its Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League preliminary-round playoff series against the Soo Eagles.

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Zachary ignites Jr. Hounds


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2020

Soo Jr. Greyhounds have started a hectic week of play with their arch-rival Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves the right way. Heart-and-soul forward Ty Zachary lit the lamp with a hat trick and added an assist for good measure as the Jr. Greyhounds scored a 4-2 road decision over the Nickel Capital Wolves in Great North Midget Hockey League action from Wednesday.

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High school award winners


Randy Russon
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February 26, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie’s high school hockey league, via retiring convenor Remi Gentes, has revealed its list of award winners for the recently completed 2019-2020 season.

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Small forward, Major impact


Randy Russon
By
February 26, 2020

At 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, Landon Deforge is not what one might call a big kid. But the 2003 birth year forward certainly plays a big role for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League.

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CCHL sale has NOJHL touch


Randy Russon
By
February 25, 2020

Commissioner Kevin Abrams of the Central Canada Hockey League has confirmed the sale and transfer of the Kanata Lasers. And Ryan Leonard of the Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is part of the transaction which will see Kanata relocate to Renfrew effective the 2020-2021 season.

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SMHA re: Jamie Henderson


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 25, 2020

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Hockey News North has obtained a copy of the decision made by the Sault Major Hockey Association to suspend head coach Jamie Henderson of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League for five games following an alleged verbal encounter with one of his players.)

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Jr. Hounds coach can return


Randy Russon
By
February 25, 2020

Jamie Henderson, who is the head coach of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League, has been handed a conditional five-game suspension by the Sault Major Hockey Association, Hockey News North has confirmed. Henderson had been under indefinite suspension by the SMHA since the middle of last week.

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Soo Eagles v. Espanola Express


Randy Russon
By
February 24, 2020

This is the final week of regular season play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. But looking ahead to next week, we already know that it will be no. 4 seed Soo Eagles facing off against no. 5 seed Espanola Express in a best-of-three, West Division, preliminary-round playoff series.

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RBC and the super heroes


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 23, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are teaming up with a group called the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer to help raise funds for area families in need of financial assistance as their kids battle the disease.

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What is with John Dean?


Randy Russon
By
February 23, 2020

Soo Greyhounds could quite possibly miss the Ontario Hockey League playoffs this season for the first time since the 2011-2012 campaign. And if that happens, a good chunk of the blame should fall on second-year head coach John Dean.

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Jr. Greyhounds in turmoil


Randy Russon
By
February 21, 2020

The first-place team in the Great North Midget Hockey League has big issues. And as it currently stands, the Soo Jr. Greyhounds will not be playing their two scheduled home games against the Sudbury Minor Wolves this weekend.

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Major strides in Timmins


Randy Russon
By
February 21, 2020

It has been seven years — the 2012-2013 campaign — since the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League finished the regular season at the .500 mark.

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Rock solid between the pipes


Randy Russon
By
February 20, 2020

As the Timmins Rock pursues first place in the overall standings of the 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the net worth of coach Corey Beer’s goalie tandem really stands out.

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Hard work on the Express


Randy Russon
By
February 19, 2020

Brennen Martel is not known as a lamp lighter. He tallied just five goals in 32 games with the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2018-2019 and has dented the twine three times in 31 outings with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League thus far in 2019-2020.

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