Wrong way in Elliot Lake


Randy Russon
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October 23, 2017

Widely viewed as a serious championship contender before the start of the 2017-2018 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, Elliot Lake Wildcats have instead been a big disappointment to date. …[read more]

Eagles 4, Thunderbirds 3


Randy Russon
By
October 22, 2017

Soo Eagles continued their winning ways of late while at the same time putting a halt to the seven-game unbeaten streak of the cross-river Soo Thunderbirds …[read more]

What a Knight for Raaymakers


Randy Russon
By
October 21, 2017

It was a Knight to remember for former Soo Greyhounds goalie Joseph Raaymakers in his Ontario Hockey League debut with London. …[read more]

John Parco coaches, trains


Randy Russon
By
October 20, 2017

He has a lot more to offer than just being the coach of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. A former star player at the major junior and European professional levels, John Parco is also a sports vision trainer and a world-class, kinesiology-educated, disciple of the game that he lives and loves. …[read more]

15 goals for Nick Smith


Randy Russon
By
October 19, 2017

He has hands of silk and a nose for the net. Soo Thunderbirds second-year forward Nick Smith is evolving into a goal-scoring machine. …[read more]

4-0-2 start for Sault College


Randy Russon
By
October 18, 2017

They are a first-year team in the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association. And through six games — all of them on the road — Sault College Cougars have been rather impressive. …[read more]

Yet another OHL trade


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2017

Soo Greyhounds have cashed in on holdout goalie Joseph Raaymakers by dealing him to the London Knights for netminder Tyler Johnson and three draft picks. …[read more]

Flint to Kitchener


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2017

Kitchener Rangers have traded four draft picks to the Flint Firebirds for overage forward Kole Sherwood, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Overage transaction


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2017

Sudbury Wolves have acquired overage defenseman Doug Blaisdell from the Kitchener Rangers in exchange for a fourth-round pick at the 2020 Ontario Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Hot in the NOJHL West


Randy Russon
By
October 16, 2017

Rayside-Balfour Canadians, Soo Eagles and Soo Thunderbirds are three teams from the West Division who are on a roll in the 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Flint flush with 5 overagers


Randy Russon
By
October 16, 2017

As the general manager of the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, Barclay Branch finds himself in a good trade position. …[read more]

North Bay to Saginaw


Randy Russon
By
October 16, 2017

1998 birth year left winger Daniil Vertiy is on the move from the North Bay Battalion to the Saginaw Spirit, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Old Hounds are all Dunn


Randy Russon
By
October 15, 2017

My old high school shut its doors as an education facility about six or seven years ago. Venerable Sir James Dunn Collegiate was then used as a community center and a movie site before the building was demolished within the past year. …[read more]

Spirit seeks to snap skid


Randy Russon
By
October 14, 2017

It is a young team, one of the youngest in the Ontario Hockey League. But Saginaw Spirit has lost three straight games and with a 1-4-1 record through six outings could use a return to the win column with a pair of home contests coming up. …[read more]

Team NOHA names coach


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 13, 2017

Former Ontario Hockey League forward Richard Rochefort has been named head coach of Team NOHA for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

Saginaw calls on Soo boy


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber will join the Saginaw Spirit for a pair of Ontario Hockey League games this weekend, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

So far, so good for Flint


Randy Russon
By
October 12, 2017

It may only be a seven-game sample but the Flint Firebirds are showing a sharp side thus far this Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

Wolves deal defenseman


Randy Russon
By
October 11, 2017

Sudbury Wolves have tidied up their back yard by moving defensemen Conor Ali to the Kingston Frontenacs for a fourth-round draft pick in 2020. …[read more]

OHL teams with net issues


Randy Russon
By
October 10, 2017

Not every Ontario Hockey League team has a Michael DiPietro or a Matthew Villalta or a Dylan Wells that they can go to as their no. 1 guy between the pipes. As a matter-of-fact, more than a third of teams in the OHL have starting goalies with save percentages that are well below the .900 watershed mark. …[read more]

Nine in a row for Nickel Caps


Randy Russon
By
October 9, 2017

Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves have a perfect record nine games into the 2017-2018 Great North Midget Hockey League regular season. But the North Bay Trappers are keeping pace with the Nickel Capital Wolves in the race between major midget powerhouses. …[read more]

Cubs clip winged Birds


Randy Russon
By
October 8, 2017

Short on players due to injury and with just 12 skaters in the lineup, the minor midget Soo Thunderbirds gave it their all only to fall 4-2 to the major midget New Liskeard Cubs on Saturday night. …[read more]

NOJHL by the numbers


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2017

Call it a numbers game. As in a here and there, hodge podge of numbers as they pertain to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Spirit of northern Ontario


Randy Russon
By
October 6, 2017

Four northern Ontario products who are on the forward lines of the Saginaw Spirit have combined for eight points in four games thus far this 2017-2018 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

First W for Sudbury Wolves


Randy Russon
By
October 5, 2017

The fans can relax a bit now. So too can the players and maybe even the coaches. Sudbury Wolves have their first win of the 2017-2018 Ontario Hockey League season. …[read more]

Small goalie, big saves


Randy Russon
By
October 5, 2017

Maybe, just maybe, there will be an Ontario Hockey League general manager or scout who will think outside the box when it comes to evaluating goalie Noah Zeppa of the minor midget Soo Thunderbirds. …[read more]

So far, so good in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
October 5, 2017

On the ice, they are winning. At the gate, they are packing them in. So far, so good for the first-year Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

NHL is high on Hayton et al


Randy Russon
By
October 4, 2017

Soo Greyhounds centre Barrett Hayton is one of six Ontario Hockey League skaters who has an “A” rating on the initial list of players to watch for the 2018 National Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Roster moves in Rayside


Randy Russon
By
October 4, 2017

Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added a forward to compensate for the advancement of another. …[read more]

Players to watch have Spirit


Randy Russon
By
October 3, 2017

Three members of the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League are on the initial Central Scouting players-to-watch list for the 2018 National Hockey League draft. …[read more]

Up and down the Great North


Randy Russon
By
October 3, 2017

Today’s Great North Midget Hockey League tour goes from Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury to North Bay to Kapuskasing to Timmins. …[read more]

Points for Soo minor midgets


Randy Russon
By
October 2, 2017

Through five games into their first season in the Great North Midget Hockey League the minor midget Soo Thunderbirds have yet to post a victory. …[read more]

Crunch in cruise control


Randy Russon
By
October 2, 2017

Handing the reigning champion Powassan Voodoos their first home ice loss since February of last season — covering eight games, playoffs included — Cochrane Crunch is on a roll of its own. …[read more]

Birds sweep border battle


Randy Russon
By
October 1, 2017

A shorthanded goal by rookie forward Camaryn Baber with less than five minutes to play in the third period lifted the Soo Thunderbirds to a 4-2 win over the Soo Eagles on Saturday and a sweep of the border battle weekend series between the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rivals. …[read more]

A first for Nicholas Porco


Randy Russon
By
October 1, 2017

It only took rookie forward Nicholas Porco four games to score his first Ontario Hockey League goal for the Saginaw Spirit. …[read more]