It shouldn’t be about the refs


Randy Russon
By
March 4, 2019

I watch a lot of hockey. It is what I do. I get to write and talk and make a nice living from a game that I first grew up watching on an old black and white television at mom and dad’s house on Maple St. in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Wearing the silver medals


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 3, 2019

Soo Pee Wee Minor AA Jr. Greyhounds returned home today wearing silver medals from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association tournament of champions.

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Soo Eagles secure 3rd spot


Randy Russon
By
March 3, 2019

Third place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is what it will be for the surging Soo Eagles.

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Four points for Cam Baber


Randy Russon
By
March 3, 2019

Rookie forward Camaryn Baber had the most prolific game of his young Ontario Hockey League career on Saturday night. The Sault Ste. Marie product assisted on four goals as the Saginaw Spirit cuffed the Kingston Frontenacs 7-1.

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D1 deal for Express forward


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2019

Chase Lammi, a 2002 birth-year forward with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has secured a future commitment to play at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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NOJHL to OHL to NHL deals


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2019

Goalies Evan Cormier and Ken Appleby have both gone from tending twine in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League to signing National Hockey League contracts.

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NOSSA hockey lineup


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 2, 2019

Four high school hockey teams — two from the host Sault Ste. Marie program and two from Greater Sudbury — will take to the ice on Monday and Tuesday of next week for the Northern Ontario Secondary Schools Association AAA level championship tournament.

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Great North face-off finals


Randy Russon
By
March 1, 2019

North Bay Major Trappers and Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves will begin their best-of-five, Great North Midget Hockey League championship series on Saturday night in the Gateway City.

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Championship Knights


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 28, 2019

Oh, what Knights these are. Make that four Sault Ste. Marie high school hockey championships in succession for the St. Mary’s Knights.

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Saginaw takes Soo to school


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco potted his 20th goal of the season and added an assist as the Saginaw Spirit out-scored the Soo Greyhounds 5-3 tonight en route to a well-deserved Ontario Hockey League victory.

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Soo Eagles G nets NCAA deal


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2019

Joseph Benedetto, a 1998 birth year goalie with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has a college commitment for next season.

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Porco in pursuit of 20 goals


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2019

Saginaw Spirit already has five players with more than 20 goals this season. And having found the back of the net 19 times, Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco is closing in on a 20-goal season for Saginaw.

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Best of the Great North


Randy Russon
By
February 26, 2019

Goalie Noah Zeppa of the lowly Soo Major Thunderbirds has been named most valuable player in the Great North Midget Hockey League for the 2018-2019 season.

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Rock adds Majors coach


Randy Russon
By
February 26, 2019

The head coach of the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League has joined the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the balance of this season.

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New ownership for Rayside


Randy Russon
By
February 25, 2019

The former owner of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League is poised to take control of the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Trappers oust Major T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
February 24, 2019

A humdrum season ended with a passable effort in defeat for the Soo Major Thunderbirds on Saturday night at John Rhodes Community Centre.

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High school award winners


Randy Russon
By
February 24, 2019

Among other award winners, Korah Colts goalie Dawson Hunter has been named the most valuable player from the four teams that comprise the high school hockey program in Sault Ste. Marie.

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High on the 2019 OHL draft


Randy Russon
By
February 23, 2019

Flint Firebirds or Kingston Frontenacs will have the first overall pick at the upcoming 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. Either Flint or Kingston will finish in last place overall in the 20-member OHL and which ever team does will choose first at the April 6 priority selections draft.

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Cougars roar to nationals


Randy Russon
By
February 22, 2019

Sault College Cougars have earned a spot at next month’s Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association national men’s championship tournament.

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NL Cubs picture day


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 21, 2019

New Liskeard Cubs ended the 2018-2019 Great North Midget Hockey League regular season with a record of 10-23-3 before entering the playoffs on a three-game winning streak as the no. 5 seed.

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Timmins Majors picture day


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 21, 2019

They took to the ice of venerable McIntyre Arena one more time to close out the 2018-2019 Great North Midget Hockey League season with team picture day.

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Branch on the rebuild ranch


Randy Russon
By
February 20, 2019

Having to rebuild an Ontario Hockey League team is nothing new for Flint Firebirds general manager Barclay Branch. In his first and prior gig as an OHL general manager, Branch was at the helm of the Sudbury Wolves rebuild.

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Gold for Sault Wildcats


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 20, 2019

Good as gold. Make that three championships for the Sault Pee Wee A Wildcats girls hockey team thus far this 2018-2019 season.

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Saginaw extends its coach


Randy Russon
By
February 19, 2019

Chris Lazary has been rewarded for the coaching job that he has done for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. The 36-year old Lazary has had his contract extended through the 2020-2021 season.

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Soo, Kap on the brink


Randy Russon
By
February 18, 2019

Win or else. Soo Major Thunderbirds and Kapuskasing Flyers are both staring at elimination in the semi-final playoffs of the Great North Midget Hockey League.

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Playoffs loom in NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
February 17, 2019

As the 2018-2019 regular season winds down in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, details for the upcoming playoffs have been confirmed.

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Lakers surge into second


Randy Russon
By
February 17, 2019

A pair of 3-1 weekend wins over their arch-rival Michigan Tech Huskies has the Lake Superior State Lakers tied for second place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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Trappers 10, T-Birds 0


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 16, 2019

An unbeaten season within the Great North Midget Hockey League has continued for the North Bay Major Trappers. Playing at home this afternoon, the Major Trappers cuffed the Soo Major Thunderbirds by a 10-0 score to take a two games to none lead in the best-of-five, semi-final playoff series.

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Trappers take it to T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
February 16, 2019

Goalie Noah Zeppa was a standout for the Soo Major Thunderbirds in Game 1 of their Great North Midget Hockey League playoff series with the North Bay Major Trappers. The 2002 birth-year goalie made 63 saves for the Soo in a 5-0 loss to North Bay.

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Dog days in Niagara


Randy Russon
By
February 15, 2019

Despite being an Eastern Conference championship contender this season, the Niagara Ice Dogs are in big trouble with the Ontario Hockey League.

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Kap Flyers suspend GM


Randy Russon
By
February 15, 2019

The general manager of the Kapuskasing Flyers has confirmed that he has been suspended indefinitely by the Great North Midget Hockey League team.

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Korah off to title tilt


Randy Russon
By
February 15, 2019

It will be the second seed Korah Colts who will try to dethrone the reigning Sault Ste. Marie high school hockey champion St. Mary’s Knights.

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Spirit extends GM


Randy Russon
By
February 14, 2019

Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League has confirmed that it has extended the contract of general manager Dave Drinkill for two more seasons beyond the current one.

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Northern exposure


Randy Russon
By
February 13, 2019

No less than six players from the Great North Midget Hockey League — who are all members of Team NOHA (Northern Ontario Hockey Association) — are poised to be selected within the top three rounds of this year’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, multiple sources have determined.

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