Overagers? Culina, Headrick


Randy Russon
By
June 6, 2017

A pair of Sault Ste. Marie area products who played on teams that made it to the recent Memorial Cup final could return to the Ontario Hockey League in 2017-2018 as overage players. …[read more]

Rayside signs four rookies


Randy Russon
By
June 6, 2017

Four young skaters — including a pair from the north — have signed with Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Chill gets to Mark Tassone


Randy Russon
By
June 5, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie product Mark Tassone is poised to move on from the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to sign with the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

New gig for Moe Mantha


Randy Russon
By
June 5, 2017

Moe Mantha, who has coached in the Ontario Hockey League and Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League among other stops, is returning to the North American Hockey League. …[read more]

Catching up with Joe Shawhan


Randy Russon
By
June 1, 2017

A day after being named the new head coach of the Michigan Tech Huskies of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Joe Shawhan was driving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa on a recruiting mission. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to Chatham U


Randy Russon
By
June 1, 2017

Chris Lutz, a 1997 birth-year forward who put up 14 goals, 27 assists, 41 points in 65 games — regular season and playoffs included — for the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2016-2017, has himself a National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment. …[read more]

Flint signs first-rounder


Randy Russon
By
May 31, 2017

Power forward Ethan Keppen, who was taken by the Flint Firebirds in the first round, 10th overall, at the 2017 minor midget draft, has signed on with the Ontario Hockey League team. …[read more]

Beer arrives in Timmins


Randy Russon
By
May 31, 2017

Corey Beer has been hired as the new head coach of the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, team president Ted Gooch has confirmed. …[read more]

New gig for an old coach


Randy Russon
By
May 30, 2017

A reputable Sault Ste. Marie native has become the 22nd head coach in the storied history of the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey program that was established back — way back — in 1919. …[read more]

Soo minor midget tryouts


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 30, 2017

Jamie Henderson, coach of the new Soo minor midget entry that will debut in the Great North Midget Hockey League effective the 2017-2018 season, has confirmed tryout dates for July. …[read more]

Don’t stop believing


Randy Russon
By
May 29, 2017

Some will win, some will lose. Windsor Spitfires went from losing in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs almost two months ago to winning the 2017 Memorial Cup championship on Sunday. …[read more]

Cain is an able manager


Randy Russon
By
May 28, 2017

Never far away from the game that is his passion, one of the most successful general managers to ever operate within the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is working on a new gig, this time at the Great North Midget Hockey League level. …[read more]

From Beavers to Kangaroos


Randy Russon
By
May 28, 2017

Smooth, slick defenseman Cole Peck is taking his game from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the SUNY Canton Kangaroos effective the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

New coach a plus for Wolves


Randy Russon
By
May 28, 2017

By most accounts, former Sudbury Wolves coach David Matsos is a good guy. By most accounts, new Sudbury Wolves coach Cory Stillman is a good guy. …[read more]

OHL shows its strength


Randy Russon
By
May 27, 2017

An all-Ontario Hockey League final at the 99th running of the Memorial Cup tournament defines a clear show of superiority over both the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. …[read more]

Notes from a Stillman scene


Amanda Zurkowski
By
May 26, 2017

It really is a new era in Sudbury. Yes indeed folks, these are the new era Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. …[read more]

Voodoos to Red Dragons


Randy Russon
By
May 26, 2017

Defenseman Justin Schebel is moving on from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Powassan Voodoos to the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association level. …[read more]

Want to play for Timmins?


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 26, 2017

Looking to play junior hockey in a northern Ontario hotbed? Well, the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is about to play host to a tryout camp. …[read more]

New coach in Wolves den


Randy Russon
By
May 25, 2017

Two days after the mutual departure of veteran coach David Matsos, Sudbury Wolves have hired Cory Stillman as their new bench boss. …[read more]

Wolves new head coach is…


Randy Russon
By
May 24, 2017

One day after announcing that David Matsos will not be returning as head coach next season, Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have decided on a new bench boss. …[read more]

Begin back where he began


Randy Russon
By
May 24, 2017

Marc-Alain Bégin is returning to his hockey roots in more ways than one. Not only will the 25-year old Begin be an assistant coach for the man who tutored him in their hometown, he will be coaching in the league where he was a former scoring star. …[read more]

Wolves, coach part company


Randy Russon
By
May 23, 2017

Sudbury Wolves head coach David Matsos and the Ontario Hockey League team have opted to go separate ways, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

James Boyd, free agent GM


Randy Russon
By
May 23, 2017

He has spent almost half his life in the Ontario Hockey League as a player, coach and general manager. And after departing the Mississauga Steelheads as their conference-winning GM, James Boyd is testing the free-agent waters. …[read more]

Timmins Rock coach search


Randy Russon
By
May 23, 2017

It stands out as an attractive job in one of the bigger Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League markets that is also the attendance leader in the 12-member loop. …[read more]

Sudbury signs big left winger


Randy Russon
By
May 22, 2017

Anthony Tabak has signed with the Sudbury Wolves after being their third-round pick at the 2017 Ontario Hockey League minor midget draft. …[read more]

Soaring Spitfires no surprise


Randy Russon
By
May 22, 2017

From this corner, the only thing surprising about the Windsor Spitfires being off to a 2-0 start at the 2017 Memorial Cup tournament is that so many people are surprised. …[read more]

Fighting Irish summer skates


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 21, 2017

Detroit Fighting Irish of the United States Premier Hockey League will be holding summer skate sessions beginning on Wednesday, June 7 and carrying through until August. …[read more]

Timmins Rock tryout camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 21, 2017

Whitby, Ont. will be the site for a spring prospects evaluation tryout camp that will be staged by the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Stability defines Soo Eagles


Randy Russon
By
May 20, 2017

They are a well-run junior A franchise that operates in the same small town as a Division 1 college program. Properly maintained as a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team on and off the ice, Soo Eagles define stability. …[read more]

Timmins Rock fires coach


Randy Russon
By
May 19, 2017

Hired just a few weeks back, Ryan Woodward has been abruptly dismissed as coach of the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Wait is over for Windsor


Randy Russon
By
May 19, 2017

Windsor Spitfires will play their first game since April 4 tonight when the Memorial Cup hosts take to the ice to begin the 99th edition of the time honoured tournament. …[read more]

Hope, hype for Great North


Randy Russon
By
May 18, 2017

Let us hope that expansion from seven to nine teams — including two minor midget entries — makes for increased player development and awareness within the Great North Midget Hockey League. …[read more]

Minor midget team for Soo


Randy Russon
By
May 17, 2017

Members of the Great North Midget Hockey League have reversed an earlier decision to deny entry to a minor midget team from Sault Ste. Marie and have now voted in favour of admittance for the 2017-2018 season. …[read more]

New command in Blind River


Randy Russon
By
May 17, 2017

Fresh from an epic on-ice turnaround that revived junior hockey in Blind River, the Beavers now sport a vivid look in the board room led by a new president and general manager. …[read more]