May the fourth be with them

May 4, 2015

As the hockey season ends for more and more junior teams, today’s headline is for those who are still playing for a championship in May.

Soo Thunderbirds have already won the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Dudley-Hewitt Cup, Central Canada championships.

Up next for the boys from the Soo are the RBC Cup, Canadian national championships.

May the force be with them.

Over to the Ontario Hockey League, there will be no “true north” final.

Both Soo Greyhounds and North Bay Battalion were ousted in their respective conference finals on the weekend leaving the Erie Otters and Oshawa Generals to face off for the OHL championship and Memorial Cup representative.

May the best team win.


Though multiple sources have confirmed it, there has been no official announcement that the Soo Eagles will return to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League after three seasons in the North American Hockey League.

May the story be told.


Not sure if it is because of the coverage I have been giving the new Iroquois Falls Eskimos and their successful season-ticket spash but their nearby NOJHL arch-rivals, the Timmins Rock, has decided to “unfollow” me on Twitter.

May the Rock hit bottom.

What you think about “May the fourth be with them”

  1. Could be they are too busy getting ready for the new season and get caught up reading your blogs Randy….Happens to me all the time…..My allegiance goes to Oshawa with northern boy Kenny Appleby having a solid run…..All the best to the Thunderbirds….Good luck at the RBC.

  2. I’m kinda surprised that Timmins Rocks can even read at all. Do they have education up there in nowhereville?

  3. oh RR, even though some times I love your news and others I disagree with you, I do always love your humour

  4. every team in the league is pay to play in the league minus the Timmins rock former Eskimos they made lots of mistakes in Iroquois falls not even worried about the new team pay to play was the old Eskis biggest problem they kept living in the past the Nojhl is not the ohl no team can survive with players playing for free the team will sink in Timmins nobody cares about them in Timmins they had good attendance at the Mac because they were the Eskimos not the rock lots of people moved there also and only attend games in timmins also u pay to play u don’t get ur money back if u get hurt that’s just the way she goes

    1. Matt G. you are totally right withTimmins mistake not to charge players anything. This business model is broken. Only the top Junior A teams in Western Canada with high attendance figures and top Junior B Teams in Southern Ontario with high attendance and minimal travel costs can afford to do this anymore. All the teams in the OPJHL and NOJHL are charging players and if Timmins was smart they would as well. Not charging players in I.F. just resulted in the team losing money despite amazing fan support and very solid sponsorship. Timmins is looking at the same outcome

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