All posts by Randy Russon

Whiteduck lands at Sault College


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May 10, 2022

Pineshish Whiteduck

Sault College Cougars have signed an energetic, speedster with prior experience in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League ahead of the looming 2022-2023 academic/athletic season.

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Pueblo to Sioux Lookout


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May 9, 2022

Sioux Lookout Bombers of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have a commitment from a goalie ahead of their 2022-2023 debut season.

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Cavallin in command


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May 9, 2022

Soo Greyhounds have fired 114 shots at Flint Firebirds goalie Luke Cavallin through the first two games of their second round Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

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Spirit of the U18 Jr. Hounds


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May 6, 2022

Saginaw Spirit has now had a top two pick at both the 2021 and 2022 Ontario Hockey League under 18 supplemental draft. And both times the Spirit has taken a right winger from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Miners prep for May days


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May 4, 2022

Red Lake Miners scoring star Ryan Hunter. (photo by Leith Dunick)

Red Lake Miners dug deep to clinch the 2022 Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship on April 30. Now, the Miners have until May 19 before playing again, which is when they will begin to represent the SIJHL at the 10 day, 10 team Centennial Cup national junior A hockey championship tournament in Estevan, Saskatchewan.

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New hire for Sudbury Cubs


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May 3, 2022

Darryl Moxam

Darryl Moxam has long been a fixture in Sudbury as a high level hockey coach of good repute with multiple affiliations in his home town. And now, the 45-year old Moxam is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the Ontario Hockey League without leaving Sudbury.

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Road hogs of Hearst


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May 3, 2022

Playing in enemy territory has brought out the beast in the Hearst Lumberjacks this Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff season. Remarkably, Hearst has won eight of nine games away from home thus far in the playoffs.

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Red Lake flows through Superior


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May 1, 2022

It was no easy ride. It took the Red Lake Miners six games to sideline the Dryden Ice Dogs and six more to overcome the Kam River Fighting Walleye to become 2022 champions of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Soo boys are OHL picks


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April 30, 2022

Slender tender Charlie Burns, hulking defenseman Gage Evans and dogged defender Evan Roach of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League all became Ontario Hockey League picks on Day 2 of the priority selections draft.

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Cochrane to West Virginia


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April 30, 2022

The busiest goalie in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League during the 2021-2022 season has earned himself a Division 1, American Collegiate Hockey Association commitment.

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Martone is a first rounder


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April 29, 2022

Porter Martone is following in big footsteps as an Ontario Hockey League draft pick. A six-foot-three, 180 pound right winger with a late 2006 birth date (October 26), Martone was selected in the first round, fifth overall, by the Sarnia Sting on Day 1 of the 2022 OHL priority selections draft.

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We have a Game 7


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April 28, 2022

For the first time in the 2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff season there will be a seventh and deciding game to finish a series.

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Great North to Superior


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April 25, 2022

Bradley Moore

Bradley Moore, who led the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in goals scored during the 2021-2022 regular season, is poised to move up to the Superior International Jr. Hockey League effective the 2022-2023 campaign.

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Birds of prey and play


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April 24, 2022

They may be the most overwhelming, yet underwhelming junior A hockey team in Canada. They finished the regular season with 18 straight victories and have won eight more in succession through two rounds of the playoffs.

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They are the Rangers!


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April 24, 2022

It was championship game day on Saturday at Soo Pee Wee Arena. And in one particular thriller, it took a fourth overtime period to decide a memorable marathon in the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s under 11 A division.

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Red Lake on the take


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April 23, 2022

Five straight road triumphs have the Red Lake Miners two victories away from winning the Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoff championship.

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Ready to Attack the playoffs


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April 21, 2022

Nick Porco

It posted a rousing record of 13-3-4 over its last 20 games. And such a strong finish to the 2021-2022 regular season lifted the Owen Sound Attack into sixth place in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League with 76 points from a record of 34-26-8.

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New SIJHL team names coach


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April 21, 2022

Sioux Lookout Bombers, who are poised to commence play in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League as an expansion team effective the 2022-2023 season, have confirmed their head coach.

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Birds up two in border battle


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April 21, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds will take a two games to none cushion across the border when their best of seven playoff series resumes with the Soo Eagles on Friday night.

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Fuelled up in Flint


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April 20, 2022

Ignited by a franchise-best regular season record of 42-21-5, the Flint Firebirds are motoring into the Ontario Hockey League playoffs as the no. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

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Beavers renew Brick contract


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April 19, 2022

The most successful coach and general manager in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League history of the Blind River Beavers has had his contract extended for another three years.

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Hounds await the Storm


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April 19, 2022

Jack Thompson

It is playoff season in the Ontario Hockey League! And we can use the exclamation mark since we have playoffs in the OHL for the first time since the 2018-2019 season when the Guelph Storm capped an improbable playoff run when it upset the Ottawa 67’s in the finals to win the league championship.

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Northern, Superior six pack


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April 18, 2022

There are four teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and two in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League that remain in pursuit of playoff championships in their respective loops.

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Red Lake and Kam River


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April 18, 2022

The frozen stage is set for the Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series. It will be the no. 1 seed Kam River Fighting Walleye and the no. 2 seed Red Lake Miners facing off in a best of seven series.

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Dogs of determination


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April 17, 2022

Tyler Earl

Dryden Ice Dogs stared down the cold reality of elimination on Saturday and did not blink. Thus, the Ice Dogs have extended their Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoff season to at least another game.

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Kam River to Lakehead U


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April 16, 2022

Standout defenseman Zach Fortin will be moving up from the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to Ontario University Athletics.

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Plaudits for the SIJHL


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April 15, 2022

I have followed the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in a sporadic manner since its formation about 20 years ago. Mostly, any heed I indemnified towards the SIJHL was the championship squad that represented it at the annual Dudley-Hewitt Cup tournament that also included the title teams from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Walleye hooks GM to extension


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April 14, 2022

This only makes sense. That is, Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has boosted the contract of highly regarded general manager and director of player personnel Kevin McCallum through to the end of the 2024-2025 season.

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Clarke clicks for Walleye


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April 12, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye general manager Kevin McCallum hooked a big fish at this year’s trade deadline when he reeled in Dayton Clarke in an inter-league trade with the Elliot Lake Red Wings.

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How sweep it is!


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April 12, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds and Timmins Rock have both advanced to their respective Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League divisional finals.

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Indigenous identity in Dryden


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April 10, 2022

Jackson Jacques

Quite clearly and with no doubt, the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League are leaders relative to an Indigenous and First Nations spirit and presence within their program that includes no less than seven players and an assistant coach.

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Greyhounds of ’80-81


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April 9, 2022

Terry Crisp

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Another in a series of articles that celebrate the Soo Greyhounds 50th year as members of the Ontario Hockey League.) 

The Greyhounds began the 1980s a lot better than the way they ended the 1970s. In fact, the Greyhounds would go from missing the OHL playoffs in both the 1978-1979 and 1979-1980 campaigns to finishing first overall during the 1980-1981 regular season.

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Along the playoff path


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April 9, 2022

Three games were played in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and another in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League as playoffs in both loops progressed on Friday.

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Ice Dogs and Thunderchief


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April 8, 2022

Hard-toiling forward Nakoda Thunderchief — who was busted out of the Fort Frances cellar in a trade deadline deal with the Lakers — paid a two-goal dividend to help the visiting Dryden Ice Dogs steal the opener of their semi-final playoff series with the Red Lake Miners.

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Walleye in a whitewash


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April 8, 2022

Austin Madge made 37 saves and 800 frenzied fans watched from inside the Norwest Arena fish tank as the Kam River Fighting Walleye began its best-of-seven semi-final set on Thursday with a 9-0 blanking of the cross-town Thunder Bay North Stars.

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Semi-final beginnings


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April 8, 2022

Six of the eight teams that are still in the playoff picture saw action on Thursday as home teams took all three semi-final openers in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Beavers oust Wings


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April 7, 2022

Patrick Boivin made 31 saves and a second period goal by Jake Kovacs stood up as the winner and the Blind River Beavers are off to the next round of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs.

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SIJHL final four forecast


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April 6, 2022

Fanatical. Feisty. Fierce. Fiery. Frantic. Frenzied. The two semi-final sets in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have the makings of being about any or all of the aforementioned synonyms.

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Elliot Lake battles back


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April 6, 2022

A goal by Ethan Mercer just past the 5:00 minute mark of a second overtime session capped a frantic comeback for the Elliot Lake Red Wings who scored a 4-3 win over the Blind River Beavers to force a third and deciding game in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League preliminary round series.

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Roar of the Rapids


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April 5, 2022

It has been a season of firsts for the small market French River Rapids. First, they qualified for the playoffs for the first time since entering the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as an expansion team in 2015.

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Beavers over Wings


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April 5, 2022

Gavin Disano made 20 saves and three players acquired in mid season trades had multiple point outings as the Blind River Beavers struck first in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League preliminary round series with the Elliot Lake Red Wings.

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NOJHL playoff procession


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April 3, 2022

It is playoff season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The playoff parade begins with best-of-three preliminary round sets between the no. 4 and no. 5 seeds in both divisions of the NOJHL.

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Three Dog Night for Dryden


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April 3, 2022

Placing third in the regular season standings of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League with a .622 winning percentage from a record of 26-15-4, the Dryden Ice Dogs subsequently swept the opening round of the best of five playoffs against the sixth slotted Fort Frances Lakers. 

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Cole in goal in a winning role


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April 2, 2022

Cole Johnston

Up next for the Dryden Ice Dogs is the daunting task of facing the high octane Red Lake Miners in the second round of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoffs. Backed by the nifty net-minding of Cole Johnston and a run and gun offensive display, Dryden swept the Fort Frances Lakers in three straight games in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Ice Dogs take Lakers to the limit


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April 1, 2022

Lane Snell

Two down, one to go on the first round victory lap. Dryden Ice Dogs have drawn up a two games to none edge on the Fort Frances Lakers in their best-of-five Superior International Jr. Hockey League playoff procession.

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‘We have D1 players in the NOJHL’


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March 31, 2022

It doesn’t take an educated or practical imagination to deduce that Doug Laprade knows a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association hockey player when he sees one. Not only was Laprade — who now coaches the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League — a Division 1 skater with the 1988 national champion Lake Superior State Lakers but he was later a volunteer assistant coach and repeat NCAA champ at his alma mater.

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