U11 A Silver Stick champs


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November 28, 2022

Take a bow, Bulldogs. Bulk Barn Bulldogs of Sault Ste. Marie recently returned home after winning the Under 11 A division championship at the Silver Stick Hockey Tournament in Sudbury.

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Little NHL champs


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November 21, 2022

Representing the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League, the Under 10 A level Hurricanes went undefeated on the weekend to bring home the championship banner from the Welland Little NHL Tournament.

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Hockey can be too much


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November 15, 2022

When does it ever end? Short answer: It doesn’t. We have hockey here, we have hockey there. We have hockey in the fall, we have hockey in the winter, we have hockey in the spring and yes, we have hockey in the summer. We can’t get away from hockey even if we want to.

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Leaders of the U16 Hounds


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November 10, 2022

Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association’s Under 16 AA program have confirmed their leadership group for the remainder of this season.

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Nickel Capitals show starch


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November 6, 2022

They made all five of their games close, two of which went to shootout and another that was decided in overtime. All in all, the Sudbury Nickel Capitals showed grit by posting a 2-1-2 record at the Big Nickel Hockey Tournament.

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Borrelli backstops Nickel Caps


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November 4, 2022

A.J. Borrelli

Sudbury Nickel Capitals stole one from the Pembroke Lumber Kings today in an Under 18 Division match at the annual Big Nickel Hockey Tournament. And it was Sault Ste. Marie product A.J. Borrelli who stood tall in net for Sudbury.

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Lady Cougars at home


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November 1, 2022

Home at last. For the first time since Covid created closures and forced leagues and programs into forms of shutdown, a Sault College hockey team is slated to play at home.

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Varsity men of Sault College


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October 26, 2022

It is about hockey and a life long love for the game. It is about practicing and playing and improving and achieving and making new friendships. It is about school and getting an education at a reputable community college.

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U16 Hounds set to play


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October 20, 2022

The under 16 AA Soo Jr. Greyhounds are slated to take to the home ice of GFL Memorial Gardens this Sunday at 1 p.m. for a Northern Ontario Hockey Association season opening match against the Nickel City Sons. See below for the U16 AA Hounds player photo roster.

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Smyl off to sizzling start


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October 13, 2022

Cooper Smyl, who scored 33 goals in 68 games over two seasons with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, is making his mark with the Whitecourt Wolverines of the Alberta Jr. Hockey League.

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Cougars in the win column


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October 10, 2022

Sault College Cougars shrugged off some questionable refereeing to upend the Lake Superior State Lakers on Sunday for their first win of the Division 2, American Collegiate Hockey Association season.

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Evan Roach with Soo Indians


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September 29, 2022

Having just recently recovered from a nagging injury, Soo Greyhounds draft pick Evan Roach is set to restart his development with the Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association’s Under 18 Tier 1 AAA League.

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It’s Miller time for this lad


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September 27, 2022

Being bypassed — for whatever reason — to play for an AAA team does not mean that there is no high level hockey available in a given town. Take Preston Miller of Sault Ste. Marie, for example.

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Zero tolerance for bullying


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September 24, 2022

Minor hockey season is underway throughout Ontario. As youngsters in Sault Ste. Marie and all over northern Ontario and across the province have laced up the skates for a new season, all who are involved in the game should be reminded that hockey is designed to be a safe, welcoming environment for players of all skill levels and background.

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Here are the U12 AA Hounds


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September 18, 2022

The coaching staff of the under 12 AA Soo Jr. Greyhounds has confirmed the player roster for the 2022-2023 season. It is as follows.

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Soo boy in the Windsor Zone


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September 18, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Gage Evans has signed with the Windsor Zone of the Under 18 Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Cougars cuffed by Red Hawks


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September 18, 2022

Sault College Cougars began their Division 2, American Collegiate Hockey Association season on the weekend with a pair of losses to the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks.

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Hockey North Show Podcast


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September 14, 2022

The Hockey North Show with Randy Russon will return for another season, albeit in a new format. Slated to start the new 2022-2023 season in early October, the Hockey North Show is moving from radio to podcast.

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Chase at Sault College


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September 3, 2022

Chase Muswagon

Chase Muswagon has ventured approximately 1,200 miles from home to enrol in the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician program at Sault College and play for the varsity Cougars men’s hockey team. Hailing from The Pas, Manitoba, the 21-year old Muswagon is settling into his first year of student life at Sault College.

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Red Wings of 1965-1966


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August 28, 2022

They were within two victories of winning the 1966 Stanley Cup only to come up short in what would have been a stunning championship triumph. Still, the Detroit Red Wings of the 1965-1966 season remain unflinchingly and unshakeably rooted in my National Hockey League, Original Six memory bank.

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Original Six recollections


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August 19, 2022

To me, what will always stand out from being born in the early 1950s and being a National Hockey League fan from as early as I can remember are the indelible memories of so many players from the various teams of the Original Six.

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Sault College tryouts


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August 7, 2022

This serves as a notice to any eligible student-athlete looking for an education while being able to play with the Sault College Cougars of the Division 2, American Collegiate Hockey Association.

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Sault College fundraiser


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August 3, 2022

Sault College Cougars men’s hockey team is holding a fundraiser in the form of a World Junior Hockey Championship viewing party.

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U16 Greyhound tryouts


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August 1, 2022

Three sessions of tryout scrimmages will be held to select the Under 16 AA edition of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Sault Major Hockey Association for the 2022-2023 season. The dates are as follows.

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Red Lake to Sweden


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July 26, 2022

Geoff Walker is headed to Sweden to take over as head coach of Vannas HC, which is a Division 1 program. The 34-year old Walker becomes a pro coach after piloting the Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to the 2022 playoff championship.

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Dunbar gets NHL look


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July 17, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Ty Dunbar received a look-see at the recent National Hockey League summer development camp of the Colorado Avalanche.

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Porco off to Italy


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July 17, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco, who played four full seasons in the Ontario Hockey League as a speedy winger, has signed with Asiago HC of the International Central European Hockey League.

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Birds nest at Sault College


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July 16, 2022

Russell Oldham

Yet another Soo Thunderbirds grad will be a part of the men’s hockey program at Sault College when the Cougars take to the ice for the 2022-2023 season.

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Indigenous education fund


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July 7, 2022

Keaton Mercredi

Forward Keaton Mercredi is off to play for the Maryville University Saints of the Division 1, American Collegiate Hockey Association in the fall. Notably, Mercredi has become the first recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from a post secondary education fund initiated by the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League and Warrior Supplies.

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Cougar men of the den


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July 6, 2022

It is the middle of the summer season. The actual playing of ice hockey matches are still a few months away. And the summer side of life aside, fall and winter are what the Sault College Cougars are planning for as they continue to commit to returning and incoming players ahead of the 2022-2023 men’s hockey season. 

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NOJHL to QMJHL


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July 6, 2022

Mason Chitaroni

A pair of 2004 birth year stalwarts are moving up from teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.

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Cougars bolster blue line


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July 5, 2022

Austin Griffin

Sault College Cougars have signed a young defenseman to their American Collegiate Hockey Association men’s team assembly ahead of the 2022-2023 season. He is Austin Griffin, a 2004 birth year defender who heads to Sault College after a full season of junior hockey in 2021-2022.

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Hockey Canada sex scandal


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July 1, 2022

Several major corporations are putting their Hockey Canada sponsorships on ice in the wake of the national governing body’s handling of an alleged sexual assault.

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Marc Lafleur to the Q


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June 30, 2022

Championship coach Marc Lafleur is moving up from the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.

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More roar for the Cougars


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June 27, 2022

It may be summer. But fall and winter are what the Sault College Cougars have eyes on as they continue to commit to returning and incoming players ahead of the 2022-2023 men’s hockey season.

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Hall of fame at Sault College


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June 22, 2022

Mike Hall

He is as down to earth a person as there is in the hockey world. He has never made the game about himself and is known to always credit success to the team over any individual. He is long time, former Sault Ste. Marie under 18 hockey coach Mike Hall, who is now the head master of the men’s program at Sault College.

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Muswagon chooses Sault College


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June 14, 2022

Chase Muswagon

Yet another seasoned skater from the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has made a commitment to the Sault College Cougars of the Division 2, American Collegiate Hockey Association for the 2022-2023 season.

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‘We are the North!’


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June 6, 2022

Team Northern Ontario showed the opposition from the Greater Toronto Area and other Southern Ontario centres who was boss at the recent Draft Day Hockey Inc. Prospects Tournament for 2008 birth year players. Made up of players from Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River and Greater Sudbury, Northern Ontario won all five of its games to emerge as champions of the elite event.

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Sault Major names coaches


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May 24, 2022

As part of its elite program, the Sault Major Hockey Association has confirmed a number of head coaches ahead of the 2022-2023 season. They are as follows.

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The life and times of Lenny


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May 24, 2022

Ryan Leonard

He is a character like few others with an upbeat personality, a devilish smile and a motor of a mouth. He is also a winner and has taken his high wire act as a coach and general manager from the North of Superior Hockey League to the Greater Metro Hockey League to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Central Canada Hockey League. He goes by the name of Ryan Leonard but is simply — and affectionately — known as Lenny to many in the junior hockey world.

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Sault College lacks fan link


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May 15, 2022

Mark Hebert

To be sure, there is a clear disconnect between the men’s hockey program at Sault College and the local fan base.

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Whiteduck, hockey & school


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May 13, 2022

Pineshish Whiteduck says he is looking forward to the next chapter in his hockey career. It is a turning of a page that is poised to have him combine hockey and education at Sault College effective the 2022-2023 semester season.

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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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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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Rangers are runners-up in Sudbury


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March 29, 2022

Prouse Motors Rangers of the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s Under 11 Division made it to the main match of the Sudbury Renegades Tournament on the weekend.

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Putting a Kap on an NOHA crown


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March 28, 2022

Soo Jr. Greyhounds have returned from Kapuskasing as Under 15 AA Northern Ontario Hockey Association champions.

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First place for U15 AA Hounds


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March 14, 2022

Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Nickel District Minor Hockey League’s under 15 AA division are preparing to head to Kapuskasing for regional playoffs on the March 25-27 weekend. At stake for coach Jerry Lortie’s U15 Hound pups is a spot at the Ontario Hockey Federation championship tournament that is slated for April 22-24 in North York.

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Bowen boys of the broadcast booth


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March 12, 2022

As the legendary play by play voice of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, 70-year old Joe Bowen has stood the test of time as one of the absolute best in the business. And now there is another Bowen who has taken to calling games behind the mic.

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Charly talks up Sault College


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March 9, 2022

Known for his frankness, honesty and calling it as he sees it, Sault College Cougars chief scout and recruiter Charly Murray discussed the state of the men’s hockey program in a recent interview.

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Shoemaker Extravaganza


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March 7, 2022

Soo Pee Wee Hockey League and its Extravaganza Tournament concluded with championship matches in all divisions on Sunday. And championship day was especially noteworthy for twin brothers Parker and Nelson Shoemaker and their younger sister Haizel.

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S & T takes U11 tournament title


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March 7, 2022

Soo Pee Wee Hockey League held its annual Extravaganza Tournament on the weekend as local teams were joined by out of town entries in various divisions.

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RIP, Bobby Orazietti


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March 6, 2022

Bobby Orazietti

He was a small centre who was fast and could score and set up his line mates with quick passes. Bobby Orazietti, who wore no. 9 and played for the Jr. A Soo Greyhounds from 1962 to 1964 when they were members of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association, passed away recently at the age of 78.

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Rebek has seen the hockey world


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February 14, 2022

Jeremy Rebek, as a member of the Belfast Giants

When Jeremy Rebek left his Sault Ste. Marie home as a 17-year old it was the beginning of what would be three seasons as an overachieving defenseman with the Owen Sound Platers of the Ontario Hockey League.

Then came a long and winding professional hockey career that would eventually lead him to Austria, Northern Ireland and Italy before finally retiring as a player at the age of 37.

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Sault High salutes its seniors


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February 14, 2022

Sault High Blue Devils closed out the home segment of the 2021-2022 regular season schedule on the weekend with a pair of victories including a 5-4 win over the Traverse City Titans on Senior Night.

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U14 Hounds are ranked 10th


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February 4, 2022

Coach Terry Chitaroni and the under 14 AAA Soo Jr. Greyhounds have an overall record of 20-4-3 as they head into the 2022 segment of the minor hockey season.

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Ice time on the outdoor rink


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January 21, 2022

It is a Sault Ste. Marie gem in the Canal District — a covered outdoor rink, complete with artificial ice and dressing rooms in an adjacent nearby building that also features the Blockhouse Pub.

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CCHL will play a full slate


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January 21, 2022

Commissioner Kevin Abrams and the Board of Governors of the Central Canada Hockey League have confirmed that the 2021-2022 regular season will resume with practice and training on January 31.

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Mario Culina back in the pros


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January 5, 2022

Mario Culina

Sault Ste. Marie product Mario Culina has left the hockey program at Brock University to sign with the Fort Wayne Komets of the minor pro ECHL, Hockey News North has confirmed. A former standout goalie in the Ontario Hockey League, the 24-year old Culina previously played in the ECHL during the 2018-2019 season before going to school.

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Calem shows his local Spirit


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December 20, 2021

Calem Mangone is home in Sault Ste. Marie for the Christmas holiday break. And the rookie right wing sensation with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League helped to spread some holiday cheer to an under 11 team in the Soo.

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Bailey Brkin gets AHL call


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December 17, 2021

Bailey Brkin

Utica Comets of the American Hockey League — the top farm club of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League — have confirmed that they have signed goalie Bailey Brkin to a tryout contract. The 22-year old Brkin is a former standout with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

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