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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Brkin is workin’ as a pro


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December 16, 2021

He ended his junior career in style after moving from the Western Hockey League to the Ontario Hockey League and the Soo Greyhounds. And now at age 22, goalie Bailey Brkin is off to a good start in his first season of professional hockey.

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Old scout still loves the game


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December 15, 2021

He is 70 years old and a cheerful, delightful fellow with plenty of colourful stories to tell from a lifetime in amateur hockey. And besides that, good guy Charly Murray still has much to offer in terms of time, experience, knowledge and a genuine love for the game, especially at the under 18, junior and college levels.

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U14 Hounds are top dogs


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December 6, 2021

A team from Sault Ste. Marie has emerged as champions in their age division from among the 19 entries that took to the ice for the recent Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs AAA Classic Hockey Tournament.

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U10 Hounds rule Sudbury


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December 6, 2021

Head coach Craig Kennedy and his under 10 Soo Jr. Greyhounds will represent northern Ontario at next month’s Silver Sticks International Hockey Tournament.

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Hectic week for Sault High


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December 1, 2021

It is a three game slate of activity for the Sault High Blue Devils this week with one road tilt and two home matches.

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Hounds shine at Silver Sticks


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November 30, 2021

Coached by former Ontario Hockey League standout Craig Kennedy, the Soo Jr. Greyhounds under 12 boys made some history at the recent Whitby Silver Sticks AAA hockey tournament.

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Stick-handling in the rinks


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November 30, 2021

I am not going to dwell on the recent head scratching, mind boggling, and downright maddening decisions made by the brain trust at Algoma Public Health as to which local hockey groups and teams can only practice while others that APH refers to as “elite” teams are allowed to continue to play.

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Silver lining for U13 girls


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November 26, 2021

Soo Jr. Greyhounds under 13 BB level girls now have silver medals to show off thanks to their recent performance at an out of town tournament.

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Success beyond the game


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November 24, 2021

He got to live the hockey dream at the local level before playing in the university and minor pro ranks and — ultimately — on the international stage. And now, good guy John Glavota is firmly established in his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie as a top producing real estate agent.

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Sault High skates into ’21-22


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November 17, 2021

Blue Devils. At Big Bear. On the Eagle. First pucks of the 2021-2022 hockey season will drop for the Sault High Blue Devils this weekend.

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NB Trappers strike gold


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November 15, 2021

What a weekend it was for the North Bay Trappers. Venerable coach Guy Blanchard and the Trappers capped an unbeaten weekend with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Toronto Young Nationals to capture the gold medal in the under 16 AAA division at the Kitchener Blueline Hockey Tournament.

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Sault College is playing games


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November 11, 2021

They were celebrated national champions in their first season as the only Canadian men’s team in the entire American Collegiate Hockey Association. And the Sault College Cougars were poised for a title run at a second straight championship when COVID-19 abruptly ended the hockey season just before the national tournament in the spring of 2020.

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All about Ryan Vendramin


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November 6, 2021

Good kids generally come from good families. And this is a good kid from a good family. A young man who went from celebrated hockey star and academic standout at Sault College to a rookie police officer who was seriously injured in the line of duty, Ryan Vendramin was given due recognition on a night in his honour.

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Vendramin recognition night


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November 2, 2021

Scoring machine Ryan Vendramin will be honoured by the Sault College Cougars on Friday night when the men begin the 2021-2022 season with a home game against Trine University. Game time is 7:30 at Rankin Arena with opening ceremonies slated to begin at 7:00.

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JDM, Maciuk, make it happen


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October 21, 2021

David Maciuk

David Maciuk has been involved in hockey since he was a youngster growing up in Sault Ste. Marie in the mid 1950s and later playing for the Soo Greyhounds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and then the Ontario Hockey League.

Now living in Chicago and the president and founder of JDM Sports Management, Maciuk has grown his firm into one of North America’s top advisory agencies with over 100 Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments during the past four years alone.

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Eagle to air Blue Devils


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October 20, 2021

Local radio station Eagle 95.1 will broadcast all games of the Sault High Blue Devils hockey team for the 2021-2022 season, Hockey News North has confirmed. The games can also be heard live on line via http://www.eagleradio951.com

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Hockey North Show ’21-22


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October 5, 2021

Tonight from 5-6 p.m. marks the debut of the Hockey North Show on Eagle Radio 95.1 http://eagleradio951.com for the 2021-2022 season.

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The inimitable Paul Leonard


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September 25, 2021

Paul Leonard Sr.

Another legendary broadcaster has ascended to the ‘Sky Studio’ of the local radio-television industry.

In his 84th year, Paul Leonard Sr. passed away on September 23, 2021.

It was he who gave me my first media job back in October of 1975.

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I am in Malala land


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September 21, 2021

Malala

Hi folks, I will be away from the desk until the weekend. I am in southwestern Ontario, visiting my first grand child, a precious baby girl, Malala. I will be back writing again on Saturday of this week, God willing. Meantime, I am in Malala land.

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