Nolan Newton of the North


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June 29, 2022

Nolan Newton

Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have stayed in their own back yard to sign the 2021-2022 Northern Ontario Hockey Association player of the year. He is 2006 birth year forward Nolan Newton, who was a fifth round pick of the Barrie Colts at the 2022 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the Sudbury Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Attack on the Voodoos


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June 27, 2022

Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed a prospect of the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League by way of the North Bay AAA Trappers of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Rismond to Powassan


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June 21, 2022

Utilizing their affiliation with the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League, the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed defenseman Tyson Rismond. A 2006 birth year skater, Rismond played for the Sudbury Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in 2021-2022.

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Busy on the Beaver dam


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June 16, 2022

Matthew Kallo

Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League absolutely made a whopper of a splash with the recent signings of three young high end players — a defenseman, a forward, and a goalie — from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Beavers add Majors d-man


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June 16, 2022

Tucker McConnell-Fritz

Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed three more rookies ahead of the 2022-2023 season, Hockey News North has confirmed. Included in the trio is 2005 birth year defenceman Tucker McConnell-Fritz from the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Aboflan opts for Blind River


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June 14, 2022

Noah Aboflan

A third member of the 2021-2022 Great North Under 18 Hockey League champion Soo Jr. Greyhounds has signed with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Beavers are keen on Kallo


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June 13, 2022

Yet another graduate of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has signed with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Burns signs with Blind River


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June 13, 2022

It would appear that the Blind River Beavers are set in the net ahead of the 2022-2023 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

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Trappers to Voodoos


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June 10, 2022

Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have stayed in their neighbourhood and signed high scoring forward Will Bourre from the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Spirit catches Lincoln Moore


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May 26, 2022

Saginaw Spirit has wasted little time in signing Garden River First Nation product Lincoln Moore to an Ontario Hockey League standard player contract.

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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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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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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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Pancakes for U18 Jr. Hounds


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March 26, 2022

Champs of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League, Soo Jr. Greyhounds are headed to the Central Region provincial championship tournament in Toronto next month. And as a fundraiser, the Jr. Greyhounds will be hosting a pancake breakfast. Tickets are available in advance from any team member or their parents. See below for details.

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Central Region awaits U18 Hounds


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March 24, 2022

Up next for the Great North Under 18 Hockey League champion Soo Jr. Greyhounds is Ontario’s Central Region championship tournament. It is slated for April 4 to 10 in Toronto.

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Champs of the Great North


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March 21, 2022

They were the no. 1 team during the regular season. And that is where they stood when the buzzer sounded to end the 2022 playoff championship tournament.

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Major development


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March 21, 2022

As the no. 6 seed of the eight teams that took to the ice for the Great North Under 18 Hockey League championship tournament, the Timmins Majors became the cinderella story of the 2022 event.

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U18 Hounds top the Great North


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March 15, 2022

Rookie goalie Charlie Burns of the Soo is the top ranked puck stopper in the Great North. (photo by Bob Davies.)

First place finishers during the recently completed regular season, Soo Jr. Greyhounds are being joined by their fellow seven member teams at the championship tournament of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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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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Major winning streak


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March 7, 2022

Playing four games in five days could not stop the Timmins Majors from going on a winning streak for the ages. The Majors won all four of the games to move into sole possession of sixth place among the eight teams of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Hounds in the Great North hunt


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February 17, 2022

Along with the Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals and the North Bay U16 Trappers, Soo Jr. Greyhounds are among the upper class teams atop the standings of the eight member Great North Under 18 Hockey League. And the major junior scouts are taking notes.

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Major improvement in Timmins


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February 8, 2022

Thomas Beard

Signs of progress are evident as the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League have shrugged off a slow start to the 2021-2022 season.

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Great North takes a break


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December 17, 2021

Holiday season is here for the eight teams of the Great North Hockey League. And a return to play in 2022 will likely depend on a go-ahead from public health units in northeastern Ontario.

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Majors in the win column


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December 3, 2021

It was but a matter of time before the Timmins Majors would score their first victory of the 2021-2022 Great North Under 18 Hockey League regular season. After all, the Majors had been on the losing end of five close contests to the Soo Jr. Greyhounds and Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals.

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U18 Hounds are lead dogs


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November 22, 2021

Soo Jr. Greyhounds are in first place among the eight teams of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League and also have players who are leaders on the individual statistics chart.

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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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Timmins makes a good point


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November 14, 2021

They left town and made a good impression. Timmins Majors managed a hard fought, well-earned point from a pair of Great North Under 18 Hockey League road tilts against the Soo Jr. Greyhounds.

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U18 Hounds home to Timmins


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November 12, 2021

Having played just two regular season games thus far in the 2021-2022 campaign, the Timmins Majors are on the road this weekend for a pair of Great North Under 18 Hockey League contests with the Soo Jr. Greyhounds.

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Jr. Hounds split with Trappers


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October 25, 2021

Coach Guy Blanchard and his under 16 North Bay Trappers managed a weekend split of two games against the visiting under 18 Soo Jr. Greyhounds in Great North Under 18 Hockey League action.

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Mangone makes his mark


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October 18, 2021

Calem Mangone

It didn’t take Sault Ste. Marie product Calem Mangone very long to begin a statistical history with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League.

A rookie forward with a 2004 birth date, Mangone earned an assist in his first regular season game in the OHL and then tallied his initial goal in a Saginaw uniform in his second career match as the Spirit split a two game opening weekend set with the visiting Erie Otters.

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Garden River to North Bay


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September 29, 2021

Landon Jones

Local lad Landon Jones has landed in North Bay and made the lineup of the under 16 Trappers of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

Hailing from Garden River First Nation just outside Sault Ste. Marie, Jones, who is a speedy forward with a 2006 birth date, earned a spot on the U16 Trappers that are coached by the legendary Guy Blanchard.

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U18 Hounds home to TB


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September 29, 2021

Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League will play host to the Thunder Bay Kings of Hockey Northwestern Ontario in a three game exhibition series this weekend.

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Hendo has three hockey hats


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September 18, 2021

Jamie Henderson, at the recent Ontario Hockey League training camp of the Ottawa 67s. (Photo by Jon Halpenny)

Suffice to say that Jamie Henderson will be spending a lot of time in the various rinks of the north over the course of the 2021-2022 hockey season.

A Sault Ste. Marie native known for his thoroughness and relentless attachment and devotion to the game, Henderson has three diverse roles with three different teams in three separate hockey leagues.

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Here are the U18 Greyhounds


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September 12, 2021

Head coach Jamie Henderson has confirmed the roster for the 2021-2022 edition of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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New Liskeard to Espanola


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August 1, 2021

Adam Shillinglaw, formerly of the New Liskeard Cubs. (photo by Sue Nielsen)

Up and coming young defenseman Adam Shillinglaw is ready to board the Express train to Espanola from his hometown of New Liskeard.

That is, Shillinglaw is poised to move up from the New Liskeard Cubs of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League to the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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It’s all about the Show


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July 25, 2021

Hockey dreams have turned into one aspect of reality for a number of youngsters with northern Ontario roots and associations.

As 30 players from 18 different Ontario Hockey League teams were selected at the recent 2021 National Hockey League draft, a number of them have a connection to the Great North Under 18 Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Traffic on the Express route


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July 1, 2021

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has made a flurry of player moves with the small market team making notable additions ahead of the 2021-2022 season.

The transactions involve teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League and Ontario Jr. Hockey League as well as the signings of three players from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League and another incoming rookie from Brantford.

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Net gain for Espanola


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June 29, 2021

Patrick Boivin. (photo by Christophe Simard)

He is staying in the north.

Rookie goalie Patrick Boivin has signed with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Majors go for Walker


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June 21, 2021

Kevin Walker

Homegrown product Kevin Walker will serve as the head coach of the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League for the 2021-2022 season.

Majors general manager Ron Holmes confirmed the appointment of Walker.

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Saginaw signs Soo skater


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June 16, 2021

Wow. That didn’t take long.

A mere week after taking Calem Mangone with the second overall pick of the first round of the 2021 Ontario Hockey League under 18 draft, the Saginaw Spirit has signed the Sault Ste. Marie product to a standard player contract.

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EL Red Wings go local


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June 15, 2021

Alexandre Antoine is staying home to play junior hockey for the 2021-2022 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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High on Mangone, Barone


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June 10, 2021

Calem Mangone of the under 18 Soo Jr. Greyhounds will get an opportunity to play for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit. (photo by Bob Davies)

What a difference a year can make.

After being looked over and bypassed through the entire 15 round, 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, two blossoming players from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds evolved to become top six picks at the three round, 2021 OHL under-18 draft.

And not only does their coach from the Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League have glowing words for Soo boys Calem Mangone and Adam Barone but so too do the general managers who made them OHL draft picks in 2021 after they were disregarded in 2020.

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Jr. Hounds are U18 picks


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June 9, 2021

Better late than never. After being bypassed at the 15 round, 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, two players from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds were high picks at today’s 2021 OHL under-18 draft.

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Fellinger falls to Hounds


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June 5, 2021

Austin Fellinger

Wawa, Ontario native Austin Fellinger has become the Ontario Hockey League property of the Soo Greyhounds.

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OHL still high on Soo boys


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June 4, 2021

For the third year in succession a player from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. has been picked within the first three rounds of the Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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New recruit to Sault College


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May 31, 2021

Keaston Blais

He played two full seasons as a steady defender with the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League. And he suited up for 16 games as a rookie for the Cochrane Crunch during the abbreviated 2020-2021 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

With that behind him, 2002 birth year defenseman Keaston (Sticks) Blais now has his sights set on attending Sault College in the fall and playing for the hockey Cougars.

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Henderson is on the jobs


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May 5, 2021

Jamie Henderson

His zeal and zest for the game are clear and pronounced.

Talk hockey with him and chances are the conversation will be a long-lasting, long-winded one.

And not only has Jamie Henderson signed up for another term as head coach of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League for next season but he was recently hired as the new general manager for the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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