Soo Eagles to Johnstown


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May 22, 2018

Assistant coach Nick Perri is moving on from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for a similar position with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Sicoly assists in NA debut


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November 4, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie native Nicolas Sicoly made a point in his North American Hockey League debut with the Aberdeen Wings on Friday. …[read more]

Nic Sicoly to Aberdeen


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October 31, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie product Nicolas Sicoly is headed to the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Soo Eagles hire video coach


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June 11, 2017

As hockey evolves in the statistical sense it is the off-ice preparation through video and analysis that has become a difference maker between winning and losing. …[read more]

New gig for Moe Mantha


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June 5, 2017

Moe Mantha, who has coached in the Ontario Hockey League and Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League among other stops, is returning to the North American Hockey League. …[read more]

New gig for Francis Anzalone


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July 11, 2016

Shreveport Mudbugs, an expansion team set to begin play in the North American Hockey League this fall, have hired Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. native Francis Anzalone as associate coach. …[read more]

Coach decides to Chill out


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March 7, 2016

A.J. Degenhardt is leaving his position as coach-general manager of the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League effective the end of the 2015-2016 campaign. …[read more]

Junior hockey’s leading lady


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January 25, 2016

Suffice to say that as the primary owner of three junior teams, Michelle Bryant is a big hockey fan. …[read more]

Another JDM client gets D1 commit


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January 20, 2016

Justin Kapelmaster of the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League has become the second goaltender client of family advisor David Maciuk to get a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment in the past week. …[read more]

Wisconsin via New Jersey via Soo


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January 17, 2016

Goalie Jack Berry, who played for the Soo Eagles during the 2014-2015 season when they were members of the North American Hockey League, has committed to play for the Wisconsin Badgers of the Division 1, Big 10 Conference. …[read more]

Soo Eagles via Aberdeen Wings


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January 13, 2016

1996 birth-year forward Chris Murphy will suit up for the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League after stints with two teams in the North American Hockey League. …[read more]

Raymond Brice to Michigan Tech


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December 16, 2015

Houghton native Raymond Brice will realize a dream of playing for his hometown Michigan Tech Huskies of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]

Former Soo Eagle commits to LSSU


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November 19, 2015

Defenceman Kristofers Bindulis, who played for the Soo Eagles during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons when they were members of the North American Hockey League, has committed to the Lake Superior State University Lakers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Around the rinks


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October 27, 2015

Good day hockey fans, I am back from a three-day, mini-vacation to Detroit, home of my favourite (though I am not sure why) National Football League team. Time now to head out on a trip of a different sort and pay a visit to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, the Greater Metro Hockey League, the Great North Midget Hockey League, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the North American Hockey League, the North American 3 Hockey League and the U.S. Premier Hockey League. …[read more]

Coulee Region Chill to Ferris State


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July 28, 2015

Joe Rutkowski has a future commitment to play at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level, the family advisor for the Coulee Region Chill defenceman has confirmed. …[read more]

Fresh start for Gamelin, Gauthier


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July 7, 2015

Chase Gamelin and Will Gauthier are moving far from their Sault Ste. Marie hometown to continue playing in the North American Hockey League in 2015-2016. …[read more]

Chill reaches for the Stars


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June 18, 2015

Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League has confirmed an affiliation agreement with the Dallas Jr. Stars of the North American 3 Hockey League. …[read more]

A look at the re-aligned NAHL


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June 16, 2015

The tier 2 junior North American Hockey League will operate with 22 teams in 2015-2016, including four in the new East Division. …[read more]

Adrian College ends Chase for Matson


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June 15, 2015

Hard-working, hard-skating centre Chase Matson has parlayed a two-year North American Hockey League career into a commitment to play for the Adrian College Bulldogs, one of the top Division 3 National Collegiate Athletic Association programs in the United States. …[read more]

Eagles poised to return to NOJHL


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May 5, 2015

Pending approval from the various governing bodies, Soo Eagles are set to return to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League effective the 2015-2016 season. …[read more]

Rookie goalie saves Soo Eagles


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May 2, 2015

The kid came through in the clutch.

Rookie goalie Jack Berry helped save the season for the Soo Eagles on Friday night. …[read more]

Chad Catt commits to U-M


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April 18, 2015

Soo Eagles goalie Chad Catt has committed to play for the University of Michigan Wolverines effective the 2015-2016 season, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Catt carries Eagles to series sweep


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April 18, 2015

The cool Catt flexed his claws once again.

Backed by the scintillating goaltending of Chad Catt, the Soo Eagles upended the visiting Keystone Ice Miners 3-1 on Friday to sweep the first-round, best-of-five, North American Hockey League, North Division playoff series. …[read more]

Eagles can put Keystone on ice


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April 17, 2015

Soo Eagles can move on to the second round of the North American Hockey League playoffs with a win at home tonight. …[read more]

Soo Eagles v. Keystone Ice Miners


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April 7, 2015

They finished a single point apart during the 2014-2015 North American Hockey League regular season.

And now, the Keystone Ice Miners and Soo Eagles will face off in a first-round, best-of-five, NAHL North Division playoff series. …[read more]

Mantha shows coaching mettle


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March 29, 2015

A wild weekend ended the 2014-2015 North American Hockey League regular season in stunning fashion.

Desperately needing to sweep two road games from the Soo Eagles and just as desperately needing the Johnstown Tomahawks to lose a home-and-home series with the Keystone Ice Miners to make the playoffs, the Michigan Warriors got all of that. …[read more]

A big Eagle and his two little chums


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March 25, 2015

Rookie forward Jacob Hernandez guested on the most-recent edition of the Soo Eagles Hockey Show, which airs on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. on ESPN 1400 Radio.

Later, Hernandez got to meet two young hockey players from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario — brothers Nick and Sam Caruso — who were on hand for the Eagles show, which is broadcast live from the Service Grill on Korah Rd. …[read more]

Soaring Eagles seek second


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March 17, 2015

Soo Eagles are on a mission.

With five games to play in the 2014-2015 North American Hockey League regular season, the Eagles are in sole possession of second place in the six-team North Division. …[read more]

Eagles in race for second place


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March 13, 2015

Two teams in a race for second place in the North Division of the North American Hockey League will face off tonight and Saturday evening at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo. …[read more]

Soo Eagles in school


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March 11, 2015

Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League are well-known within the area for their volunteer work within the community. …[read more]

Soo Eagles get away with one


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March 1, 2015

Soo Eagles stole a win on Saturday night.

In front of 776 witnesses at Pullar Stadium, the Eagles pulled off a 4-1 theft of the Springfield Jr. Blues despite being out-shot 43-21 by the visitors. …[read more]

Pung pings Eagles past Springfield


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February 27, 2015

Soo Eagles have moved into sole possession of second spot in the North Division of the North American Hockey League, two points up on the Keystone Ice Miners. …[read more]

Eagles have the Blues at home


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February 26, 2015

Winners of four successive games, the hard-skating Soo Eagles will play host to the Springfield Jr. Blues this evening in the first of three games in as many nights between the North American Hockey League North Division foes.

Game times are 7 p.m. tonight, 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday. …[read more]

Eagles win fourth straight


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February 22, 2015

Soo Eagles have moved into a tie for second place in the North Division of the North American Hockey League.

Backed by a sharp, 36-save outing from goalie Chad Catt, the Eagles completed a weekend sweep of the visiting Michigan Warriors on Saturday with a 3-1 triumph before close to 700 fans at Pullar Stadium. …[read more]

Efficient Eagles swoop to victory


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February 21, 2015

From the first puck drop, Soo Eagles were in high flight on Friday night.

Playing with energy in front of effervescent goalie Chad Catt, the Eagles maintained third place in the torrid North Division of the North American Hockey League with an efficient 4-1 win over the visiting Michigan Warriors before close to 700 fans at Pullar Stadium. …[read more]

Michigan Warriors v. Soo Eagles


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February 20, 2015

As the playoff race continues in the North Division of the North American Hockey League, Soo Eagles will play host to the Michigan Warriors tonight (7:30) and Saturday evening (7:00) at Pullar Stadium. …[read more]

Best of the border


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February 17, 2015

Today’s tour takes us from one side of the International Bridge to the other as we check in on the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League and Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Detroit Fighting Irish to Soo Eagles


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February 10, 2015

It’s official.

Soo Eagles of the Tier 2 North American Hockey League have signed 1995 birth-year forward Jacob Hernandez from the Tier 3 Detroit Fighting Irish of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Too close to call in NAHL North


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February 9, 2015

Soo Eagles, who are part of a frantic race for a North American Hockey League playoff spot, are on the road to Johnstown this weekend for two games with the Tomahawks.

Heading into action this weekend, the Eagles have 43 points in 43 games from a record of 21-21-1. …[read more]

Eagles get Catt


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February 7, 2015

Soo Eagles have acquired 1994 birth-year goalie Chad Catt from the Aberdeen Wings in a North American Hockey League deal that was finalized just before Friday’s midnight trade deadline. …[read more]

Eagles tender Tonkovich


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February 6, 2015

Soo Eagles have signed a prime prospect from the Pittsburgh area to a North American Hockey League tender for the 2015-2016 season.

Eagles coach-general manager Bruno Bragagnolo has confirmed to HockeyNewsNorth.com that the Soo has tendered Austin Tonkovich, a strapping 6-foot-1, 185 pound, 1997 birth-year left winger. …[read more]

NAHL Central showdown


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February 5, 2015

Two teams battling for the fourth-and-final playoff spot in the Central Division of the North American Hockey League will face off on Friday night. …[read more]

Net losses cost Eagles


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February 1, 2015

Soo Eagles matched the top team in the 24-member North American Hockey League stride-for-stride this weekend only to drop back-to-back home games to the Janesville Jets.

Simply put, Janesville got better goaltending in upending the Eagles by 6-1 and 6-4 scores. …[read more]

Eagles home to high-flying Jets


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January 30, 2015

It’s back-to-back big tests for the Soo Eagles.

The Eagles, who are in pursuit of second place in the North Division of the North American Hockey League, are home to the top-seeded Janesville Jets tonight (7:30) and Saturday night (7:00) at Pullar Stadium. …[read more]

Hernandez hangs in with Eagles


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January 30, 2015

So far, so good.

Detroit Fighting Irish forward Jacob Hernandez will continue his audition with the Soo Eagles next week. …[read more]

Eagles deal with Odessa


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January 28, 2015

Soo Eagles have completed a four-player exchange with the Odessa Jackalopes.

In a North American Hockey League trade finalized late Tuesday, the Eagles have acquired hard-hitting, 1995 birth-year defenceman Jake Hamilton and energetic, 1995 birth-year forward Leo Lumm from Odessa. …[read more]

Irish goalie and the Eagles nest


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January 23, 2015

A second member of the Detroit Fighting Irish of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League has been invited to attend a week of practice with the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League. …[read more]

Eagles have eyes on second spot


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January 22, 2015

First place may be out of reach for the Soo Eagles but finishing second will mean home-ice advantage come playoff time. …[read more]

Soo Eagles are about opportunity


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January 16, 2015

It’s part of a never-ending search to try to improve the hockey team.

And at the same time, it allows the staff the opportunity to evaluate a player up close. …[read more]

Eagles swoop to road sweep


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January 4, 2015

Buoyed by the goal-scoring of Mitch Vanderburg and backed by the goal-tending of Jack Berry, Soo Eagles fashioned a weekend road sweep of the Springfield Jr. Blues. …[read more]

Eagles exchange Euro defencemen


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January 2, 2015

Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League have dealt Latvian-born defenceman Kristofers Bindulis to the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League and replaced him with Slovakian-born defender Patrik Koch. …[read more]

Soo Eagles alumni update


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December 28, 2014

This is the fifth season of existence for the Soo Eagles under the current ownership regime that includes coach-general manager Bruno Bragagnolo.

Through two seasons in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and now in their third term as members of the North American Hockey League, the Eagles have moved more than 25 players on to the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Ontario Hockey League ranks. …[read more]

Soo Eagles home to Johnstown


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November 22, 2014

With 27 points from a record of 13-10-1 — good for second place in the North Division of the North American Hockey League — Soo Eagles play host to the Johnstown Tomahawks tonight and Sunday. …[read more]

Caruso rounding into top form


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November 13, 2014

He is close — very close, he says — to being at full strength.

Just a summer removed from shoulder surgery, 1995 birth-year defenceman Michael Caruso returned to the lineup of the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League in mid-October, several weeks ahead of schedule. …[read more]

Soo Eagles home for three this week


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November 4, 2014

Soo Eagles take a record of 10-8, good for 20 points, into a three-game home set with the visiting Springfield Jr. Blues this week.

Games are slated for Thursday (7:00), Friday (7:30) and Saturday (7:00) evenings at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo. …[read more]

Eagles v. Warriors for pair


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October 24, 2014

I-75 highway rivals, the Michigan Warriors and Soo Eagles will meet for a pair of key North American Hockey League games tonight and Saturday.

The Warriors will play host to the Eagles in 7 p.m. games both nights at Perani Arena and Event Centre in Flint. …[read more]

First points for Andrew Barbeau


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October 20, 2014

Andrew Barbeau, a 1997 birth-year defenceman from the Canadian side of the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie, is adapting quite well to the level of play in the North American Hockey League.

For starters, Barbeau, a rookie with the NAHL’s Michigan Warriors and the youngest player — and only one with a 1997 birth date — on the team, is taking a regular turn on the blueline. …[read more]

Soo Eagles headed the right way


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October 17, 2014

Now in their fifth year under current ownership and a hockey department led by veteran coach-general manager Bruno Bragagnolo, the Michigan-based Soo Eagles have established a firm and faithful following.

From two years in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey to this, their third season in the North American Hockey League, the Eagles have served notice that they are in Sault Ste. Marie to stay. …[read more]

Rookies spark Eagles sweep


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October 12, 2014

Playing in front of back-to-back, Pullar Stadium crowds of more than 700 fans both nights, Soo Eagles fashioned a weekend sweep of the visiting Minnesota Wilderness.

Led by a pair of rookies — goalie Jack Berry and forward Keegan Miller — the Eagles emerged from the Wilderness with 7-2 and 4-3 triumphs to move into first place in the North Division of the North American Hockey League with a 7-5 record. …[read more]

Pat Gazzillo returns to the Soo Eagles


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October 8, 2014

Soo Eagles coach-general manager Bruno Bragagnolo says a good team can never have enough good defencemen.

Ergo, Bragagnolo did not hesitate in bringing hard-boiled hombre Pat Gazzillo back to the Eagles when the opportunity presented itself. …[read more]