Five Eagles off to school


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July 8, 2021

Bobby Price

Homegrown product Bobby Price tops a list of five graduates of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League who are moving up to the college ranks this fall.

A 6-foot, 190 pound forward who played three seasons with the Michigan-based Eagles, Price is heading to Trine University, which is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 3 school.

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Caufield was well schooled


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June 27, 2021

Cole Caufield

He is one of hockey’s newest sensations, a 20 year old mighty mite who has already become a folk hero of sorts for the under dog Montreal Canadiens and their improbable Stanley Cup run of 2021.

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Malek is heading home


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May 5, 2021

Soo Thunderbirds graduated forward Andrew Malek is returning to his home state to play Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association hockey for the Concordia University of Wisconsin Falcons.

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Tech extends Joe Shawhan


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April 29, 2021

Joe Shawhan, behind the bench of the Michigan Tech Huskies

Sault Ste. Marie native Joe Shawhan has signed a three year extension to carry on as head coach of the Michigan Tech Huskies of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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Local lad leads Lakers to glory


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March 22, 2021

Junior forward and hat trick hero Ashton Calder is a Michigan Sault product.

A program known for its national championship success under erstwhile coaches Frank Anzalone and Jeff Jackson is finally headed back to the big dance.

Led by the three goal spark of junior forward and local lad Ashton Calder, glory returned to the Lake Superior State Lakers in the form of a 6-3 win over the Northern Michigan Wildcats and the 2021 Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship.

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Final playoff push for Kovacs


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February 1, 2021

Bronson Kovacs

Sault Ste. Marie product Bronson Kovacs has had his wish granted to join a playoff contender in the Erste Liga pro hockey loop.

The 30-year old defenseman has been transferred to MAC Budapest from the Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák Steel Bulls.

Kovacs noted that as this is his sixth and final season of playing pro in Hungary, “I was granted my release so I could sign with a contender for my last playoff push.”

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He does it the Wright way


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January 18, 2021

Aidan Wright

He is one of the really good guys of the Sault Ste. Marie amateur hockey scene.

In fact, he is just a really good guy, period.

As a player, Aidan Wright was a steady, stay-at-home defenseman who took a long and winding road from the Sault and back again to play four full seasons of hockey at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level.

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Bulls call on Bronson


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May 25, 2020

Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák Steel Bulls have put in a call from Central Hungary to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to ask veteran defenseman Bronson Kovacs to play another season of professional hockey in Erste Liga.

Bronson Kovacs

And the 29-year old Kovacs — he will turn 30 in July — told Hockey News North that he has made a verbal agreement to return to the Steel Bulls for the 2020-2021 hockey season. The 2020-2021 campaign will mark the sixth season of pro hockey in Hungary for Kovacs.

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Rolling dice on NCAA recruits


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April 16, 2020

Teams in the Ontario Hockey League have not been shy to use early to mid round draft picks on players who have already made verbal commitments to Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association schools.

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Soo Eagles off to school


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March 24, 2020

A pair of graduating forwards from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments for the 2020-2021 season.

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Trine’s just fine for Brancato


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March 16, 2020

Workhorse goalie Shane Brancato, a three-year veteran of the Soo Eagles and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has opted to play at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level for the Trine University Thunder effective the 2020-2021 season.

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NCAA star to NOJHL coach


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January 23, 2020

Just 25 years of age, J.T. Henke has moved on from being a standout Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association center with the Lake Superior State Lakers to become a first-year assistant coach with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Hockey League.

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Another D1 commit for JDM


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November 7, 2019

Luke Weildant has become the 69th player in less than five years to commit to a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association school via family advisor David Maciuk and JDM Sports.

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Calder nets 2; Lakers lose 2


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October 13, 2019

Michigan Soo product Ashton Calder scored goals in both of the Lake Superior State University Lakers home games against the University of Denver Pioneers. But it was Denver that left Taffy Abel Arena with 3-1 and 4-3 victories over LSSU this weekend.

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Lakers at GFL … Hmmmmm


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September 26, 2019

Pardon the pun but my feelings are borderline with regards to the recent announcement that the Michigan-based Lake Superior State University Lakers will play one of their home games this season on the Ontario side of the International Bridge at GFL Memorial Gardens.

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Into school and hockey


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June 8, 2019

After three solid seasons as an energetic, two-way forward with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Jake Palmerio is fresh from his freshman term with the Concordia University Falcons of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.

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More Eagles off to school


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June 2, 2019

Make that two more players from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League who have secured Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments ahead of the 2019-2020 season.

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School is in for Mulligan


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May 21, 2019

Workhorse defenseman Ryan Mulligan has parlayed a strong season with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League into a National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment.

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Wright played the right way


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April 21, 2019

He was a steady, stay-at-home defenseman who took a long and winding road from Sault Ste. Marie and back again to play four full seasons of hockey at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level.

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Laker grad turning pro


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March 19, 2019

High-scoring senior forward Diego Cuglietta is moving on from the Lake Superior State Lakers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.

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D1 deal for Express forward


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March 2, 2019

Chase Lammi, a 2002 birth-year forward with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has secured a future commitment to play at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Soo Eagles G nets NCAA deal


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February 27, 2019

Joseph Benedetto, a 1998 birth year goalie with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has a college commitment for next season.

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Lakers surge into second


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February 17, 2019

A pair of 3-1 weekend wins over their arch-rival Michigan Tech Huskies has the Lake Superior State Lakers tied for second place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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D3 commit for Soo d-man


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February 8, 2019

Dependable Soo Eagles defenseman Mikey Butcher has a commitment to play at the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association level for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Panthers effective the 2019-2020 season.

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Laprade all in on NOJHL


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January 11, 2019

He has been a player and a coach — and been on national championship teams as both — at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level. Suffice to say that Doug Laprade, who is in his first season as head coach of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, knows a good level of the game when he sees it.

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Lakers win their first GLI


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January 1, 2019

Lake Superior State Lakers rang in the New Year in Detroit as first-time champions of the 54th annual Great Lakes Invitational college hockey tournament. …[read more]

Division 1 deal for Sault girl


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December 22, 2018

She is only 14 years of age. But it speaks to the hockey and academic abilities of Ariella Merlino that the Sault Ste. Marie girl has already secured a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association scholarship effective the 2022-2023 season. …[read more]

Mission to RPI Engineers


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December 13, 2018

Highly-regarded, 2002 birth year forward Max Itagaki has made an early commitment to play Division 1 hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. …[read more]

Feeling the Chill


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November 25, 2018

Coulee Region Chill of the North American 3 Hockey League is not only off to a solid start to the 2018-2019 season but its top two scorers have future Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments. …[read more]

Soo boy Hungary for success


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November 12, 2018

He was a top defenseman in the Great North Midget Hockey League, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Jr. Hockey League who went on to become a team captain at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level. Now 28 years old, Sault Ste. Marie product Bronson Kovacs continues to play the game with professional passion overseas in Hungary. …[read more]

Soo Eagles move ’em up


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July 30, 2018

Defenseman Thomas Dyball will be joining former Soo Eagles teammate Jake Palmerio with the Concordia University Falcons, which is a Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association program. …[read more]

Palmerio defines character


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May 23, 2018

Heart. Soul. Character. Passion. They are just four of the many positive words than can be used relative to graduated Soo Eagles captain Jake Palmerio. …[read more]

Soo Eagles hire new coach


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May 6, 2018

Doug Laprade, who was part of National Collegiate Athletic Association championship teams as both a player and assistant coach with the Lake Superior State Lakers, is the new head coach of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Here’s to you, Joe Shawhan


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March 18, 2018

In his first season as a head coach in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association after a multi-year apprenticeship as an assistant, Sault Ste. Marie native Joe Shawhan has guided the Michigan Tech Huskies to a playoff championship. …[read more]

Soo connect to college final


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March 13, 2018

It will be an all-Upper Peninsula final — complete with Sault Ste. Marie accent — when the Northern Michigan Wildcats play host to the Michigan Tech Huskies in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship game. …[read more]

Four more years of Whitten


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March 2, 2018

Despite four straight losing seasons at the helm of the Lake Superior State Lakers, head coach Damon Whitten has been rewarded by the school with a four-year contract extension. …[read more]

Sad state at Lake State


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February 26, 2018

Damon Whitten has had four full seasons to reverse the sad state of the Division 1 men’s hockey program at Lake Superior State University. …[read more]

Michael Doan to be honoured


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December 7, 2017

As his former teams face off in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League match on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at John Rhodes Community Centre, the late Michael Doan will be honoured in a pre-game tribute. …[read more]

Carleton Place to Princeton


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October 25, 2017

Goalie Jeremie Forget of the Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League is headed to a prestigious Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association school effective the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Lakers choose Wright captain


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September 27, 2017

The good ship Laker will set sail with a new captain. Senior defensemen Aidan Wright will wear the captain’s jersey for the Lake Superior State Lakers this season. …[read more]

Tech no. 3 in WCHA rankings


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September 25, 2017

Coached by Sault Ste. Marie native Joe Shawhan, Michigan Tech Huskies are ranked third among 10 teams in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s pre-season poll preparatory to the 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

Memories of Michael Doan


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July 23, 2017

Death is part of life. We are born. We live. We die. And while all of us are born to eventually die, some leave sooner than others. …[read more]