7 UP! Greyhounds v. Spirit


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April 22, 2024

It is a rivalry that is becoming as terse and testy as any in the Ontario Hockey League. And now the Saginaw Spirit and Soo Greyhounds are set to face off in the seventh and deciding game of their Western Conference semi-final series.

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Hounds are high on Elliott


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April 20, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie product James Elliott looms as a potential plum of a draft pick by his hometown Soo Greyhounds. To be sure, Greyhounds general manager Kyle Raftis in high on Elliott, a small size forward who the Soo snagged in the seventh round of the recent 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Paper Kings assisted Spitfires


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April 18, 2024

Hulking defenseman Conor Walton is being projected for continued progress as a 2006 birth year performer for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. Notably, prior to his rookie OHL season with Windsor in 2023-2024, Walton developed over a full schedule with the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2022-2023.

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Major scorer to Saginaw


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April 17, 2024

The leading scorer in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has been selected by the Saginaw Spirit in the second round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League under 18 supplemental draft.

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Nadon goes to North Bay


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April 17, 2024

Goalie Carter Nadon of the Sudbury U18 Wolves of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has been taken by the North Bay Battalion in the first round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League under 18 supplemental draft.

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Goalie goes 1st to Spitfires


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April 17, 2024

Windsor Spitfires added to their depth at the goalie position by taking Michael Newlove with the first overall pick at the 2024 Ontario Hockey League under 18 supplemental draft.

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Kucher kid is in like Flint


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April 15, 2024

Carter Kucher has spent the past two seasons more than 400 miles away from his Sault Ste. Marie home developing with teams in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

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North Channel to OHL Spitfires


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April 14, 2024

There are feel good stories aplenty in the hockey world. And this just could be another one in the making. It deals with a young goalie who started out playing hockey in the little farm town of Echo Bay — located 30 miles or so outside of Sault Ste. Marie — for a house league team called the North Channel Lightning.

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Sault ties to the OHL draft


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April 13, 2024

They played here. They played there. Regardless of where they performed during the 2023-2024 season, eleven players with 2008 birth dates from Sault Ste. Marie came away with a notable presence at the recently completed Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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MacDonald to the Wolves


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April 13, 2024

Sudbury Wolves have taken forward Danny MacDonald from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in the 15th round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Liam Watson to North Bay


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April 13, 2024

North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League has picked defenseman Liam Watson of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in the 13th round of the 2024 priority selections draft.

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Cam Ingram to Windsor


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April 13, 2024

Goalie Cam Ingram, who hails from the Sault Ste. Marie area town of Echo Bay, has become the Ontario Hockey League property of the Windsor Spitfires.

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Soo boys in the 11th round


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April 13, 2024

Two Sault Ste. Marie lads who ventured out of town to play during the 2023-2024 season were picked in the 11th round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Walker is a ninth rounder


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April 13, 2024

High scoring forward Mason Walker of the Sudbury U16 Wolves of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has become the property of the Sudbury after being picked in the ninth round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Brady Real is a draft pick


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April 13, 2024

Defenseman Brady Real of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has become the property of the Niagara Ice Dogs after being picked in the eighth round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Hounds take James Elliott


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April 13, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie product James Elliott is the property of his hometown Soo Greyhounds. A small size forward, Elliott was taken by the Hounds in the seventh round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Wreggitt is an OHL pick


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April 13, 2024

Cole Wreggitt of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has become the property of the Sudbury Wolves after being nabbed in the fourth round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Blonda is a first rounder


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April 12, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie product Luca Blonda has become the property of the Sudbury Wolves after being plucked in the first round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Headrick is a first rounder


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April 12, 2024

Garden River First Nation product Evan Headrick has become the property of the Kitchener Rangers after being nabbed in the first round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Rossetto is a 3rd rounder


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April 12, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie product Nik Rossetto has become the property of the Brantford Bulldogs after being snagged in the third round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Spitfires are setting it up


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April 11, 2024

The flight plan of the Windsor Spitfires is in ascent. The Spitfires, who missed the Ontario Hockey League playoffs in 2023-2024 after finishing in first place in the Western Conference in back to back regular seasons, have taken a big step ahead to next season by choosing 6 foot 5, 235 pound left winger Ethan Belchetz with the first pick of the 2024 OHL priority selections draft.

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Northern lights on OHL draft


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April 11, 2024

There has been moderate representation from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association branch relative to players being picked at recent Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft proceedings.

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Clock ticking on OHL draft


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April 10, 2024

The restless hands of time are clicking towards the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft that will be staged on Friday and Saturday of this week.

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Hounds, Spirit on the horizon


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April 6, 2024

This has become an intense, heated, hot blooded and extraordinary rivalry between two prime time Ontario Hockey League teams that are separated by the International Bridge, Mackinac Bridge and 240 miles in total. 

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Greyhounds have the Spirit


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April 5, 2024

No. 2 seed Saginaw Spirit and no. 3 seed Soo Greyhounds will face off in the second round of the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference playoffs. Following is the schedule of games for the best of seven series.

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Western Conference sweeps


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April 5, 2024

London Knights, Saginaw Spirit and Soo Greyhounds have all punched their tickets into the second round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs following opening round sweeps in the Western Conference.

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Plausible OHL draft plums


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April 3, 2024

D-Day is looming. As in Ontario Hockey League draft day. Make that days. And two players from Sault Ste. Marie who headed to Pittsburgh to play in the Jr. Penguins AAA elite program this season are being projected as feasible first –or at least second — round picks at the April 12-13 OHL priority selections draft.

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Firebird signs with Ducks


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April 3, 2024

FLINT — Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League have confirmed the signing of 19-year old Flint Firebirds forward and captain Coulson Pitre to a three year entry level contract effective the 2024-2025 season.

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OT on the Knight shift


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April 3, 2024

FLINT — The London Knights finished 39 points ahead of the Flint Firebirds during the regular season but they needed to work overtime here on Tuesday to take a three games to none lead in their first round Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

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Hounds hike to series lead


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March 31, 2024

They did not show dominance. But there was determination. And after escaping Game 1 of their best of seven, opening round, Ontario Hockey League playoff series with a narrow 4-3 decision over the Guelph Storm, the Soo Greyhounds skated to a more decisive 4-1 verdict over the visitors in Game 2.

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1st round OHL playoff forecast


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March 28, 2024

Opening face-offs in the 2024 Ontario Hockey League playoffs are slated to take place tonight. And following are one writer’s opening round predictions as to how the best of seven series will play out.

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Spitfires to pick first overall


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March 27, 2024

Windsor Spitfires have won the Ontario Hockey League draft lottery. The Spitfires will select first overall at the upcoming April 12 OHL priority selections draft.

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Spitfires not bad in between


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March 25, 2024

WINDSOR — Between a bad start and a bad finish the Windsor Spitfires were not a bad team in the middle of this season. But after finishing atop the Western Conference standings the previous two seasons, the Spitfires failed to qualify for the Ontario Hockey League playoffs this time around.

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OHL playoff brackets set


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March 25, 2024

Playoffs in the Ontario Hockey League are slated to begin. this week. Following are the dates, places and times for the eight first round playoff matchups.

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On to the OHL playoffs


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March 23, 2024

What a difference one year can make. Twelve months ago the Soo Greyhounds were ending a lousy Ontario Hockey League season in which they missed the Western Conference playoffs by a wide margin with a mere 55 points from a record of 20-33-15.

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Evans aids victorious Vipers


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March 19, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie product Gage Evans played a noteworthy role for the Windsor LaSalle Vipers in their recent Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League opening round playoff series triumph over the arch rival Chatham Maroons.

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OHL playoff perspectives


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March 17, 2024

Post season play in the Ontario Hockey League is looming. And writers and broadcasters and super fans are busy listing who they think is going to come out on top and join the host Saginaw Spirit as the two OHL teams at this year’s Memorial Cup tournament.

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Hounds set up for playoff run


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March 15, 2024

Fear The North. That is the slogan that the Soo Greyhounds have taken on and are boosting ahead of the looming Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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Flint clicks playoff ticket


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March 14, 2024

They have clinched the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. And with five games to play in the regular season, the Flint Firebirds could still finish as high as fifth place.

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Flint on verge of playoff spot


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March 11, 2024

Playing at the .500 level over their past 10 games has the Flint Firebirds in compressed control of the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. 

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Sounds of the OHL Hounds


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March 10, 2024

This has a good feel. The feel of a good team that is positioned for post season progress and potential prosperity. With the regular season in the Ontario Hockey League clicking towards a March 24 closing date, Soo Greyhounds enter play this week in third place in a dog-eat-dog Western Conference.

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Spitfires set for future flight


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March 8, 2024

Their ascent to the top of the Western Conference standings over the past two seasons is in descent. Windsor Spitfires may be in a tailspin that will result in them missing the Ontario Hockey League playoffs this season but they are in position to be airborne effective next season.

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Firm hold for Flint Firebirds


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March 4, 2024

Tick, tick, tick. As the restless hands of time click away on the regular season schedule of the Ontario Hockey League, the Flint Firebirds have opened a six point lead on the Sarnia Sting and a 13 point margin on the Windsor Spitfires for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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20 goals for Tyson Doucette


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February 29, 2024

It is a milestone attainment for a player who was never drafted into the Ontario Hockey League only to in due course make it as an improbable long shot by way of a free agent tryout.

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Spitfires of Sault Ste. Marie


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February 27, 2024

Should the Windsor Spitfires opt to take a player from Sault Ste. Marie at the upcoming April 12-13 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft it would lengthen a long lasting alliance with kids from the Soo.

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Hounds handle the top teams


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February 26, 2024

It has been stated that if a team aspires to be the best then it has to beat the best. That utterance certainly has basis relevant to the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Flint, Windsor home & home


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February 26, 2024

As they seek to try to preserve the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League the Flint Firebirds will face off against the Windsor Spitfires twice this week.

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Coach, GM a good fit in Flint


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February 25, 2024

Rookie head coach Paul Flache and first year general manager Dave McParlan have been rewarded by the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League with multi-year contract extensions.

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Bulldogs and Alexanders


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February 24, 2024

After an absence of close to 20 years, the Ontario Hockey League returned to Brantford ahead of the 2023-2024 season in the form of the relocated Hamilton Bulldogs. Due to impending renovations and long term closure of the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, the Bulldogs officially moved to Brantford and the upgraded Civic Centre on a three year lease commencing with the current ’23-24 campaign.

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NOJHL boss was an OHL star


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February 22, 2024

These days, Rob Mazzuca is well known as the long serving commissioner of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. With deep northern Ontario roots, Mazzuca has been the league’s commander in chief since 2011. And during his playing days, Mazzuca was no slouch as a standout defenseman who was a first round pick (11th overall) of the Sudbury Wolves at the 1979 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Two games for Knight fighter


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February 21, 2024

What was initially an indefinite suspension has turned into a mere two game ban for London Knights enforcer Sawyer Boulton.

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Ex Hounds fired up in Flint


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February 20, 2024

Alex Kostov and Connor Clattenburg are putting up the points for the Flint Firebirds as they pursue a playoff position in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. Kostov and Clattenburg were obtained by Flint from the Soo Greyhounds in a block buster transaction at the January 10 OHL trade deadline.

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Rock star of the Firebirds


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February 18, 2024

Rookie goalie Jacob Brown, formerly of the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, backstopped the Flint Firebirds to a clutch Ontario Hockey League victory on Saturday.

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To the OHL via the NOJHL


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February 17, 2024

Those in the game who don’t take the time or make the effort to get to know the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League would thus be unmindful to the number of players that it develops for teams in the Ontario Hockey League.

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Knight assailant suspended


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February 17, 2024

LONDON — The Ontario Hockey League has issued an indefinite suspension to London Knights forward Sawyer Boulton. Boulton was given an instigator penalty relative to a fight with Soo Greyhounds defenseman Matthew Virgilio during the final five minutes of Friday’s loss by the Knights.

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Hounds light up the Knights


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February 16, 2024

LONDON — Soo Greyhounds turned out the lights on the unbeaten heights of the London Knights before more than 9,000 fans here tonight at Budweiser Gardens.

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Hounds on the Knight shift


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February 16, 2024

LONDON — Soo Greyhounds will be out to try to halt a fast moving Knight train this evening when they face off against the London Knights in a 7:00 p.m. start here at Budweiser Gardens.

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Western wear of the OHL


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February 14, 2024

Let us venture here and there in a Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League that features preferable story lines and much more punch and potency than the weak side Eastern Conference.

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Scouting the Great North


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February 9, 2024

Welcome to our initial scouting report of the 2023-2024 Great North Under 18 Hockey League season ahead of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft which is slated for April 12 and 13.

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Sault boys as top OHL picks


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February 8, 2024

Two players from Sault Ste. Marie who headed to Pittsburgh this season to play in the Jr. Penguins AAA elite program are being projected as possible first or second round picks at the April 12-13 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Sleeper of the Spitfires?


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February 6, 2024

Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League have two defensemen rated on the current rankings ahead of the 2024 National Hockey League draft. But more than one individual who is connected to an NHL team has relayed to Hockey News North that they are of the notion that it is an un-rated Spitfire who is the best pro prospect of any Windsor defenseman.

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Frantic race for eighth place


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February 5, 2024

Sarnia Sting, Flint Firebirds and Windsor Spitfires are in a three way race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. And with the regular season in the final third of the schedule, the three teams are gearing up for a frantic push at a playoff position.

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Fellinger a find for Firebirds


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February 4, 2024

Of the 11 players from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League who were picked at the 2023 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, Rylan Fellinger is an anomaly. Not only is the big defenseman the only one of the 11 to become a full time performer in the OHL this season as a 2007 birth year player but he made the Flint Firebirds as a 13th round draft pick.

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OHL drafted goalies in Timmins


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February 3, 2024

For the second successive season a 16-year old goalie who was drafted into the Ontario Hockey League is developing with the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Last season it was Jacob Brown, now with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL. This season it is Erie Otters draft pick Dryden Riley.

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OHL shutout for NOJHL grad


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February 2, 2024

A season of development with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has led to 2006 birth year goalie Charlie Burns taking advantage of a good opportunity to tend twine for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Spits down two forwards


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February 1, 2024

From 13 forwards to 11. Chasing the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League, the Windsor Spitfires will be minus two veteran forwards for the balance of the season.

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OHL ice chips and dips


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January 30, 2024

Here and there in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League with about one third of the 2023-2024 regular season schedule still on the slate:

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Spitfires are young on the D


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January 28, 2024

Rebuilding as a team after back to back Western Conference crowns, the Windsor Spitfires have one of the youngest defensive corps in the Ontario Hockey League.

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Glory days of Gavin Hayes


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January 25, 2024

Soo Greyhounds head coach John Dean is of the notion that prize Ontario Hockey League trade deadline acquisition Gavin Hayes is even better than what was expected.

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Spitfires d-man is a big deal


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January 24, 2024

WINDSOR — It has been said — as it has been written — that any scout of ordinary repute can identify and rate a blue chip hockey player of plain to see, pronounced skill. Then there are the acute, astute scouts and talent judgers who can zero in on a player who is not on the radar or lighthouse. One such far fetched prospect is Tanner Winegard, a hulking defenseman with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Western ways of the OHL


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January 17, 2024

Okay, so the Sudbury Wolves are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League with 47 points. But if the Wolves were in the Western Conference of the OHL, those 47 points would have them in sixth place. Yes, sixth place. Such is the balance of power difference between the Western world and the Eastern block.

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George is the top OHL goalie


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January 13, 2024

Five goalies from the Ontario Hockey League have made the mid season rankings list of the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau ahead of the June 28-29 NHL Entry Draft. And at the top of the chart is Carter George of the Owen Sound Attack, a Thunder Bay product who has Sault Ste. Marie roots from his mother’s side.

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NHL scouts like three Hounds


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January 13, 2024

Three members of the Soo Greyhounds are among 53 players from the Ontario Hockey League who have made the mid season rankings list of the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau.

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NHL scouts eyeing Spitfires


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January 12, 2024

Windsor Spitfires are frantically chasing a playoff spot in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League in what is a rebuilding season. But while the Spitfires may be near the bottom of the OHL standings, a number of their players are being eyed by National Hockey League scouts.

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