The old Centennial train


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November 17, 2022

North Bay Centennials. The moniker is etched in the memory bank. They boasted a legendary coach and played to rowdy crowds at venerable Memorial Gardens with a who’s who of players, many of whom were homegrown or from the fellow northern towns of Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and White River.

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Wolves have a new coach


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November 9, 2022

Derek MacKenzie is the new head coach of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. He replaces Craig Duncanson, who was fired 11 games into the season following a 3-7-1 start.

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Assinewai assists Cubs


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October 28, 2022

Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added a skilled forward with 46 games of Ontario Hockey League experience to their lineup. 18-year old Samuel Assinewai made his debut with the Cubs on Thursday and had an assist as league leading Sudbury improved its record to 13-2-2 with a 3-2 overtime win over the Timmins Rock.

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Bonar, Peer and the dog house


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October 27, 2022

This is a flashback story of how two high end forwards with the Soo Greyhounds were able to get out of the dog house when the team was rebuilding after a spectacular five year run.

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’06 goalies of the NOJHL


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October 24, 2022

No less than four goalies who were picked at the 2022 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft are developing and playing well for teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League thus far this season.

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Paper Kings via the OHL


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October 21, 2022

Two Ontario Hockey League draft picks have just joined the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Hounds have solid NOJHL seam


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October 4, 2022

A pair of plum prospects who were high picks by the Soo Greyhounds at the 2022 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft will develop with the reigning champion Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this season.

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A first for Tyson Doucette


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October 4, 2022

It didn’t take Sault Ste. Marie product Tyson Doucette long to make his mark in an Ontario Hockey League regular season game. The 18-year old un-drafted forward netted a goal in his OHL debut to help the Sarnia Sting to a season opening road victory over the Kitchener Rangers.

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Evan Roach with Soo Indians


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September 29, 2022

Having just recently recovered from a nagging injury, Soo Greyhounds draft pick Evan Roach is set to restart his development with the Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association’s Under 18 Tier 1 AAA League.

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Season of alteration in OHL


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September 27, 2022

Changes to coaching staffs, the hiring of a legendary National Hockey League head coach as a senior advisor, milestone team anniversaries, and updates to the rule book are part of what is contemporary in the Ontario Hockey League for the 2022-2023 season.

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Soo to Windsor connection


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September 26, 2022

Since its entry into the Ontario Hockey League as an expansion franchise in 1975 a slew of personnel from Sault Ste. Marie either played for or coached the Windsor Spitfires.

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Soo boy in the Windsor Zone


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September 18, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Gage Evans has signed with the Windsor Zone of the Under 18 Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Soo boy signs with Sarnia


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September 13, 2022

Tyson Doucette

Tyson Doucette, a late developing forward who has grown seven inches in height over the past three years, has signed with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League as an undrafted free agent.

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Two Wolves in Espanola


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September 10, 2022

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have formally certified their affiliation agreement with the assignment of a pair of 2006 birth year prospects.

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The return of Oliver Smith


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September 7, 2022

Oliver Smith

Who says you can’t go home again? Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added a 19-year old left winger who has already proven himself at the Ontario Hockey League level.

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Wolves sign Soo boy


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September 2, 2022

Devin Mauro

Devin Mauro has overcome the odds as a former 11th round draft pick. The 18-year old Sault Ste. Marie product has signed an Ontario Hockey League contract with the Sudbury Wolves.

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Good friends and coaches


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August 30, 2022

Brent Hughes

Brent Hughes and John Dean have been best buddies for many years. And now the two long-time friends are working together as coaches with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Paper Kings and Wolves


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August 27, 2022

A small market Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team has managed to secure an affiliation alliance with a nearby member of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Hounds install new AC


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August 18, 2022

Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have filled the coaching vacancy on their staff that was created by the recent departure of Jordan Smith to the pro ranks.

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Bourret is for the Birds


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August 16, 2022

Kolton Bourret

Reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Soo Thunderbirds have signed a rookie goalie from Thunder Bay via North Bay.

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Smith moves up a rung


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August 8, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Jordan Smith will carry on with his ascent up the hockey coaching ladder at the next par of the game. The 36-year old Smith, who has advanced from head coach in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to associate coach in the Ontario Hockey League, is inching one step closer to the National Hockey League.

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Cubs get a Wolves draft pick


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August 2, 2022

North Bay product Marshall McCharles will continue his hockey development close to home. A 6-foot-1, 180 pound forward and 2022 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft pick of the Sudbury Wolves, McCharles has signed with the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Raftis has managed well


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July 20, 2022

Kyle Raftis

Sam McMaster and Sherry Bassin are the only general managers in the 50-year Ontario Hockey League history of the Soo Greyhounds to win a championship. And even though he has yet to manage the Greyhounds to an OHL crown, current GM Kyle Raftis has overseen his share of winning as the Soo’s hockey boss.

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Dunbar gets NHL look


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July 17, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Ty Dunbar received a look-see at the recent National Hockey League summer development camp of the Colorado Avalanche.

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Porco off to Italy


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July 17, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco, who played four full seasons in the Ontario Hockey League as a speedy winger, has signed with Asiago HC of the International Central European Hockey League.

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OHL still a league of choice


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July 9, 2022

Shane Wright

Considering that the annual National Hockey League draft has become a global affair with players from all over the world among the select 225 who are chosen on a given year, the Ontario Hockey League again did quite well at the 2022 event.

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Powassan to Flint


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July 5, 2022

Hulking forward Alex Bradshaw has signed with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League following a productive season with the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Soo boys off to UNB


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July 4, 2022

Camaryn Baber

One of the very best Canadian university programs has finalized the recruitment of a pair of high end Sault Ste. Marie products who are also Ontario Hockey League graduates and young men of exceptional character.

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Dmytruk and the Express


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July 3, 2022

He has played the game at the junior A, major junior, Canadian university, minor pro and European pro levels and also has ample coaching experience. And now, Rob Dmytruk is offering his considerable knowledge to the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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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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Double duty for Dent


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June 20, 2022

It is now official. Ted Dent will carry on as both general manager and coach of the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Firebirds to Rock


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June 20, 2022

A top goalie prospect of the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League is slated to develop with the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the 2022-2023 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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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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OHL Firebirds to AHL Marlies


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June 7, 2022

Goalie Luke Cavallin, who backstopped the Flint Firebirds to their most successful season in franchise history, has signed a pro contract.

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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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Flint continues to motor


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May 23, 2022

This is an unprecedented playoff run for the Flint Firebirds. Now into the third round of the 2022 post season, Flint had never won a single playoff series before in an Ontario Hockey League franchise history that began in 2015.

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Cavallin in command


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May 9, 2022

Soo Greyhounds have fired 114 shots at Flint Firebirds goalie Luke Cavallin through the first two games of their second round Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

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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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New hire for Sudbury Cubs


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May 3, 2022

Darryl Moxam

Darryl Moxam has long been a fixture in Sudbury as a high level hockey coach of good repute with multiple affiliations in his home town. And now, the 45-year old Moxam is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the Ontario Hockey League without leaving Sudbury.

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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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Martone is a first rounder


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April 29, 2022

Porter Martone is following in big footsteps as an Ontario Hockey League draft pick. A six-foot-three, 180 pound right winger with a late 2006 birth date (October 26), Martone was selected in the first round, fifth overall, by the Sarnia Sting on Day 1 of the 2022 OHL priority selections draft.

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Ready to Attack the playoffs


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April 21, 2022

Nick Porco

It posted a rousing record of 13-3-4 over its last 20 games. And such a strong finish to the 2021-2022 regular season lifted the Owen Sound Attack into sixth place in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League with 76 points from a record of 34-26-8.

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Fuelled up in Flint


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April 20, 2022

Ignited by a franchise-best regular season record of 42-21-5, the Flint Firebirds are motoring into the Ontario Hockey League playoffs as the no. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

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Hounds await the Storm


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April 19, 2022

Jack Thompson

It is playoff season in the Ontario Hockey League! And we can use the exclamation mark since we have playoffs in the OHL for the first time since the 2018-2019 season when the Guelph Storm capped an improbable playoff run when it upset the Ottawa 67’s in the finals to win the league championship.

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Greyhounds of ’80-81


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April 9, 2022

Terry Crisp

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Another in a series of articles that celebrate the Soo Greyhounds 50th year as members of the Ontario Hockey League.) 

The Greyhounds began the 1980s a lot better than the way they ended the 1970s. In fact, the Greyhounds would go from missing the OHL playoffs in both the 1978-1979 and 1979-1980 campaigns to finishing first overall during the 1980-1981 regular season.

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True north, vintage era Wolves


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March 17, 2022

Through half a decade as members of the Ontario Hockey League, the Sudbury Wolves have stayed true to northern Ontario. From the pioneer era, 1972 ownership of Bud Burke, Joe Drago et al to the staying, time tested leadership of the Burgess family that spanned 30 years from 1986 to 2016, the Wolves den was home to close to 200 players from throughout the northeastern and northwestern regions of the province.

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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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Hounds of mid to late ’80s


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March 11, 2022

Mike Oliverio

Through the 1980-81, ’81-82, ’82-83, ’83-84 and ’84-85 regular seasons, the Soo Greyhounds reeled off respective records of 47-19-2, 40-25-3, 48-21-1, 38-24-4 and 54-11-1 that culminated in the franchise’s first-ever Ontario Hockey League playoff championship and Memorial Cup berth. But the remainder of the 1980s were not as kind to the Greyhounds, though there were some memorable players and moments.

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Flint hockey boss ousted


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March 10, 2022

Flint Firebirds president of hockey operations Terry Christensen has been banned from the Ontario Hockey League by commissioner David Branch.

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Lukenda talks Hound town


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February 23, 2022

Soo Greyhounds president and governor Tim Lukenda talked about his favourite Ontario Hockey League team. And then he yakked about his new craft beer of choice.

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Hockey North Show special edition


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February 22, 2022

Soo Greyhounds — who are celebrating their 50th anniversary as members of the Ontario Hockey League — will be the feature topic tonight when the Hockey North Show makes its weekly appearance on local radio station Eagle 95.1 from 5-6 p.m.

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OHL extends regular season


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February 18, 2022

We have good news to report from the Ontario Hockey League. The OHL has confirmed a comprehensive update to its regular season schedule. It is one that will enable all 20 OHL teams to complete their respective 68-game schedules by an extended closing date of Sunday, April 17.

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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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Firebirds in the fast lane


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January 31, 2022

Clouds of uncertainty hovered over the 20 teams of the Ontario Hockey League when the 2021-2022 season began after the entire 2020-2021 campaign was lost due to the Covid-19 nemesis. More so perhaps was the unknown evident in Flint where the Firebirds had made sweeping changes to the organization with a new general manager and coaching staff.

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On and off in the ‘O’


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January 17, 2022

Multiple games have been postponed and rescheduled. But the Ontario Hockey League has soldiered on through Omicron as battles rage on in both the Western Conference and Eastern Conference.

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Nick Porco on the Attack


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January 5, 2022

Nick Porco

Sault Ste. Marie native Nick Porco is on the move in an Ontario Hockey League trade, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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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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Centennial years in North Bay


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January 1, 2022

They have a secure spot in the Ontario Hockey League history books as a quintessential small market franchise that was the frenzied talk of the town for many a cold winter. The Centennials were North Bay’s first OHL team, arriving from Niagara Falls in 1982 only to leave for Saginaw 20 years later.

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