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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Cam Baber dealt to London


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December 31, 2021

Camaryn Baber

In a stunning move, the Saginaw Spirit has traded overage captain Camaryn Baber to the London Knights for a fourth round pick at the 2025 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Hounds return with a win


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December 30, 2021

They may have cancelled — or perhaps just postponed — the World Junior Championships but the Ontario Hockey League has returned to play in some venues, including Sault Ste. Marie.

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Czech into Flint


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December 28, 2021

Import draft pick Simon Slavicek has signed with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Early years of OHA Hounds


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December 24, 2021

It was 1972. I was still in high school at Sir James Dunn. I was also working 36 hours a week — 6 p.m. to midnight Monday to Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday — in the men’s bar at the Windsor Hotel. (Um, not being the scholarly type, I definitely preferred working and making money over attending regular classes at SJD.) 1972 was also the year that the Soo Greyhounds became members of the Ontario Hockey League as an expansion team.

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Up north in the OHL


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December 21, 2021

Soo Greyhounds and North Bay Battalion are among the high achieving teams of the Ontario Hockey League ahead of the 2022 portion of the regular season slate. As for the OHL’s third team that is based in northeastern Ontario, the Sudbury Wolves have been a first half failure.

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Calem shows his local Spirit


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December 20, 2021

Calem Mangone is home in Sault Ste. Marie for the Christmas holiday break. And the rookie right wing sensation with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League helped to spread some holiday cheer to an under 11 team in the Soo.

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Bailey Brkin gets AHL call


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December 17, 2021

Bailey Brkin

Utica Comets of the American Hockey League — the top farm club of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League — have confirmed that they have signed goalie Bailey Brkin to a tryout contract. The 22-year old Brkin is a former standout with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Brkin is workin’ as a pro


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December 16, 2021

He ended his junior career in style after moving from the Western Hockey League to the Ontario Hockey League and the Soo Greyhounds. And now at age 22, goalie Bailey Brkin is off to a good start in his first season of professional hockey.

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OHL Wolves shut down


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November 30, 2021

In accordance with established protocols, the Ontario Hockey League has confirmed that the Sudbury Wolves have suspended all team activities as a result of 12 players having tested positive for COVID-19.

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Flint via northern Ontario


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November 22, 2021

They may be based in mid Michigan but the Flint Firebirds have a firm player and scouting connection to northern Ontario.

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Big game for Camaryn Baber


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November 20, 2021

Saginaw Spirit overcame a 4-0 deficit with six goals in the final 27 minutes of the game to score a stunning 6-4 Ontario Hockey League road decision over the Kitchener Rangers on Friday.

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Hoover a mover to the Cubs


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November 1, 2021

Joshua Hoover

Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have made a blue chip addition to their blue line by virtue of the development assignment of 2004 birth year defenseman Joshua Hoover via the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Big game for Nick Porco


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October 29, 2021

Nick Porco

Maybe this is what the big kid needed to get going. Sault Ste. Marie product Nick Porco had a breakout game for the Barrie Colts on Thursday.

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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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David Campbell is a Duke


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October 16, 2021

David Campbell

Local product David Campbell is on his way to the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League via the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Hounds deal overage skater


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October 14, 2021

Soo Greyhounds have settled their overage situation and are now down to the maximum three 20-year old players.

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