Soo Thunderbirds v. Soo Eagles

September 1, 2014

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League will resume the Rollie King Cup series after a two-year hiatus with games slated for this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo.

The cross-border Soo teams established the Rollie King Cup during the 2011-2012 season when both were members of the NOJHL.

But the series was halted by the rather-insensitive Northern Ontario Hockey Association when the Eagles left the NOJHL for the NAHL effective the 2012-2013 campaign.

The series between the Twin Soo teams honours the late Rollie King, a Michigan Soo native who crossed the International Bridge in the mid-1960s to play for the Soo Greyhounds when they were members of the NOHA.

King then served the United States of America in the Vietnam War and later died of leukemia before his 30th birthday.

What you think about “Soo Thunderbirds v. Soo Eagles”

  1. Rather insensitive?? I suppose that’s one way of putting it. Although a tad off topic, I read a few articles about the NOHA and their intererence with the AAA showcase games that were planned between the two Soo teams. What a shame! Then these same people wonder why owners, players and fans opt for new programs that have broken away from these good ole boys programs with their draconian way of running things. Hats off to you Randy for the gesture of donating the trophy for the series that might have been.

  2. Yep have to agree with you “told you so”
    it’s no longer what is better for the kids. Now
    it’s what is better for us and our ego.

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