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.
Guesting on tonight’s show will be Greyhounds president Tim Lukenda. And also along will be Greyhounds super fan and local historian Chris Sierzputowski.
Lukenda and I will talk about the current edition of the Hounds franchise and new capacity limits at GFL Memorial Gardens. We will also chat about his role with Northern Superior Brewing and its Hound Town Ale product.
And Sierzputowski — who is a semi regular on the Hockey North Show — and I will focus on the Greyhounds history from the 1980-1985 era when Terry Crisp was coach and Sam McMaster was the general manager and the team was a perennial OHL powerhouse. The Hounds won the OHL championship in 1984-1985 and sportswriter Steve Buist reported on all games for the Sault Star.
Tonight’s special edition Greyhound segment relative to the team’s 50th anniversary in the OHL will be the first of several pertaining to the Soo’s franchise history that will be featured on the Hockey North Show over the next few months. Sierzputowski will play a feature role in all of the upcoming Greyhound special editions on the Hockey North Show.