High tide of the East side


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December 15, 2022


They are the thriving threesome of the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Timmins Rock, Hearst Lumberjacks and Powassan Voodoos are in an East side race for first place.

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Sudbury Cubs stay local


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December 14, 2022


The clear cut mission is to win the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship. And if the Sudbury Cubs are able to do so it will be with a lineup that is laden with local lads and northern folk.

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Zest of the NOJHL West


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December 13, 2022


What a race it is in the wild West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. It starts among the top three teams and then picks up steam in a frantic dash for the fourth playoff spot.

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Great North to Team Canada


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December 12, 2022


If this doesn’t speak volumes about the under-rated Great North Under 18 Hockey League then nothing will. Team Canada has unveiled its roster for this month’s World Junior Championships and two of the players are from northern Ontario.

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Paper Kings add depth


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December 12, 2022


Free agent skater Teegan Dumont has signed with the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Hounds, Nickel Caps do well


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December 11, 2022


Soo U18 Jr. Greyhounds and Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League both made it to the semi-final round in their respective categories at the esteemed Waterloo Gold Puck Tournament which concluded today.

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Marson a Paper King AP


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December 11, 2022


Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have officially registered Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals goalie Nick Marson as an affiliate player. Paper Kings general manager Marc Gagnon confirmed the recent signing of Marson as an AP to Hockey News North.

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U16 Nickel Caps advance


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December 10, 2022


Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League have advanced to the semi-finals at the prestigious Waterloo Gold Puck Tournament.

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U18 Jr. Hounds in Waterloo


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December 8, 2022


As the first place team in the eight member Great North Under 18 Hockey League, the Soo Jr. Greyhounds are under the spotlight at the prestigious Waterloo Gold Puck Tournament that is being held this week.

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U16 Nickel Caps on the map


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December 8, 2022


They are one of two under 16 teams that compete against the older clubs of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League. And specifically, not only are they youthful but the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals have a splendid record of 8-3-1 in the eight team Great North.

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Great North at Gold Puck


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December 7, 2022


Multiple teams from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League will compete in two separate divisions at this week’s renowned Waterloo Gold Puck Tournament.

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Winning ways of Walleye


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December 7, 2022


Playing through an unforeseen coaching change has not slowed the flow of the surging Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Tracks of the Great North


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December 6, 2022


Here ‘n there in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League where five of the eight teams have records above the .500 mark, where there is a three way tie for the scoring lead and where there is considerable net worth among goalies.

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Mid season in the NOJHL


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December 5, 2022


Here ‘n there in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League with the 2022-2023 regular season schedule at the midway point.

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Zeppa returns to the Birds


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December 3, 2022


Soo Thunderbirds have signed 20-year old goalie Noah Zeppa, Hockey News North has confirmed. Zeppa was a key performer for the 2021-2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Thunderbirds.

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Super Max has Sault roots


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December 2, 2022


Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals star forward Max Campbell is making a notable name for himself as one of the youngest players in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League — and as its leading scorer to date. But while Campbell is a Sudbury boy, he also has a Sault Ste. Marie side to him.

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In defense of Kam River


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December 1, 2022


Already in first place in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, the Kam River Fighting Walleye has bolstered its blue line with the addition of two big 20-year old defensemen from the Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League.

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Paper King points producer


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December 1, 2022


He is small in size but big when it comes to putting up points. At a mere 5-foot-6, 160 pounds, Lucas Signoretti has been an impact player for the Espanola Paper Kings since he signed with the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team as a free agent in late October of this year.

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Max of the Nickel Caps


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December 1, 2022


He is one of the youngest players in the eight team Great North Under 18 Hockey League. But Max Campbell, a 5-foot-8, 140 pound forward with a 2007 birth date, is not only starring for the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals but he is leading the entire Great North in scoring with nine goals, 12 assists, 21 points in 12 games.

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Soo boys aid Sudbury win


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December 1, 2022


Nick Marson picked up his fifth victory of the season and fellow Sault Ste. Marie product Coulson Bell had an assist to help lift the youthful Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals into second place in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Espanola to Kam River


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November 30, 2022


A high end forward is on his way to the first place team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League via the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Rock and roll of November


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November 30, 2022


Timmins Rock put together a November to remember. A top Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League contender, the Rock rolled to a record of 9-0-1 during November to end the month with an overall mark of 20-5-4 and a .759 winning percentage atop the East Division.

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Impeccable U18 Hounds


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November 29, 2022


The top team in the eight member Great North Under 18 Hockey League will put its unbeaten record up for bid this weekend. Soo Jr. Greyhounds, with a shiny showing of 9-0-0 to date, will be home to the 7-2-0 North Bay U18 Trappers for a pair of games.

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Majors make it back to .500


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November 28, 2022


Timmins Majors halted a four game losing streak and solved a goal scoring famine at the same time with a 5-2 home ice win over the Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals. Prior to the Sunday celebration of victory the Majors had scored just one goal while dropping four in a row.

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U11 A Silver Stick champs


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November 28, 2022


Take a bow, Bulldogs. Bulk Barn Bulldogs of Sault Ste. Marie recently returned home after winning the Under 11 A division championship at the Silver Stick Hockey Tournament in Sudbury.

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Net worth of the North


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November 27, 2022


It is a league flush with goalies who have save percentages at or above the watershed .900 mark. And in the 12 team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League there are no less than eight homegrown puck stoppers who are in the better than average category.

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Kam River in the lead


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November 27, 2022


Geoff Walker has his first win as the head coach of the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Plaudits for Marson and Bell


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November 25, 2022


Nick Marson

A goalie and a forward from Sault Ste. Marie who are playing for the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League have earned words of praise from their highly regarded head coach.

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Sticking together


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November 23, 2022


The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, along with Sherwood Hockey, has teamed up to support an under 18 hockey team in need.

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Roach returns to U18 Hounds


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November 22, 2022


Seasoned defenseman Evan Roach has opted to return to the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League from the Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association’s Under 18 program.

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Three Soo boys in Sudbury


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November 21, 2022


They may not be playing at home in front of family and friends. But three Sault Ste. Marie youngsters have found a home away from home in Sudbury as first year players in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Little NHL champs


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November 21, 2022


Representing the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League, the Under 10 A level Hurricanes went undefeated on the weekend to bring home the championship banner from the Welland Little NHL Tournament.

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Scouting the Great North


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November 20, 2022


It is an up to par league brimming with 15 and 16 year old northern talent. And there is also, as a bonus, a smattering of later developing 17 year old players sprinkled in. At any rate, the Great North Under 18 Hockey League annually produces a sundry of Ontario Hockey League draft picks while also supplying the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League with top notch performers.

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Mauro is for the Birds


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November 18, 2022


Justin Mauro’s junior A hockey career has come full circle. The 20-year old Mauro is now a member of his hometown Soo Thunderbirds after having played for four other junior A teams.

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Noah Metivier to Sudbury


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November 17, 2022


Sault Ste. Marie product Noah Metivier, who helped backstop the Soo Thunderbirds to the 2022 championship, is back in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The 18-year old Metivier has been acquired by the pace-setting Sudbury Cubs of the NOJHL from the lowly Lindsay Muskies of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash exchange.

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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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Rock solid up in Timmins


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November 16, 2022


Multiple, major acquisitions have been made to get the Timmins Rock to where it is currently at. And with the lineup seemingly set as the midway mark of the 2022-2023 regular season looms, the Rock is a solid contestant for potential glory in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Hockey can be too much


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November 15, 2022


When does it ever end? Short answer: It doesn’t. We have hockey here, we have hockey there. We have hockey in the fall, we have hockey in the winter, we have hockey in the spring and yes, we have hockey in the summer. We can’t get away from hockey even if we want to.

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Walker on the Kam River


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November 14, 2022


Geoff Walker is returning to the Superior International Jr. Hockey League as the new head coach of the Kam River Fighting Walleye, Hockey News North has confirmed. The 34-year old Walker has walked away from his pro coaching gig with Vannas HC in Sweden to take over as the bench boss in Kam River.

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Cubs are a homegrown hub


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November 14, 2022


It is a league that is a combine competition of a fleet of contending teams. And at mid November, it is the Sudbury Cubs who have the best winning percentage in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League where nine of the 12 teams are above the .500 mark.

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A nod for a Nickel Capital


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November 14, 2022


Dominic Morris has been an outright bright light for the offensively challenged Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League thus far this season.

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U18 Hounds have harmony


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November 14, 2022


Soo Jr. Greyhounds head coach Jamie Henderson has noted the consistency and collectiveness of a squad that leads the Great North Under 18 Hockey League with a record of 7-0-0 while outscoring the opposition by a resounding 43-6 margin.

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Seven up for U18 Hounds


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November 13, 2022


Soo Jr. Greyhounds are now perfect through seven games of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League season. Playing at home this weekend, the Jr. Greyhounds blanked the Timmins Majors by 2-0 and 6-0 scores to improve to 7-0-0 on the season.

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U18 Hounds home to Timmins


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November 11, 2022


Soo Jr. Greyhounds will put their unbeaten record on the line this weekend when they play host to the Timmins Majors in Great North Under 18 Hockey League action. The Soo has a perfect record of 5-0-0 while Timmins has won four straight games to improve to 5-2-1 on the season.

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Rock adds Superior d-man


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November 10, 2022


Top flight defenseman Brandon Rossetti has landed with the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. He had requested a trade out of Fort Frances.

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Leaders of the U16 Hounds


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November 10, 2022


Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association’s Under 16 AA program have confirmed their leadership group for the remainder of this season.

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Soo goalies in Sudbury


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November 10, 2022


It was a mid week duel between two goalies from Sault Ste. Marie who tend twine for the Sudbury Nickel Capitals under 16 and under 18 teams that compete within the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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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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Paper Kings have net worth


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November 8, 2022


A crowded crease has actually provided dividends for the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League thus far this season.

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Belanger making his own name


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November 7, 2022


Kenny Belanger

He has hockey roots that run deep through his dad. Through time, the game has changed dramatically since his now 48-year old dad Ken Belanger was a feared, left wing enforcer at the Ontario Hockey League and National Hockey League levels. So now, young Kenny Belanger is making his own name as a skilled 18-year old forward with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Nickel Capitals show starch


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November 6, 2022


They made all five of their games close, two of which went to shootout and another that was decided in overtime. All in all, the Sudbury Nickel Capitals showed grit by posting a 2-1-2 record at the Big Nickel Hockey Tournament.

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Kam River coaching change


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November 5, 2022


Head coach Matt Valley and the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have parted ways as the team seeks a full time coach. The 32-year old Valley is a full time teacher in the Thunder Bay area and he and his wife recently welcomed their second child.

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Borrelli backstops Nickel Caps


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November 4, 2022


A.J. Borrelli

Sudbury Nickel Capitals stole one from the Pembroke Lumber Kings today in an Under 18 Division match at the annual Big Nickel Hockey Tournament. And it was Sault Ste. Marie product A.J. Borrelli who stood tall in net for Sudbury.

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Crunch leads the bunch


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November 4, 2022


Cochrane Crunch has created some separation among the lower level threesome in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Wild West of the NOJHL


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November 3, 2022


There is clear separation between the top three teams and the lower three in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. But at about the one third mark of the regular season schedule in the NOJHL, it is a much different story in the West Division where all six teams are in clear contention.

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November in the Great North


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November 2, 2022


Soo Jr. Greyhounds, Timmins Majors and the Sudbury Under 16 Nickel Capitals all have five wins apiece to top the standings of the eight team Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Lady Cougars at home


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November 1, 2022


Home at last. For the first time since Covid created closures and forced leagues and programs into forms of shutdown, a Sault College hockey team is slated to play at home.

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Eight straight for Dryden


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October 31, 2022


Dryden Ice Dogs are on a good run. After starting the Superior International Jr. Hockey League season with three losses, Dryden has since reeled off eight wins in succession.

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Marvellous Marois


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October 31, 2022


Jake Marois made his Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League debut with the Espanola Paper Kings on the weekend and the 19-year old goalie was nothing short of sensational.

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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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