Soo Eagles to Soo Indians


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April 19, 2024


Doug Laprade has got himself a new head coaching gig ahead of the 2024-2025 season. But the 55 year old bench boss will not be leaving Sault Ste. Marie.

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Paper Kings assisted Spitfires


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April 18, 2024


Hulking defenseman Conor Walton is being projected for continued progress as a 2006 birth year performer for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. Notably, prior to his rookie OHL season with Windsor in 2023-2024, Walton developed over a full schedule with the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2022-2023.

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U13 AA Hounds at OHF


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April 18, 2024


Two weeks after leaving Timmins with silver medals from the Under 13 AA Northern Ontario Hockey Association Tournament of Champions, the Soo Jr. Greyhounds are back in the same northeastern Ontario town this weekend for the Ontario Hockey Federation finals.

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Major success in Timmins


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April 18, 2024


It was, to be sure, a season of Major accomplishments for the Great North Under 18 Hockey League program in the northeastern Ontario town of Timmins.

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Major scorer to Saginaw


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April 17, 2024


The leading scorer in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has been selected by the Saginaw Spirit in the second round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League under 18 supplemental draft.

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Nadon goes to North Bay


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April 17, 2024


Goalie Carter Nadon of the Sudbury U18 Wolves of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has been taken by the North Bay Battalion in the first round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League under 18 supplemental draft.

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Goalie goes 1st to Spitfires


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April 17, 2024


Windsor Spitfires added to their depth at the goalie position by taking Michael Newlove with the first overall pick at the 2024 Ontario Hockey League under 18 supplemental draft.

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On to the NOJHL finals


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April 17, 2024


And now there are two. It will be the Sudbury Cubs from the West Division and the Powassan Voodoos representing the East Division in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series.

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Kucher kid is in like Flint


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April 15, 2024


Carter Kucher has spent the past two seasons more than 400 miles away from his Sault Ste. Marie home developing with teams in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

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North Channel to OHL Spitfires


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April 14, 2024


There are feel good stories aplenty in the hockey world. And this just could be another one in the making. It deals with a young goalie who started out playing hockey in the little farm town of Echo Bay — located 30 miles or so outside of Sault Ste. Marie — for a house league team called the North Channel Lightning.

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Sault ties to the OHL draft


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April 13, 2024


They played here. They played there. Regardless of where they performed during the 2023-2024 season, eleven players with 2008 birth dates from Sault Ste. Marie came away with a notable presence at the recently completed Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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MacDonald to the Wolves


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April 13, 2024


Sudbury Wolves have taken forward Danny MacDonald from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in the 15th round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Liam Watson to North Bay


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April 13, 2024


North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League has picked defenseman Liam Watson of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in the 13th round of the 2024 priority selections draft.

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Cam Ingram to Windsor


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April 13, 2024


Goalie Cam Ingram, who hails from the Sault Ste. Marie area town of Echo Bay, has become the Ontario Hockey League property of the Windsor Spitfires.

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Soo boys in the 11th round


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April 13, 2024


Two Sault Ste. Marie lads who ventured out of town to play during the 2023-2024 season were picked in the 11th round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Walker is a ninth rounder


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April 13, 2024


High scoring forward Mason Walker of the Sudbury U16 Wolves of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has become the property of the Sudbury after being picked in the ninth round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Brady Real is a draft pick


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April 13, 2024


Defenseman Brady Real of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has become the property of the Niagara Ice Dogs after being picked in the eighth round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Hounds take James Elliott


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April 13, 2024


Sault Ste. Marie product James Elliott is the property of his hometown Soo Greyhounds. A small size forward, Elliott was taken by the Hounds in the seventh round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Wreggitt is an OHL pick


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April 13, 2024


Cole Wreggitt of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League has become the property of the Sudbury Wolves after being nabbed in the fourth round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Blonda is a first rounder


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April 12, 2024


Sault Ste. Marie product Luca Blonda has become the property of the Sudbury Wolves after being plucked in the first round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Headrick is a first rounder


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April 12, 2024


Garden River First Nation product Evan Headrick has become the property of the Kitchener Rangers after being nabbed in the first round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Rossetto is a 3rd rounder


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April 12, 2024


Sault Ste. Marie product Nik Rossetto has become the property of the Brantford Bulldogs after being snagged in the third round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Sudbury Cubs off to finals


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April 12, 2024


Back to back playoff series conquests of the Soo Thunderbirds and Blind River Beavers have the Sudbury Cubs headed to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series.

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Spitfires are setting it up


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April 11, 2024


The flight plan of the Windsor Spitfires is in ascent. The Spitfires, who missed the Ontario Hockey League playoffs in 2023-2024 after finishing in first place in the Western Conference in back to back regular seasons, have taken a big step ahead to next season by choosing 6 foot 5, 235 pound left winger Ethan Belchetz with the first pick of the 2024 OHL priority selections draft.

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Northern lights on OHL draft


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April 11, 2024


There has been moderate representation from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association branch relative to players being picked at recent Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft proceedings.

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Clock ticking on OHL draft


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April 10, 2024


The restless hands of time are clicking towards the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft that will be staged on Friday and Saturday of this week.

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Veteran coach departs Dryden


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April 9, 2024


Kurt Walsten is on the open market after nine successful seasons as the head coach and general manager of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Marson stands out for Hounds


By
April 8, 2024


Soo Jr. Greyhounds were outshot, outscored and generally outplayed by the powerhouse Waterloo Wolves in their opening night match at the Central Region Under 18 AAA Hockey Championship Tournament at the Northern Community Centre.

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Silver for U13 AA Jr. Hounds


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April 8, 2024


TIMMINS — Soo Jr. Greyhounds gave the powerhouse host Timmins North Stars a mighty scare in the title tilt of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association Under 13 AA Tournament of Champions that was held here on the weekend.

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Hounds, Spirit on the horizon


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April 6, 2024


This has become an intense, heated, hot blooded and extraordinary rivalry between two prime time Ontario Hockey League teams that are separated by the International Bridge, Mackinac Bridge and 240 miles in total. 

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Greyhounds have the Spirit


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April 5, 2024


No. 2 seed Saginaw Spirit and no. 3 seed Soo Greyhounds will face off in the second round of the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference playoffs. Following is the schedule of games for the best of seven series.

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Western Conference sweeps


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April 5, 2024


London Knights, Saginaw Spirit and Soo Greyhounds have all punched their tickets into the second round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs following opening round sweeps in the Western Conference.

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Plausible OHL draft plums


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April 3, 2024


D-Day is looming. As in Ontario Hockey League draft day. Make that days. And two players from Sault Ste. Marie who headed to Pittsburgh to play in the Jr. Penguins AAA elite program this season are being projected as feasible first –or at least second — round picks at the April 12-13 OHL priority selections draft.

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Firebird signs with Ducks


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April 3, 2024


FLINT — Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League have confirmed the signing of 19-year old Flint Firebirds forward and captain Coulson Pitre to a three year entry level contract effective the 2024-2025 season.

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OT on the Knight shift


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April 3, 2024


FLINT — The London Knights finished 39 points ahead of the Flint Firebirds during the regular season but they needed to work overtime here on Tuesday to take a three games to none lead in their first round Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

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Props to the Paper Kings


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April 2, 2024


Their season ended in a junior hockey heartbreak. Espanola Paper Kings held a 3-1 playoff series lead on the favoured Blind River Beavers only to lose the next three matches including the seventh and deciding game.

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Beavers await the Cubs


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April 1, 2024


Two teams that combined for 180 points during the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season will face off in the West Division playoff finals. It will be the no. 1 seed Blind River Beavers up against the second seed Sudbury Cubs.

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Beaver fever in Blind River


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March 31, 2024


Blind River Beavers are moving on to the finals of the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Before a packed house of more than 550 fans at the Blind River Community Centre, the top seed Beavers capped a frantic series comeback over the fourth ranked Espanola Paper Kings today in the seventh and deciding game.

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Hounds hike to series lead


By
March 31, 2024


They did not show dominance. But there was determination. And after escaping Game 1 of their best of seven, opening round, Ontario Hockey League playoff series with a narrow 4-3 decision over the Guelph Storm, the Soo Greyhounds skated to a more decisive 4-1 verdict over the visitors in Game 2.

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Cubs clinch … bye, bye Birds


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March 30, 2024


Sudbury Cubs have completed a playoff series comeback over the Soo Thunderbirds. Backed by a second successive shutout by goalie Noah Metivier — a Sault Ste. Marie product no less — the visiting Cubs blanked the Thunderbirds 4-0 tonight to take the opening round, best of seven Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League series four games to two.

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Nothing quite like a Game 7


By
March 30, 2024


Blind River Beavers have forced a seventh and deciding game in their opening round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series with the Espanola Paper Kings.

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Rock around the playoff clock


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March 29, 2024


Reigning champion Timmins Rock has become the first team to proceed to the second round of this year’s Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs.

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U16, U18 Jr. Hound coaches


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March 28, 2024


Sault Ste. Marie is poised to be represented by both Under 16 and Under 18 teams as members of the AAA level Great North Under 18 Hockey League effective the 2024-2025 season. And the head coaches of both programs are already finalizing their staffs ahead of the ’24-25 campaign.

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1st round OHL playoff forecast


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March 28, 2024


Opening face-offs in the 2024 Ontario Hockey League playoffs are slated to take place tonight. And following are one writer’s opening round predictions as to how the best of seven series will play out.

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Spitfires to pick first overall


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March 27, 2024


Windsor Spitfires have won the Ontario Hockey League draft lottery. The Spitfires will select first overall at the upcoming April 12 OHL priority selections draft.

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Along the NOJHL playoff path


By
March 27, 2024


Four more more games were played on the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s first round playoff slate on Tuesday.

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U12 to U15 AAA go interlocking


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March 26, 2024


It is being lauded as additional and increased competition. That is, AAA level teams from the Under 12 to Under 15 age groups that represent the Northern Ontario Hockey Association will play games outside their region as part of an interlocking schedule effective the 2024-2025 season.

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Spitfires not bad in between


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March 25, 2024


WINDSOR — Between a bad start and a bad finish the Windsor Spitfires were not a bad team in the middle of this season. But after finishing atop the Western Conference standings the previous two seasons, the Spitfires failed to qualify for the Ontario Hockey League playoffs this time around.

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OHL playoff brackets set


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March 25, 2024


Playoffs in the Ontario Hockey League are slated to begin. this week. Following are the dates, places and times for the eight first round playoff matchups.

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Paper Kings up on Beavers


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March 25, 2024


First week of playoffs in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are in the books. And of the four first round sets, Espanola Paper Kings are the only lower seeded team with a series lead.

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Best of the Great North


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March 24, 2024


Timmins Majors are the playoff champions of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League following a 2-1 title tilt triumph today over the host Sudbury U18 Wolves. Meanwhile, the GNU18HL has confirmed its award winners for the 2023-2024 regular season.

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On to the OHL playoffs


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March 23, 2024


What a difference one year can make. Twelve months ago the Soo Greyhounds were ending a lousy Ontario Hockey League season in which they missed the Western Conference playoffs by a wide margin with a mere 55 points from a record of 20-33-15.

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EL Vikings … against all odds


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March 20, 2024


There are times when sports — in this case junior hockey — is not about wins and losses. In the case of the Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, this is a story of survival — not to mention perseverance, courage, strength, commitment and dedication in the face of adversity. 

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Lots of NOJHL award winners


By
March 20, 2024


The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed a lengthy list of award recipients for the 2023-2024 regular season.

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Evans aids victorious Vipers


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March 19, 2024


Sault Ste. Marie product Gage Evans played a noteworthy role for the Windsor LaSalle Vipers in their recent Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League opening round playoff series triumph over the arch rival Chatham Maroons.

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NOHA champs: U12 AA Hounds


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March 18, 2024


Soo Jr. Greyhounds have returned from Timmins as Northern Ontario Hockey Association champions for the Under 12 AA level.

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OHL playoff perspectives


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March 17, 2024


Post season play in the Ontario Hockey League is looming. And writers and broadcasters and super fans are busy listing who they think is going to come out on top and join the host Saginaw Spirit as the two OHL teams at this year’s Memorial Cup tournament.

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Back to back for Lady Cougars


By
March 16, 2024


Sault College Cougars have repeated as national champions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Division 2 women’s program.

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Dearing boys and Gartshore


By
March 16, 2024


Three members of the AA Under 18 Soo Jr. Greyhounds made impressions as affiliate players when the Blind River Beavers and Espanola Paper Kings faced off in a recent Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game.

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Hounds set up for playoff run


By
March 15, 2024


Fear The North. That is the slogan that the Soo Greyhounds have taken on and are boosting ahead of the looming Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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Hey to Pro Shop Penguins!


By
March 14, 2024


Pro Shop Penguins of the Sault Major Hockey Association recently returned from Barrie as champions of an under 15 tournament.

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Flint clicks playoff ticket


By
March 14, 2024


They have clinched the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. And with five games to play in the regular season, the Flint Firebirds could still finish as high as fifth place.

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Lake State via Blind River


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March 13, 2024


Another player from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has a future Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment with the Lake Superior State University Lakers. Blind River Beavers scoring sensation Daniel Vasic is projected to be at LSSU effective the 2026-2027 college hockey season.

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Blind River v. Espanola


By
March 13, 2024


The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed dates for the West Division semi-final playoff series between the no. 1 seed Blind River Beavers and the fourth place Espanola Paper Kings.

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Howls from the Great North


By
March 11, 2024


Sudbury U18 Wolves have emerged from the pack as the regular season champions of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League. In what was a five team race for first place among the seven members of the Great North, the U18 Wolves skated past the Timmins Majors, Soo Jr. Greyhounds, New Liskeard Cubs and North Bay Trappers.

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Flint on verge of playoff spot


By
March 11, 2024


Playing at the .500 level over their past 10 games has the Flint Firebirds in compressed control of the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. 

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Kam River is first in Superior


By
March 11, 2024


Another regular season, another first place finish. A model franchise among the eight teams of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, the Kam River Fighting Walleye has done nothing but finish atop the standings in each of its three full seasons of existence.

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Sounds of the OHL Hounds


By
March 10, 2024


This has a good feel. The feel of a good team that is positioned for post season progress and potential prosperity. With the regular season in the Ontario Hockey League clicking towards a March 24 closing date, Soo Greyhounds enter play this week in third place in a dog-eat-dog Western Conference.

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Chitaroni is off the charts


By
March 9, 2024


Suffice and suit to say that Hudson Chitaroni is an impact player in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League while up against skaters who are as much as four years older than he is.

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Spitfires set for future flight


By
March 8, 2024


Their ascent to the top of the Western Conference standings over the past two seasons is in descent. Windsor Spitfires may be in a tailspin that will result in them missing the Ontario Hockey League playoffs this season but they are in position to be airborne effective next season.

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Sault College via Espanola


By
March 7, 2024


Leadership. Experience. Involvement. That is some of what defenseman Liam McDonald is poised to bring to the varsity men’s hockey team at Sault College effective the 2024-2025 season.

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Frantic finish for fourth


By
March 6, 2024


Espanola Paper Kings and Soo Eagles are in a frenzied race for fourth place and the final playoff position in the wild West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Firm hold for Flint Firebirds


By
March 4, 2024


Tick, tick, tick. As the restless hands of time click away on the regular season schedule of the Ontario Hockey League, the Flint Firebirds have opened a six point lead on the Sarnia Sting and a 13 point margin on the Windsor Spitfires for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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Two SFHA teams take titles


By
March 4, 2024


Twelve teams from Northern Ontario and Michigan were in Sault Ste. Marie on the weekend as part of the Northern Ontario Women’s Hockey League playoffs. And two teams from the Sault Female Hockey Association skated away with championship victories.

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