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Erie Feeling

Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing  Columnist to EUP News The first puck will drop on the 2013-2014 Ontario Hockey League regular season this week. And for the flustered fans of the Pennsylvania-based Erie Otters, they can only hope that better days are ahead. The good news is that Erie has a new, young coaching staff in place. The not-so-good news is […]

by · September 15, 2013 ·
Stone Cold Locks are back for the 2013-14 season

Stone Cold Locks are back for the 2013-14 season

By SCOTT NASON scottnason@eupnews.com Twitter: @snason2013 EUP News Contributor Well hi again everybody! The 2013-14 version of Stone Cold Locks, brought to you by yours truly, is back, and as mediocre as ever. For those of you that might recall, and I’m guessing there are at least two of you, this is where I attempt to use my “insight” and […]

by · September 12, 2013 ·
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Soo North Stars: A sad state of affairs

Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing Columnist to EUP News Unbelievable. I mean, how the hell could this have happened? How could a flagship Great North Midget Hockey League franchise, considered by some to be one of the top programs in Ontario, not have enough players to ice a team for the 2013-2014 season? Somehere up above, the late Don Kurylo, for […]

by · September 11, 2013 ·
Men and Women

Men and Women

Dr. Paul Hooton, PhD Staff Columnist for EUP News Here’s something surprising: Men and Women are different.  Don’t get me wrong.  Men and women have equal value in my mind.  I think that women should be paid the same money as men for the same job, and research shows that women are still not given equal status today.  According to […]

by · September 7, 2013 ·
Ex-NOJHLers join Soo Indians staff

Ex-NOJHLers join Soo Indians staff

Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing Columnist to EUP News Soo Indians head coach Pat Carricato has added two of his former junior players to the staff of the major midget hockey team.   Mike Maulucci and Drew Otto, who played for Carricato several years ago with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, have joined their old […]

by · September 5, 2013 ·
NORTH STARS TO INDIANS — After skating for the Soo North Stars during the 2012-2013 campaign, Cade Nolan is changing major midget hockey teams. Nolan, a 1996-birth-year defenceman from Garden River First Nation, will line up for the Soo Indians this 2013-2014 season. The Indians are coached by Patrick Carricato, formerly of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

Hockey season is here again

By Randy Russon, Mika Media EUP News Sports Contributor It’s unofficially official. Or, perhaps, officially unofficial. Either way, with the opening of training camps here and there, hockey season has arrived in the Sault Ste. Marie area. Then again, with all of the summer tryout and conditioning camps that are held these says, it could be argued that hockey season […]

by · August 27, 2013 ·
Sociopath in the Area!

Sociopath in the Area!

By Dr. Paul Hooton, PhD Contributing Columnist to EUP News I love watching forensic shows on TV.   My favorite channel is “Investigation Discovery”.  I like shows like “Snapped”, “Who the Bleep…?”, and shows that deal with criminal behavior.   These shows deal with sociopaths and sociopathic behavior.  What images come to mind when you think of a sociopath?  Do you think […]

by · August 19, 2013 ·
Renovating a Perennial Garden

Renovating a Perennial Garden

Revamping a large perennial bed that has become overgrown with different plants and weeds kind of reminds me of cleaning out my garage after stuff has been accumulating for several weeks. I just don’t know where to begin. Over time, however, I’ve come up with a method to get it cleaned up and organized again which actually works. I recently […]

by · August 12, 2013 ·
Competition matters in major midget hockey

Competition matters in major midget hockey

Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing Columnist to EUP News Soo Indians major midget hockey team has a good history of developing players for the junior ranks who then advance to the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level and in many cases, the pros. The impressive list of Indians alumni is led by world-class goalie Ryan Miller, who has gone […]

by · August 7, 2013 ·
Well, this is Terrible!

Well, this is Terrible!

By Dr. Paul Hooton, PhD EUP News Staff Columnist It’s interesting to watch the news on TV.   People do some amazing things.  Sometimes, people do some nasty things to their fellow human beings too.   Did you ever wonder why there are so many negative things on the news?  Positive things happen all the time.  People help people.  People donate money […]

by · August 6, 2013 ·
Francis Anzalone - new associate coach and Director of Player Development for the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL

Anzalone to Aberdeen – Junior Hockey News

Randy Russon, Mika Media Special Contributor to EUP News He is the younger Anzalone and like his dad, he is making hockey his career Francis Anzalone has joined the staff of the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League as associate coach and director of player personnel. The 25-year old Anzalone is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, […]

by · July 30, 2013 ·
Six Soo Eagles forwards to watch – Junior Hockey News

Six Soo Eagles forwards to watch – Junior Hockey News

Randy Russon, Mika Media Special Contributor to EUP News The team that finished atop the North Division of the North American Hockey League in 2012-2013 will be minus its top six scorers from last season when the first puck drops on the 2013-2014 season. NAHL scoring leader Jared VanWormer and fellow 1992 birth year forwards Eric Rivard, Alexander Taulien, Sean […]

by · July 28, 2013 ·
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Exit I-75 – Junior Hockey News

Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing Columnist to EUP News Just off Interstate 75 at Waterford, Michigan resides a relentless youngster who led the North American 3 Hockey League in scoring in 2012-2013. His attempt to move up to the North American Hockey League in 2013-2014 plus a few other items relative to I-75 hockey towns form the content of today’s column.  GREAT […]

by · July 25, 2013 ·
Across Chippewa County – Hay Days

Across Chippewa County – Hay Days

Hay Days By Brenda Benedict Columnist, EUP News.com Everywhere you go around Chippewa County for the past few weeks you see fields of hay being harvested.    Many acres of farmland across the county appear to be dotted with giant pencil erasers but it is actually round bales of hay that will sustain animals during the coming year. Chippewa County’s history […]

by · July 18, 2013 ·
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Twin Sault rival revival?

By Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing Author to EUP News They no longer play in the same junior hockey league. But the Ontario-based Soo Thunderbirds and the Michigan-based Soo Eagles are hoping to revive their cross-border rivalry with a pre-season game on Tuesday, September 3. The Thunderbirds have been members of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League since 1999. The […]

by · July 17, 2013 ·