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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 ·
Impact players needed

Impact players needed

By Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing Columnist Soo Eagles and Michigan Warriors finished at opposite ends of the North American Hockey League‘s North Division standings in 2012-2013.   The Eagles placed atop the North Division with 87 points, 40 more than their last-place rivals from down state, the Flint-based Warriors.   But the off-season has a way of being an […]

by · July 10, 2013 ·
Back to his midget hockey roots

Back to his midget hockey roots

[Randy Russon, via Sault This Week] SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO – His hockey ambition is to play at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level. And for Cade Nolan, a 1996 birth year defenceman from Garden River First Nation, a return to the Soo Indians major midget program for the 2013-2014 season is a step towards reaching his goal. Nolan spent the 2011-2012 […]

by · July 2, 2013 ·
Made in Michigan

Made in Michigan

By Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing Columnist It is the unofficial first state of hockey, dating back to the Original 6 days of the Detroit Red Wings.   Michigan is not only home to the city of Detroit, which bills itself as ‘Hockeytown USA’, but to the historical town of Sault Ste. Marie, which likes to refer to itself as […]

by · July 1, 2013 ·
MS and A.J.

MS and A.J.

By Randy Russon, Mika Media Contributing Columnist A.J. Degenhardt is learning to deal with a disease that, while not fatal, has no cure.   The 30-year old Degenhardt, who is prepping for his first full season as coach-general manager of the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League, has multiple sclerosis.   After telling his players of his condition […]

by · June 26, 2013 ·
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Border Patrol – Junior Hockey

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League would like to play each other in a pair of exhibition games prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season.    In order for the cross-border junior teams to be able to play each other, the Thunderbirds need permission from Hockey Canada […]

by · June 20, 2013 ·
My Way, or the Highway (not)!

My Way, or the Highway (not)!

By Dr. Paul Hooton, PhD EUP News Contributor Some people complain that we’ve lost respect for authority in the world today.  Look at some of the TV shows that are popular, and it’s obvious that we’re more self-centered than we used to be.  Sometimes the self-entitlement shows up at the work place.  Lots of people want to be leaders from […]

by · June 18, 2013 ·
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Sunday brunch – Junior Hockey News

It’s mid June. In every single junior hockey league across Canada and the United States, all teams are unbeaten and in first place. While hockey fans would rather be watching and hockey players would rather be playing, there is something to be said about time away from the rink, even if there never really is time away from the game. […]

by · June 16, 2013 ·
Former Gladstone Post Commander, William Smith, found not guilty in drunk driving case.

Former Gladstone Post Commander, William Smith, found not guilty in drunk driving case.

SAULT STE. MARIE — A former Michigan State Police Commander was found not guilty of Operating While Intoxicated on Thursday in Chippewa County’s 91st District Court. William Smith, former commander of the Gladstone Post, was arrested by Sault Ste. Marie police in July, 2012 following their investigation of a traffic accident involving a personal vehicle. A Chippewa County judge threw […]

by · June 14, 2013 ·
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Russon’s view on the Northstars, Indians and Tigers

Randy Russon; Mika Media – A formative foursome of coaches consecrated by time will represent the old-school, new-look of the major midget Soo North Stars. To be sure, the seasoned staff of head coach Don Gagnon, assistants Dennis Bolton and Bruno Vit and goalie coach Billy Thompson will bring a combined 200 years of hockey experience to the North Stars […]

by · June 11, 2013 ·