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Weekend on the Rhodes

Weekend on the Rhodes

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com Soo Thunderbirds, Elliot Lake Wildcats and Soo Eagles played off in a three-team, round-robin, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Labour Day weekend exhibition series at John Rhodes Community Centre. The host Thunderbirds posted a 2-0 record, the Wildcats were 1-1 and the Eagles went 0-2 but there was very little to choose from among the three […]

by · September 8, 2015 ·
Barbeau returns to Lakers’ bench to coach goaltenders

Barbeau returns to Lakers’ bench to coach goaltenders

Lake Superior State hockey coach Damon Whitten has announced that Terry Barbeau will return to the Lakers’ staff  for a third stint as volunteer goaltending coach.  The decision follows former LSSU assistant coach Peter Aubry’s departure to the Chicago Blackhawks. “I have known Coach Whitten for over 15 years and I have a deep respect for his work ethic and […]

by · September 8, 2015 ·
Lakers V-Ball drop two in Wildcat Open

Lakers V-Ball drop two in Wildcat Open

MARQUETTE, Mich.- Lake Superior State volleyball fell to Upper Iowa 3-0 on Friday in the team’s second match of the Wildcat Open. The Lakers (0-2, 0-0 GLIAC) play a pair of matches Saturday, starting at 11 a.m., to finish their appearance in the six team non-conference tournament. The Peacocks controlled the first set with 25-9 victory. In the second set […]

by · September 5, 2015 ·
Capy to coach NOJHL Eagles

Capy to coach NOJHL Eagles

By RANDY RUSSON Sault This Week.com The old coach is headed back to where he has been. Jim Capy is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as co-coach of the Soo Eagles. Capy is no stranger to the NOJHL, having previously been a winning coach with the Soo Thunderbirds, Blind River Beavers and the erstwhile Soo Indians. A […]

by · August 25, 2015 ·
Soo Firehawks are folding the tent

Soo Firehawks are folding the tent

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com Soo Firehawks of the U.S. Premier Hockey League have ceased operations, owner and general manager Doug Goudreau has confirmed. The Michigan-based Firehawks were poised to join the USPHL this season after being a part of the disbanded Midwest Jr. Hockey League since 2012. The demise of the Firehawks leaves the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario […]

by · August 21, 2015 ·
Josh Meyers tabbed as the new assistant coach of LSSU Track and Field

Josh Meyers tabbed as the new assistant coach of LSSU Track and Field

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State track and field head coach Jason Davis confirmed today that his former pupil, Josh Meyers (LSSU ’15), has been named the new assistant coach. Meyers, a four-year letter winner for the Lakers, competed in throwing events for the Lakers and will focus his efforts on coaching the current Lakers in those events this […]

by · August 18, 2015 ·
Aubry named Developmental Goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks

Aubry named Developmental Goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State hockey coach Damon Whitten announced today that assistant Peter Aubry would be leaving the program to become the Developmental Goaltending Coach for the Chicago Blackhawks organization. The Windsor, Ont. native, who served one season on the Lakers’ bench, was hired by Whitten last offseason to round out his inaugural coaching staff. His day-to-day […]

by · August 18, 2015 ·
Thunderbirds, Eagles & Wildcats to tangle in 3-game preseason set

Thunderbirds, Eagles & Wildcats to tangle in 3-game preseason set

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that the Soo Thunderbirds, Soo Eagles and Elliot Lake Wildcats will meet in a three-game preseason set Labor Day weekend at the John Rhodes Community Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Action will commence Saturday, Sept. 5 as the Eagles and Wildcats square off at 1 p.m. Later that evening, […]

by · August 18, 2015 ·
Soo Thunderbirds Sign Soo Indians Goalie

Soo Thunderbirds Sign Soo Indians Goalie

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com Brandon Gordon, a 1997 birth-year goalie from the Michigan Soo, is crossing the St. Mary’s River to play for the reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Soo Thunderbirds. Gordon has spent the past two seasons tending twine for the major midget Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association. With the Indians in 2014-2015, Gordon […]

by · August 13, 2015 ·
“Bark at the Speedpark” this Sun. Aug 2

“Bark at the Speedpark” this Sun. Aug 2

Local stock car racing resumes in the Twin Sault Area’s this coming Sunday, August 2nd with the “Bark at the Speedpark” event at the Kinross Speedpark (Kinross, MI).  The event is Round 5 of the “Super 7 Racing Series” promoted by Fox Boyz Racing. On the track, action continues in four divisions of cars with the Precision Forestry Modifieds, Ken […]

by · July 31, 2015 ·
Eagles sign another Twin-Soo skater

Eagles sign another Twin-Soo skater

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com Make that another area skater who has signed up to play for the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The Eagles have signed homegrown forward Chris Skinner, Sault This Week has confirmed. A 1996-birth-year skater who hails from the Michigan Soo area, Skinner scored 11 goals in 30 games for the erstwhile Batchewana […]

by · July 30, 2015 ·
Lakers’ Sturgis to host youth tennis clinics

Lakers’ Sturgis to host youth tennis clinics

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State men’s and women’s tennis head coach Eric Sturgis has announced a three-day youth tennis clinic running Aug. 11-13. The clinic is designed for children ages 4-12 and welcomes all skill levels. The prices are $40 for children 4-6 years old and $65 for children 7-12 years old. Participants will learn the basics from […]

by · July 29, 2015 ·
Soo Eagles add a speedster

Soo Eagles add a speedster

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com Speed demon forward Brad Hofelich has committed to the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. Hofelich, a 5-foot-9, 165 pounder who is blessed with skill and smarts, scored 34 goals, 38 assists, 72 points in 27 games for Novi High Wildcats — a Detroit area school team — in 2014-2015. […]

by · July 20, 2015 ·
Aho, Young Jr. and Rye grab 1st Feature Wins of the Season – Kinross Speedway Results

Aho, Young Jr. and Rye grab 1st Feature Wins of the Season – Kinross Speedway Results

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FROM 07-19-15 Richmond Gear Weekend Warrior Series – FULL SHOW PRECISION FORESTRY MODIFIEDS (19 CARS) Fast Qualifier – 43 Cody MacLean – 14.380 Dash 1. Bud Gray III  2. Brian Baumgarten  3. Cody MacLean  4. Zack Knight Heat #1 1. Dustin Jackson  2. Chris Stark  3. Dennis Aho  4. Len Bibeau  5. Tyler Noeske  6. Mark Laakso Heat […]

by · July 20, 2015 ·
Gray IV bags 1st-career Feature in Speedpark Opener

Gray IV bags 1st-career Feature in Speedpark Opener

KINROSS, MI – It may have been one week later than anticipated, but the wait was worth it as the Kinross Speedpark kicked off their 2015 racing season and the “Super 7 Racing Series”. After morning drizzle and cloud dampened the track, officials spent the time to get track conditions ready for the days events which pushed back the start […]

by · June 15, 2015 ·