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Saginaw’s effort comes up short in playoff opener against skilled Greyhounds

Saginaw’s effort comes up short in playoff opener against skilled Greyhounds

SAGINAW, MI — The effort was there; the results were not. Saginaw opened the Ontario Hockey League playoffs on the road Friday, March 27 at Sault Ste. Marie, and the Spirit battled hard. They were simply outgunned by the Greyhounds in a 5-1 defeat. The Soo, which holds the No. 1 overall seed in the OHL, takes a 1-0 lead […]

by · March 28, 2015 ·
Thunderbirds off to a good start

Thunderbirds off to a good start

Thanks to five unanswered goals, the Soo Thunderbirds lead the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s West Division final. The Thunderbirds fell behind 2-0 before scoring five goals, including four goals in the third period, to beat the Elliot Lake Wildcats 5-2, taking a 1-0 series lead in the process. The Wildcats opened the scoring with goals 1:22 apart midway through […]

by · March 27, 2015 ·
Lakers Coach Steve Hettinga “Midwest Region Coach of the Year”

Lakers Coach Steve Hettinga “Midwest Region Coach of the Year”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lake Superior State men’s basketball coach Steve Hettinga has been named Midwest Region Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In his eighth season at LSSU, Hettinga led the Lakers to a 26-7 record and their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. He was also named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of […]

by · March 25, 2015 ·
Thirty-years later. Hounds clinch Regular Season Championship

Thirty-years later. Hounds clinch Regular Season Championship

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON- The Lock City has waited a long time for moments like these.  30 years to be exact. A Greyhound goal just thirty-two seconds into the game on Saturday Night set the tone, and the Hounds would never look back as they ran past a depleted and tired Windsor Spitfires club 12-1. (Windsor dressed 15 skaters and […]

by · March 22, 2015 ·
Jack Berry made 30 saves to help Soo to a 2-1 win on Sunday in Johnstown.

Eagles edge Tomahawks 2-1 on Sunday

The Johnstown Tomahawks had a chance to lock up a North Division playoff spot on Sunday afternoon. A late Soo goal gave the Eagles a 2-1 victory, putting the playoff berth on hold. Soo took the lead late in the second period, as Matt Menta chipped the puck past Jake Gwillim at 17:58. Raymond Brice and Brad Pung provided the […]

by · March 22, 2015 ·
St. Ignace Wins State Championship In Comeback Thriller

St. Ignace Wins State Championship In Comeback Thriller

EAST LANSING – St. Ignace was getting killed early in the Class D championship game this morning at Breslin Center. Pittsford led, 41-21, in the third quarter. The Saints were getting totally out-played by the Wildcats as coaches Dorene and Doug Ingalls searched for answers to Pittsford’s three-point shooting accuracy. They must have found some, because the Saints overcame that […]

by · March 21, 2015 ·

Greyhounds earn recognition

The Ontario Hockey League announced the results of the league’s annual coaches poll on Wednesday and the Soo Greyhounds had nine players recognized in various categories. The Greyhounds ha nine players recognized in 11 categories in the poll, including Jean Dupuy and Anthony DeAngelo, who were recognized in multiple categories. The poll sees coaches vote on the top three players […]

by · March 20, 2015 ·
Eagles Final Regular Season Road Trip Takes Them to Johnstown

Eagles Final Regular Season Road Trip Takes Them to Johnstown

The Soo Eagles will make their final regular season road trip of the year this weekend, as they travel to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for a 3-game set again the Tomahawks, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. You can catch all the action, live or on-demand, on fasthockey.com. The Eagles are led in scoring by Trevor Cope, […]

by · March 20, 2015 ·
Blue Devils Hockey Season Ends in Quarterfinals

Blue Devils Hockey Season Ends in Quarterfinals

The Sault Ste Marie Blue Devils’ hockey season came to an end tonight at the hands of the #3 ranked Houghton Gremlins by a 4-1 score. The Blue Devils opened up the scoring quickly into the game when Hunter Krause picked up a mishandled puck by the Houghton goaltender and gave the Sault a 1-0 lead only :36 seconds into […]

by · March 12, 2015 ·
Soo BlueLiners host 33rd annual banquet

Soo BlueLiners host 33rd annual banquet

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State senior forward Stephen Perfetto (10-7—17) and freshman goaltender Gordon Defiel were named the team’s most-valuable players during the 33rd annual Soo BlueLiners Banquet held Sunday evening at the Cisler Center. The event not only honored exceptional play and character by certain members of the team, but was also a chance for friends and […]

by · March 11, 2015 ·
NAHL Top Ten…

NAHL Top Ten…

JuniorHockey.com has partnered with MasseyRatings.com to bring you a completely mathematical TOP TEN rating from teams in the North American Hockey League. #1 Janesville Jets (43-11) – Joe Dibble’s  Jets witnessed the end of a ridicules 17-game win streak in Saturday’s shoot-out loss to the Soo Eagles. I’m thinking that Dibble and his staff are secretly relieved that the chaos did not […]

by · March 10, 2015 ·
Soo T-Birds…Soo Greyhounds… Soo Eagles… Suh what?

Soo T-Birds…Soo Greyhounds… Soo Eagles… Suh what?

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com One team has already finished first in the regular season and is set to begin the playoffs. Another has passed the 100-point mark and is chasing first place overall. Yet another is in a battle for second place and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Let’s catch up with the Soo Thunderbirds of […]

by · March 10, 2015 ·
Lakers get a third shot at SVSU Cardinals in GLIAC Tourney semifinals

Lakers get a third shot at SVSU Cardinals in GLIAC Tourney semifinals

SAULT STE. MARIE – No. 22-ranked Lake Superior State may be the top seed in this weekend’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, but the Lakers have no easy road through the bracket. LSSU advanced to Saturday’s semifinal game against Saginaw Valley State by beating No. 8 seed Northwood 78-65 during Wednesday’s quarterfinal game. The Lakers (24-5) were […]

by · March 6, 2015 ·
Soo Eagles Alum Marble Wins First NCHC Goalie Honor

Soo Eagles Alum Marble Wins First NCHC Goalie Honor

Colorado College sophomore Tyler Marble received his first National Collegiate Hockey Conference goaltender of the week award. The other honorees are Denver sophomore forward Trevor Moore (offensive); North Dakota senior Nick Mattson (defenseman) and DU freshman forward Danton Heinen (rookie). Marble recorded a career-high 50 saves in a 2-2 tie (shootout loss) against Western Michigan on Friday and added another […]

by · March 4, 2015 ·
Three Lakers Earn WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award

Three Lakers Earn WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) announced today that three members of Lake Superior State’s Hockey Team make up a part of the 10th annual group of WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award recipients for 2014-15. Jayson Angus (So., F, Latrobe, Pa.), Alex Globke (So., F, Waterford, Mich.) and Austin McKay (Jr., F, Toronto, Ontario) carried at least a 3.50 grade-point-average in the […]

by · March 3, 2015 ·