It's Easter weekend and in celebration of the holiday, the junior hockey world plays on, providing its inimitable form of entertainment to fans across Canada and the United States. "Up north" where I live, there are enough ... Read More...
Just to clarify on the Soo Eagles having their NOJHL franchise for sale now that they are moving to the NAHL:
I just spoke with a representative of the Eagles in Michigan and he tells me that while a sale of the NOJHL franchise is being contemplated and worked on, the Eagles have no say in where the franchise will end up if it is indeed sold.
As a matter of fact, Traverse City is in the market for a new junior team now that its NAHL franchise has been sold.
Congratulating Ryan Leonard and the Eliott Lake Bobcats on coming home where they belong in the NOJHL.. There can be no doubt that Young Ryan will surround his self with good hockey people such as himself with Todd Stensill and Young Chad Vresk and Master Scout Charly Murray. This is a breath of fresh air for the NOJHL and I sure this will mean a great rivalry with The good people of Blind River and the Soo.!!! This is a great day for Junior Hckey in the North.
Rookie goalie Trevor Gorsuch made 41 saves, A.J. White scored once and added two assists and Michigan Warriors upset Port Huron Fighting Falcons 5-2 in Game 1 of the best of five NAHL North Division first round playoff series tonight at McMorran Arena.
Port Huron outshot visiting Michigan 43-21 but the Warriors scored two power play goals and an empty netter for the margin of victory.
Michael Economos, Daniel Sakalian, Joe Ferriss and Bobby Bodette also scored for the Warriors.
Kody Polin and Logan Lemirande with a shorthanded tally replied for Port Huron, who went with Max Milosek between the pipes.
Game 2 in the series goes Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Port Huron.
Soo Greyhounds have selected right winger RYAN MANTHA from Detroit Belle Tire AAA midgets in the fifth round of today's Ontario Hockey League Draft. Ryan is the younger brother of Michigan Warriors forward Robert Mantha and the nephew of Warriors coach Moe Mantha.
Port Huron Fighting Falcons evened their first round, best-of-five, NAHL North Division playoff series with the Michigan Warriors at a game apiece tonight.
Port Huron got single goals from Maxwell Reavis, Easton Powers, Jake Goldberg, Mike Moroso and Nick Horne en route to a 5-1 win over the visiting Warriors.
A.J. White scored the only goal for Michigan, which was vastly outplayed and outshot, to the tune of 42-18.
Games 3 and 4 of the series shift to Perani Arena and Event Centre in Flint, Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14.
Start times are 7 p.m. both nights.