TRENTON GOLDEN HAWKS FLY TO THE OJHL BUCKLAND CUP

For the first time in 18 years, the Trenton Golden Hawks are back in the Ontario Junior Hockey League finals. After what seemed like an easy four game sweep of the Kingston Voyageurs in the North East Conference finals, the Hawks begin their Buckland Cup championship journey in the next few days. It’s been a…

Is It Time For A Cornwall River Kings Mutiny?

(Photo: Robert Lefebvre) Enough is enough. I shook my head at the decisions that were made this off season. Between drafting a player who had already signed for another league, drafting kids from junior A who 9 times out of 10 will play pro somewhere else in the world before the LNAH, signing guys whose…

CORNWALL’S EASTERN CANADA ALL STAR CHALLENGE ROSTERS REVEALED

An exciting three day tournament is being held in the city of Cornwall, Ontario that is sure to showcase the best of Junior A hockey this side of the Manitoba border. The Eastern Canada All Star Challenge is set to take place November 16-18 at the Benson Centre. Returning to it’s founding league of the CCHL,…

OJHL GOALTENDING GREATNESS: URBANI, RYCKMAN PUT TO THE TEST

( Photo: OJHL Images) Since I’ve finally been able to put a few Ontario Junior Hockey League games underneath my belt, it’s time to give praise where it’s due. The most recent game I’ve had a chance to catch was last Friday’s tilt between the Trenton Golden Hawks and Newmarket Hurricanes. Despite the injury bug…

Tyson Spink earns Colgate University milestone

(Photo: Colgate University Athletics) The Colgate University Raiders skated to a 5-2 victory over the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers on Friday night but it was a lone maroon senior that stole the show. Williamstown’s Tyson Spink recorded two goals and an assist in the win with the assist coming on on a slapper from…

Kevin Noble – Ready To Bleed Blue

(Printed in the September 2015 edition of On Fire, the match night program of the Coventry Blaze) By: Ashley March When the Coventry Blaze were looking to fill another defensive slot for their 2015/2016 season, an unfamiliar name popped up on their radar. A 28 year old Canadian out of Sparwood, British Columbia, came into…

NEWSY LALONDE: TIME FOR THE CREDIT HE DESERVES

(Originally posted for the Seaway News on Sept 22nd, 2015. Reprinted with permission. Special thanks to Todd for reaching out.) By Todd Lihou CORNWALL, Ontario – Where would the Montreal Canadiens be today without the likes of superstars like Georges Vezina and Cornwall’s own Edouard ‘Newsy’ Lalonde? To put it bluntly – maybe nowhere. The…

Queen’s Gaels look to veteran Major Junior presence

With another Ontario University Athletics hockey season back for another  year, the Golden Gaels of Queen’s University will look towards the veteran presence of former major junior players to lead the team to victory. Former Peterborough Pete and 2014 OHL Champion Guelph Storm defenceman, Steven Trojanovic, spent last season with the Huskies of St. Mary’s…

MLB Line Looks To Strike Again For Trenton In Kingston

(Photo: OJHL Images) After a phenomenal pre-season showing that saw the Golden Hawks skate to wins against the CCHL’s Brockville Braves and last year’s number two ranked squad, the Carleton Place Canadiens,  Trenton was heading into the home opener with bulldozing momentum. The first installment of the Battle of Quinte West saw the Hawks glide…

CORNWALL COLTS TO HOST FIRST EVER MIDGET/JUNIOR TRAINING CAMP

From the press release sent earlier this week: The Cornwall Colts are pleased to announce their first ever combined Junior/Midget AAA training camp. Midget and Junior aged players can register beginning Monday, August 10th.The first day of camp will be fitness testing at the Benson Centre on Friday, August 21st and players will begin skating…

The Road To Professional Hockey: Michael Buonincontri

On the eve of his first professional season, Michael Buonincontri has seen quite a bit of the North American junior hockey landscape. Born into the legendary hockey city of Montreal, Quebec, it was a no brainer that Buonincontri’s parents put him in skates at three years old. Like any other Canadian kid, the game of…

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

EDIT: Now they’re trying to back track. Come on guys, own up to it. P.S. I’m not “news” but thanks for the compliment. You’ve got to be joking. I’m trying really hard to like this team but every decision they make keeps turning me right off. We could talk about the coach, we could talk…