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RONNIE FRANCHISE MOVING ON?

Ron Francis is poised to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, as SooToday.com was first to report on Tuesday of this week. The 39-year old Sault Ste. Marie native is looking for a two-year contract, he told SooToday.com.

BEER AND RACING AT LAIRD

The return of suds and a pair of first ever winners highlighted the fourth week of racing at Laird International Raceway.

HOUNDS TO CZECH OUT DRTINA

The Soo Greyhounds will select 18-year old Czech defenceman Jiri Drtina with the first pick of today's Canadian Hockey League import draft, SooToday.com has confirmed.

FRANCIS A FREE AGENT AS OF JULY 1

Sault Ste. Marie native Ron Francis is poised to become an unrestricted free agent as of July 1.

NASHVILLE AWAITS PATRICK JARRETT

Sault Ste. Marie native Patrick Jarrett was selected in the fifth round of Sunday's National Hockey League draft. The 18-year old centre was picked by the Nashville Predators from the OHL Owen Sound Attack. Jarrett, the no.

TWO HOUNDS TOP PICKS AT NHL DRAFT

Two members of the OHL Soo Greyhounds were among the top 43 players selected through part one of the annual NHL draft which began Saturday.

STORM FALLS TO 0-4 IN NFC

There is a dark cloud hanging over the Sault Storm with no bright spot in sight.

NO SHELTER FOR THE STORM

The Sault Storm got down to business Friday in what normally is a day off.

SUPER BATTLE AT LAIRD RACEWAY

George Wilson and Rob Sartini continue a wild battle for the Super Stock points title. Once again Thursday night, the two were one and two at the finish line during the third evening of action at the Laird International Raceway.

BIG BUCKS FOR MAURICE

It certainly does pay to coach in the National Hockey League. Just ask Sault Ste. Marie's Paul Maurice. SooToday.com has learned that Maurice's new contract with the Carolina Hurricanes is for five years and worth $3.5 million U.S.