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MATTI RETURNS TO STORM

The Sault Storm will welcome the return of an old friend when it plays host to the Markham Raiders in Northern Football Conference action this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Rocky DiPietro Field.

NEW DOGS IN MISSISSAUGA

Two weeks ago, SooToday.com, through reliable sources, reported that ex-NHLers Steve Ludzik and Mark Osborne were headed to the Ontario Hockey League Mississauga IceDogs as a coaching tandem. Well, as usual, our sources were bang on.

BIASUCCI STAYING WITH BIRDS

Sam Biasucci is not selling the Soo Thunderbirds after all. Biasucci told SooToday.com earlier today that he is "tired of waiting for them (a group interested in taking over the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey Association team) to get their act together.

STORM LOSES CLOSE ONE

Sault Storm head coach Barry Rushon left North Bay satisfied despite a season-opening 38-32 loss to the Bulldogs in Northern Football Conference action on Saturday. "The guys played with a lot of heart.

SABERCATS COME UP SHORT

SARNIA -- The Sault Sabercats made their Ontario Varsity Football League debut here Saturday, losing 32-12 to the Lambton Lions before a rowdy crowd of more than 1,200. Tony Boniferro was the offensive star for the Sabercats.

SIXERS ARE ABA CHAMPS

The Sixers beat the Wizards 43-35 Saturday to win the boys division, spring session, Algoma Basketball Association title. Joey Lamon sparked the Sixers with 21 points and Josh Marasco added 10.

STORM SEASON SET TO BEGIN

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SABERCATS OPEN IN SARNIA

As the Sault Storm begins its season on the road at North Bay, the Sault Sabercats open their Ontario Varsity Football League campaign at Sarnia against the Lions.