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CRUCIAL CONTEST FOR COUGAR MEN

The old gym will likely be rocking on Friday night when the Sault College Cougars play host to the unbeaten Fanshawe Falcons in an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men's basketball game.

STEEL CITY TOURNEY STARTS THURSDAY

The 22nd annual Steel City Hockey Tournament will be played out from Thursday through Sunday of this week. Games will be played at both John Rhodes Community Centre rinks, Memorial Gardens, McMeeken Centre, Pee Wee Arena and Rankin Arena.

NORTH STARS SWEEP KAP

A single point separates the Soo North Stars from first place in the Great North Midget Hockey League.

JUNIOR HOUNDS CUFF RAYSIDE

The Soo Junior Greyhounds extended their league-high winning streak to 14 games Sunday night at Memorial Gardens with a 6-4 victory over the defending NOJHL champion Rayside Balfour Sabrecats.

HOUNDS SHOW SPIRIT

SAGINAW -- The Greyhounds halted a four-game losing streak before 4,200 onlookers in enemy territory here Sunday.

JR. HOUNDS WIN ANOTHER

The Soo Jr. Greyhounds continued their solid play Saturday night at Memorial Gardens with a convincing 8-1 victory over the Sudbury Northern Wolves.

SAULT COLLEGE HOOP TEAMS SPLIT

It was a packed gym at Sault College on Friday night and the homecourt Cougars responded with an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association split with the Niagara Knights. The first-year Cougar women dropped a 78-28 decision to veteran-laden Niagara.

FOUR LOSSES IN A ROW FOR HOUNDS

PLYMOUTH -- Another day, another loss. Make that four losses in a row for the Soo Greyhounds, who dropped a tough 5-4 decision to the Plymouth Whalers in the Michigan city on Friday night.

KNIGHTS OUTDUEL HOUNDS

LONDON -- It was a classic goaltenders' duel here Thursday at the John Labatt Centre with Chris Houle of the London Knights playing just a bit better than Adam Munro of the Soo Greyhounds.

JULIA COLIZZA SIGNS WITH MERCYHURST

Sault Ste. Marie native Julia Colizza has signed a letter-of-intent to play Division 1 U.S.A. women's hockey at Mercyhurst College next fall, SooToday.com has learned. The 17-year old Colizza will attend Mercyhurst on a full-ride hockey scholarship.