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HELP FOR HOUND GOALIES

John Vanbiesbrouck is a former goalie with impeccable credentials.

CATS CLAW BEARS

The Sault Sabercats turned on the offensive jets and powered their way to a franchise home opening win Saturday afternoon before about 250 fans at Rocky DiPietro Field.

RAIDERS PASS THROUGH STORM

The Raiders passed through a Storm and their aerial assault grounded the Sault's home opener.

LAIRD RACEWAY SEASON OPENER

With mother nature seemingly giving us our first sniff of summer's potential arrival, Laird International Raceway was back in business for its fourth year Thursday night with the opening race of the season.

OHL ALUMNI IN NHL FINALS

Commissioner David Branch has often referred to the Ontario Hockey League as the world's top producer of talent for the National Hockey League.

NO NY FOR NOLAN

For the second year in a row, Ted Nolan has been denied a National Hockey League opportunity to coach in New York. Last year, Nolan lost out to Peter Laviolette for the head coaching job with the Islanders.

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.