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STRETCH RUN AT LAIRD

As the mid-season season champions have been crowned, the racers are gearing up for the stretch run. All five divisions at Laird International Raceway crowned mid-season champions on Thursday night.

EX-NHLER GOES ON THE ATTACK

Mike Stothers, a former first-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers who went on to become an assistant coach with the National Hockey League club, is the new bench boss of the Ontario Hockey League Owen Sound Attack.

LADY COUGARS TAKING SHAPE

They've yet to play their first basketball game as the newest members of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association but the women's team at Sault College is taking shape.

STORM WINS ANOTHER

While the playoffs are out of reach for the Sault Storm, the club has regrouped and look to end the year on a positive note and build for next season.

NOHA EXPANSION STILL POSSIBLE

There is a possibility that the North of Superior Hockey League (NSHL) may yet get approval from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) to expand to Thessalon and Chapleau, SooToday.com has learned. NOHA president Fred Sadowski told SooToday.

STORM ON FORECAST FOR TONIGHT

The Sault Storm has won but one of six games this Northern Football Conference season. And while a playoff spot may be out of reach for the locals, they'll try to make it two wins in a row tonight. It's a 7 p.m.

SWEET REVENGE AT LAIRD

Terry McClelland made his return with a vengeance just when it seemed as though he hadn't really left.

HOUNDS AND MORE HOUNDS

There will be two teams of Greyhounds playing out of the Soo in the fall. The Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League are changing their name to the Jr. Greyhounds.

PECKER GOES QUACK

Former Greyhound Cory Pecker has signed a three-year contract with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, SooToday.com has learned. The 21-year old right winger scored 53 goals for the Ontario Hockey League Erie Otters this past season.

A LOST SOCCER WEEKEND

The Sault Star Wolf Pack under-16 boys Civic soccer team started and finished strong in Ontario Cup play Saturday and Sunday at sun-baked Strathclair Field. But it was a pair of losses to London Curinga in between that cost the locals.