Soo Eagles News - Hockey News June 04, 2014

Soo Eagles Draft Picks, 2014-2015

The Soo Eagles would like to congratulate the following players on their hard work to get drafted.

Round #1: No. 7 – Drew Holcombe – Defenseman

Round #2: No. 31 – Trevor Cope – Forward

Round #3: No. 62 – Owen Headrick – Defenseman

Round #4: No. 79 – Jack Berry – Goaltender

Round #5: No. 102 – Brennan Blaszczak – Forward

Round #6: No. 123 – Keegan Miller – Forward

Round #7: No. 143 – Cole Lussier – Forward


Chase Gamelin
Raymond Brice
Shane Mcmahan
Austin Kamer
Will Gauthier
Adam Alavi
Carmen Dalesandro
Nick Keck
Nick Meress
Sean Keating
Kurt Halbach
Soo Eagles News - Hockey News June 03, 2014

NAHL releases 2014-15 regular season schedule

24 teams take to the ice for the 39th season of NAHL hockey, which opens September 12th

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FRISCO, TEXAS –The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the release of the 2014-15 regular-season schedule. The release of the regular season schedule in the month of May marks the first time in the modern NAHL era (2003-Present) that a schedule has been released this early in the process.

Celebrating its 39th season in 2014-15, the NAHL is the oldest junior hockey league in the United States and one of only two that operate under the non pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2013-14 season, over 160 players have made NCAA college commitments and over 100 alumni were playing in the NHL this past season.


Soo Eagles News - Hockey News June 03, 2014

Upcoming Events

The Soo Eagles will be holding their main camp August 1-3, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

The Soo Eagles are pleased to announce the resumption on the Rollie Kind Cup. There will be a two-game series against the Soo-Thunderbirds of the NOJHL will be played at the Pullar on September 5th and 6th. Tickets are available by calling the Soo Eagles office at 906-259-0522. 

The Soo Eagles Golf Outing on September 6, at Sault Sainte Marie Country Club.

The Soo Eagles will be hosting a Burgerbash at the Elks Club on September 8. This will be a great chance to meet the 2014/2015 Soo Eagles as we get ready for our opening weekend.

The 2014-15 season begins on September 12-13, at the Pullar. The Eagles will take on the Janesville Jets. Starting times will be 7:30 and 7:00pm

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News April 30, 2014

May 16-18 Pre-Camp Check-in (Soo)

NOTE: Discounted rates for the Soo Hockey Pre-Draft Camp run out this Friday, May 9.  After that date, the hotels will no longer honor the discounted rate.  Secure your hotel today! 

Check-in will start at Noon on Friday, May 16.

Game Start times:

  • Friday: 3pm
  • Saturday: 7am (all day long)
  • Sunday: 9am
    Sunday Final Game: 1pm

Jerseys, team assignments and game schedules will be given out at check-in.   

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News April 17, 2014

Soo Eagles Summer Camp - Sault Ste Marie, MI

July 28th—August 1st 2014

Register Online (Click Here)

2 Sessions at the Big Bear

  • 6—8 year olds
    Monday—Friday from 10 am—3:30 pm
    10:00 am—11:30 AM on ice
    11:30 am—12:00 pm off ice and get ready for lunch
    12:00 pm—1:00 pm lunch
    1:00 pm—2:00 pm on ice
    2:00 pm—2:30 pm off ice and get ready for dryland
    2:30 pm—3:30 p,m dryland
    2.5 hours on ice per day
    1 hour dryland per day

    $150 US (165 Canadian) per player

  • 9—12 year olds
    Monday—Friday from 10 am—3:30 pm
    10:00 am—11:00am dryland
    11:00 am—11:30 am off ice and get ready for ice
    11:30 am—1:00 pm on ice
    1:00 pm—2:00 pm lunch
    2:00 pm—3:30 pm on ice
    2:30 pm—3:30 p,m dryland
    3 hours on ice per day
    1 hour dryland per day

    $175 US (195 Canadian) per player

Sessions include lunch, Jersey, and t-shirt. Soo Eagles players will be on ice assisting coaches. Special Pricing on Soo EaglesTickets for Participants

Player to Coach Ratio

The Soo Eagle’s and Champions Edge Hockey Academy strive to keep a 4:1 player to coach/supervisor ration to ensure your son/daughter will get ample time with coaches.

What you can expect

Your future superstar will be working with highly skilled and dedicated coaches with years of experience working with players of all ages. Coaches will work with your player to ensure that the skills being taught are being completed correctly. Our highest priority is to ensure that the player understands the skill that is being taught, how to execute it, and when the appropriate time to execute it is. The camp will be a fun and educational experience that your player will enjoy.


Coach Parr is the Head Coach for the Soo Michigan Hockey Association HIP & U-6 programs as well as a USA Hockey – CEP instructor for coaching clinics for Michigan District 7 and USA Hockey CEP Level 4.

Coach Eric has had several coaching positions in Soo Pee Wee League (currently Head Coach of a Novice Major A team) as well as helping Coach Parr with the U-6 players. Coach Eric has certification with Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Coach Parr and Coach Eric have years of experience working with all ages of players but more impressively they have close to 15 years experience exclusively developing younger players (u-8 and younger).

Coach Bragagnolo is a seasoned coaching veteran with the Chicago Young Americans of the MWEHL (Mid West Elite Hockey League). He has coached at various levels including the U18 major squad with the Young American organization. He is very well respected by his players, both as a coach and a mentor.

Coach Morrow is currently an assistant coach for the Soo Eagles of the NAHL. Matt has coached all ages and skill levels for the past 12 years. Matt played for North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, FL before gaining his Bachelors at the University of Miami and his Masters at Penn State University.

Coach Behling is currently an assistant coach for the Soo Eagles of the NAHL. Coach Behling has a long history of coaching Pee Wee, Bantam, and Midget players at the AA/AAA level. Coach Behling has taken teams to the World International Tournament of Midgets. He has had coaching positions in Fairbank Alaska, Marquette Michigan, and Sault Ste Marie Michigan.

About The Soo Eagles

Coaching Distinction & Excellence
In June of last year, the Soo Eagles changed ownership and introduced a new Coach and GM., Bruno Bragagnolo, who led the Eagles into the new season, finishing second in their division. Bragagnolo is a seasoned coaching veteran with the Chicago Young Americans of the MWEHL (Mid West Elite Hockey League). He has coached at various levels including the U18 major squad with the Young American organization. He is very well respected by his players, both as a coach and a mentor. Sault Ste. Marie has a great hockey tradition, the Pullar Stadium is as much a shrine and museum for hockey as it is a great arena. The Eagles have a strong core in place, and Bragagnolo has built on that by helping players to develop to their full potential. Bruno was named NOJHL Coach of the Year. Eagles Assistant Coach Dennis Bolton has been with the team since its inception, and brings with him extensive playing & coaching expertise, as well as passion for the game.

Soo Eagles Junior A Hockey Program
The Soo Eagles team's mission is to provide all players with an excellent athletic experience and an educational opportunity by combining Junior A hockey and post secondary education to better prepare themselves for the next level of athletics and academics they chose to pursue. The Soo Eagles play 60 games per season, 28 home games, and 28 away, plus playoff games. Our travel is aboard a charted bus. All pre-game meals & post-game snacks will be paid by the club while traveling - Players receive expert off-ice conditioning and strength training. Players are provided with individual workout programs, nutrition education and post season maintenance programs.

About Champion's Edge Hockey Academy

The Champions Edge Hockey Academy Difference…Skill based instruction vs Drill based The fundamental difference between CEHA and other hockey schools/private coaches is that CEHA is a skill based company. CEHA focuses on the technical aspects of all hockey skills and works with the players to master them. This is a “key” to our success!

If winning hockey is a bi-product of tactical play, then tactical play is a bi-product of individual skill and individual skill is a bi-product of the technical skill required to perform a given skill. CEHA excels at technical and individual skill by focusing on the ‘foundation’ of prop-er skill development.

Drill based providers focus on the drill itself with little or no technical instruction, no progressions and players simply re-enforce bad habits. Drill based companies create a level of association dependency from one year to the next. Drill based companies take over the practice and don’t work with or utilize the minor hockey coach. Drills are selected as a means to fill a practice rather than compliment and focus on specific technical skill development.

As a Skill based company CEHA further develops the players and coaches understanding of technical skill instruction and how to correctly teach and perform the bio-mechanics related to each skill. Once the technical fundamentals are in place drills are selected that are age and skill appropriate.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News May 09, 2014

Tryout camp exposure

by Randy Russon

Players who attend the upcoming Soo Eagles spring tryout camp will not just be showcasing their skills for the North American Hockey League team.

Not only will Eagles coach-general manager Bruno Bragagnolo and head scout Tom Farnquist be evaluating players at the May 16-18 camp but coaches from the Lake Superior State University Lakers, Northern Michigan University Wildcats, Ferris State University Bulldogs and scouts from teams in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League, North American 3 Hockey League, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the new Canadian International Hockey League will be in attendance at Big Bear Arena in the Michigan Soo.

“That’s the thing about a camp like this,” said Bragagnolo. “It’s not just a tryout for the Soo Eagles. There will coaches from Division 1 (National Collegiate Athletic Association) schools as well as scouts from other junior teams there. There is a lot of exposure for players who attend a camp like this.”

Of note, the upcoming Eagles camp is by invitation only and also serves as a prelude to the June 2 NAHL draft.

“All players who attend will have been specifically invited by Bruno or myself,” said Farnquist.


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Our Mission

The Soo Eagles are committed to developing a tradition of academic growth, athletic skills, leadership, self-esteem, self discipline, integrity, teamwork and sportsmanship.  We will provide this opportunity through the NAHL Tier Two Junior Hockey League as well as having the players involved in the community of Sault Ste. Marie in many projects.