Soo Eagles News - Hockey News January 16, 2015

NAHL announces Robertson Cup format for 2015

The Robertson Cup is awarded to the national playoff champion of the NAHL. The oldest junior hockey trophy in the United States, the Robertson Cup is named in honor of Chuck Robertson, a pioneer of junior hockey in the NAHL and youth hockey in the state of Michigan. Chuck Robertson was the owner of the Paddock Pools Saints when they won a record seven straight NAHL championships from 1976-83.
Qualification for the 2015 Robertson Cup Playoffs is as follows: Clubs are seeded within the four divisions based upon their finish in the NAHL regular-season standings. If necessary, the tie-breaking policy adopted in the NAHL Rules and Regulations will be applied to determine the final order of finish.


Soo Eagles News - Hockey News January 16, 2015

Soo Eagles Alumni Update

By Randy Russon – Hockey News North

This is the fifth season of existence for the Soo Eagles under the current ownership regime that includes coach-general manager Bruno Bragagnolo.

Through two seasons in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and now in their third term as members of the North American Hockey League, the Eagles have moved more than 25 players on to the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Ontario Hockey League ranks.
Following is a 2014-2015 season update on a handful of Eagles alumni.

Brian Depp. A 1991 birth-year forward, Depp is in his junior year of Division 3, NCAA hockey with Elmira College and has 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points in 10 games this season. Depp was a member of the Eagles 2010-2011 NOJHL championship squad.

Jake Paterson. A 1994 birth-year goalie and another member of the Eagles 2010-2011 NOJHL title team, Paterson is in his fourth full season with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit. Paterson, who has signed with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, has a record of 10-10-1, a 3.32 goals against average and .910 save percentage for Saginaw thus far this OHL season.

Tyler Marble. A 1992 birth-year goalie who starred for the Eagles during their first season in the NAHL, Marble missed the entire 2013-2014 campaign with a shoulder injury. Now in his first season at the Division 1, NCAA level with Colorado College, Marble recently won his third game of the 2014-2015 campaign with a 35-save effort in a 3-2 exhibition victory over USA Hockey’s national development team.

Jared Van Wormer. A 1992 birth-year forward, Van Wormer won the NAHL scoring championship in 2012-2013 as captain of the Eagles. Now a sophomore with Division 1, NCAA Ferris State, Van Wormer has 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points in 14 games this season.

Mike Sabatini. A 1995 birth-year forward, Sabatini spent the past two seasons in the NAHL with the Eagles. Now a freshman with Division 1, NCAA Canisius College, Sabatini has 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points in 12 games this season. Of note, Sabatini is a former OHL draft pick of the Soo Greyhounds.

Scott Cuthrell. A 1994 birth-year forward who was a point-per-game performer with the Eagles last season, Cuthrell is now a top-line freshman with Division 3, NCAA Nichols College. In 9 games thus far this season, Cuthrell has 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News January 05, 2015

Eagles exchange Euro defencemen

By Randy Russon

Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League have dealt Latvian-born defenceman Kristofers Bindulis to the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League and replaced him with Slovakian-born defender Patrik Koch.

Bindulis, who has a 1995 birth date, was in his second season with the Eagles. In 28 games this 2014-2015 season, he had 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points.

The 6-foot-1, 190 pound Koch, who was born in 1996, played in 23 games with Des Moines this season and had 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points.

“We did our homework on Patrik and watched a lot of tape on him,” Eagles coach-general manager Bruno Bragagnolo told “We really like what he can do from an offensive standpoint.”

The Eagles, who are in second place in the NAHL North Division with 37 points from a record of 18-16-1, are in Springfield for games tonight and Saturday. The Jr. Blues are tied for fifth in the North with 30 points from a record of 14-16-2.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News January 05, 2015

Eagles swoop to road sweep

By Randy Russon

Buoyed by the goal-scoring of Mitch Vanderburg and backed by the goal-tending of Jack Berry, Soo Eagles fashioned a weekend road sweep of the Springfield Jr. Blues.

The back-to-back victories to begin 2015 lifted the Eagles record to 20-16-1 and kept them in sole possession of second place in the North Division of the North American Hockey League.

On Friday, Vanderburg scored three goals and Berry made 39 saves in a 5-3 Soo triumph over Springfield.

On Saturday, Vanderburg scored again and Berry stopped 35 more shots as the Eagles upended the Jr. Blues 4-1.

Vanderburg — who is a nephew to former Ontario Hockey League scoring star Mike Wolak (Kitchener Rangers, Belleville Bulls, Windsor Spitfires) — now has 15 goals, 15 assists, 30 points in 26 games since the Eagles acquired him via the Amarillo Bulls earlier this season.

For the season, Vanderburg has 17 goals, 16 assists, 33 points in 30 games.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News December 19, 2014

Mitch Vanderburg named North Division’s Second Star

Soo Eagle’s forward, Mitch Vanderburg was named North Division’s Second Star, for the week ending December 14, 2014.

The 1996 birth year player, from Milford, Michigan, netted two goals and had three assists on Saturday night, in the Eagle’s wild 9-8 victory over the Michigan Warriors.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News November 21, 2014

Sean Keating named North Division 2nd Star

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey for the week ending November 16, 2014.  The Easton Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2014-15 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions.

Soo Eagle’s goaltender, Sean Keating, was named North Division 2nd Star. Sean picked up a pair of wins over the weekend against Keystone, on the road.  He made 28 saves in a 2-1 victory on Saturday night, and 33 saves, in a 3-2 shootout victory on Sunday afternoon.

Soo Eagle forward, Chase Mattson, received an honorable mention.


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