Soo Eagles News - Hockey News August 03, 2014

Soo Eagles promote from within

By Randy Russon
HockeyNewsNorth.com

Alex Sawruk has been promoted to full-time associate coach with the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League.

The 34-year old Sawruk, who hails from the Michigan Soo, was a volunteer assistant with the Eagles in 2013-2014.

Sawruk will continue to work alongside holdover assistants Joe Behling and Bill Vanderleest under Eagles coach-general manager Bruno Bragagnolo.

Bragagnolo, who is about to enter his fifth season with the Eagles (his third in the NAHL and previous two when the team was part of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League), said Sawruk’s “hard work, dedication and understanding of the game have not gone un-noticed by our organization.

“Our players not only like Alex but they respect him,” added Bragagnolo, who noted that Eagles owner Ron Lavin also endorsed the promotion of Sawruk.

Sawruk has an impressive hockey background as a player.

He skated as a forward in the NAHL for the erstwhile Soo Indians, who were coached by Joe Shawhan, who is now an assistant with the Michigan Tech Huskies of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Sawruk also played in the NAHL for the erstwhile Detroit Compuware Ambassadors and in the United States Hockey League with the Des Moines Buccaneers before going on to a four-year career as a dependable forward at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level with the Northern Michigan Wildcats.

Former coaches of Sawruk — including Shawhan and Walt Kyle of Northern Michigan — speak highly of their former player, who finished up his active career a few years back at the minor-pro level.

Sawruk, to be sure, is thankful for the opportunity to move up in the coaching ranks of the NAHL Eagles.

“I’m very appreciative of the opportunity that Ron and Bruno are giving me for this upcoming season. This was an easy decision for me as I know we have a very solid core of returning players. I believe playing this year in a renovated Pullar Stadium is going to continue to bring a lot of excitement to the community, and for the Eagles,” said Sawruk.

 
Soo Eagles News - Hockey News July 16, 2014

Upcoming Events!

July 28 - August 1: 1st Annual Soo Eagles Youth Hockey Camp at Big Bear

August 1-3: 
Main Camp at Big Bear

September 5, 7:30PM & September 6, 7:00PM: Rollie King Exhibition Series vs. Soo Ontario Thunderbirds

September 6:
Soo Eagles Golf Outing 9:00AM at Sault Ste Marie Country Club

September 8, 4:30 - 7:30PM
: Burger Bash at the Elks Club

September 12, 7:30PM & September 13, 7:00PM: Opening Season Weekend vs. Janesville Jets at renovated Pullar!

 
Soo Eagles News - Hockey News July 10, 2014

Soo Eagles New Jersey Camp

July 11, 12 and 13

Check in will be at 12 noon

First game will be at 2:30/3:00 pm (Team assignments will be given upon check in)

The camp will finalize no later than 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 13. 
 
Soo Eagles News - Hockey News July 10, 2014

Soo Eagles Golf Tournament

Please join us in welcoming the new and returning players to the community as the Soo Eagles host a 4-Man scrabble event the 6th of September. This is a great opportunity to meet the team and enjoy a fun filled day with your fellow Soo Eagles supporters!

Saturday, September 6th, 2014


The Crossings
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • 4‐Man Scramble
  • 9:00am Shotgun Start
  • No handicaps necessary
  • First,Second,and Third place Prizes
  • Steak Dinner, Auction and Raffle Prizes!

The cost is $65 per player, which includes one full round of golf on the 6th of September followed by a steak dinner. Players will also receive a coupon for one $5 Game Ticket! Awards and auctions will take place upon conclusion of the tournament inside the clubhouse at The Crossings, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

Download Registration Form (pdf)

To book your 4‐Man team, please call (906) 259‐0522, or the Crossings Pro Shop at (906) 632‐7812.

Tee Times will be limited so please book ASAP! Pay via Credit Card, Cash, or Check!!

 
Soo Eagles News - Hockey News June 25, 2014

Farmington Hills Camp Schedule

Surburban Ice
Farmington Hills
23996 Freeway Park Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI  48335
248-888-1400

Frriday 6-27-2014

12- Noon – Check In
4:00 pm – Practice – Team Green and Team Light Blue
5:00 pm – Practice  - Team Maroon and Team White
6:00 pm – Game – Green vs. Light Blue
7:25 PM – Game:  Maroon vs. Team White

Saturday 6-28-2014

9:00 am – game green vs. Maroon
10:25 am – game: Lt. Blue vs. White
3:00 pm – Game:  Green vs. White
4:25 pm – Game:  Maroon vs. Lt. Blue
6:00 pm – All star game roster posted for 6-29-2014

Sunday 6-29-2014

9:00 am – check in for all star game
10:00 am – Black vs. Gold All Star Game
12:15 – Exit meetings with staff

 
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


Tenders:

Chase Gamelin
Raymond Brice
Shane Mcmahan
Austin Kamer
Will Gauthier
Adam Alavi
Carmen Dalesandro
Nick Keck
Nick Meress
Sean Keating
Kurt Halbach
 


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