Author Archives: Ernest Skinner

Hounds Looking To Sweep the Highway

The Soo Greyhounds, who have lost two straight games this past weekend, will look ahead to their past. No, they are not looking back per se, but they will be looking back to the fact that over the past three or four seasons they have been very good and dominant at times in opposing barns. In fact, without fact-checking, I’d ...

Read More »

The Beast on the Blueline

Before I get into the man of the hour, Ryan ” The Beast ” O’Rourke, or whatever nickname you want to tag him with, let’s briefly recap this past weekend. Friday night saw the boys beat the top rated Kitchener Rangers 5-2 and notable players were Zack Trott who finished the game a plus 4, while posting a goal and ...

Read More »

Hounds Opponents Are Finding It Ruff!

It doesn’t seem to matter how old on paper the Hounds are ; teams coming in to play an “easy” game better think twice. The dogs coming out of the gate this year are not different than years past. Yes, it is early, but the Hounds have not let up from last years run of winning on many more a ...

Read More »

Mark Kendall Talks Sobriety , Music, and 9 Ball

The date was May 21, 1988 , and I was on Global Travels concert caravan heading to one of my first hard rock shows and little did I know then as a young lad, that many decads later I would be able to speak with my idols of the time. I was lucky enough a few months ago to chat ...

Read More »

Greyhounds are off to a Good Start!

Yes, the Soo Greyhounds are off to a good start once again, with two home-ice victories over the weekend. On Friday night, the Greyhounds beat the Flint Firebirds 6-3. The Hounds were led Cullen McLean with two goals and first-star import Jaromir Pytlik who registered 2 assists while bringing a strong effort. Saturday night, saw the same team with Jaden ...

Read More »

Former Greyhound Has Fond Memories of the Soo

I have been asked from time to time to write an article inquiring on what former Soo Greyhounds are up to these days and pick their brain on their experience in our fine community when they were young men. A fluke, if you will have put this ‘ball in motion’ as a friend of mine, let me know her brother-in-law ...

Read More »

A Look at The Greyhounds Upcoming Season

This year, there has been a change of background scenery as I will be writing my weekly column on events regarding your Soo Greyhounds for Brenda and Wawa News, and all the fans up in the North. I am very excited for this as I know many fans of the Hounds make trips to the Soo for games or listen ...

Read More »

Bumblefoot and Sons of Apollo

Brenda, my Wawa News editor is going to B dis-Grundtled as my interviewee Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal was not only gracious enough to take this interview even though he is currently in Israel, but he also decided to take the time and answer each of my questions individually via audio to authenticate. Apparently, it’s a royal pain in the ass to ...

Read More »

Where Oh Where Is Hayley Cramer?

Good question, as we were supposed to have a phone interview to promote the upcoming Kewadin show with Pop Evil and Buckcherry this Saturday, but she was a no show, no call ha ha ha ; but I was ready, my phone app was on, my questions were carefully in order and tic tok tic tok is all I heard. ...

Read More »

Can’t Get Enuff of Z Donnie Z

Fly High Michelle put Donnie Vie and his former band Enuff Z Nuff on the world stage in the early ’80s and I thought I’d check in with the man behind the microphone. Before I get into what Donnie is doing now, let’s refresh a bit. During EzN’s heyday, the band was so popular that they were guests on Howard ...

Read More »

New Energy & Vibe Injected into Queen Street and Downtown SSM

Yes, for many years, the city has been talking about the downtown core dying, but that seems to have slowly started to change and I believe it has not only come out of it’s recession, but is going to grow and become as vibrant as it ever was. There are many reasons for this and I will get into them ...

Read More »

BUCK Likes SALT on his CHERRY

Yeah, well you’ll get what I mean after listening to the audio clip attached haha . Anyhow, I had the privilege of speaking with Josh Todd of Buckcherry the other day as Pop Evil and Cherry will be cranking out their hits at Kewadin on Aug 3 with an outdoor concert that is sure to bring out the masses. Before ...

Read More »

Bazooka Joe to play Kewadin Casino SSM

Yes, it’s true, hall of fame guitar master Rick Nielson and Cheap Trick will lighting the lamps at Kewadin Casino on July 11 and yours’ truly had a chance to chat with him recently. Since Rick takes on the character of Huntz Hall of the Bowery Boys, with his onstage appearance, I had to google this Huntz feller. Although there is ...

Read More »

Who Remembers Gowan?

I’ll bet many of you do; he was a Canadian pop idol in the mid-’80s with A Criminal Mind and my personal favourite Moonlight Desires. Well, a few of you might have thought he stopped making music and retired into the forest to rest on his laurels…………..but that’s not the case. Lawrence Gowan has been the lead singer for about the last 20 ...

Read More »

Autograph’s Steve Lynch Speaks…

to Wawa. the Canadian Soo and all da Yoopers out there! Get ready to Turn Up Your Radios……………as Slaughter and Autograph will be taking the stage in St. Ignace, Michigan on Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm with an outdoor show, and during the very popular Car show weekend. Make sure to get a loan as tickets are outrageously priced at $10 ...

Read More »