Dog Bytes

OHL Better Be Looking Into a TV Deal

Listen folks, the announcement yesterday of plans to resume junior hockey on Dec 1 is not really anything to be cheering and clapping about. I am not sure if we are even allowed to clap these days….singing and dancing are a no no because of George Orwell’s C19–84….well…blah blah blah….you know what I mean. Anywhoo, as much as I long ...

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Greyhounds In the Kennel Until At Least December 1

The Ontario Hockey League has announced that it is planning to return to play on December 1, 2020. This is subject to ensuring that the players, fans, staff and community are able to play and attend games safely. Over the next four months the League work will continue to determine how to have safe attendance at venues, cross border travel ...

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Masking Tape Will Keep This Ship Afloat

Good day Greyhound fans. Indeed it is, as I feel more and more confident that the Boys of Winter will be taking to the ice and start the regular season campaign early this fall. With the C19 situation trudging along in Stage 3 and the world opening up its’ retail and public establishments, it will not be long before the ...

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$$ How Are They Gonna Make Bank Bro ? $$

If you are a fan of Will Ferrell and have seen Step Brothers; you’ll probably get the “make bank Bro” reference in the title… if not, it simple means earn moolah, money, dineros, $$$ Anyway, let’s get things moving along. Now, unless the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie volunteers or agrees to cut in half the rent ...

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PuPs of 2020 ShOuLd ReAd ThIs

 As the City and Soo Greyhounds organization gets ready to submit a bid to host next year’s Memorial Cup, I decided to have a chat with Mark Matier. Mark as you know, was a piece of the puzzle that came together in 1993 by winning that much sought after prize. As a defenceman for the Greyhounds during the run, Mark ...

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Malik Is A Soo Greyhound!

Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis has just announced a commitment to the Program, as goaltender NICK MALIK, will be joining the club for the remainder the 2019-20 season. “We are excited to add Nick to our Program today.  We look forward to partnering with Nick in his development as he continues to establish himself as a world class goaltender” stated ...

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Taylor Wins, Hayton Loses

Let’s start with the negative Soo Greyhounds news and then we will touch on a feel good Greyhound story shall we? Yesterday the whole country generally speaking tuned in to the Russia/Canada World Junior game to not only witness Canada’s worst game in goal differential, but they also witnessed some very poor sportsmanship by one of our own in Soo ...

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The Toronto Maple Leafs R Dogs!

Well, to be clear, seven members of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization have dog blood in them. Soo Greyhounds dog blood is what I am referring to. I stopped watching and cheering for my childhood NHL favourite Montreal Canadians many many years ago. In fact, I stopped watching NHL hockey for that matter as well. To me, it was getting ...

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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

“Maybe we can talk all night, but that ain’t getting us nowhere”. I am not quite sure if singer Meatloaf wrote this song as a prophecy for your Hounds, but in any event it’s fitting.Fitting as the Hounds won two of three games during the most recent homestand. The Soo Greyhounds missed a prime opportunity though, to vault into a playoff ...

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Former Soo Greyhound Turned Drug Dealer

I have been asked many times to write some articles on former Hounds that have entertained our local fan base over the years. We have been entertained by them and have seen them mature into fine young men. They have inspired are young ones and to give them credit is only fair. My pharmacist Jake McCracken is one of those ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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