Category: Junior Hockey

Steel moves to NA3HL Central to compete as Wisconsin Wilderness

By JIm den Hollander  Editor/Publisher  The North American ‘3’ Hockey League (NA3HL) is an American Tier 3 hockey league stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains.  Of the five divisions, two six-team groupings – the Central and West Divisions are located entirely in the American Midwest.   There are a few changes this

Lumberjacks looking to build on last season’s finish

By Jim den Hollander   Editor/Publisher  The Wisconsin Lumberjacks are the latest in a string of American squads that have represented the American Midwest in Canada’s Superior International Junior Hockey League. The seven-team one division league includes six clubs from Northwestern Ontario along with the Lumberjacks, out of Spooner.  Formed in 2001, the league

Soo Eagles looking to return to playoff perch this season

By Jim den HollanderEditor/PublisherMidwesthockey.infoThis is the fourth of seven off season looks at the different junior leagues under the umbrella.A young Soo Eagles team took its share of learning lumps this past season and ultimately missed out on the post season. The lone US-based team in the Canadian Tier 2 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey

Solid OHL seasons highlighted by playoff clash for Firebirds and Spirit

By Jim den Hollander  Editor/Publisher  This is the second of seven off season articles representing the junior hockey leagues falling under the umbrella. The two US Midwest-based teams in the Ontario Hockey League both had solid regular seasons which resulted in a head-to-head battle immediately in the post season.  A 36-27-3-2 regular season