Meet the Canadian hockey legend who defied danger to help Soviet Jews

Sherry Bassin and his teams won five J. Ross Robertson Cups. in 1982 Bassin helped the Canadian National junior team win its first gold medal. Sherry Bassin smuggled Jewish prayer books into the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. CBC News – Gary Waleik (freelance journalist) Growing up in a small Jewish community in Semans, […]

Voodoos’ broadcast heading to Frontline

Kortney Kenney, Derek Lindeman, Bob Coles and Ben along during a North Bay Battalion radio broadcast. POWASSAN, Ont. – The folks behind the Frontline Broadcast will be at the helm of this year’s Powassan Voodoos broadcast on HockeyTV. Kortney Kenney, Matthew Sookram, Bob Coles, and Derek Lindeman will provide live play by play coverage of […]

Community celebrates as player brings Memorial Cup home to Noelville

It was standing room only inside the Noelville Community Centre on Friday morning as Memorial Cup winner Philippe Daoust made a triumphant return home to French River. Ian Campbell CTVNorthernOntario.ca Videojournalist Follow | Contact Published Aug. 12, 2022 6:43 p.m. EDT The 20-year-old was a part of the Memorial Cup winning Saint John Sea Dogs […]

Local hockey star vows to seize ‘big opportunity’ in QMJHL

Robbie Rutledge will be playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season after signing with the Charlottetown Islanders. Submitted photo ‘When I wasn’t drafted into the OHL, I thought my major junior dreams were kind of over. I kind of used it as motivation,’ admits Robbie Rutledge   Tyler Evans – ORILLIAMATTERS.COM Jul […]

Former Voodoos goalie signs with AHL’s Laval Rocket

Former Powassan Voodoos netminder Joe Vrbetic has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the AHL’s Laval Rocket on Sunday. The giant 6’6″ goaltender, had a record of 29 wins, 10 losses and six overtime losses in 45 regular season games with the North Bay Battalion, the Voodoos parent affiliate team. He also sported a 6-1 […]

Voodoos Bradshaw signs with Flint

Powassan Voodoos forward Alex Bradshaw has committed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement with the Flint Firebirds. “We are excited to officially welcome Alex to the organization,” Firebirds General Manager and Head Coach Ted Dent said. “He brings in good size and skill to our hockey club. We look forward to getting to […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Strong 2nd sends Timmins over Elliot Lake

TIMMINS, Ont. – Timmins Rock captain Tyler Schwindt tallied twice, as part of a four-goal second period, which helped propel his club to a 5-2 triumph over the Elliot Lake Red Wings Thursday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest at McIntyre Arena. A fairly evenly-played opening 20 minutes saw it remain scoreless thanks […]