Monday, April 14, 2008

Soo Eagles set to become reality

By Randy Russon

There are signs of progress concerning the return of a Michigan Soo franchise to the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League after a one-year hiatus.

Should the Michigan Soo be re-admitted to the NOJHL at the league's annual general meeting in June, it has a coach in place in former OHL bench boss Paul Theriault, who has already gone ahead and booked open tryouts for May 17-18 and June 13-14-15. Theriault and his group have until May 1 to pay a $300 deposit to the Northern Ontario Hockey Association and unveil a business plan to the NOJHL.

Meantime, Theriault confirmed that the new team's would-be owner is Greg Eagle, a Michigan Soo native who now lives in Florida.

Formerly known as the Soo Indians, the proposed new team would be called the Soo Eagles.

(On a side note, I guess there's nothing wrong with Eagle wanting to call his team the Eagles. But let's hope that Charles Wang, who owns the NHL's New York Islanders, doesn't decide to re-name his team after himself.)

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