Congratulations to former Marathon Merc, Mason Chitaroni, for being drafted to the London Knights in the 2020 OHL Priority Selections Draft. By Randy Russon, Hockey News North,  April 4, 2020 A good day has turned into a good Knight. Slick defenseman Mason Chitaroni of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League…

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They say you never win silver, only lose gold. And to look at the crestfallen faces of the Marathon Mercs Peewee hockey team after a thrilling 4-3 game against their archrivals from Longlac, you would be forgiven for believing that old adage true. But the truth is, the Peewee Mercs were heroic in defeat and…

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The Marathon Minor Hockey Association was proud to host the 2020 Atom Eastern Zone Championships this year at the Marathon Arena. The Championship started on Thursday evening with the host Mercs opening against the Superior Stars. Prior to the game, Mayor Rick Dumas & Chief Duncan Michano helped open the weekend with remarks that highlighted…

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The Midget Mercs were scheduled to play at the 2020 Midget Eastern Zone Championships in Manitouwadge at the end of March. For some of these players, this was going to be the last chance to put on their Mercs jersey and compete for a Zones Championship. This year the Midget Mercs were made up of…

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The Marathon Mercs were well represented across all levels at this years Robins Tournament in Thunder Bay. The Pee Wee Mercs successfully defended their Championship from last year as they went undefeated throughout the weekend. The Pee Wees started the weekend off with 5-0 wins over the Northwest Stars and KC Leafs respectively. Kylie Cook…

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The Atom Marathon Mercs were on the road the weekend of January 31 to February 1 for the Annual Nipigon Elks Atom Tournament. The Mercs opened their weekend on Friday evening with a 5-1 victory over the Manitouwadge Copper Kings. A busy Saturday saw the Mercs defeat the Co-Host Nipigon Elks – Blue team 7-3…

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Both the Atom and Pee Wee Mercs travelled to Longlac for the Longlac Fall Classic on November 15-17. Tournament  action kicked off Friday evening for both Mercs teams as they both faced the Filane’s Falcons. The Atom’s started off their weekend with a convincing 6-0 win, while the Pee Wee’s fell 3-2 to the Falcons.…

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The Novice Mercs enjoyed their first road trip of the year as they attended the Westfort Fall Classic on November 9 & 10 in Thunder Bay. The Mercs played games against the KC Sabres, Neebing Hawks, Current River Comets and the KC Flyers. In the Novice age category, score is not kept, games are played…

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Changes to simplify the minor hockey system to go into effect next season. November 18, 2019 CALGARY, Alta. – At its Winter Congress this weekend in Montreal, the Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada. Following…

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