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Stew Kernan

Stew Kernan
Stew Kernan is the radio and television voice of the Sudbury Wolves, and the news director at EZ Rock and Q92.

Previous Columns by Stew Kernan

Column: Young players need an off-season
June 19, 2014

In hockey, this is the off-season, but, really, is there such a thing anymore?It’s often said the game is a year-round business, not just the seven or eight months games...

Column: Should the Pack take some lessons from North Bay?
May 28, 2014

No regular season games are won in late May, but the preparation has to begin sometime.The Sudbury Wolves will start the process for the new season this weekend with the...

Column: Wolves go back to the future
April 25, 2014

The Sudbury Wolves' off-season is less than a month old, but there has already been plenty of talk of big changes coming.The Wolves late season collapse and five-game, first-round playoff...

Column: Wolves have to start looking forward
April 09, 2014

While the painful ending to the season is still fresh for many in the organization, the Sudbury Wolves have to start looking forward.It’s a harsh word, but “collapse” is the...

Barrie might be Wolves' best opponent to open playoffs
March 18, 2014

Neither the Wolves nor Generals iced their A lineups. Oshawa sat the majority of their front-line players and names like Baptiste, Raine, Faksa and Duininck weren’t in the Sudbury lineup,...

It’s all up to the Wolves
March 13, 2014

Thanks to an incredible run that went for two months from mid-November to mid-January, the Wolves built up a comfortable lead in the division with thoughts of top spot in...

Time for Wolves to get back to basics
February 27, 2014

(Editor's note: This column was written prior to the Wolves' Feb. 26 game vs. the Soo Greyhounds)I’ve been saying that it’s good the Wolves current slump is happening now instead...

Wanting to win is not enough
February 13, 2014

Every championship team has to have talent, has to play as a team, has to win games — and has to want to win. Almost as important, championship teams have...

Reality check: Wolves aren’t panicking
January 28, 2014

The Sudbury Wolves entered 2014 as one of the hottest teams — not only in the OHL, but in all of junior hockey. And while wins have been harder to...

The Pack is all in
January 15, 2014

I think it’s safe to say the Wolves were expected to make a move or two at the OHL trade deadline. The only question was how serious they were about...

Will the break shatter Wolves' winning momentum?
December 18, 2013

The Christmas break is always a highly anticipated time for players, coaches, managers and even broadcasters and journalists. It’s a time to get away from the rink and spend time with...

World Junior disappointment for Nick Baptiste
December 05, 2013

This week, Hockey Canada named its 25-man roster of hopefuls who will be competing for a spot on the World Junior Hockey Championship team that heads to Sweden over the...

Duininck trade couldn't come at a better time
November 20, 2013

Defence wins championships — that’s the old saying in a lot of sports, but I think it really holds true in hockey. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been a saying the Sudbury...

Wolves just above .500 at quarter-season mark
November 06, 2013

Some observations as the Wolves hit the quarter point of the Ontario Hockey League season.They go into action tonight in North Bay with a record of 6-5-3-3 which puts them...

Wolves forward Connor Crisp has character
October 23, 2013

There are a lot of phrases used to describe different kinds of hockey players. There is the “can’t miss prospect,” “offensively gifted forward” or “stay-at-home defenceman.”To me, the word that...

Stefan Leblanc: Blue-line young gun
October 10, 2013

When you think of any successful team, you don’t often think about the rookies on that team or debate how their contribution led to success.But it is interesting to see...

Raine deserves the C
September 25, 2013

Michael Kantor, John Kurtz, Marc Staal and Zack Stortini are some of the players that come to mind when you talk captains of the Sudbury Wolves over the last decade....

Are the Wolves going for it?
September 11, 2013

It’s often said championships aren’t made in September, but there is no question the pieces to the puzzle are often put in place before the season starts.The Wolves made a...

Russia-bound Wolves look to defend title
August 20, 2013

The Wolves are off to Russia to defend their title at the Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia. Last year, the team went into the tournament really not...

Baptiste ready to lead
July 17, 2013

For most of us, June 30 was just another day. But for Wolves forward Nick Baptiste, it was the culmination of a lot of hard work.It was NHL Draft Day...

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