|City||Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States|
|League||North American Hockey League|
|Founded||1962 (First franchise)
2005 (Second franchise)
|Home arena||Pullar Stadium|
|Colors||Black, Yellow, and White
|General manager||Bruno Bragagnolo|
|Head coach||Bruno Bragagnolo|
|First franchise (NOJHA)/(NOJHL)|
|2003–2006||Northern Michigan Black Bears|
|Second franchise (NAHL)|
Espanola Eagles era(s)
The Eagles existed four different times. From 1962 until 1971, Espanola joined the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey Association in the inaugural seasson and stayed until a year before it folded due to lack of enough competition. They joined the local NOHA Jr. B league (which would become the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League in 1979). Espanola, a very small Northern town, always struggled to keep the team viable and competitive and the franchise went on hiatus after the 1988–89 season. They came back from 1991 but went on hiatus again from 1995–1998. They were never an overly successful team, but they did win the 1963 McNamara Trophy as league champions. In their last season (2002–03), they won only 5 games the whole season. Their last win was against the Sudbury Northern Wolves. At the end of that season, the Screaming Eagles were bought and were relocated to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Most players did not follow, and moved on to other teams.
Black Bears era
As the Northern Michigan Black Bears, the franchise celebrated some of its most successful hockey in years. After 3 winning seasons and a trip to the league finals in 2004–05, the ownership group decided to sell the financially unstable team.
In late summer of 2006, New York Land developer Charles Perdicaro bought and renamed the Black Bears the Soo Indians. Perdicaro hired Jim Capy to coach the Indians. The Indians are made up of players from all over the United States, including players from Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Illinois. Over the 2006 Christmas break, Perdicaro fired Capy and his staff due to "philosophical differences" and hired Kevin Cain to take over.
The Soo Indians went on to win the NOJHL's McNamara Trophy as 2007 playoff champions but were not successful at the Dudley Hewitt Cup.
In Spring 2007, Perdicaro put the Indians up for sale. Perdicaro failed to find a buyer and were not able to ice a team for the 2007-08 season.
The Indians were sold in early 2008, and changed their name to the Soo Eagles. They began play in 2008-09.
Capping the 2010-2011 season, the Soo Eagles finished with a 37-10-3 record, 2nd in the West Division behind the Soo Thunderbirds; 2nd overall in the NOJHL. Brian Depp, a native of Fenton, Michigan, led the Eagles in scoring with 73 points, tied for 3rd in the NOJHL.
The Eagles began the 2010-11 playoffs with a matchup against the Blind River Beavers. The Eagles disposed of the Beavers in 5 games, gliding to the West Division Final against their rivals, the Soo Thunderbirds. The Eagles upset the regular-season champion Soo Thunderbirds winning in 6 games in a hard fought series.
The Eagles faced off in a best-of-seven playoff series against the Sudbury Jr. Wolves for the 2010-11 NOJHL title. They won the title in six games. This win put them into the Dudley Hewitt Cup Championship, finishing third.
On March 2, 2012, the Soo Eagles announced that they were leaving the NOJHL for the North American Hockey League. The Eagles bought the franchise rights of the Traverse City North Stars to make the move possible.
On March 24, 2012, the Eagles played their final NOJHL game, a 4-2 loss to the Soo Thunderbirds in front of a hometown crowd in Pullar Stadium. The loss completed a 4-game-sweep of the Eagles in their semi-final series with the Thunderbirds.
|Espanola Eagles (NOJHL)|
|1978-79||40||5||35||0||10||N/A||N/A||N/A||6th||did not qualify|
|1981-82||42||14||27||1||29||207||251||N/A||7th||did not qualify|
|1982-83||42||21||19||2||44||234||250||N/A||4th||did not qualify|
|1983-84||40||4||32||4||12||211||430||N/A||6th||did not qualify|
|1984-85||40||8||28||4||20||221||377||N/A||6th||did not qualify|
|1985-86||41||8||33||0||16||211||446||N/A||7th||did not qualify|
|1986-87||37||4||31||2||10||169||316||N/A||4th||did not qualify|
|1987-88||39||6||31||2||14||172||315||N/A||5th||did not qualify|
|1988-89||40||25||10||5||55||274||202||N/A||3rd||did not qualify|
|1989-91||Did Not Participate|
|1991-92||48||10||37||1||11||177||371||N/A||6th||did not qualify|
|1992-93||48||11||37||0||22||163||345||N/A||6th||did not qualify|
|1993-94||40||23||16||1||47||272||206||N/A||2nd||lost in Semifinals|
|1994-95||48||6||39||3||15||173||389||N/A||7th||did not qualify|
|1995-98||Did Not Participate|
|1998-99||40||8||30||2||18||150||281||N/A||6th||did not qualify|
|Espanola Screaming Eagles (NOJHL)|
|1999-00||40||4||34||2||10||128||329||N/A||5th||did not qualify|
|2000-01||40||8||29||3||19||99||200||N/A||6th||did not qualify|
|2001-02||42||13||27||2||28||168||294||N/A||6th||did not qualify|
|2002-03||48||5||43||0||10||140||404||N/A||7th||did not qualify|
|Northern Michigan Black Bears (NOJHL)|
|2003-04||48||25||17||6||56||199||170||857||2nd, West||lost in Seminfinals|
|2004-05||48||28||13||7||63||174||126||824||1st, West||lost in Final|
|2005-06||48||27||15||6||60||180||142||872||2nd, West||lost in Semifinal|
|Soo Indians (NOJHL)|
|2007-08||Did Not Participate|
|Soo Eagles (NOJHL)|
|2008-09||50||26||21||3||55||257||209||932||2nd, West||lost in Semifinal|
|2009-10||50||27||18||5||59||224||213||894||3rd, West||lost in Semifinal|
|2011-12||50||35||11||4||74||290||171||729||2nd, West||lost in Semifinal|
|Soo Eagles (NAHL)|
|2012-13||60||41||14||5||87||203||152||992||1st, North||Lost in Division Final|
|2013-14||60||25||27||8||58||149||187||970||6th of 6, North
18th of 24 league
|did not qualify|