Blind River goalie to ACHA


Randy Russon
By
March 30, 2020

Dominic Boily, who played two seasons in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has a school commitment for the 2020-2021 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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OHL draft and Jr. Hounds


Randy Russon
By
March 29, 2020

Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League have no less than eight players with 2004 birth dates who are eligible for the upcoming 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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NOJHL ’06-07 flashback


Randy Russon
By
March 27, 2020

To this day, from this corner, the 2006-2007 edition of the now-defunct Soo Indians remains the most improbable of all Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champions.

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Oulahen to lead the Troops


Randy Russon
By
March 25, 2020

North Bay Battalion has taken the interim tag off of Ryan Oulahen and given him a three-year contract to be the official head coach of the Ontario Hockey League team.

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Soo Eagles off to school


Randy Russon
By
March 24, 2020

A pair of graduating forwards from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments for the 2020-2021 season.

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Numbers on the NOJHL


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 22, 2020

The 2019-2020 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season ended unexpectedly due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the NOJHL’s communications department, along with esteemed league historian David Harrison, have compiled a by-the-numbers look at the season.

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Best of the Great North


Randy Russon
By
March 22, 2020

The eight-member Great North Midget Hockey League — which is comprised of six major midget teams and two minor midget entries — has confirmed its award winners for the 2019-2020 season.

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Toms is top minor midget


Randy Russon
By
March 21, 2020

Defenseman Connor Toms of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has been named the Northern Ontario Hockey Association’s minor midget (2004 birth date) player of the year.

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Flashback: Hounds of ’75-76


Randy Russon
By
March 20, 2020

The record will show that the Soo Greyhounds were not a playoff team for the 2019-2020 season. Which has managed to stir the memory bank back to when the Greyhounds first made the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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OHL playoffs still possible


Randy Russon
By
March 18, 2020

To the surprise of virtually no one, Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch has announced the conclusion of the 2019-2020 regular season — though leaving the door open for the possibility of the playoffs.

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Clancy steers the Express


Randy Russon
By
March 18, 2020

It conveys a great deal about Dave Clancy that his peers voted him coach of the year in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League despite the fact that the Espanola Express posted a record well below the .500 mark.

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Sincere sendoff from RBC


Randy Russon
By
March 17, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League finished the halted 2019-2020 season — per the COVID-19 virus — as West Division champions.

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Trine’s just fine for Brancato


Randy Russon
By
March 16, 2020

Workhorse goalie Shane Brancato, a three-year veteran of the Soo Eagles and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has opted to play at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level for the Trine University Thunder effective the 2020-2021 season.

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As hockey is cancelled …


Randy Russon
By
March 15, 2020

The games will not be played for a while. In fact, while some leagues are simply in a hold pattern, others have downright cancelled the balance of the current season due to the global pandemic.

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NOJHL season officially over


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2020

Via the commissioner’s office, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

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Vendramin is ACHA’s best


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2020

Local product Ryan Vendramin of the Sault College Cougars is the national player of the year for the Division 2 level of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

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SPWHL shuts down


Randy Russon
By
March 13, 2020

Soo Pee Wee Hockey League has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 season for all teams at all levels due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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NOJHL playoffs on hold


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2020

Playoff activity in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is officially on hiatus, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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NOJHL playoff games PPD


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2020

Tonight’s scheduled playoff games in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have been postponed, Hockey News North has been advised.

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OHL season “on pause”


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 12, 2020

Hockey News North has received the following media release from the Canadian Hockey League relative to the Coronavirus.

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T.J. Aceti goalie award


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2020

Six years after his sudden passing at age 31, Sault Ste. Marie native T.J. Aceti is being honoured and recognized by the Sault Major Hockey Association with an award that will bear his name.

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Flint extends GM, coach


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2020

The dandy duo of general manager Barclay Branch and head coach Eric Wellwood has received contract extensions from the Flint Firebirds through the 2021-2022 Ontario Hockey League season.

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Rock limits Lumberjacks


Randy Russon
By
March 12, 2020

The semi-final playoffs are underway in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And the Timmins Rock limited the reigning NOJHL champion Hearst Lumberjacks to a mere 14 shots on goal en route to a 5-2 win in the opening game of the best-of-seven, East Division series.

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RBC has top management


Randy Russon
By
March 11, 2020

Winning, it has been duly noted, starts at the top. And that notion relates well to the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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The very best of the NOJHL


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 11, 2020

We have the envelopes. The 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed a lengthy list of award winners for the 2019-2020 regular season.

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Great North playoff slate


Randy Russon
By
March 11, 2020

The playoff tournament in the Great North Midget Hockey League — which will eventually conclude with the medal games — will begin on Thursday of this week and carry on until Sunday.

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High school hockey nobelman


Randy Russon
By
March 10, 2020

Remi Gentes, a true gentleman known for his soft heart and dedication, is ending a 35-year association with high school hockey in Sault Ste. Marie.

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