February 11, 2021
Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch has issued the following statement relative to return to play discussions for the 2020-2021 season.…[read more]
January 3, 2021
Hockey News North and the Espanola Express are planning to team up during what will be a temporary time away from game activity for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team in the early stages of the 2021 schedule.
With the other eight active teams of the NOJHL potentially slated to return to play later this month as part of cohort competition, Espanola will be on the sidelines as the league’s ninth entry before the Express resumes regular season game action in February.
Which is where Hockey News North will come in to play while the Express is temporarily idle.…[read more]
December 26, 2020
We have some good photos to share from the first session of play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
Hockey News North has taken the liberty of choosing a few quality photos from a smattering of the games that have been played in the NOJHL thus far in this 2020-2021 regular season.…[read more]
December 18, 2020
Minor hockey may not be the same as it plays and practices in modified form relative to COVID-19.
But there are still many happy faces to be found.…[read more]
November 24, 2020
Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be holding a ‘Christmas Camp for Kids’ for youngsters 12 years of age and under.
The camp will feature Rayside Balfour coaches and players assisting youngsters with their hockey skills including skating, stick-handling and passing.
There are two age categories for the morning sessions that will be held on December 28, 29, 30 at the Garson Arena.…[read more]
November 16, 2020
What a weekend!
Soo Indians of the under 18 AAA Michigan Amateur Hockey Association fashioned a perfect 2020-2021 regular season set on the weekend with a pair of home ice triumphs.
The Indians blanked Detroit Little Caesars by 2-0 and 4-0 scores.…[read more]
November 13, 2020
The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has announced that this weekend’s slated home and home games between the Soo Thunderbirds and Blind River Beavers will be rescheduled to a later date.…[read more]
November 10, 2020
Eight teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are slated to begin regular season play this week.
In all, seven games are on the schedule from Friday through Sunday.
See below for the list of seven matches that are set to go, according to the NOJHL.…[read more]
November 8, 2020
The mini pre-season schedule in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League featured four more exhibition games on Saturday and Sunday. Regular season play in the NOJHL is slated to begin this coming weekend.…[read more]
October 30, 2020
Coincident with the looming start of the 2020-2021 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, the Hockey North Show will begin its annual gig on Wednesday, November 18 from 5-6 p.m. on radio station Eagle 95.1 and its on-line site www.eagleradio951.com.
The one-hour, weekly radio show will again be hosted by Hockey News North editor Randy Russon and Soo Today sports editor Brad Coccimiglio and will be broadcast live from Reggie’s Place Tavern in the Sault’s downtown.…[read more]
October 25, 2020
Here is one for the books.
And one for team work.
As head trainer and equipment manager of the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, J.J. Johnson is also actively continuing his education, with a project focused on player safety.
October 17, 2020
There will be significant changes to the Hockey North Show when the well established program returns to the airwaves in mid November for its annual 25 week gig.
For one, the Hockey North Show with Randy Russon and Brad Coccimiglio is moving to a new radio home, Eagle 95.1 — on line via www.eagleradio951.com — from its former ESPN 1400 spot.
As well, the Hockey North Show will be broadcast live on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. (as opposed to Tuesdays) and as a bonus, all editions will be recorded and archived on www.eagleradio951.com as well as the Eagle 95.1 Facebook page for replay on demand.…[read more]
October 2, 2020
A seasonal mainstay of the airwaves since 2013, the Hockey North Show is planning its return for the upcoming season via Eagle Radio 95.1.
The plan is for the Hockey North Show to be on air a week in advance of when, for example, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League begins play for the 2020-2021 campaign.
The NOJHL, along with minor hockey in the Twin Sault and northeastern Ontario areas, will be focal points of the Hockey North Show.…[read more]
September 29, 2020
Minor hockey has made a return in Sault Ste. Marie with teams selected for skill and practice sessions in the various age categories. Following is a return to play guideline as issued by the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League.…[read more]
September 6, 2020
Robert Calisti has made gigantic strides since his rookie season of 2017-2018 with the Soo Greyhounds when he dressed for only six games in the Ontario Hockey League and did not pick up a point.
After being picked by the Greyhounds in the third round, 44th overall, of the 2017 OHL priority selections draft, Calisti would spend the majority of the 2017-2018 campaign with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
Regular season and playoffs included that 2017-2018 term, Calisti played in 46 games with the Thunderbirds and produced eight goals, 22 assists, 30 points from his defense position.…[read more]
August 21, 2020
We can only hope this works out at some point this season. Having said that, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed its initial ‘return to play’ outline for the 2020-2021 season.…[read more]
July 23, 2020
The City of Sault Ste. Marie has implemented a number of modifications for the two arenas that are housed within John Rhodes Community Centre. The Rhodes Centre is located in the Sault’s east end on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park.…[read more]
July 9, 2020
The City of Sault Ste. Marie continues to re-open facilities by employing a phased approach as it tries to ensure appropriate safety measures for the community and limiting public health risks.…[read more]
May 27, 2020
Ontario Hockey League has confirmed its first and second team all-rookie selections from the 2019-2020 season. General managers from the 20 OHL teams conducted the voting process.…[read more]
April 14, 2020
Forward Spencer Silver of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is headed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association ranks.…[read more]
April 9, 2020
To be sure, from 1995-1996 through 2001-2002, there was no better team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League than the erstwhile Rayside Balfour Sabrecats.…[read more]
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.…[read more]
March 12, 2020
Hockey News North has received the following media release from the Canadian Hockey League relative to the Coronavirus.…[read more]
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.…[read more]
March 9, 2020
Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed dates and times for the East Division semi-final series between no. 4 seed Cochrane Crunch and no. 1 seed Powassan Voodoos.…[read more]