Rayside unbeaten in 2020


Randy Russon
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January 27, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians have a perfect record of 7-0-0 through the 2020 portion of this Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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NCAA star to NOJHL coach


Randy Russon
By
January 23, 2020

Just 25 years of age, J.T. Henke has moved on from being a standout Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association center with the Lake Superior State Lakers to become a first-year assistant coach with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Hockey League.

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Close quarters of the N.O.


Randy Russon
By
January 14, 2020

It is like the playoffs before the playoffs have even started. Regular-season play in the 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League carries through until March 1. But the close quarters of the NOJHL make it seem as though the playoffs have already arrived.

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Nick Smith to Leamington


Randy Russon
By
January 3, 2020

One of the longest-serving members in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League history of the Soo Thunderbirds has been traded, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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RBC cashes in on net return


Randy Russon
By
January 3, 2020

In a furious race for first place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Rayside Balfour Canadians have re-acquired star goalie David Bowen from the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.

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NOJHL in 2020


Randy Russon
By
January 1, 2020

The holiday season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is just about over. And this veteran scribe is among those looking forward to the resumption of play this week.

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Giroux and Giroux


Randy Russon
By
December 26, 2019

They were both taken in the third round of the Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the Sudbury Minor Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League, one in 2016, the other in 2019. They are brothers — 19-year old Damien Giroux of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit and 16-year old Zacharie Giroux of the Flint Firebirds of the OHL and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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NOJHL on holiday break


Randy Russon
By
December 23, 2019

Play in the 12-team, two-division Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League does not resume until after January 1. And there are races and chases in both the East and West divisions.

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Rayside food drive game


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 18, 2019

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be playing host to its first-ever Christmas food drive game on Thursday.

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New goalie in North Bay


Randy Russon
By
December 15, 2019

Cameron Lamour is getting another shot at playing in the Ontario Hockey League. The 19-year old goalie, who had been tending twine in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the Rayside Balfour Canadians, has had his OHL rights transferred to the North Bay Battalion from the Sarnia Sting.

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Dunbar to Muskegon


Randy Russon
By
December 11, 2019

Standout defenseman Tyler Dunbar has joined the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League from the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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First star, Noah Zeppa


Randy Russon
By
December 10, 2019

It was a shutout show for Sault Ste. Marie native Noah Zeppa in his first Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League outing with the Hearst Lumberjacks.

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Beavers making a splash


Randy Russon
By
December 9, 2019

Blind River Beavers have moved into first place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, a mere point ahead of the Rayside Balfour Canadians.

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Flint calls on Zach Giroux


Randy Russon
By
December 5, 2019

Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have promoted a pair of prospects — including forward Zacharie Giroux from the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League — for an upcoming three-game road trip to Barrie, Sudbury and North Bay.

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A first for David Bowen


Randy Russon
By
December 5, 2019

Making just his third appearance with the Drummondville Voltigeurs since signing with them about six weeks ago, David Bowen has his first win in the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.

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Too close for comfort in NO


Randy Russon
By
December 2, 2019

Who will be the best in the West? Who will be the beast from the East? It is too close to call in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Noah Zeppa to Hearst


Randy Russon
By
December 1, 2019

The reigning champions of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added a new goalie. Hockey News North has confirmed that the Hearst Lumberjacks have signed Sault Ste. Marie product Noah Zeppa.

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Eagles on eight straight skate


Randy Russon
By
November 25, 2019

Hard-working and well-prepared, the Soo Eagles have become one of the hottest teams in the 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Eagles end Voodoo magic


Randy Russon
By
November 24, 2019

Shane Brancato made 28 saves and the Soo Eagles won for the eighth straight time on Saturday while halting the 21-game winning streak of the Powassan Voodoos.

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Crunch time for goalie


Randy Russon
By
November 23, 2019

Tomi Gagnon is back in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League without having ever really left. The 2000 birth-year goalie has signed with the Cochrane Crunch.

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Seven straight for Soo Eagles


Randy Russon
By
November 22, 2019

Shane Brancato made 29 saves and the surging Soo Eagles continued their winning ways tonight with a 5-3 verdict over the visiting Hearst Lumberjacks.

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NOJHL a mental health leader


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 20, 2019

The Canadian Mental Health Association and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have shown themselves to be good teammates with a similar goal.

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Hot to trot in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
November 19, 2019

Powassan Voodoos — and their 20 successive victories — are far from the only hot team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Timmins Rock, Soo Eagles, Blind River Beavers and Rayside Balfour Canadians are also on a smooth path.

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The power of Powassan


Randy Russon
By
November 14, 2019

Voodoo magic continues to consume the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. As in 20 victories in a row for the Powassan Voodoos.

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Soo Eagles soar above .500


Randy Russon
By
November 12, 2019

Three straight wins — two over the Espanola Express and another via the Elliot Lake Wildcats — have lifted the surging Soo Eagles to within two points of the third-place Soo Thunderbirds in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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In pursuit of Powassan


Randy Russon
By
November 6, 2019

Winners of seventeen successive skates, the Powassan Voodoos are on top of the overall standings in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League with a record of 19-1-0.

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OHL goalie back in NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
November 4, 2019

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed goalie Cameron Lamour. The 19-year old Lamour played parts of the previous three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League.

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