Crunch, Beavers are hot


Randy Russon
By
November 15, 2017

One from the East, one from the West. They represent two Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League teams that are on a roll. …[read more]

Birds bring pair to the nest


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 14, 2017

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have officially confirmed the acquisition of a pair of homegrown forwards. …[read more]

Kap gains for Hearst


Randy Russon
By
November 13, 2017

There is a tidy development path along the rugged highway from Kapuskasing to Hearst that serves as player advancement between the two northeastern Ontario towns. …[read more]

T-Birds v. Eagles tonight


Randy Russon
By
November 10, 2017

It looms as a game that is a promotion in itself, the fabled border battle rivalry featuring the Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles. …[read more]

NOJHL teams on the up


Randy Russon
By
November 6, 2017

Rayside-Balfour Canadians. Soo Eagles. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners. They are three Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League teams on the move. …[read more]

This is Team NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
November 1, 2017

The 2017 Eastern Canada Cup all-star challenge is slated to be held November 13-15 in Trenton, Ont. and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed its roster for the event. …[read more]

NOJHL East is a beast


Randy Russon
By
October 24, 2017

Parity is rather evident among the six divisional rivals. Indeed, just six points stand between the second place Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and the sixth place Timmins Rock in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Wrong way in Elliot Lake


Randy Russon
By
October 23, 2017

Widely viewed as a serious championship contender before the start of the 2017-2018 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, Elliot Lake Wildcats have instead been a big disappointment to date. …[read more]

Eagles 4, Thunderbirds 3


Randy Russon
By
October 22, 2017

Soo Eagles continued their winning ways of late while at the same time putting a halt to the seven-game unbeaten streak of the cross-river Soo Thunderbirds …[read more]

John Parco coaches, trains


Randy Russon
By
October 20, 2017

He has a lot more to offer than just being the coach of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. A former star player at the major junior and European professional levels, John Parco is also a sports vision trainer and a world-class, kinesiology-educated, disciple of the game that he lives and loves. …[read more]

15 goals for Nick Smith


Randy Russon
By
October 19, 2017

He has hands of silk and a nose for the net. Soo Thunderbirds second-year forward Nick Smith is evolving into a goal-scoring machine. …[read more]

Hot in the NOJHL West


Randy Russon
By
October 16, 2017

Rayside-Balfour Canadians, Soo Eagles and Soo Thunderbirds are three teams from the West Division who are on a roll in the 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

NOJHL by the numbers


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2017

Call it a numbers game. As in a here and there, hodge podge of numbers as they pertain to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

So far, so good in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
October 5, 2017

On the ice, they are winning. At the gate, they are packing them in. So far, so good for the first-year Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Roster moves in Rayside


Randy Russon
By
October 4, 2017

Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added a forward to compensate for the advancement of another. …[read more]

Crunch in cruise control


Randy Russon
By
October 2, 2017

Handing the reigning champion Powassan Voodoos their first home ice loss since February of last season — covering eight games, playoffs included — Cochrane Crunch is on a roll of its own. …[read more]

Birds sweep border battle


Randy Russon
By
October 1, 2017

A shorthanded goal by rookie forward Camaryn Baber with less than five minutes to play in the third period lifted the Soo Thunderbirds to a 4-2 win over the Soo Eagles on Saturday and a sweep of the border battle weekend series between the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rivals. …[read more]

Talking up the Soo Eagles


Randy Russon
By
September 28, 2017

Seasoned scout Charly Murray had plenty good to say about the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League when guesting on the Hockey North Show, which airs on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. on Sault Ste. Marie radio station ESPN 1400. …[read more]

Back on board the Express


Randy Russon
By
September 27, 2017

Espanola Express, winless through seven games thus far this Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, has added some much-needed scoring to its lineup. …[read more]

Up early in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
September 26, 2017

A trio of small-market teams — French River Rapids, Blind River Beavers and Powassan Voodoos — have five wins apiece in the early going of the 2017-2018 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season. And let us not overlook the rebound that the Michigan Soo Eagles have managed. …[read more]

Feeling it in French River


Randy Russon
By
September 23, 2017

French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have already surpassed their win total from 2016-2017 just six games into the 2017-2018 campaign. …[read more]

Hockey nights in Timmins


Randy Russon
By
September 22, 2017

Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League are both in action at home this weekend. …[read more]

4-0 Beavers hit the road


Randy Russon
By
September 21, 2017

The only undefeated team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League takes to the rugged roads this weekend for a trio of contests. …[read more]

Phil Caron a free-agent find


Randy Russon
By
September 19, 2017

From the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Ontario Hockey League. And as an un-drafted, under-sized defenseman no less. …[read more]

Hockey + weather = bonus


Randy Russon
By
September 18, 2017

Does it get any better than this? If you are into various levels of hockey, warm weather and happen to live in Sault Ste. Marie, this is a good time of the year. …[read more]

Blind River remains unbeaten


Randy Russon
By
September 16, 2017

Steven Khull put the puck in the net two minutes and 22 seconds into overtime as the visiting Blind River Beavers edged the Soo Thunderbirds 4-3 in a fast-paced, well-played Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League match on Friday night. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to NHL ref prospect


Randy Russon
By
September 14, 2017

Former Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League defenseman Alec Austin is on the cusp of becoming a National Hockey League referee. …[read more]

Back in Rayside-Balfour


Randy Russon
By
September 14, 2017

1997 birth year forward Tristan Simm is back with the Rayside-Balfour Canadians for a third season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

NOJHL season underway


Randy Russon
By
September 12, 2017

There were some good opening night crowds. There were some good starts for players, coaches and teams alike. The 2017-2018 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season is underway. …[read more]

Opening week in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
September 6, 2017

First pucks drop on a number of Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rinks this week as regular-season play begins in the 12-member loop. …[read more]

Rayside set for start of season


Randy Russon
By
September 5, 2017

As Rayside-Balfour Canadians will take to the ice for the start of the 2017-2018 regular season on Thursday night, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team has a late commitment from a rookie forward. …[read more]

Spirit sends Baber to T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
September 3, 2017

Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League has assigned recently-signed 2001 birth-year forward Camaryn Baber to the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Rayside to Charlottetown


Randy Russon
By
August 31, 2017

1999 birth-year forward Cayse Ton is moving on from the Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Trecroce to Sault College


Randy Russon
By
August 29, 2017

Nick Trecroce has had a change of plans. Instead of moving on from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association Morrisville State College Mustangs, Trecroce has opted for the Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. …[read more]