New coach in Kirkland Lake


Randy Russon
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May 21, 2019

Trevor Ritchie has been hired as the new head coach of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

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School is in for Mulligan


Randy Russon
By
May 21, 2019

Workhorse defenseman Ryan Mulligan has parlayed a strong season with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League into a National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment.

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Theriault going to the Dogs


Randy Russon
By
May 15, 2019

Better late than never. Three years after being drafted by the Niagara IceDogs, Sault Ste. Marie product Lucas Theriault has signed on with the Ontario Hockey League team.

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Back coaching in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
May 13, 2019

Veteran coach Corey Bricknell is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. French River Rapids of the NOJHL have hired the 43-year old Bricknell as their new bench boss.

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Camp calls for Soo Eagles


Randy Russon
By
May 13, 2019

Flying ahead of the 2019-2020 season, Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have an upcoming tryout camp on the slate.

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Status quo in Blind River


Randy Russon
By
May 10, 2019

Fresh from three straight winning seasons in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the Blind River Beavers are maintaining stability at the executive, management and coaching levels.

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NOJHL team dealt a blow


Randy Russon
By
May 7, 2019

The future of the Elliot Lake Wildcats of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is murky in the aftermath of a City Council meeting from Monday.

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Clancy & crew on board


Randy Russon
By
May 4, 2019

Veteran Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League bench boss Dave Clancy has hopped aboard the Espanola Express via a new two-year contract extension, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Hearst has the fan support


Randy Russon
By
May 4, 2019

It figures to be like a home game for the Hearst Lumberjacks tonight when the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champions face off against the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League in the Dudley Hewitt Cup title tilt.

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Eagles and their camp


Randy Russon
By
April 27, 2019

Coming off a third-place finish in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League followed by a six-game, semi-final playoff series to end the 2018-2019 season, the Soo Eagles will get a head start on the 2019-2020 campaign with an upcoming camp.

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Parco suspension clarified


Randy Russon
By
April 26, 2019

Factions loyal to John Parco and the Soo Thunderbirds have been critical of Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League commissioner Robert Mazzuca for a suspension that sidelined the Soo coach for Games 6 and 7 of the championship series against the Hearst Lumberjacks.

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Birds of high flight


Randy Russon
By
April 26, 2019

Having the best record during the 2018-2019 regular season did not carry over to winning the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff championship for the Soo Thunderbirds.

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From Hearst to first


Randy Russon
By
April 25, 2019

What a difference one season can make. A year ago, the Hearst Lumberjacks used seven different goalies en route to a fifth-place finish during the regular season and a quick ouster in the preliminary round of the playoffs.

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Hearst wins the NOJHL!


Randy Russon
By
April 24, 2019

A small-market franchise in only its second season of existence — with a town population of about 5,000 — the Hearst Lumberjacks are the champions of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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NOJHL is down to the wire


Randy Russon
By
April 23, 2019

It was before the start of the playoffs in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and I was having a casual chat with commissioner Rob Mazzuca.

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Cochrane northern camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 19, 2019

Attention hockey players from northern Ontario: Cochrane Crunch owner-general manager-coach Ryan Leonard is extending an invitation to attend an upcoming main camp.

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Hearst overcomes Soo


Randy Russon
By
April 18, 2019

Back-to-back home ice victories have given the no. 2 seed Hearst Lumberjacks a three games to one lead on the no. 1 seed Soo Thunderbirds in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series.

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Game 4 tonight in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
April 18, 2019

A 3-2 win before 837 fans at Claude Larose Arena has given the Hearst Lumberjacks a two games to one lead on the Soo Thunderbirds in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series.

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Pressure cooker playoffs


Randy Russon
By
April 15, 2019

From a pressure-packed Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff game to an elimination match in the Ontario Hockey League, the tension was ticking on a Sunday in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Hearst heads home happy


Randy Russon
By
April 14, 2019

Motivated by multiple mammoth saves by goalie Nick Tallarico early on and when the score was close, Hearst Lumberjacks eventually hustled their way to a 7-3 road decision over the Soo Thunderbirds tonight.

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Discover this skating coach


Randy Russon
By
April 11, 2019

Through two businesses that she owns and operates, Lisa Tremblay plays a prominent role in the northeastern Ontario hockey town of Timmins.

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Hearst heads to the Soo


Randy Russon
By
April 9, 2019

It will be the first-place teams from the East Division and the West Division facing off for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship.

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Lumberjacks sweep Voodoos


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2019

The red-hot Hearst Lumberjacks have clicked their ticket into the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series.

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Hearst wins for no. 1 fan


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2019

The father of Hearst Lumberjacks coach-general manager Marc Lafleur passed away on Wednesday afternoon. Raymond Lafleur was known as the no. 1 fan of the Lumberjacks — and the players on the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team went out and won their playoff game on Wednesday night for their coach’s dad.

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NOJHL West preview


Randy Russon
By
March 29, 2019

Soo Thunderbirds and Rayside Balfour Canadians will meet in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League West Division finals for the second straight season. Following is a prelude to the best-of-seven playoff series.

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Seventh heaven in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
March 28, 2019

It is not too often in a playoff series when the no. 1 seed becomes the underdog against the no. 4 seed. But minus their top two scorers due to suspension and down three games to one in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League East Division semi-final set against the fourth-place Timmins Rock, few expected the first-place Hearst Lumberjacks to rebound.

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T-Birds, Canadians advance


Randy Russon
By
March 27, 2019

For the second spring in succession the Soo Thunderbirds and Rayside Balfour Canadians will play for a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League division playoff title.

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Here ‘n there in the playoffs


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 26, 2019

Updating the respective best-of-seven playoff sets in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League.

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Eagles extend playoff set


Randy Russon
By
March 25, 2019

Two straight victories over the Rayside Balfour Canadians have extended the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff season for the Soo Eagles.

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Friday night thrillers


Randy Russon
By
March 23, 2019

Blind River Beavers, Soo Eagles and Timmins Rock all scored home-ice victories in Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff action from Friday.

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RBC banks 3-0 margin


Randy Russon
By
March 22, 2019

A single goal is what has separated Rayside Balfour Canadians and Soo Eagles in all three of their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff games.

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Close wins for Timmins, KL


Randy Russon
By
March 21, 2019

Timmins Rock and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners both scored one-goal victories as semi-final playoffs in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League continued on Wednesday.

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Blind River takes Game 3


Randy Russon
By
March 20, 2019

Upstart Blind River Beavers are back in contention with the Soo Thunderbirds in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series.

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RBC banks on Bowen


Randy Russon
By
March 18, 2019

Backed by the goal-tending of David Bowen, the Rayside Balfour Canadians have taken a two games to none lead on the Soo Eagles in a best-of-seven, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League semi-final playoff series.

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