Soo Eagles hire new coach


Randy Russon
By
May 6, 2018

Doug Laprade, who was part of National Collegiate Athletic Association championship teams as both a player and assistant coach with the Lake Superior State Lakers, is the new head coach of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

New coach in French River


Randy Russon
By
May 2, 2018

French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have hired former Ontario Hockey League defenseman Shawn Frappier as their new head coach, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Cicchello has OHL invites


Randy Russon
By
May 2, 2018

Defenseman Tristan Cicchello, fresh from an eye-catching rookie season with Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, will have ample opportunity to showcase himself at upcoming Ontario Hockey League tryout camps. …[read more]

Capy out as Eagles coach


Randy Russon
By
May 1, 2018

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have made a change at the head coach position, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Crunch time for Lenny


Randy Russon
By
April 25, 2018

He adds a lot of colour to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. He can be funny, frantic and furious all in one. He is a man of his word — and a man of many words. And in his fourth season with the Cochrane Crunch since bringing junior hockey to the northeastern Ontario town of about 5,000 residents, Ryan Leonard is an NOJHL champion. …[read more]

Scouts on Beaver dam


Randy Russon
By
April 24, 2018

Good teams have good scouts. Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are a good team. And they have added more good scouts. …[read more]

Crunch a punch away


Randy Russon
By
April 23, 2018

Cochrane Crunch is one click away from punching its ticket into the Dudley Hewitt Cup, Central Canada championships. …[read more]

Title tilt tied 2-2


Randy Russon
By
April 21, 2018

As we catch up with the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the Cochrane Crunch has caught up with the Rayside Balfour Canadians. …[read more]

Katchouk v. Culina


Randy Russon
By
April 19, 2018

Two members of the 2014-2015 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Dudley Hewitt Cup champion Soo Thunderbirds will be on opposite sides of the Ontario Hockey League, Western Conference title series. …[read more]

Soo Eagles tryout camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 18, 2018

A hockey season ends. And then, shortly after, the preparation for another one begins. Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have slated an open tryout camp for the May 11-13 weekend. …[read more]

Hockey moms for Humboldt


Randy Russon
By
April 11, 2018

The deadly, horrific bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League has tugged at the heart strings of the nation, while somehow bringing it closer together. …[read more]

Two jobs for Kyle Brick


Randy Russon
By
April 10, 2018

Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are showing added faith in highly-successful coach Kyle Brick. …[read more]

Soo packs, RBC plays on


Randy Russon
By
April 10, 2018

And so it is written. For Soo Thunderbirds, the off-season begins. For Rayside Balfour Canadians, the games will continue. …[read more]

Hat trick for Trine


Randy Russon
By
April 10, 2018

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are moving yet another player to Trine University, a Division 3 National Collegiate Athletic Association school. …[read more]

NOJHL appeal process


Randy Russon
By
April 9, 2018

If you happen to be one of those who is expressing outrage at Robert Mazzuca for the reduction in suspension to Rayside Balfour Canadians forward James White, don’t take your hostilities out on the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League commissioner. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to Trine X 2


Randy Russon
By
April 9, 2018

Another member of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has committed to Trine University, a Division 3 National Collegiate Athletic Association school. …[read more]

3-2 series lead for Rayside


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 8, 2018

Rayside Balfour Canadians have moved to within one win of advancing to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series. …[read more]

Beavers to Wolves


Randy Russon
By
April 7, 2018

Sudbury Wolves made a startling selection in the 10th round of today’s Ontario Hockey League draft. In a process that is designed for players born in 2002, the Wolves opted for 2000 birth year centre Owen Robinson from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

T-Birds even the score


Randy Russon
By
April 6, 2018

It has been reduced to a best-of-three series. Playing at home on Thursday, Soo Thunderbirds came through with a clutch 8-2 verdict over the Rayside Balfour Canadians to even their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series at two games each. …[read more]

Rayside steals road win


Randy Russon
By
April 5, 2018

Advantage to the visitors. Rayside Balfour Canadians have taken the edge in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series with the Soo Thunderbirds. …[read more]

Rayside v. Soo resumes


Randy Russon
By
April 4, 2018

The series is tied at a game apiece. There is the side bar relative to a blind-side hit that has a player out for the season with a concussion and the instigator of it suspended by the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Soo Eagles to Trine U


Randy Russon
By
April 2, 2018

Having graduated from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, defenseman Owen Kipke has made a commitment to play at Trine University effective the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Uproar over hit on Baber


Randy Russon
By
March 31, 2018

The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is investigating a blind side hit on Soo Thunderbirds rookie forward Camaryn Baber that took place on the opening shift of a playoff game against the Rayside-Balfour Canadians on Friday. …[read more]

Seven game sizzler


Randy Russon
By
March 29, 2018

One team had to win. One team had to lose. One team did win. Barely. One team did lose. Barely. …[read more]

In the Nick of time


Randy Russon
By
March 28, 2018

Leave it to a pure goal scorer to decide a hotly-contested, seven-game playoff series. A power play marker by top gun Nick Smith with just over seven minutes to play in the third period lifted the Soo Thunderbirds to a dramatic 3-2 win over the Soo Eagles tonight in the seventh-and-deciding game of their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League West Division semi-final set. …[read more]

Game 7 showdown


Randy Russon
By
March 28, 2018

If this one does not stimulate the junior hockey fire and desire from within then you may want to check your heart beat. …[read more]

Give the NOJHL some love


Randy Russon
By
March 27, 2018

It is not the Ontario Hockey League. But there are players aplenty who get to the OHL via the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

T-Birds force Game 7


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 26, 2018

It was thought by many of those close to the scene that this would go the distance. And it will. Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles will play a seventh-and-deciding game in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

NOJHL tickets punched


Randy Russon
By
March 26, 2018

Three of four seats for the divisional playoff dance have been booked. Timmins Rock — yes, Timmins Rock — and Cochrane Crunch from the East block along with Rayside Balfour Canadians from the West side have all punched their tickets to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League division finals. …[read more]

T-Birds extend series


Randy Russon
By
March 25, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds stared elimination straight in the eyes on Saturday and did not flinch. Eric Schuch made 27 saves and rookie forward Camaryn Baber made a triumphant return to the lineup as the T-Birds forced a sixth game in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series with the Soo Eagles. …[read more]

T-Birds are teetering


Randy Russon
By
March 24, 2018

Successive shutouts have Soo Eagles in position to put away Soo Thunderbirds for the season with another win tonight. …[read more]

Eagles blank T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
March 21, 2018

Nothing like a whitewash on home ice to take a pivotal series lead. Rookie forward Austin Rowe tallied once and set up two others as the Soo Eagles blanked the Soo Thunderbirds 3-0 tonight in Game 3 of their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series. …[read more]

NOJHL playoff trail


Randy Russon
By
March 21, 2018

A playoff march through March has more than a touch of spring fever to it along a path of parity in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Eagles tie up T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
March 19, 2018

The border battle is even. Soo Eagles upended Soo Thunderbirds 3-2 in a Monday night match to tie their best-of-seven, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League semi-final playoff series at a game apiece. …[read more]