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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Wins for T-Birds, RBC


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 17, 2019

Soo Thunderbirds and Rayside Balfour Canadians both used home ice to score victories in Game 1 action of their respective Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, West Division, semi-final sets on Saturday.

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NOJHL semis underway


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 16, 2019

Hearst Lumberjacks and Powassan Voodoos both posted victories on Friday as the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League semi-finals began with a pair of East Division matchups.

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NOJHL has good coaches


Randy Russon
By
March 11, 2019

It was not that long ago — just a few years back, in fact — that the vast majority of head coaches in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League were seasonal, part-time workers.

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Timmins takes out Cochrane


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 10, 2019

Timmins Rock is rocking on to the next round of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs. A goal by Mahingan Decontie with 20 seconds left in the first overtime frame led visiting Timmins to a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Cochrane Crunch tonight.

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Beavers wipe out Wildcats


Randy Russon
By
March 10, 2019

Blind River Beavers are moving on to the West Division semi-finals and a showdown with the no. 1 seed Soo Thunderbirds. The Beavers bested the Elliot Lake Wildcats 6-2 today to sweep the best-of-three, preliminary round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series in two straight games.

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Rock socks Crunch


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 10, 2019

Playing in front of more than 1,000 fans at venerable McIntyre Arena, Timmins Rock upended the Cochrane Crunch 5-2 on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, preliminary-round playoff series.

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Blind River 5, Elliot Lake 2


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 8, 2019

Playoffs in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League got underway tonight. Playing at home, the no. 4 seed Blind River Beavers cuffed the no. 5 seed Elliot Lake Wildcats to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three, West Division, preliminary-round series.

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Soo high school to NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
March 8, 2019

Playing high school hockey in Sault Ste. Marie has proven to be far from the end of the line for a number of performers who have managed to move up an ice level over the years.

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Elliot Lake v. Blind River


Randy Russon
By
March 7, 2019

A junior hockey rivalry between two neighbouring towns that officially dates back to 1971 will be revisited when the Blind River Beavers and Elliot Lake Wildcats face off this weekend.

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Soo Eagles secure 3rd spot


Randy Russon
By
March 3, 2019

Third place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is what it will be for the surging Soo Eagles.

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D1 deal for Express forward


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2019

Chase Lammi, a 2002 birth-year forward with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has secured a future commitment to play at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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NOJHL to OHL to NHL deals


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2019

Goalies Evan Cormier and Ken Appleby have both gone from tending twine in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League to signing National Hockey League contracts.

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Soo Eagles G nets NCAA deal


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2019

Joseph Benedetto, a 1998 birth year goalie with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has a college commitment for next season.

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Rock adds Majors coach


Randy Russon
By
February 26, 2019

The head coach of the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League has joined the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the balance of this season.

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New ownership for Rayside


Randy Russon
By
February 25, 2019

The former owner of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League is poised to take control of the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Playoffs loom in NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
February 17, 2019

As the 2018-2019 regular season winds down in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, details for the upcoming playoffs have been confirmed.

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Solid as a Rock rookie


Randy Russon
By
February 13, 2019

He is one of the youngest players on the Timmins Rock. And as a 2001 birth-year forward, Riley Brousseau leads all rookie scorers on the Rock and is fifth on the points chart for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team.

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Little Lumberjack plays big


Randy Russon
By
February 9, 2019

He is small but he plays big. And his coach can’t say enough about his work ethic and compete level. He is forward Bradley Golant of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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D3 commit for Soo d-man


Randy Russon
By
February 8, 2019

Dependable Soo Eagles defenseman Mikey Butcher has a commitment to play at the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association level for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Panthers effective the 2019-2020 season.

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NOJHL game postponed


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 7, 2019

Potentially-bad weather conditions have caused the postponement of tonight’s Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game in Blind River, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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NOJHL has good leadership


Randy Russon
By
February 5, 2019

Robert Mazzuca is well into his eighth season as commissioner of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Some like him, some don’t, which goes with the territory of being in a position of power.

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At work in Iroquois Falls


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 4, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column by Jesse Cybolsky first appeared in the Iroquois Falls Enterprise. It is posted here on Hockey News North with the written permission of The Enterprise.

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Feast in the NOJHL East


Randy Russon
By
January 28, 2019

Winners of eight straight games in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hearst Lumberjacks have skated their way to within two points of the first-place Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in a beast of an East Division where five of the six teams boast records above the .500 mark.

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Hall of Famer’s son in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
January 25, 2019

He isn’t a big scorer or a flashy player. But 1999 birth year forward Christian James-McDonald is quietly playing an effective role for the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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London duo in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
January 18, 2019

They were born two months apart in 1999 in the sprawling southwestern Ontario city of London. They are life long friends who grew up together in their hometown and played hockey together. And now they are teammates again, far from home, in the small northeastern Ontario town of Hearst.

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NOJHL game cancelled


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 18, 2019

Tonight’s Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game between the visiting Soo Eagles and the Elliot Lake Wildcats has been postponed due to weather conditions, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Soo Eagles soar to .500


Randy Russon
By
January 16, 2019

Four straight victories have lifted the Soo Eagles to the .500 mark for the first time since the early going of the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

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Express assists food bank


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 12, 2019

Espanola Express captain Matt Reynolds participates in a ceremonial face off after presenting a $500 cheque to Susan Kryzanowski and members of the Espanola Helping Hands Food Bank prior to Friday’s Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game against the Rayside Balfour Canadians.

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Laprade all in on NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
January 11, 2019

He has been a player and a coach — and been on national championship teams as both — at the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association level. Suffice to say that Doug Laprade, who is in his first season as head coach of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, knows a good level of the game when he sees it.

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Net gains in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
January 8, 2019

It has been quite a difference in goalie play for the Hearst Lumberjacks from the 2017-2018 season to the 2018-2019 campaign. …[read more]

Divine intervention


Randy Russon
By
January 7, 2019

The owner, general manager and coach of the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League told Hockey News North that he saw his life flash before his eyes when the team bus recently barrelled off the highway and went down an eight-foot embankment and almost tipped over. “All I could think of is that we were going to die,” said Paul Frustaglio in the aftermath of the Saturday morning accident that occurred when French River was returning home from a Friday night game in Kirkland Lake against the Gold Miners.

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Close call on NOJHL bus


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 6, 2019

The bus carrying the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League was involved in an accident on Saturday morning. …[read more]