Wolves of the NOJHL net


Randy Russon
By
November 13, 2018

A pair of 2000 birth year puck-stoppers who have seen action with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League are now standing tall with separate teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this season. …[read more]

Soo boy Hungary for success


Randy Russon
By
November 12, 2018

He was a top defenseman in the Great North Midget Hockey League, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Ontario Jr. Hockey League who went on to become a team captain at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level. Now 28 years old, Sault Ste. Marie product Bronson Kovacs continues to play the game with professional passion overseas in Hungary. …[read more]

Best of the Birds


Randy Russon
By
November 11, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds are perched atop the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League heading into a home and home set with the Blind River Beavers later this week. …[read more]

Jr. team in Iroquois Falls?


Randy Russon
By
November 6, 2018

Separate factions are exploring the possibility of bringing a junior hockey franchise back to the northeastern Ontario town of Iroquois Falls, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

NOJHL Notes: Rolling Rapids


Randy Russon
By
November 5, 2018

A pair of weekend triumphs by the French River Rapids boosted their season win total from three to five. We go there and elsewhere around the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Rapids coach on leave


Randy Russon
By
November 4, 2018

Rookie head coach Shawn Frappier has taken a leave of absence from his position with the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Back with the Birds


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 3, 2018

Gage Stephney has been reacquired by the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the St. Catharines Falcons of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash exchange. …[read more]

Wood working for Eagles


Randy Russon
By
October 29, 2018

Rookie forward Caleb Wood has proven to be a key cross-border addition for the Soo Eagles with the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League at about the one-third mark of the 2018-2019 regular season schedule. …[read more]

NOJHL list of likes


Randy Russon
By
October 28, 2018

Like any other league, it has its detractors. But with 11 of its 12 teams based in northern Ontario and the other one at the tip of the Upper Peninsula in northern Michigan, it is a neat and tidy league of its own. And for me, there are a number of clicks on my Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League list of likes. …[read more]

NOJHL attendance boost


Randy Russon
By
October 23, 2018

Overall attendance numbers are rather encouraging through the first quarter or so of the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season. …[read more]

Express v. Eagles


Randy Russon
By
October 20, 2018

The second end of a home-and-home set between the Espanola Express and Soo Eagles will take place tonight at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo. …[read more]

World challenge notables


Randy Russon
By
October 17, 2018

Hockey Canada has confirmed its three-team, 66-player roster that will represent the nation at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. And while the Canadian Hockey League — specifically the Ontario Hockey League — dominates the rosters of the three teams, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is also represented. …[read more]

Rock rolls to 5 in a row


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 13, 2018

Don’t look now but coach Corey Beer and the Timmins Rock are on a roll in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Good as gold up in KL


Randy Russon
By
October 11, 2018

Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are in first place in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the first time since the 2015-2016 season. …[read more]

NOJHL showcase event


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 7, 2018

Teams from throughout the 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will hit the ice for the third annual showcase tournament to be held at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. …[read more]

NOJHL East heats up


Randy Russon
By
October 4, 2018

Hearst Lumberjacks and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are putting the heat on the pace-setting Powassan Voodoos in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Debut win for BR goalie


Randy Russon
By
September 28, 2018

Blind River Beavers tightened up the standings in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League on Thursday with the help of a new goalie. …[read more]

Big Bird Bazarin


Randy Russon
By
September 27, 2018

Off to a sizzling 5-0-0 start to the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, Soo Thunderbirds have added more size up front. …[read more]

Early going in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
September 25, 2018

We go here and there through the first three weeks of the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season. …[read more]

Eagles win home opener


Randy Russon
By
September 22, 2018

After beginning the 2018-2019 season with five road games, Soo Eagles skated to a 7-3 home-ice victory over the Blind River Beavers before more than 700 fans at Pullar Stadium. …[read more]

Beavers dam good so far


Randy Russon
By
September 18, 2018

Winners of four of five games to begin the 2018-2019 season, Blind River Beavers are the top team in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Campbell piling up points


Randy Russon
By
September 15, 2018

Rookie David Campbell continued his frantic scoring pace on Friday as the Powassan Voodoos won their third straight game to begin the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season. …[read more]

Early shines in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
September 9, 2018

A pair of 16-year old draft picks from the 2018 Ontario Hockey League priority selections process are off to good starts as Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rookies. …[read more]

NOJHL watchtower views


Randy Russon
By
September 6, 2018

A writer’s selection of storyline material as it relates to the tidy, well-maintained, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Smith is for the Birds


Randy Russon
By
August 29, 2018

High scoring forward Nick Smith is returning to the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the 2018-2019 season, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Birds add big defender


Randy Russon
By
August 29, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have stayed local to sign 2001 birth year defenceman Jonathan Mackin, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Snapshots and snippets


Randy Russon
By
August 27, 2018

Twelve teams and two divisions define the makeup of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. First pucks will soon drop on the 2018-2019 NOJHL regular season and with that noted, here are a few snapshots and snippets to peruse, by division and by team, in alphabetical order. …[read more]

Package on the Express


Randy Russon
By
August 23, 2018

A pair of veteran players have boarded the Espanola Express just ahead of the 2018-2019 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season. …[read more]

Love those Lumberjacks


Randy Russon
By
August 22, 2018

Hearst Lumberjacks are building on to their fan platform as they prepare for their second season as members of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Mauro opts for Blind River


Randy Russon
By
August 21, 2018

Midget-aged forward Justin Mauro of Sault Ste. Marie has signed with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]

Changes in Rayside Balfour


Randy Russon
By
August 21, 2018

There are new personnel in place at the helm of the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Express via Brockville


Randy Russon
By
August 20, 2018

Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has inked 1999 birth year forward Zack Matyasik from the Brockville Tikis of the Central Canada Tier 2 Hockey League. …[read more]

Summer signings in Hearst


Randy Russon
By
August 10, 2018

Determined to improve on his team’s first season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hearst Lumberjacks coach-general manager Marc Lafleur has spent the summer signing high-end players new and old ahead of the 2018-2019 campaign. …[read more]

Great North to Espanola


Randy Russon
By
August 9, 2018

The new-look Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has signed two players from the Great North Midget Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. …[read more]