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]

West, East in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
January 2, 2019

The 12 member teams of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are slated to return to game activity within the next few days following an extended Christmas holiday hiatus. …[read more]

Kingston via French River


Randy Russon
By
December 29, 2018

Marshall Frappier is getting another shot at playing in the Ontario Hockey League. The 2000 birth year goalie, who had been tending twine for the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this season, has had his OHL rights transferred from the Sudbury Wolves to the Kingston Frontenacs, as Hockey News North was first to report. …[read more]

Improbable NOJHL champs


Randy Russon
By
December 19, 2018

It was a dozen years ago at this time that the erstwhile Soo Indians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League made a surprising coaching change. …[read more]

Hearst not far from first


Randy Russon
By
December 18, 2018

There is a logjam in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League that has the fifth-seeded Hearst Lumberjacks within range of the first-place, co-occupant, Timmins Rock and Cochrane Crunch. …[read more]

Friendly foes: Beavers, Eagles


Randy Russon
By
December 12, 2018

The setting was a recent edition of the Hockey North Show that airs weekly on Sault Ste. Marie radio station ESPN 1400. At the same table, making guest appearances on the show were Blind River Beavers assistant coach/assistant general manager Craig MacDonald and Soo Eagles president/general manager Bruno Bragagnolo. …[read more]

Monday night in Milltown


Randy Russon
By
December 10, 2018

It will be a rare Monday night match in Blind River this evening when the Beavers play host to the Soo Eagles in a 7:00 start. …[read more]

Miller time for Soo T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
December 9, 2018

A Twin Soo junior hockey rivalry was revisited on the weekend. Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles met up in a home-and-home series featuring the cross-border, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rivals. …[read more]

Eagles clip visiting T-Birds


Randy Russon
By
December 8, 2018

Soo Eagles skated to their first victory of the season over the cross-border Soo Thunderbirds on Friday. Before just over 600 fans at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo, the Eagles clipped the visiting Thunderbirds by a 3-2 margin. …[read more]

Border battle bandwagon


Randy Russon
By
December 7, 2018

Pace-setting Soo Thunderbirds will face off against the cross-border Soo Eagles in a home-and-home weekend series that begins tonight at 7:30 at Pullar Stadium in the Michigan Soo. …[read more]

NOJHL boosts Sault College


Randy Russon
By
December 5, 2018

Three of the top point producers on the high scoring Sault College Cougars of the American Collegiate Hockey Association are recent graduates of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

NOJHL at the gate, on the ice


Randy Russon
By
December 3, 2018

Timmins Rock continues to top the attendance chart in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League followed closely by the Hearst Lumberjacks and Michigan Soo Eagles. And while the Soo Thunderbirds have the best record in the 12-team NOJHL, they are a distant last in attendance. …[read more]

NOJHL returns to Manitoulin


Randy Russon
By
November 30, 2018

Courtesy a neutral site game between the Cochrane Crunch and the Espanola Express, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will make a return to Manitoulin Island tonight. …[read more]

EL Wildcats have money issues


Randy Russon
By
November 28, 2018

Elliot Lake Wildcats of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League remain more than $50,000 in debt to the City of Elliot Lake on an interest-free loan that was slated to be paid in full by the end of this year. …[read more]

Close quarters in the NOJHL


Randy Russon
By
November 26, 2018

Both the divisional standings and the overall scoring race are rather close within the 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Twin Soo tilt for the Birds


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 25, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds scored three first period goals en route to a 5-1 decision over their cross-river rival Soo Eagles in Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League action from this afternoon. …[read more]

Change in Elliot Lake


Randy Russon
By
November 23, 2018

Veteran Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League bench boss Corey Bricknell has resigned as coach and general manager of the Elliot Lake Wildcats. Elliot Lake has lost five straight games and has a record of 9-16-2 through 27 games of the 2018-2019 season. …[read more]

Young NOJHL talent


Randy Russon
By
November 21, 2018

There is a plethora of rookie talent in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League among younger players with 2002, 2001 and 2000 birth dates. …[read more]

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]