Hearst heads to the Soo


Randy Russon
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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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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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