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]

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]