Soo Eagles, RBC playoff slate


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
March 8, 2020

Having upended the no. 5 seed Espanola Express in the first round of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs, no. 4 seed Soo Eagles will take on no. 1 seed Rayside Balfour Canadians in a West Division semi-final series.

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Eagles shut down Express


Randy Russon
By
March 7, 2020

Espanola Express is closed for the season. Visiting Soo Eagles edged the Express 2-1 on Friday to take the best-of-three, preliminary-round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series in two straight games.

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Eagles fly high over Express


Randy Russon
By
March 5, 2020

For more than 28 minutes, the visiting Espanola Express stayed on track with the Soo Eagles in Wednesday’s opening game of the best-of-three, preliminary-round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series.

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Soo crew in SE-EE series


Randy Russon
By
March 4, 2020

Twin Soo players — four of them — dot the rosters of the Soo Eagles and Espanola Express as the two teams face off in a best-of-three, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, preliminary-round playoff series.

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NOJHL playoffs are here


Randy Russon
By
March 3, 2020

There is little room for error in a best-of-three series. And in what are seen as closely-matched, preliminary-round playoff sets, it will be the Soo Eagles taking on the Espanola Express in the West Division and the Cochrane Crunch facing off with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the East Division as the post season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League begins this week.

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Feeling good on the Express


Randy Russon
By
March 2, 2020

A grit and grind crew that does not push the stop button, the Espanola Express has made it to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs for the first time since its debut season, which was the 2015-2016 campaign.

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Express awaits Delarosbil


Randy Russon
By
February 27, 2020

A reinforcement is poised to rejoin the Espanola Express in time for its Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League preliminary-round playoff series against the Soo Eagles.

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CCHL sale has NOJHL touch


Randy Russon
By
February 25, 2020

Commissioner Kevin Abrams of the Central Canada Hockey League has confirmed the sale and transfer of the Kanata Lasers. And Ryan Leonard of the Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is part of the transaction which will see Kanata relocate to Renfrew effective the 2020-2021 season.

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Soo Eagles v. Espanola Express


Randy Russon
By
February 24, 2020

This is the final week of regular season play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. But looking ahead to next week, we already know that it will be no. 4 seed Soo Eagles facing off against no. 5 seed Espanola Express in a best-of-three, West Division, preliminary-round playoff series.

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RBC and the super heroes


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 23, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are teaming up with a group called the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer to help raise funds for area families in need of financial assistance as their kids battle the disease.

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Rock solid between the pipes


Randy Russon
By
February 20, 2020

As the Timmins Rock pursues first place in the overall standings of the 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the net worth of coach Corey Beer’s goalie tandem really stands out.

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Hard work on the Express


Randy Russon
By
February 19, 2020

Brennen Martel is not known as a lamp lighter. He tallied just five goals in 32 games with the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2018-2019 and has dented the twine three times in 31 outings with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League thus far in 2019-2020.

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Sault boy on the Express


Randy Russon
By
February 13, 2020

Hard-working Cole Delarosbil has been a positive presence as a rookie forward with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Mauro on the mend


Randy Russon
By
February 12, 2020

Blind River Beavers are hoping to get speedy, high-scoring forward Justin Mauro back in the lineup before the start of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs.

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Eagles eyes on third goalie


Randy Russon
By
February 10, 2020

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are giving practice time to goalie Gabe Rosek of the major midget Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association.

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RBC: 10-0-0 in 2020


Randy Russon
By
February 10, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians continue to be perfect during the 2020 portion of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular-season schedule.

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Scoring sensation Serre


Randy Russon
By
February 9, 2020

The best player in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is a small-town kid who is skating and starring for his home-town team.

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Express lane to playoffs


Randy Russon
By
February 9, 2020

For the first time since the 2015-2016 campaign — which was its first season in existence as a franchise — the Espanola Express has qualified for a playoff spot in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Good goalies galore in N.O.


Randy Russon
By
February 2, 2020

This could well be termed the year of the goalie in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. To be sure, there is net worth aplenty throughout the 12-team NOJHL.

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Rayside unbeaten in 2020


Randy Russon
By
January 27, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians have a perfect record of 7-0-0 through the 2020 portion of this Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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NCAA star to NOJHL coach


Randy Russon
By
January 23, 2020

Just 25 years of age, J.T. Henke has moved on from being a standout Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association center with the Lake Superior State Lakers to become a first-year assistant coach with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Hockey League.

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Close quarters of the N.O.


Randy Russon
By
January 14, 2020

It is like the playoffs before the playoffs have even started. Regular-season play in the 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League carries through until March 1. But the close quarters of the NOJHL make it seem as though the playoffs have already arrived.

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Nick Smith to Leamington


Randy Russon
By
January 3, 2020

One of the longest-serving members in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League history of the Soo Thunderbirds has been traded, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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RBC cashes in on net return


Randy Russon
By
January 3, 2020

In a furious race for first place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Rayside Balfour Canadians have re-acquired star goalie David Bowen from the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.

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NOJHL in 2020


Randy Russon
By
January 1, 2020

The holiday season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is just about over. And this veteran scribe is among those looking forward to the resumption of play this week.

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Giroux and Giroux


Randy Russon
By
December 26, 2019

They were both taken in the third round of the Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the Sudbury Minor Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League, one in 2016, the other in 2019. They are brothers — 19-year old Damien Giroux of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit and 16-year old Zacharie Giroux of the Flint Firebirds of the OHL and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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NOJHL on holiday break


Randy Russon
By
December 23, 2019

Play in the 12-team, two-division Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League does not resume until after January 1. And there are races and chases in both the East and West divisions.

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