A pair of exhibition contests have marked the return of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to game activity.
Along with the rest of amateur hockey across the nation, the NOJHL had been dormant from game play since shutting down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday night return to play features included a 5-4 overtime win by the visiting French River Rapids over the Espanola Express and the Soo Thunderbirds scoring a 6-1 home ice verdict over the Blind River Beavers.
See below for photos via Chelsea Solomon in Espanola and Bob Davies in Sault Ste. Marie.