NOJHL playoff picture


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January 31, 2023


Playoff season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will not get underway until the third week of March. But for many NOJHL teams, just about every game being played at this stage of the regular season is like a playoff match.

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Sault College Winter Classic


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January 31, 2023


Rankin Arena will be the site for what the Sault College Cougars hockey program refers to as its Winter Classic. It is slated for this Saturday when the men’s and women’s teams are both in action with respective 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. games.

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U16 Caps have net worth


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January 30, 2023


Nick Marson and Mateo Beites of the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals form the youngest goalie set among the eight teams of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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U18 Hounds clip U16 Caps


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January 29, 2023


It was more of the same today as the Soo Under 18 Greyhounds faced off against the visiting Sudbury Under 16 Nickel Capitals in the second game of a Great North Under 18 Hockey League weekend series.

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Home cooking for U18 Hounds


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January 28, 2023


Not to say that the Soo U18 Greyhounds didn’t deserve to win. Just saying that the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals deserved a better shake from the referees.

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NOHA evaluation camp


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January 27, 2023


A total of 43 select players with 2007 birth dates from teams in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League have been picked to attend an upcoming Northern Ontario Hockey Association camp. 

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Kam River prospect camp


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January 27, 2023


Hockey season never really ends. And as such, the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has already scheduled a prospect identification camp for this summer. See below for details.

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U16 Caps v. U18 Hounds


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January 26, 2023


It will be tantamount to a David versus Goliath hockey matchup when the visiting Sudbury Under 16 Nickel Capitals take on the Soo Under 18 Jr. Greyhounds this weekend at John Rhodes Community Centre.

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Borrelli in Blind River


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January 25, 2023


Sault Ste. Marie product AJ Borrelli is getting an extended stay with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The 16-year old goalie will remain with Blind River as an affiliate player until February 4, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Paper Kings spring camp


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January 25, 2023


Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are already in the planning stages for the 2023-2024 season. Paper Kings head coach Jason Rapcewicz and general manager Marc Gagnon have confirmed a northern evaluation camp for April 28-29 in Espanola.

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Ice Dogs in pursuit of Walleye


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January 24, 2023


Dryden Ice Dogs have sledded within tracking range of the Kam River Fighting Walleye atop the standings of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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U16 AA Jr. Hounds are hot


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January 23, 2023


Four straight wins on the weekend have solidified the Soo U16 AA Jr. Greyhounds lead atop the standings of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association’s eight-team U18 AA program. The U16 AA Greyhounds now have a record of 17-4-3 within NOHA regular season play.

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A tale of two AP goalies


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January 22, 2023


What were the chances of this? Two goalies from Sault Ste. Marie who play for separate Great North Under 18 Hockey League teams in Sudbury both dressed as affiliate player backups for opposite clubs in the same Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game.

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BR goalie signs OHL deal


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January 20, 2023


Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League have signed goalie Charlie Burns of the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to a standard player contract.

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Highs and lows of Superior


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January 20, 2023


Through addition and subtraction, the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has managed to hold steady with seven teams — six in northwestern Ontario and one in northern Wisconsin.

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Cougars have good Wood


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January 19, 2023


Sault College Cougars, featuring leading scorer Caleb Wood, are in Oxford, Ohio this weekend for a series of games against American Collegiate Hockey Association opponents.

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Timmins v. Hearst


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January 19, 2023


Tense. Testy. Torrid. Just three words of description that narrate the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rivalry between the Timmins Rock and Hearst Lumberjacks.

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Message from Sault Major


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January 18, 2023


(EDITOR’S NOTE: As the executive of the Sault Major Hockey Association is planning ahead for the 2023-2024 season it has posted a message of intent. It is as follows.)

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GNU18HL in Peterborough


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January 18, 2023


All eight teams from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League are in Peterborough this week for the prestigious Steve Richey Tournament of Champions.

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Kowal the Paper King AP


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January 17, 2023


Teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are known for making good use of affiliate players from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in the case of injury and shortened lineups.

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U18 Majors Indigenous lads


By
January 16, 2023


This is something to be extremely proud of. That is, Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League can confirm that they are one of few teams in Canada in their age group that are made up of more than 50 per cent of players who are of Indigenous — First Nation and Metis — descent.

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Sault College men on a roll


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January 15, 2023


Home at last. Sault College Cougars men’s hockey team played its first home games since the onset of the Covid pandemic this weekend.

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U18 Jr. Hounds take two


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January 14, 2023


Soo Jr. Greyhounds have added to their lead atop the standings of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League with two more victories.

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A boy and his goalie hero


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January 14, 2023


Owen Whitehead, who is a goalie with the Under 12 AA Soo Jr. Greyhounds, has long thought of Marc-Andre Fleury as one of his favourite National Hockey League goalies.

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Mauro propels Paper Kings


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January 13, 2023


It was a nice return to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for Devin Mauro. The 18-year old Sault Ste. Marie product scored once and added an assist as the Espanola Paper Kings edged the French River Rapids by a 7-5 margin tonight.

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Walker and the Walleye


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January 13, 2023


A showdown between the top two teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League is on the marquee as the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye is set to play host to the second seed Dryden Ice Dogs tonight and Saturday evening at NorWest Arena.

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From the Rock to the Majors


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January 12, 2023


Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League have been bolstered by the return of 17-year old forward Thomas Beard from the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Travelling the Great North


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January 12, 2023


Here ‘n there as the Great North Under 18 Hockey League picks up the pace in the second segment of the 2022-2023 season:

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Sault College teams at home


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January 11, 2023


For the first time since the onset of the Covid pandemic the men’s and women’s hockey teams at Sault College will both have home games on the same weekend.

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Captain Kaden to the Cubs


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January 11, 2023


The first place team in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League strengthened itself at the Canadian Jr. Hockey League trade deadline. Sudbury Cubs obtained big centre man Kaden Laverdiere of the last place Elliot Lake Red Wings in a cash exchange.

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EPK nabs big Brinn Burleigh


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January 11, 2023


Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League finalized their blue line brigade at the Canadian Jr. Hockey League trade deadline in a big way.

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Devin Mauro to Espanola


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January 10, 2023


Sault Ste. Marie product Devin Mauro has joined the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League via the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Travelling by helicopter and train


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January 10, 2023


Road trips along rugged highways to games and tournaments are a fact of life for minor hockey teams in Northern Ontario towns such as Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, Kapuskasing, New Liskeard, Thunder Bay, etc. Then there is Moose Factory.

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Hope for the small goalie


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January 9, 2023


There is little doubt that when it comes to goalies — especially as they get older and the level gets higher — that coaches and scouts prefer and favour those net minders who have size. But according to one reputable scout, there is once again hope for the small goalie.

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Thunderbirds and Beavers


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January 9, 2023


A mid week home and home set between the Soo Thunderbirds and Blind River Beavers is on tap in the hotly-contested West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Majors stun Jr. Greyhounds


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January 8, 2023


This is the upset of the season thus far in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League. Playing at home, the Timmins Majors handed the Soo Jr. Greyhounds just their second loss of the season with a 3-2 victory.

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Kramps to Kam River


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January 7, 2023


Under-rated forward Noah Kramps has joined the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League via the Stony Plain Flyers of the Capital Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Bell tolls for Espanola


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January 7, 2023


Sault Ste. Marie product Coulson Bell got to make his Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League debut as a 15-year old affiliate player for the Espanola Paper Kings with family members in attendance.

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Nickel Caps to Paper Kings


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January 6, 2023


A pair of productive 15-year old forwards from the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League will make their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League debut tonight as affiliated players for the Espanola Paper Kings.

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’06-07 Schreiber Diesels


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January 6, 2023


They were only in existence for four years as a small town junior A franchise. But back during the 2006-2007 season, the upstart Schreiber Diesels won the Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship in stunning fashion.

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Elliot Lake to Sudbury


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January 5, 2023


Devin Shoreman is moving from the last place team in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the first place club.

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AJ is an AP for BR


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January 5, 2023


It is a case in point and illustration of the hockey development process. In this instance it is Sault Ste. Marie product AJ Borrelli, who is a 16-year old goalie with the Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League and a registered affiliate player with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Back in the north country


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January 4, 2023


A second segment in a given season serves as a stretch run towards spots in the standings ahead of the playoffs. It is also about another stage in player development. And with the 2023 sector of schedules back in play let us take a sled through the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the Superior International Jr. Hockey League and the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Bell rings for Paper Kings


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January 3, 2023


Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have registered a second Sault Ste. Marie product who plays for the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League as an affiliate player, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Birds add a big defender


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January 2, 2023


Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have gone to Western Canada to obtain 6-foot-5, 200 pound defenseman Ranon Joseph from the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Jr. Hockey League.

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‘Best ’07 goalie in the North’


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January 1, 2023


It is a league that is monopolized by goalies who were born in 2005 and 2006. But there is a 2007 birth year puck stopper in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League who is considered the best in his age group.

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D1 deal for CC goalie


By
December 31, 2022


Cochrane Crunch goalie Marcus Ouellet has secured a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment to play for the American International College Yellow Jackets.

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Top 10 of the Great North


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December 30, 2022


Five forwards and five defensemen make up the Hockey News North Top 10 list of 2007 birth year skaters from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League who are potential picks for the 2023 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Boivin and Boivin in the net


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December 29, 2022


Oh, brother. The older one tends goal for the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And the younger one stops pucks for the Kapuskasing Flyers of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League. Hailing from Blind River and playing hockey hundreds of miles from home are the goalie brothers — 19-year old Patrick Boivin and 16-year old Alex Boivin.

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Sault boys in the OHL


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December 28, 2022


Several skaters who played minor hockey in Sault Ste. Marie are on rosters of teams in the Ontario Hockey League. And with the OHL now returning from the holiday break we check in on some statistical numbers of the local lads.

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Small town kids of the north


By
December 27, 2022


They are the youngsters who come from the faraway, isolated and remote northern Ontario towns that are not nearly big enough to ice AAA level hockey teams. And in order to play in say, the AAA Great North Under 18 Hockey League, they have to travel anywhere from 125 to 350 miles from home to do so.

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Hockey Canada scandal fallout


By
December 26, 2022


A simply awful way of conducting business from Canada’s governing body has affected the game of hockey from coast to coast.

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Leaving home to play hockey


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December 24, 2022


In a better minor hockey world a young teenager would not have to leave the comfort of home in Sault Ste. Marie to play for a similar team in Sudbury.

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NOJHL stars and storylines


By
December 23, 2022


Here and there at about the midway point of the 2022-2023 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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Gushue has the Dog in him


By
December 22, 2022


Jake Gushue is living an extraordinary adventure as a first-year assistant coach with the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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All about Zoli’s Kleaners


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December 21, 2022


Good guy Bronson Kovacs made a good name for himself as a hockey player who rose through the ranks of the game in Sault Ste. Marie from pee wee to bantam to midget to junior A before playing four years at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level and six more years as a pro over in Hungary.

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U16 AA Hounds are top dogs


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December 21, 2022


Soo Jr. Greyhounds will skate into the holiday break in first place in the Under 16 AA division of the Nickel District Minor Hockey League.

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Ponds of the Great North


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December 20, 2022


There is a pillar of parity in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League even as the first place Soo Jr. Greyhounds are a prolific powerhouse. That is, five of the eight teams in the Great North will sport records above the .500 mark when pucks hit the ice for the 2023 segment of the regular season schedule.

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Hounds of the Great North


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December 19, 2022


Sporting a snazzy record of 12-1-0, the Soo Jr. Greyhounds will skate into the holiday break in first place in a Great North Under 18 Hockey League where five of the eight teams are over the .500 mark.

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A.J. backstops Nickel Caps


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December 18, 2022


A clutch goalkeeping performance by Sault Ste. Marie product A.J. Borrelli boosted the Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals to a 3-1 road decision over the New Liskeard Cubs today.

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Majors at the midway


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December 17, 2022


On one hand, Timmins Majors head coach Steve Polyblank is satisfied with the 8-6-2 record that his Great North Under 18 Hockey League team has heading into the holiday break. On the other hand, Polyblank wants to see more consistency from the Majors in the 2023 segment of the season.

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Paper Kings clip Cubs


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December 16, 2022


An old teammate was the masked culprit as a nine game winning streak of the Sudbury Cubs came to a halt by way of Espanola Paper Kings goalie Jake Marois.

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Fort Frances fires coach


By
December 15, 2022


Paul MacLean has been fired as head coach and general manager of the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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High tide of the East side


By
December 15, 2022


They are the thriving threesome of the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Timmins Rock, Hearst Lumberjacks and Powassan Voodoos are in an East side race for first place.

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Sudbury Cubs stay local


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December 14, 2022


The clear cut mission is to win the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship. And if the Sudbury Cubs are able to do so it will be with a lineup that is laden with local lads and northern folk.

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