NOJHL restarting on February 3


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January 20, 2022


Regular season play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will resume on Thursday, February 3, according to the NOJHL website. And there is a full slate of activity for that week.

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NOJHL poised to recommence


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January 20, 2022


Given that arenas in Ontario have been cleared by the provincial government to reopen on Monday, Jan. 31, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will return to play at some point that week.

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Set in net in Blind River


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January 19, 2022


It is a 12-team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League that features a compound of 1-2 goalie duets of high grade standard. And in the case of the Blind River Beavers, they have no less than three goalies who have appreciable net worth.

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Cross border to Kam River


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January 18, 2022


About half of the roster of the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League is made up of local players from the Thunder Bay area. But Fighting Walleye general manager Kevin McCallum and his hockey operations staff have also gone across the Prairies and into British Columbia to recruit players to Kam River. And at the recent junior hockey trade deadline, McCallum and the Fighting Walleye added three American-born skaters.

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On and off in the ‘O’


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January 17, 2022


Multiple games have been postponed and rescheduled. But the Ontario Hockey League has soldiered on through Omicron as battles rage on in both the Western Conference and Eastern Conference.

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NOJHL, SIJHL top contestants


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January 16, 2022


It is a pause relative to Omicron, not a postponement. As such, there is good reason to believe that junior A hockey activity in Ontario will resume from provincial government exile either later this month or by early February. Which — for those of us from the north — seems to suggest that play in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League will recommence for the 2022 segment of the season sooner than later.

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Lumberjacks, Norskies split four


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January 16, 2022


Their five Ontario members remain in provincial government pause relative to the Omicron variant. But the 2022 segment of the regular season schedule in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League began last week with four games between the SIJHL’s two American squads.

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Dryden sets up for ’22 segment


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January 14, 2022


Nakoda Thunderchief

They won 10 of 11 games prior to a holiday break that has extended into a pause in the schedule relative to the Omicron variant. And when the Dryden Ice Dogs resume play in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League — the return from provincial government exile is being pegged at later this month or early next — it will be with several notable newcomers obtained at the January 10 trade deadline.

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Walleye star signs up for school


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January 14, 2022


Standout forward Alex Enegren of the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has a school commitment for the 2022-2023 season.

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Noteworthy win for Norskies


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January 13, 2022


Interim head coach Brenden Gust has his first win as bench boss of the Thief River Falls Norskies of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. And it came at the expense of the Norskies’ American rivals, the Wisconsin Lumberjacks.

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Thief River Falls makes a point


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January 12, 2022


It was their first game action since December 11, a month to the day. And despite that and having only 14 skaters in the lineup, the Thief River Falls Norskies took the fully manned Wisconsin Lumberjacks through three periods and overtime before losing in a shootout.

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Hearst, Timmins trade intrigue


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January 12, 2022


It was a shocking trade if only because of the fact that it involved arch-rival teams who are just two points apart atop the standings of the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Soo Eagles on steady pace


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January 12, 2022


They have overachieved with a record of 17-6-1 and their 35 points has them in second place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And as the other 11 members of the NOJHL are on pause relative to COVID-19 and Ontario government shutdown, the Michigan-based Eagles were able to play a pair of recent exhibition games against the Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Wisconsin at Thief River Falls


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January 11, 2022


Ontario may be in a temporary junior A hockey pause relative to the Omicron virus. But having two teams that are based in the United States will allow the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to return to regular season game action tonight.

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SIJHL teams out of their league


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January 11, 2022


Junior A hockey trade winds were blowing from northeastern and northwestern Ontario across the Prairies. That is, two of the top teams in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League went elsewhere to add players ahead of the recent Canadian Jr. Hockey League trade deadline.

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Patrick Boivin to Blind River


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January 10, 2022


Patrick Boivin

He is heading home to Blind River. Stalwart rookie goalie Patrick Boivin has been traded by the Espanola Express to the Blind River Beavers in a noteworthy Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash transaction, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Creo Solomon to Wellington


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January 10, 2022


Creo Solomon

A top defenseman with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has been traded to the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash transaction.

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T-Birds deal Ty Doucette


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January 10, 2022


Tyson Doucette

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have moved on from their third leading scorer in a trade deadline transaction.

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Espanola, Dryden make a deal


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January 10, 2022


Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has added a 20-year goalie from the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Big d-man heads to Dryden


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January 10, 2022


Already the biggest team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, the Dryden Ice Dogs have added a 6-foot-4, 230 pound defenseman in a trade with the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Walleye snags pair from Wolves


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January 9, 2022


The first place team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has added two 19-year old forwards from the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League in a cash exchange.

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Eagles edge Wisconsin again


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January 8, 2022


Jack Mortson

A buzzer beater goal by Jack Mortson with 10 seconds left in the third period — and overtime looming — lifted the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to a stunning 4-3 triumph over the Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in an inter-league exhibition match today.

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NOJHL, SIJHL at a glance


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January 8, 2022


Storylines figure to be flush and flowing in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League when the 2021-2022 season recommences.

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Birds down to two goalies


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January 8, 2022


Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have whittled their goalie group to a pair of local puck-stoppers.

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Soo Eagles nip Wisconsin


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January 8, 2022


A back-and-forth contest eventually favoured the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in an exhibition match with the visiting Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League on Friday night in the Michigan Soo.

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Beavers are dam good


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January 6, 2022


They are the epitome of sustained success as a small market franchise in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And as they have been ever since hiring Kyle Brick as their head hockey honcho in 2016, the Blind River Beavers are once again an NOJHL contender.

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SIJHL returning to play


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January 6, 2022


Having two teams that are based in the United States will allow the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to return to regular season game action next week.

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Wisconsin v. Soo Eagles


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January 6, 2022


Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will play host to the Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in a pair of exhibition games this weekend.

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Nick Porco on the Attack


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January 5, 2022


Nick Porco

Sault Ste. Marie native Nick Porco is on the move in an Ontario Hockey League trade, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Kam River goalie has school deal


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January 5, 2022


Austin Madge

The goalie with the best numbers in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has a school commitment for the 2022-2023 season.

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Mario Culina back in the pros


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January 5, 2022


Mario Culina

Sault Ste. Marie product Mario Culina has left the hockey program at Brock University to sign with the Fort Wayne Komets of the minor pro ECHL, Hockey News North has confirmed. A former standout goalie in the Ontario Hockey League, the 24-year old Culina previously played in the ECHL during the 2018-2019 season before going to school.

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Three week pause for NOJHL


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January 4, 2022


Commissioner Rob Mazzuca and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have confirmed a three-week pause to its 2021-2022 regular season schedule effective today.

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Good trades for all parties


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January 3, 2022


Dayton Clarke

In a perfect junior hockey world the best trades are the ones that benefit all who are involved. Case in point being recent swaps between teams from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Superior International Jr. Hockey League and Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Big NOJHL-SIJHL trade


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January 2, 2022


Owen Lancaster

Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have completed a multi-player trade, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Beavers land Jake Kovacs


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January 2, 2022


Jake Kovacs

Skilled, medium size forward Jake Kovacs is back in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Resch on a rush to Red Lake


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January 2, 2022


Caleb Resch

Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have added an offensive minded, puck moving defenseman via cash transaction with the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Centennial years in North Bay


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January 1, 2022


They have a secure spot in the Ontario Hockey League history books as a quintessential small market franchise that was the frenzied talk of the town for many a cold winter. The Centennials were North Bay’s first OHL team, arriving from Niagara Falls in 1982 only to leave for Saginaw 20 years later.

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Cam Baber dealt to London


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December 31, 2021


Camaryn Baber

In a stunning move, the Saginaw Spirit has traded overage captain Camaryn Baber to the London Knights for a fourth round pick at the 2025 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Fighting Walleye on the PK


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December 30, 2021


Ethan Lang

Kam River Fighting Walleye only has the fourth best power play in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League with a 17.5 per cent efficiency. But the Fighting Walleye penalty kill ranks as the best among the seven teams of the SIJHL.

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Superior on the power play


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December 30, 2021


Red Lake Miners have the best power play success rate of the seven teams of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. And, to be sure, there are multiple engine parts to the high octane Red Lake PP.

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Hounds return with a win


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December 30, 2021


They may have cancelled — or perhaps just postponed — the World Junior Championships but the Ontario Hockey League has returned to play in some venues, including Sault Ste. Marie.

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NOJHL power play production


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December 29, 2021


There are three teams among the 12 members of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League that have a power play success ratio of better than 25 per cent.

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Czech into Flint


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December 28, 2021


Import draft pick Simon Slavicek has signed with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Tall boys on tap in Dryden


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December 28, 2021


Max Rath

Suffice to say that they like ’em big up in Dryden. For starters, no less than 17 players on the current 24-man roster of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League are at least six feet tall.

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Up and down in Elliot Lake


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December 27, 2021


There have been bumps and bruises on what has been a winding road of new adventure for the Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Bright lights of Superior


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December 26, 2021


A writer’s pick of eye-catching and under-the-radar performers and performances from the first segment of the 2021-2022 Superior International Jr. Hockey League season:

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Early years of OHA Hounds


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December 24, 2021


It was 1972. I was still in high school at Sir James Dunn. I was also working 36 hours a week — 6 p.m. to midnight Monday to Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday — in the men’s bar at the Windsor Hotel. (Um, not being the scholarly type, I definitely preferred working and making money over attending regular classes at SJD.) 1972 was also the year that the Soo Greyhounds became members of the Ontario Hockey League as an expansion team.

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