All posts by Randy Russon

Timmins to Cochrane


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October 12, 2022

Dealing from depth at the forward position, Timmins Rock has dealt rookie Yenri Jibb to the Cochrane Crunch in a cash exchange.

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Cochrane to Wisconsin


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October 12, 2022

Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Wisconsin Lumberjacks of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have completed a trade.

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KL makes a bench move


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October 12, 2022

Kyle Smart has been fired as coach and general manager of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Cougars in the win column


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October 10, 2022

Sault College Cougars shrugged off some questionable refereeing to upend the Lake Superior State Lakers on Sunday for their first win of the Division 2, American Collegiate Hockey Association season.

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Up early in the Great North


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October 9, 2022

Soo Jr. Greyhounds have a 3-0-0 record and Timmins Majors are right behind them with a 2-1-0 mark in the early going of the 2022-2023 regular season in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Kam River fights back


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October 8, 2022

This one surely ranks as a comeback for the ages. Trailing 5-1 with just over 10 minutes to play in the third period, the Kam River Fighting Walleye staged an epic rally to remain unbeaten atop the standings of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Blind River leads the way


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October 7, 2022

A small market team is making a big time splash one-fifth of the way into the 2022-2023 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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Early October in the NOJHL


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October 6, 2022

It is in the vicinity of a month into the 2022-2023 regular season for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. So, let us take a team by team, alphabetical roundabout through the two divisions of the 12 member NOJHL.

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Hounds have solid NOJHL seam


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October 4, 2022

A pair of plum prospects who were high picks by the Soo Greyhounds at the 2022 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft will develop with the reigning champion Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this season.

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A first for Tyson Doucette


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October 4, 2022

It didn’t take Sault Ste. Marie product Tyson Doucette long to make his mark in an Ontario Hockey League regular season game. The 18-year old un-drafted forward netted a goal in his OHL debut to help the Sarnia Sting to a season opening road victory over the Kitchener Rangers.

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Four up for Fighting Walleye


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October 3, 2022

The reigning regular season pennant winners from Kam River are perfect through four games to begin the 2022-2023 Superior International Jr. Hockey League campaign.

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Evan Roach with Soo Indians


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September 29, 2022

Having just recently recovered from a nagging injury, Soo Greyhounds draft pick Evan Roach is set to restart his development with the Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association’s Under 18 Tier 1 AAA League.

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Paper Kings make the news


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September 28, 2022

An Espanola team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has not had a full winning season since the Rivermen of 2013-2014 posted a record of 32-23-1 and made it through two rounds of the playoffs.

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It’s Miller time for this lad


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September 27, 2022

Being bypassed — for whatever reason — to play for an AAA team does not mean that there is no high level hockey available in a given town. Take Preston Miller of Sault Ste. Marie, for example.

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Season of alteration in OHL


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September 27, 2022

Changes to coaching staffs, the hiring of a legendary National Hockey League head coach as a senior advisor, milestone team anniversaries, and updates to the rule book are part of what is contemporary in the Ontario Hockey League for the 2022-2023 season.

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Soo to Windsor connection


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September 26, 2022

Since its entry into the Ontario Hockey League as an expansion franchise in 1975 a slew of personnel from Sault Ste. Marie either played for or coached the Windsor Spitfires.

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How sweep it is!


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September 25, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye and Wisconsin Lumberjacks both had two wins on the weekend as 2022-2023 regular season play got underway in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Disano has dizzy numbers


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September 24, 2022

Gavin Disano stands in at a mere 5-foot-9. But the 2003 birth year goalie has stood tall for the Blind River Beavers through his first three starts of the 2022-2023 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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Puck drops on the SIJHL


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September 23, 2022

Hockey games — and in due course, championships — are won on the ice. And while hockey writers do not determine victory, some of us see ourselves as soothsayers who forecast and foresee based on a combination of analysis and fact finding. Which brings this singular wordsmith to infer, suppose and have a hunch relative to the balance of power in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Plaudits for the Dryden staff


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September 21, 2022

Who knows the inner workings of the Dryden Ice Dogs better than the long-time president of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League’s flagship franchise?

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Early in the NOJHL season


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September 20, 2022

Here and there through two weekends of play on the 2022-2023 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season schedule:

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Soo, Timmins make a trade


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September 19, 2022

A pair of 2003 birth year skaters have been exchanged in a one-for-one transaction between the Soo Thunderbirds and Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Captain of the Ice Dogs


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September 19, 2022

Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have named 20-year old forward Brady Frattinger as their team captain for the 2022-2023 season.

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Soo boy in the Windsor Zone


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September 18, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Gage Evans has signed with the Windsor Zone of the Under 18 Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Cougars cuffed by Red Hawks


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September 18, 2022

Sault College Cougars began their Division 2, American Collegiate Hockey Association season on the weekend with a pair of losses to the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks.

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Nickel Capitals ink Soo boys


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September 17, 2022

Speedy, skilled forward Coulson Bell and goalie Nick Marson have both signed with the under 16 Sudbury Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League ahead of the 2022-2023 season.

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High tide on the Kam River


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September 16, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye had a prize catch of a first full season as members of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in 2021-2022.

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Paper Kings roll past Sudbury


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September 16, 2022

Game 1 of the remade Espanola Paper Kings/Sudbury Cubs rivalry has gone to the underdogs. Working overtime, Espanola left Sudbury on Thursday with a 4-3 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League triumph.

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Rekindling a rivalry


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September 15, 2022

It is a junior A hockey contention that dates back to the 1962-1963 season when the Espanola Eagles and Sudbury Cub Wolves faced off in a six member league that also included the Soo Greyhounds, Soo Realtors, North Bay Trappers and Garson Falconbridge Native Sons. Sixty years later, the rivalry between towns 45 miles apart is a remake featuring the Espanola Paper Kings and Sudbury Cubs.

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Rock star Harroun in tune


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September 14, 2022

Prize acquisition Brady Harroun continues to be an early season sensation for the Timmins Rock. Harroun scored twice on Tuesday as Timmins trimmed the Hearst Lumberjacks 5-1 to remain unbeaten in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League standings.

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One for the Red Wings


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September 14, 2022

All six teams in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are now in the win column. Elliot Lake Red Wings put their first ‘W’ of the season on the board on Tuesday with an 8-4 drubbing of the defending champion Soo Thunderbirds.

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Soo boy signs with Sarnia


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September 13, 2022

Tyson Doucette

Tyson Doucette, a late developing forward who has grown seven inches in height over the past three years, has signed with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League as an undrafted free agent.

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Crunch time, at last


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September 11, 2022

Cameron Frost

It was on October 15 of 2021 when the Cochrane Crunch upended the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners by a 2-1 score. It would be the last time that Cochrane would win a game in the 2021-2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

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Back home in Dryden


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September 10, 2022

Ben Hackl is in good position to cap his junior hockey career in his hometown. The 20-year old forward has been obtained by the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League from the reigning champion Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Jr. Hockey League.

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Two Wolves in Espanola


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September 10, 2022

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have formally certified their affiliation agreement with the assignment of a pair of 2006 birth year prospects.

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NOJHL face-off forecast


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September 8, 2022

Who will win the showdown in the wild West? Who will be the beast and who will be the least of the East? The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has come on the scene for the 2022-2023 term.

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Another Miner in Timmins


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September 7, 2022

Lucas Piekarczyk

Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has added a fourth key member from the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Red Lake Miners via trade, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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The return of Oliver Smith


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September 7, 2022

Oliver Smith

Who says you can’t go home again? Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added a 19-year old left winger who has already proven himself at the Ontario Hockey League level.

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Reappearing in Dryden


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September 6, 2022

Eric Clark

A goalie, three defensemen and five forwards comprise a checklist of seasoned performers who are in position to lead the way for the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League come the 2022-2023 campaign.

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Walleye lands local lad Leduc


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September 5, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has added to its pool of local Thunder Bay products with the signing of a plum 2006 birth year forward.

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A win for the Walleye


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September 4, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League shook off a pair of narrow losses to the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to take the third match of a three game inter league exhibition set today at NorWest Arena in Thunder Bay.

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Chase at Sault College


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September 3, 2022

Chase Muswagon

Chase Muswagon has ventured approximately 1,200 miles from home to enrol in the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician program at Sault College and play for the varsity Cougars men’s hockey team. Hailing from The Pas, Manitoba, the 21-year old Muswagon is settling into his first year of student life at Sault College.

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Wolves sign Soo boy


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September 2, 2022

Devin Mauro

Devin Mauro has overcome the odds as a former 11th round draft pick. The 18-year old Sault Ste. Marie product has signed an Ontario Hockey League contract with the Sudbury Wolves.

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Leading the way in EL


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September 1, 2022

Kaden Laverdiere

Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have established a leadership group of six players.

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NOJHL opinion, outlook


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August 31, 2022

Goalie Jake Marois has signed up to play for the Espanola Paper Kings.

For puck sakes. The 2022-2023 version of regular season play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is scheduled to get underway next week. And here we are with a point of view perspective on the 12 teams of the NOJHL.

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Six Cubs at OHL camps


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August 31, 2022

Billy Biedermann

A half dozen projected members of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s Sudbury Cubs are at training camp sites of a number of Ontario Hockey League teams this week.

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Good friends and coaches


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August 30, 2022

Brent Hughes

Brent Hughes and John Dean have been best buddies for many years. And now the two long-time friends are working together as coaches with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Birds are Reddy in net


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August 30, 2022

Zach Reddy

Soo Thunderbirds have obtained 2003 birth year goalie Zach Reddy from the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash exchange.

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Red Wings of 1965-1966


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August 28, 2022

They were within two victories of winning the 1966 Stanley Cup only to come up short in what would have been a stunning championship triumph. Still, the Detroit Red Wings of the 1965-1966 season remain unflinchingly and unshakeably rooted in my National Hockey League, Original Six memory bank.

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New Liskeard to Timmins


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August 27, 2022

It is hard to keep a good man down. And experience, vision and values are just some of what prompted the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League to tap 58-year old Steve Polyblank as their new head coach for the looming 2022-2023 season.

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Paper Kings and Wolves


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August 27, 2022

A small market Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team has managed to secure an affiliation alliance with a nearby member of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Dual role for Dave Clancy


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August 27, 2022

Dave Clancy

Good guy Dave Clancy now has more responsibility connected to his association with the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Soo Eagles bolster blue line


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August 25, 2022

Joey Woldt

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added some experienced depth to their defence position with the acquisition of Joey Woldt.

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Original Six recollections


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August 19, 2022

To me, what will always stand out from being born in the early 1950s and being a National Hockey League fan from as early as I can remember are the indelible memories of so many players from the various teams of the Original Six.

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Hounds install new AC


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August 18, 2022

Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have filled the coaching vacancy on their staff that was created by the recent departure of Jordan Smith to the pro ranks.

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Red Lake to Elliot Lake


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August 16, 2022

Kiev Kineshanko

Yet another 20-year old member of the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Red Lake Miners is ticketed for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Bourret is for the Birds


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August 16, 2022

Kolton Bourret

Reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Soo Thunderbirds have signed a rookie goalie from Thunder Bay via North Bay.

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Hustle, bustle of the NOJHL


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August 15, 2022

It will take a lot for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to measure up to the drama and production of the 2021-2022 season. Having said that, there is estimation and computation that could have the NOJHL on track for similar adventure and elation in 2022-2023.

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Majors to Miners


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August 13, 2022

Walker is taking over from Walker. Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have a new head coach and general manager via the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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