All posts by HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff

Elliot Lake has a nice look


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September 13, 2021

Tyson Bradford wears the colours of the new Elliot Lake Red Wings. (photo by Northern Exposures)

After a year away and sporting a new name, Elliot Lake is back in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Here are the U18 Greyhounds


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September 12, 2021

Head coach Jamie Henderson has confirmed the roster for the 2021-2022 edition of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Bull heading to Cochrane


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August 27, 2021

Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has added a defenseman via the Quebec AAA Jr. Hockey League.

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Three stars to Wisconsin


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August 24, 2021

University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils have recruited three graduated stars from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the upcoming season.

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Rayside adds experience


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August 11, 2021

Forward Kyler Campbell has been acquired by the Rayside Balfour Canadians from the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash exchange.

The 6-foot, 200 pound Campbell, who has a 2001 birth date, played in 56 career NOJHL games for Kirkland Lake and produced 15 goals, 13 assists, 28 points.

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Rayside adds to depth chart


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July 7, 2021

Alexander Dillon is moving up from the Little Britain Merchants of the Provincial Jr. C Hockey League to the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Powassan via Oshawa


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June 18, 2021

Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed rookie forward Elliott Haigh from the Oshawa Generals under 18 program.

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SMHA coaches for ’21-22


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April 28, 2021

Hockey News North has confirmed a number of the coaches who will lead Sault Major Hockey Association teams for the 2021-2022 season. The list of coaches is as follows.

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June camp in Elliot Lake


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April 22, 2021

Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are intent on getting a head start well in advance of the 2021-2022 season.

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Making the best of pandemic


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March 16, 2021

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was prepared for Hockey News North by Michelle Guzzo, secretary of the Sault Major Hockey Association.

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A winning story


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February 23, 2021

Hockey News North has received the following press release relative to a school based fitness curriculum that includes National Hockey League star Nick Foligno.

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Statement from David Branch


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February 11, 2021

David Branch

Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch has issued the following statement relative to return to play discussions for the 2020-2021 season.

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We are with the Express


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January 3, 2021

Hockey News North and the Espanola Express are planning to team up during what will be a temporary time away from game activity for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team in the early stages of the 2021 schedule.

With the other eight active teams of the NOJHL potentially slated to return to play later this month as part of cohort competition, Espanola will be on the sidelines as the league’s ninth entry before the Express resumes regular season game action in February.

Which is where Hockey News North will come in to play while the Express is temporarily idle.

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Nice NOJHL action shots


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December 26, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians goalie David Bowen thwarts a scoring opportunity by Mason Chitaroni of the Blind River Beavers

We have some good photos to share from the first session of play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

Hockey News North has taken the liberty of choosing a few quality photos from a smattering of the games that have been played in the NOJHL thus far in this 2020-2021 regular season.

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Pee Wee Penguins on ice


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December 18, 2020

Minor hockey may not be the same as it plays and practices in modified form relative to COVID-19.

But there are still many happy faces to be found.

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RBC Christmas Camp


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November 24, 2020

Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be holding a ‘Christmas Camp for Kids’ for youngsters 12 years of age and under.

The camp will feature Rayside Balfour coaches and players assisting youngsters with their hockey skills including skating, stick-handling and passing.

There are two age categories for the morning sessions that will be held on December 28, 29, 30 at the Garson Arena.

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Indians blank Little Caesars


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November 16, 2020

Goalie Logan Raffaele had back to back shutouts for the Soo Indians

What a weekend!

Soo Indians of the under 18 AAA Michigan Amateur Hockey Association fashioned a perfect 2020-2021 regular season set on the weekend with a pair of home ice triumphs.

The Indians blanked Detroit Little Caesars by 2-0 and 4-0 scores.

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Birds, Beavers off for now


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November 13, 2020

The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has announced that this weekend’s slated home and home games between the Soo Thunderbirds and Blind River Beavers will be rescheduled to a later date.

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Regular season set to start


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November 10, 2020

Cochrane Crunch and Hearst Lumberjacks will play a home and home set this weekend. (Photo by Emily Martin)

Eight teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are slated to begin regular season play this week.

In all, seven games are on the schedule from Friday through Sunday.

See below for the list of seven matches that are set to go, according to the NOJHL.

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NOJHL exhibition exercise


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November 8, 2020

The mini pre-season schedule in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League featured four more exhibition games on Saturday and Sunday. Regular season play in the NOJHL is slated to begin this coming weekend.

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Hockey North Show start date


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October 30, 2020

Coincident with the looming start of the 2020-2021 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, the Hockey North Show will begin its annual gig on Wednesday, November 18 from 5-6 p.m. on radio station Eagle 95.1 and its on-line site www.eagleradio951.com.

The one-hour, weekly radio show will again be hosted by Hockey News North editor Randy Russon and Soo Today sports editor Brad Coccimiglio and will be broadcast live from Reggie’s Place Tavern in the Sault’s downtown.

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NOJHL player safety study


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October 25, 2020

Powassan Voodoos trainer and Master of Science in Kinesiology student J.J. Johnson with Dr. Kristina Karvinen

Here is one for the books.

And one for team work.

As head trainer and equipment manager of the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, J.J. Johnson is also actively continuing his education, with a project focused on player safety.

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All new Hockey North Show


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October 17, 2020

There will be significant changes to the Hockey North Show when the well established program returns to the airwaves in mid November for its annual 25 week gig.

For one, the Hockey North Show with Randy Russon and Brad Coccimiglio is moving to a new radio home, Eagle 95.1 — on line via www.eagleradio951.com — from its former ESPN 1400 spot.

As well, the Hockey North Show will be broadcast live on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. (as opposed to Tuesdays) and as a bonus, all editions will be recorded and archived on www.eagleradio951.com as well as the Eagle 95.1 Facebook page for replay on demand.

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Hockey North Show on 95.1


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October 2, 2020

A seasonal mainstay of the airwaves since 2013, the Hockey North Show is planning its return for the upcoming season via Eagle Radio 95.1.

The plan is for the Hockey North Show to be on air a week in advance of when, for example, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League begins play for the 2020-2021 campaign.

The NOJHL, along with minor hockey in the Twin Sault and northeastern Ontario areas, will be focal points of the Hockey North Show.

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SPWHL return to play guide


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September 29, 2020

Minor hockey has made a return in Sault Ste. Marie with teams selected for skill and practice sessions in the various age categories. Following is a return to play guideline as issued by the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League.

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Confidence a key for Calisti


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September 6, 2020

Robert Calisti

Robert Calisti has made gigantic strides since his rookie season of 2017-2018 with the Soo Greyhounds when he dressed for only six games in the Ontario Hockey League and did not pick up a point.

After being picked by the Greyhounds in the third round, 44th overall, of the 2017 OHL priority selections draft, Calisti would spend the majority of the 2017-2018 campaign with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

Regular season and playoffs included that 2017-2018 term, Calisti played in 46 games with the Thunderbirds and produced eight goals, 22 assists, 30 points from his defense position.

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We have this from the NOJHL


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August 21, 2020

We can only hope this works out at some point this season. Having said that, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed its initial ‘return to play’ outline for the 2020-2021 season.

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Rhodes Centre arenas open


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July 23, 2020

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has implemented a number of modifications for the two arenas that are housed within John Rhodes Community Centre. The Rhodes Centre is located in the Sault’s east end on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park.

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Rhodes to re-open next week


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July 9, 2020

The City of Sault Ste. Marie continues to re-open facilities by employing a phased approach as it tries to ensure appropriate safety measures for the community and limiting public health risks.

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Top 12 OHL rookies are …


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May 27, 2020

Ontario Hockey League has confirmed its first and second team all-rookie selections from the 2019-2020 season. General managers from the 20 OHL teams conducted the voting process.

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Hearst to Plattsburgh


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April 14, 2020

Forward Spencer Silver of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is headed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association ranks.

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Flashback: RB Sabrecats


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April 9, 2020

To be sure, from 1995-1996 through 2001-2002, there was no better team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League than the erstwhile Rayside Balfour Sabrecats.

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Numbers on the NOJHL


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March 22, 2020

The 2019-2020 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season ended unexpectedly due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the NOJHL’s communications department, along with esteemed league historian David Harrison, have compiled a by-the-numbers look at the season.

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OHL season “on pause”


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March 12, 2020

Hockey News North has received the following media release from the Canadian Hockey League relative to the Coronavirus.

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The very best of the NOJHL


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March 11, 2020

We have the envelopes. The 12-member Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed a lengthy list of award winners for the 2019-2020 regular season.

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Crunch, Voodoos playoff slate


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March 9, 2020

Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed dates and times for the East Division semi-final series between no. 4 seed Cochrane Crunch and no. 1 seed Powassan Voodoos.

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Skate with the Irish


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March 8, 2020

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has advised Hockey News North that it will be holding a series of open skates, beginning this week.

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Soo Eagles, RBC playoff slate


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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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Soo Reps in Timmins


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March 7, 2020

Pee wee major AA Soo Reps split a pair of opening day matches at the Northern Ontario Hockey Association’s tournament of champions that is taking place in Timmins.

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PW Major Hounds edged out


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March 2, 2020

Soo Pee Wee Major AAA Soo Jr. Greyhounds won two games and lost three as the Northern Ontario Hockey Association representative at the Ontario Winter Games that were held on the weekend in Orillia.

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All about Detroit Fighting Irish


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March 1, 2020

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League is already in the planning and preparation process for the 2020-2021 season.

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