All posts by Hockey News North Staff

NOJHL confirms playoff set up


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March 3, 2024

Here we go. The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has officially confirmed its format and time line for the looming playoffs.

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Kam River is home to Kenora


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February 28, 2024

This is the team with the best winning percentage in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. And the Kam River Fighting Walleye can solidify its stake on first place in the SIJHL with a trio of home games against the Kenora Islanders this weekend.

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Team NOHA news update


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January 11, 2024

Led by director of scouting Marc Gagnon, the 2024 edition of Team NOHA is well underway in preparation for the upcoming OHL Cup, which will be held the week of March 25.

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NOJHL & the all star challenge


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November 7, 2023

The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed the playing rosters and coaching staffs for the Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge, which is slated to be held November 13 to 15 in Trenton, Ont.

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Hearst over Kam River


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September 3, 2023

Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League edged the host Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League today to skate away with the 2023 Telco Cup title.

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Indigenous community Cubs


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August 22, 2023

Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have created an innovative new position. Cubs managing director Blaine Smith has confirmed that Dominic Fletcher will head up the NOJHL team’s newly formed Indigenous Community Relations department.

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EL Vikings need billets


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July 22, 2023

Billet families are one very important essential for junior hockey teams. And the new Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are on the look for billet families ahead of the 2023-2024 season.

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Rock development camp


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June 13, 2023

Reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Timmins Rock will be holding a July 7-9 development camp in Whitby, Ontario. See below for full details.

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Iroquois Falls has a logo


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May 24, 2023

Iroquois Falls Storm has unveiled its colours and logo. The Storm is the relocated Cochrane Crunch franchise and will take its place in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League effective the 2023-2024 season.

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Kam River tryout camp


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May 19, 2023

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has slated an upcoming prospect tryout camp. See below for full details.

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Iroquois Falls tryout camp


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May 19, 2023

Formerly the Cochrane Crunch, now the Iroquois Falls Storm, the relocated Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League franchise has confirmed its upcoming prospect tryout camp.

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U13 AA Jr. Hounds roster


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May 19, 2023

Head coach Ryan Corcoran has confirmed the roster for the Under 13 AA Soo Jr. Greyhounds ahead of the 2023-2024 hockey season. 

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Hanmer … NHL … NTAAA


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May 17, 2023

Over the years, venerable Centennial Arena in Hanmer has been the home of hockey development for many young hopefuls. And there have been a number of players from the Hanmer/Valley East area who have gone on to play professional hockey. 

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Storm in Iroquois Falls


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May 13, 2023

There is a Storm brewing in Iroquois Falls. The transferred Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has been renamed as the Iroquois Falls Storm.

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Cochrane to Iroquois Falls


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May 9, 2023

Junior hockey is returning to Iroquois Falls. The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed that its Board of Directors has approved the application of the Cochrane Crunch to relocate to Iroquois Falls, effective the upcoming 2023-2024 season.

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North Stars nip Walleye


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April 25, 2023

Thunder Bay North Stars have taken a two games to none lead in their Superior International Jr. Hockey League championship series with the crosstown Kam River Fighting Walleye.

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Timmins and Soo are 2-2


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April 25, 2023

The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series between the Timmins Rock and Soo Thunderbirds is now down to a best-of-three set.

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BR Beavers spring camp


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April 24, 2023

Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be holding a spring tryout camp on the May 13-14 weekend.

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Silver for U15 AAA Hounds


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April 17, 2023

Soo Jr. Greyhounds were upended by the Vaughan Kings by a 4-0 margin in the gold medal game of the AAA Under 15 Ontario Hockey Federation championship tournament on Sunday.

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NOJHL title series slate


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April 16, 2023

The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has finalized the best of seven schedule for the championship series between the Timmins Rock and Soo Thunderbirds.

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Under 10 A level champs


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April 11, 2023

An overachieving crew of both boys and girls, the Northside Volkswagen Hurricanes recently skated away with the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s under 10 A level championship.

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Sudbury Cubs growl towels


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April 4, 2023

Sudbury Cubs will play host to the reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Soo Thunderbirds on Thursday and Friday of this week for Games 1 and 2 of the West Division final.

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NOHA U15 AA champs!


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March 26, 2023

Under 15 AA Soo Jr. Greyhounds are Northern Ontario Hockey Association champs. Coached by Frank Porco, the U15 AA Hounds skated to NOHA championship glory in North Bay today.

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Lady Cougars are champs!


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March 20, 2023

Sault College Cougars put the exclamation point on an undefeated women’s hockey season today with a 6-1 triumph over Northeastern University.

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Beavers and Thunderbirds


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March 19, 2023

Second place Blind River Beavers and third seed Soo Thunderbirds have confirmed the dates for the opening round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series between the West Division foes.

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Rock and Rapids


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March 19, 2023

First place Timmins Rock and fourth seed French River Rapids have confirmed the dates for the opening round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series between the East Division foes.

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Soo, NB for Great North glory


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March 18, 2023

It will be the no. 1 seed Soo U18 Greyhounds going up against the second ranked North Bay U18 Trappers for the Great North Under 18 Hockey League championship.

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On to the Great North semis


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March 17, 2023

Four teams remain in the quest for the Great North Under 18 Hockey League playoff championship. The league’s championship tournament is being held in Sault Ste. Marie and semi-final matchups are set for Saturday.

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AJ shows shutout form


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March 17, 2023

Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals will take a record of 1-1 into today’s round-robin finale at the Great North Under 18 Hockey League’s playoff championship tournament.

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First up in the Great North


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March 17, 2023

Highlights of Day 1 of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League championship tournament included three teams winning both of their games and four goalies posting shutouts.

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Cubs and Paper Kings


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March 13, 2023

First place Sudbury Cubs and fourth seed Espanola Paper Kings have confirmed the dates for the opening round, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series between the West Division foes.

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Lumberjacks and Voodoos


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March 13, 2023

Second place Hearst Lumberjacks and third seed Powassan Voodoos have confirmed the dates for the opening round, best of seven, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff dates between the East Division foes.

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Under 16 AA champs


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March 5, 2023

Soo Under 16 AA Jr. Greyhounds capped a dual championship season today. The U16 AA Hounds added the playoff championship to the regular season title with a 3-2 win over the Nickel City Sons. See below for team photo.

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Sault hosting OHF event


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February 24, 2023

This is the big time of hockey events for this level and age group. Sault Major Hockey Association and the Soo Under 15 AAA Jr. Greyhounds will play host to an elite event from April 12 to 16 of this year.

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U12 AA Hounds on the road


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February 23, 2023

Fresh from winning a tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the long weekend, the Soo Under 12 AA Jr. Greyhounds head out on the road again this weekend.

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Pee Wee Extravaganza champs


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February 15, 2023

More than 90 teams in 18 divisions from towns all over the north region took part in the recent Soo Pee Wee Hockey League’s annual Extravaganza Tournament.

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OHL Greyhounds sign a pair


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February 10, 2023

Soo Greyhounds have inked a pair of prospects from the 2022 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, general manager Kyle Raftis has confirmed.

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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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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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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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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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Hockey Canada scandal fallout


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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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U11 A Silver Stick champs


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November 28, 2022

Take a bow, Bulldogs. Bulk Barn Bulldogs of Sault Ste. Marie recently returned home after winning the Under 11 A division championship at the Silver Stick Hockey Tournament in Sudbury.

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Sticking together


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November 23, 2022

The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, along with Sherwood Hockey, has teamed up to support an under 18 hockey team in need.

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Little NHL champs


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November 21, 2022

Representing the Soo Pee Wee Hockey League, the Under 10 A level Hurricanes went undefeated on the weekend to bring home the championship banner from the Welland Little NHL Tournament.

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U16 Hounds set to play


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October 20, 2022

The under 16 AA Soo Jr. Greyhounds are slated to take to the home ice of GFL Memorial Gardens this Sunday at 1 p.m. for a Northern Ontario Hockey Association season opening match against the Nickel City Sons. See below for the U16 AA Hounds player photo roster.

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Zero tolerance for bullying


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September 24, 2022

Minor hockey season is underway throughout Ontario. As youngsters in Sault Ste. Marie and all over northern Ontario and across the province have laced up the skates for a new season, all who are involved in the game should be reminded that hockey is designed to be a safe, welcoming environment for players of all skill levels and background.

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Here are the U12 AA Hounds


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September 18, 2022

The coaching staff of the under 12 AA Soo Jr. Greyhounds has confirmed the player roster for the 2022-2023 season. It is as follows.

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Hockey North Show Podcast


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September 14, 2022

The Hockey North Show with Randy Russon will return for another season, albeit in a new format. Slated to start the new 2022-2023 season in early October, the Hockey North Show is moving from radio to podcast.

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Fiddes finds the net


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September 4, 2022

Brian Fiddes

Veteran Brian Fiddes netted three goals to spark the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to a 5-3 victory over the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League in an inter league exhibition match on Saturday at NorWest Arena in Thunder Bay.

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Eagles nip Walleye


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September 3, 2022

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League soared back from a two-goal third period deficit to defeat the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League 3-2 in inter league exhibition play on Friday at NorWest Arena in Thunder Bay.

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Sault College tryouts


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August 7, 2022

This serves as a notice to any eligible student-athlete looking for an education while being able to play with the Sault College Cougars of the Division 2, American Collegiate Hockey Association.

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Sault College fundraiser


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August 3, 2022

Sault College Cougars men’s hockey team is holding a fundraiser in the form of a World Junior Hockey Championship viewing party.

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Dryden training camp


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August 3, 2022

Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League have confirmed their training/tryout camp details ahead of the upcoming season.

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U16 Greyhound tryouts


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August 1, 2022

Three sessions of tryout scrimmages will be held to select the Under 16 AA edition of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Sault Major Hockey Association for the 2022-2023 season. The dates are as follows.

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Cochrane Crunch tryout camp


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July 21, 2022

Looking for a chance to play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the coming season? Cochrane Crunch of the NOJHL is hosting a one day tryout camp in August. See below for details.

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Hockey Canada sex scandal


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July 1, 2022

Several major corporations are putting their Hockey Canada sponsorships on ice in the wake of the national governing body’s handling of an alleged sexual assault.

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Trappers to Voodoos


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June 10, 2022

Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have stayed in their neighbourhood and signed high scoring forward Will Bourre from the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Soo Eagles tryout camp


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May 28, 2022

Lincolnwood, Illinois will be the site of an upcoming open tryout camp being staged by the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. See below for details on how to register.

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Northern teams eliminated


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May 24, 2022

Neither of the clubs from northern Ontario will advance to the playoff round of the 10 team Centennial Cup national junior A hockey championship tournament that is being held in Estevan, Saskatchewan. 

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Dryden Ice Dogs AGM


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May 12, 2022

Franchise mainstay Mike Sveinson will remain at the helm of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League for a ninth consecutive term.

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There will be a Game 7


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May 11, 2022

One game will determine the playoff champion of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the 2021-2022 season.

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T-Birds take another


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May 9, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds have extended the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series to a sixth game. Playing at home on Sunday, the Thunderbirds held on for a 3-2 win over the Hearst Lumberjacks.

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Birds are still chirping


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May 7, 2022

Top seed Soo Thunderbirds have remained in contention for the 2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship.

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Game 1 goes to Hearst


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May 2, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds not only lost the opener of their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series with the Hearst Lumberjacks but they had a remarkable 26-game win streak halted in the process.

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Lumberjacks and Thunderbirds


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April 30, 2022

The last time a champion in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League was crowned was in 2019 when the visiting Hearst Lumberjacks upset the Soo Thunderbirds in the seventh and deciding game of the finals. Three years later, it will again be the no. 1 seed Thunderbirds and the no. 2 seed Lumberjacks facing off for the NOJHL title.

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Kam River prospect camp


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April 27, 2022

Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has confirmed a prospect identification camp for June 10 to 12 at Fort William First Nation Arena in Thunder Bay. See below for complete details.

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Crunch prospect tryout


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April 27, 2022

Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has confirmed an upcoming tryout camp to be held in Alliston. See below for details.

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Lumberjacks spring camp


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April 26, 2022

Patrick Vaillancourt, who is the president of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has confirmed a spring camp to be held in Alliston. See below for details via the Lumberjacks.

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EL Wings prospect camp


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April 25, 2022

Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will be holding their spring prospects camp in early May. See below for details.

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T-Birds development camp


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April 25, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have confirmed a June development camp as per general manager Jamie Henderson. See below for details.

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Sudbury Cubs spring camp


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April 25, 2022

It won’t be long before junior A hockey teams in northeastern and northwestern Ontario hold spring tryout and prospect camps well ahead of the 2022-2023 season. One such team is the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. See below for details.

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Words from Dryden Ice Dogs


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April 20, 2022

Hockey News North has received the following message from the president of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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