Good days, ways of the NOJHL


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May 18, 2022

More and more it has become a league of choice and course of action for players from across Canada and into the United States. It has men who coach for a living, rather than as a sideline. And the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has parity as evidenced by the fact that seven of its 12 teams finished above the .500 mark — and an eighth came in a mere game below it — during the 2021-2022 regular season.

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Thunderbird magic


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May 13, 2022

On the cusp of being upset by a lower seeded team that had finished nine points behind them in the regular season standings, Soo Thunderbirds rallied from a three games to none deficit to edge the Hearst Lumberjacks for the 2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff championship.

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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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Whiteduck lands at Sault College


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May 10, 2022

Pineshish Whiteduck

Sault College Cougars have signed an energetic, speedster with prior experience in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League ahead of the looming 2022-2023 academic/athletic 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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New hire for Sudbury Cubs


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May 3, 2022

Darryl Moxam

Darryl Moxam has long been a fixture in Sudbury as a high level hockey coach of good repute with multiple affiliations in his home town. And now, the 45-year old Moxam is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the Ontario Hockey League without leaving Sudbury.

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Road hogs of Hearst


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May 3, 2022

Playing in enemy territory has brought out the beast in the Hearst Lumberjacks this Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff season. Remarkably, Hearst has won eight of nine games away from home thus far in the playoffs.

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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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Cochrane to West Virginia


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April 30, 2022

The busiest goalie in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League during the 2021-2022 season has earned himself a Division 1, American Collegiate Hockey Association commitment.

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We have a Game 7


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April 28, 2022

For the first time in the 2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff season there will be a seventh and deciding game to finish a series.

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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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Birds of prey and play


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April 24, 2022

They may be the most overwhelming, yet underwhelming junior A hockey team in Canada. They finished the regular season with 18 straight victories and have won eight more in succession through two rounds of the playoffs.

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Birds up two in border battle


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April 21, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds will take a two games to none cushion across the border when their best of seven playoff series resumes with the Soo Eagles on Friday night.

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Beavers renew Brick contract


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April 19, 2022

The most successful coach and general manager in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League history of the Blind River Beavers has had his contract extended for another three years.

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Northern, Superior six pack


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April 18, 2022

There are four teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and two in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League that remain in pursuit of playoff championships in their respective loops.

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Eagles v. Thunderbirds


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April 16, 2022

No. 1 seed Soo Thunderbirds and no. 2 seed Soo Eagles will meet in a cross-river border battle to decide the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s West Division playoff title.

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Hearst v. Timmins


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April 16, 2022

No. 1 seed Timmins Rock will face off against no. 2 seed Hearst Lumberjacks in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s East Division finals. The best of seven series will begin on Tuesday at McIntyre Arena in Timmins.

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Sudbury Cubs stay alive


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April 13, 2022

Pierson Sobush

The series will play on. Sudbury Cubs have extended their semi-final playoff showdown with the Soo Eagles by way of a clutch road victory.

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Eagles fly to 3-1 series lead


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April 13, 2022

Ryan Gilmore

Soo Eagles are within one victory of advancing to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s West Division finals against the powerhouse Soo Thunderbirds. The Eagles have a 3-1 semi-final series lead on the Sudbury Cubs following a 5-0 road whitewash on Tuesday.

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How sweep it is!


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April 12, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds and Timmins Rock have both advanced to their respective Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League divisional finals.

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Monday night playoffs


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April 11, 2022

Multiple series are on the line tonight when best-of-seven playoff action continues in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Along the playoff path


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April 9, 2022

Three games were played in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and another in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League as playoffs in both loops progressed on Friday.

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Semi-final beginnings


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April 8, 2022

Six of the eight teams that are still in the playoff picture saw action on Thursday as home teams took all three semi-final openers in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Beavers oust Wings


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April 7, 2022

Patrick Boivin made 31 saves and a second period goal by Jake Kovacs stood up as the winner and the Blind River Beavers are off to the next round of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs.

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Best of the NOJHL


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April 7, 2022

They have been deemed the best of the best of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And, to be sure, this is a best list of players, coaches, general managers and executives from the 12 member NOJHL. Notably, more than one individual was recognized in two separate categories.

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Elliot Lake battles back


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April 6, 2022

A goal by Ethan Mercer just past the 5:00 minute mark of a second overtime session capped a frantic comeback for the Elliot Lake Red Wings who scored a 4-3 win over the Blind River Beavers to force a third and deciding game in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League preliminary round series.

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Roar of the Rapids


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April 5, 2022

It has been a season of firsts for the small market French River Rapids. First, they qualified for the playoffs for the first time since entering the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as an expansion team in 2015.

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Beavers over Wings


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April 5, 2022

Gavin Disano made 20 saves and three players acquired in mid season trades had multiple point outings as the Blind River Beavers struck first in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League preliminary round series with the Elliot Lake Red Wings.

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Beavers and Red Wings


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April 4, 2022

Arch-rivals representing nearby towns along rugged highways, Blind River Beavers and Elliot Lake Red Wings will begin their best-of-three Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League preliminary round playoff series tonight. Start time is slated for 7:00 in Blind River.

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NOJHL playoff procession


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April 3, 2022

It is playoff season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The playoff parade begins with best-of-three preliminary round sets between the no. 4 and no. 5 seeds in both divisions of the NOJHL.

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‘We have D1 players in the NOJHL’


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March 31, 2022

It doesn’t take an educated or practical imagination to deduce that Doug Laprade knows a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association hockey player when he sees one. Not only was Laprade — who now coaches the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League — a Division 1 skater with the 1988 national champion Lake Superior State Lakers but he was later a volunteer assistant coach and repeat NCAA champ at his alma mater.

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Local lads lift Thunderbirds


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March 27, 2022

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or so it seems. During the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s last complete season, the 2018-2019 campaign, the Soo Thunderbirds finished first overall in the 12 team loop with 15 local players in their lineup.

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Winging it into the playoffs


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March 27, 2022

It took them until the second last game of the regular season to clinch a playoff position in their first go around as members of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Showing gradual improvement as the 2021-2022 regular season progressed, the Elliot Lake Red Wings managed to secure the fifth and final playoff spot in the West Division of the NOJHL, just ahead of the Espanola Express.

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NOJHL playoff timeline


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March 26, 2022

Playoff season is just around the corner in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And the NOJHL has finalized its format and timeline for the upcoming 2022 playoffs and the competition for the Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy.

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Black Bears of the North


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March 24, 2022

They were only in existence for three seasons. But the Northern Michigan Black Bears had winning records in all three of their seasons as members of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from 2003 to 2006.

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Thoughts of NOJHL playoffs


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March 22, 2022

The last time I watched a playoff game in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League was two years ago — March 4, 2020 at Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Soo Eagles routed the visiting Espanola Express by a 7-1 score and would go on to sweep the best of three preliminary round series in two straight games.

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NOJHL and the Centennial Cup


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March 22, 2022

Further to the announcement made by Hockey Canada, the 2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff champion will advance directly to compete at the Centennial Cup national tournament, to be held May 20-29, in Estevan, Saskatchewan.

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Ottawa via French River


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March 18, 2022

Three years ago at this time Phillipe Daoust was finishing up his rookie season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as a member of the French River Rapids.

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Stick handling through traffic


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March 14, 2022

This marks the third season in succession that the Covid nemesis has affected junior A hockey, in this case two leagues that are based in the rugged regions of northeastern and northwestern Ontario. But both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Superior International Jr. Hockey League have faced off against the opponent and managed to stick handle through traffic.

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Baker’s dozen for the Birds


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March 13, 2022

Make that 13 straight wins for the Soo Thunderbirds. The top ranked team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League extended its victory streak to lucky 13 with weekend road victories over the Hearst Lumberjacks and Timmins Rock.

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Bowen boys of the broadcast booth


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March 12, 2022

As the legendary play by play voice of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, 70-year old Joe Bowen has stood the test of time as one of the absolute best in the business. And now there is another Bowen who has taken to calling games behind the mic.

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