Borrelli in Blind River


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January 25, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie product AJ Borrelli is getting an extended stay with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The 16-year old goalie will remain with Blind River as an affiliate player until February 4, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Paper Kings spring camp


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January 25, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are already in the planning stages for the 2023-2024 season. Paper Kings head coach Jason Rapcewicz and general manager Marc Gagnon have confirmed a northern evaluation camp for April 28-29 in Espanola.

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A tale of two AP goalies


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January 22, 2023

What were the chances of this? Two goalies from Sault Ste. Marie who play for separate Great North Under 18 Hockey League teams in Sudbury both dressed as affiliate player backups for opposite clubs in the same Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game.

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BR goalie signs OHL deal


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January 20, 2023

Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League have signed goalie Charlie Burns of the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to a standard player contract.

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Timmins v. Hearst


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January 19, 2023

Tense. Testy. Torrid. Just three words of description that narrate the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rivalry between the Timmins Rock and Hearst Lumberjacks.

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Kowal the Paper King AP


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January 17, 2023

Teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are known for making good use of affiliate players from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in the case of injury and shortened lineups.

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Mauro propels Paper Kings


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January 13, 2023

It was a nice return to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for Devin Mauro. The 18-year old Sault Ste. Marie product scored once and added an assist as the Espanola Paper Kings edged the French River Rapids by a 7-5 margin tonight.

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From the Rock to the Majors


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January 12, 2023

Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League have been bolstered by the return of 17-year old forward Thomas Beard from the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Captain Kaden to the Cubs


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January 11, 2023

The first place team in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League strengthened itself at the Canadian Jr. Hockey League trade deadline. Sudbury Cubs obtained big centre man Kaden Laverdiere of the last place Elliot Lake Red Wings in a cash exchange.

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EPK nabs big Brinn Burleigh


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January 11, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League finalized their blue line brigade at the Canadian Jr. Hockey League trade deadline in a big way.

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Devin Mauro to Espanola


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January 10, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie product Devin Mauro has joined the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League via the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Thunderbirds and Beavers


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January 9, 2023

A mid week home and home set between the Soo Thunderbirds and Blind River Beavers is on tap in the hotly-contested West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Bell tolls for Espanola


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January 7, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie product Coulson Bell got to make his Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League debut as a 15-year old affiliate player for the Espanola Paper Kings with family members in attendance.

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Nickel Caps to Paper Kings


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January 6, 2023

A pair of productive 15-year old forwards from the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League will make their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League debut tonight as affiliated players for the Espanola Paper Kings.

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Elliot Lake to Sudbury


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January 5, 2023

Devin Shoreman is moving from the last place team in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the first place club.

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AJ is an AP for BR


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January 5, 2023

It is a case in point and illustration of the hockey development process. In this instance it is Sault Ste. Marie product AJ Borrelli, who is a 16-year old goalie with the Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League and a registered affiliate player with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Back in the north country


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January 4, 2023

A second segment in a given season serves as a stretch run towards spots in the standings ahead of the playoffs. It is also about another stage in player development. And with the 2023 sector of schedules back in play let us take a sled through the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the Superior International Jr. Hockey League and the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

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Bell rings for Paper Kings


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January 3, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have registered a second Sault Ste. Marie product who plays for the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League as an affiliate player, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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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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D1 deal for CC goalie


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December 31, 2022

Cochrane Crunch goalie Marcus Ouellet has secured a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment to play for the American International College Yellow Jackets.

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Boivin and Boivin in the net


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December 29, 2022

Oh, brother. The older one tends goal for the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And the younger one stops pucks for the Kapuskasing Flyers of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League. Hailing from Blind River and playing hockey hundreds of miles from home are the goalie brothers — 19-year old Patrick Boivin and 16-year old Alex Boivin.

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NOJHL stars and storylines


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December 23, 2022

Here and there at about the midway point of the 2022-2023 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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Paper Kings clip Cubs


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December 16, 2022

An old teammate was the masked culprit as a nine game winning streak of the Sudbury Cubs came to a halt by way of Espanola Paper Kings goalie Jake Marois.

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High tide of the East side


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December 15, 2022

They are the thriving threesome of the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Timmins Rock, Hearst Lumberjacks and Powassan Voodoos are in an East side race for first place.

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Sudbury Cubs stay local


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December 14, 2022

The clear cut mission is to win the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship. And if the Sudbury Cubs are able to do so it will be with a lineup that is laden with local lads and northern folk.

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Zest of the NOJHL West


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December 13, 2022

What a race it is in the wild West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. It starts among the top three teams and then picks up steam in a frantic dash for the fourth playoff spot.

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Paper Kings add depth


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December 12, 2022

Free agent skater Teegan Dumont has signed with the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Marson a Paper King AP


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December 11, 2022

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have officially registered Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals goalie Nick Marson as an affiliate player. Paper Kings general manager Marc Gagnon confirmed the recent signing of Marson as an AP to Hockey News North.

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Mid season in the NOJHL


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December 5, 2022

Here ‘n there in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League with the 2022-2023 regular season schedule at the midway point.

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Zeppa returns to the Birds


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December 3, 2022

Soo Thunderbirds have signed 20-year old goalie Noah Zeppa, Hockey News North has confirmed. Zeppa was a key performer for the 2021-2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Thunderbirds.

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Paper King points producer


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December 1, 2022

He is small in size but big when it comes to putting up points. At a mere 5-foot-6, 160 pounds, Lucas Signoretti has been an impact player for the Espanola Paper Kings since he signed with the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team as a free agent in late October of this year.

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Espanola to Kam River


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November 30, 2022

A high end forward is on his way to the first place team in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League via the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Rock and roll of November


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November 30, 2022

Timmins Rock put together a November to remember. A top Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League contender, the Rock rolled to a record of 9-0-1 during November to end the month with an overall mark of 20-5-4 and a .759 winning percentage atop the East Division.

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Net worth of the North


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November 27, 2022

It is a league flush with goalies who have save percentages at or above the watershed .900 mark. And in the 12 team Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League there are no less than eight homegrown puck stoppers who are in the better than average category.

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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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Mauro is for the Birds


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November 18, 2022

Justin Mauro’s junior A hockey career has come full circle. The 20-year old Mauro is now a member of his hometown Soo Thunderbirds after having played for four other junior A teams.

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Noah Metivier to Sudbury


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November 17, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie product Noah Metivier, who helped backstop the Soo Thunderbirds to the 2022 championship, is back in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The 18-year old Metivier has been acquired by the pace-setting Sudbury Cubs of the NOJHL from the lowly Lindsay Muskies of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash exchange.

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Rock solid up in Timmins


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November 16, 2022

Multiple, major acquisitions have been made to get the Timmins Rock to where it is currently at. And with the lineup seemingly set as the midway mark of the 2022-2023 regular season looms, the Rock is a solid contestant for potential glory in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Cubs are a homegrown hub


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November 14, 2022

It is a league that is a combine competition of a fleet of contending teams. And at mid November, it is the Sudbury Cubs who have the best winning percentage in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League where nine of the 12 teams are above the .500 mark.

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Rock adds Superior d-man


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November 10, 2022

Top flight defenseman Brandon Rossetti has landed with the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League from the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League. He had requested a trade out of Fort Frances.

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Paper Kings have net worth


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November 8, 2022

A crowded crease has actually provided dividends for the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League thus far this season.

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Belanger making his own name


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November 7, 2022

Kenny Belanger

He has hockey roots that run deep through his dad. Through time, the game has changed dramatically since his now 48-year old dad Ken Belanger was a feared, left wing enforcer at the Ontario Hockey League and National Hockey League levels. So now, young Kenny Belanger is making his own name as a skilled 18-year old forward with the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Crunch leads the bunch


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November 4, 2022

Cochrane Crunch has created some separation among the lower level threesome in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Wild West of the NOJHL


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November 3, 2022

There is clear separation between the top three teams and the lower three in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. But at about the one third mark of the regular season schedule in the NOJHL, it is a much different story in the West Division where all six teams are in clear contention.

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Marvellous Marois


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October 31, 2022

Jake Marois made his Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League debut with the Espanola Paper Kings on the weekend and the 19-year old goalie was nothing short of sensational.

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Assinewai assists Cubs


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October 28, 2022

Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added a skilled forward with 46 games of Ontario Hockey League experience to their lineup. 18-year old Samuel Assinewai made his debut with the Cubs on Thursday and had an assist as league leading Sudbury improved its record to 13-2-2 with a 3-2 overtime win over the Timmins Rock.

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’06 goalies of the NOJHL


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October 24, 2022

No less than four goalies who were picked at the 2022 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft are developing and playing well for teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League thus far this season.

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Nyman has the numbers


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October 23, 2022

He is a Rock star defenseman. Kenyon Nyman of the Timmins Rock leads all Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League blue liners in scoring thus far this season.

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Paper Kings via the OHL


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October 21, 2022

Two Ontario Hockey League draft picks have just joined the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Trapper for Trapper trade


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October 21, 2022

A pair of former members of the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League are the principles in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League trade between the Powassan Voodoos and French River Rapids.

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Big four of the NOJHL


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October 18, 2022

Four of the 12 teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League — two from each of the West and East Divisions — have already passed the 20-point mark on the 2022-2023 regular season.

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Hockey moms road trip


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October 17, 2022

It was anything but a routine weekend road trip for three moms who travelled thousands of miles from western Canada to Sault Ste. Marie and Blind River to watch their sons play for the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Black Bears and Indians


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October 16, 2022

Soo Eagles have become a settled, stable member of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. But prior to their formation, the Eagles had a pair of worthy predecessors who represented Sault Ste. Marie and the Upper Peninsula as members of the NOJHL.

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Eagles in fine franchise form


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October 14, 2022

They are of good repute across the midwest of the United States and into the north of Michigan and Ontario as an established junior A hockey franchise that promotes and develops its players in a first class setting and surrounding. And a main constant of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is co-owner, general manager and assistant coach Bruno Bragagnolo.

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Smyl off to sizzling start


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October 13, 2022

Cooper Smyl, who scored 33 goals in 68 games over two seasons with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, is making his mark with the Whitecourt Wolverines of the Alberta Jr. Hockey League.

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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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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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