Eagles fly high over Miners


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October 7, 2023

SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan — Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League continued their high flight on Friday night before a noisy crowd of more than 1,000 fans here at venerable Pullar Stadium.

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Vikings of the north region


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October 5, 2023

Teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are no longer restricted to recruiting the vast majority of their players from various regions of the province. Rather, there are no limitations on teams that can now go across Canada and into the United States to put together their rosters. But the Elliot Lake Vikings are just one NOJHL team — Sudbury Cubs and Soo Thunderbirds are two others — that purposely focus on scouting and recruiting talent from northern Ontario towns.

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Prime prospect Chitaroni


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October 3, 2023

He has moved up from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League to the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. And he is doing so as a coveted prospect of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Flight of the Soo Eagles


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October 2, 2023

Soo Eagles have shrugged off an 0-2-0 start to the 2023-2024 season by putting together a 4-0-1 streak over their past five games. Thus, the Eagles take a record of 4-2-1 into this week’s Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League slate of games.

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Iroquois Falls fires coach


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October 1, 2023

Kevin Walker has been ousted as head coach of the Iroquois Falls Storm of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The Storm won its first three games of this season but has since lost five straight, with four of the setbacks with Walker at the helm.

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Matthew Kallo to Elliot Lake


By
October 1, 2023

Elliot Lake Vikings have added a veteran presence to their blue line via trade with their arch-rival Blind River Beavers.

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Soo boys make their points


By
September 30, 2023

First pucks have dropped on the 2023-2024 Ontario Hockey League regular season. And several skaters with a link to Sault Ste. Marie picked up points in their respective team’s season opening games.

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EL Vikings explore Massey


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September 28, 2023

Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will continue to be without use of its shut down, home arena for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, the Vikings are holding practice sessions 40 miles from Elliot Lake at the Massey and District Community Arena. As for where Vikings home games will be played while Centennial Arena in Elliot Lake is closed, Massey is a possibility.

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Espanola to Iroquois Falls


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September 28, 2023

Big defenseman Brayden Hindman is on the move in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League trade between the Espanola Paper Kings and Iroquois Falls Storm.

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Vikings add veteran forward


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September 21, 2023

Seasoned skater Liam Bridgeman will continue his Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League career with a new team after being acquired by the Elliot Lake Vikings from the Espanola Paper Kings in a cash transaction. Bridgeman becomes the latest player with northern Ontario roots to suit up for Elliot Lake.

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Cubs lead the NOJHL pack


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September 19, 2023

Four wins in as many outings have the Sudbury Cubs off to a perfect start to the 2023-2024 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season.

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Working OT in Iroquois Falls


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September 18, 2023

This is the early season feel good story in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The new Iroquois Falls Storm has a perfect 3-0 record through three home ice victories that all came in overtime.

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EL Vikings take to the road


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September 14, 2023

Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are without a home, at least for the next while. The City of Elliot Lake recently decided to — until further notice — close Centennial Arena, which is where the Vikings of the NOJHL play their home games.

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Opening week in the NOJHL


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September 10, 2023

All 12 teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League saw action as 2023-2024 regular season play began over the past few days.

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NOJHL news and views


By
September 7, 2023

Tried. Tested. True. Twelve teams strong. Following is a seasoned writer’s selection of just some of what to consider, contemplate and envisage over the course of the 2023-2024 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

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Rock on the clock


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September 5, 2023

Reigning champion Timmins Rock will officially begin defense of its Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League crown when 2023-2024 regular season play begins this week.

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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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Vikings at Hounds camp


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August 31, 2023

There are a good number of players who are signed to play in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for this season who are attending Ontario Hockey League training camps either as draft picks or as free agent invitees.

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Another NOJHL season ahead


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August 28, 2023

It remains 12 teams strong. Yes, there has been an off season ownership change and the relocation of a franchise — but both for the good, it would seem. And, to be sure, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is durable, well rounded, well grounded, set, stable, sound and valid ahead of the emerging 2023-2024 regular season.

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Hudson Martin to the Cubs


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August 28, 2023

Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added a second player with a 2007 birth date who was picked by the Sudbury Wolves at the 2023 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

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Vikings add to north talent


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August 26, 2023

Another week, another player from the north signed up. As Hockey News North was first to report, Sudbury area product Anthony Bertrand is the latest lad from the north region to sign with the Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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NOJHL pre-season rankings


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August 25, 2023

Opening face-off to the 2023-2024 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League regular season is less than two weeks away. And following is an abridged — and non-analytic — Hockey News North ranking of the 12 NOJHL teams ahead of the looming ’23-24 campaign. Please note that a number of teams have yet to finalize their rosters and that not a single exhibition game has been played.

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Bertrand to EL Vikings


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August 25, 2023

Small size forward Anthony Bertrand is moving up from the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capital Wolves of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League to the Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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BR to EL to Espanola


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August 23, 2023

They are three small market Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League franchises in towns with a combined population of about 20,000 residents. Blind River Beavers, Elliot Lake Vikings and Espanola Paper Kings form a three team NOJHL rivalry separated by a mere 60 miles of Highways 17 and 108.

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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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Soo Eagles sign 3 goalies


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August 18, 2023

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have settled on a trio of American born goalies ahead of the looming 2023-2024 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Marson as an Espanola AP


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August 18, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have confirmed that goalie Nick Marson of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League is in their plans to once again be an affiliate player for the 2023-2024 season.

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Vikings of the north country


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August 17, 2023

Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will not be short on local talent and ones from other regions of the north when they take to the ice for the looming 2022-2023 season.

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New goalie in Blind River


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August 14, 2023

A day after trading veteran goalie Gavin Disano to the St. Catharines Falcons of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed a free agent net minder from the Minnesota high school ranks.

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EL Vikings sign Soo goalie


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August 14, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie product Cam Boville has signed with the Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed. The signing becomes official once approved by the NOJHL.

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There’s a Sellers in Espanola


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August 10, 2023

A grandson of legendary National Hockey League superstar Reggie Leach has signed with the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has learned.

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Paper Kings have a Booth


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August 8, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have renewed their affiliation agreement for a second season. And one player who is slated to develop with the Paper Kings this season is 2007 birth year forward Grant Booth.

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Sudbury Cubs get Chitaroni


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August 7, 2023

He was the first of 11 players from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League to be picked at the 2023 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. Subsequently, 2007 birth year forward Hudson Chitaroni is slated to develop with the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this season.

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Trappers to the Rapids


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August 3, 2023

Pint size forward Jesse Lefebvre is moving up from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League champion North Bay Trappers to the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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A ninth Eagle off to school


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August 3, 2023

Defenseman Caleb Cordas has become the ninth member of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to secure a school commitment ahead of the 2023-2024 season. Cordas, who has a 2002 birth date, has accepted on offer from New England College, which is a Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association school.

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Beavers and Vikings


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August 1, 2023

There are team monikers with deep historical roots that should never be messed with. To be sure, they are teams with names that should never change. Such as Blind River Beavers and Elliot Lake Vikings. They are two junior hockey franchises that came into existence together back in 1965.

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Keene on the EL Vikings


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July 31, 2023

There is new net worth in Elliot Lake. Following the graduation of Sean Guerin to the U.S. college hockey ranks and the trading of Cameron Smith to the Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the rebranded Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are slated to have a new goalie tandem between the pipes this coming season.

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NOJHL via the Great North


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July 26, 2023

It is a natural transition, based on geography. That is, the Great North Under 18 Hockey League serving as a logical, legitimate feeder system for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Powassan via North Bay


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July 24, 2023

Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have again stayed close to home to sign a high level forward from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League playoff champion North Bay Trappers.

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Desbois boys of EL Vikings


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July 23, 2023

Local lad Connor Desbois will be following in his father’s footsteps when he hits the ice for the new Elliot Lake Vikings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this coming season.

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EL Vikings unveil jerseys


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July 22, 2023

As Hockey News North has reported extensively on over the past few days, there is new ownership and a new moniker for the Elliot Lake team of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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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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EL Vikings hire Sault scout


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July 21, 2023

Elliot Lake Vikings owner Jef Jarmovitch and his coaching staff want to keep a close watch on the talent pool in Sault Ste. Marie. To that end, the newly-named Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team has hired a scout who is based in Sault Ste. Marie to do just that.

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Return of the EL Vikings


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July 20, 2023

The once vaunted Vikings are back to reclaim their age old junior hockey status in Elliot Lake. Long-time local resident Jef Jarmovitch has taken over operation of the Elliot Lake Red Wings from Paul Noad and rebranded the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League franchise as the Elliot Lake Vikings.

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New operator in Elliot Lake


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July 19, 2023

Paul Noad said he wasn’t looking to sell the Elliot Lake Red Wings. But when he was approached to sell the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League franchise, the wheels went into motion for what is being returned to old roots as the Elliot Lake Vikings.

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NOJHL champs have a beer


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July 19, 2023

Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has partnered with Full Beard Brewing Co. to launch a new beer, Red Light Lager. The reigning NOJHL champion Rock will debut the light beer at the team’s Don Lever-Steve Sullivan Golf Tournament this weekend.

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Dawson to Powassan


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July 17, 2023

A championship skater from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League who is also an Ontario Hockey League draft pick will suit up for the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this coming season.

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Heading home to Sudbury


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July 16, 2023

Ben Lacroix is in position to finish his junior hockey career at home. The 2003 birth date forward has been obtained by the Sudbury Cubs from the Espanola Paper Kings in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash transaction.

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Kirkland Lake to Hearst


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July 15, 2023

Hearst Lumberjacks have added a solid, seasoned skater to their lineup by way of a cash transaction with their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rival Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.

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Paper Kings to Red Wings


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July 12, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings have transferred a 2004 birth year defenseman to the Elliot Lake Red Wings in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash transaction.

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Net return for Paper Kings


By
July 12, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings president and head coach Jason Rapcewicz has confirmed the return of veteran goalie Jake Marois for the 2023-2024 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

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Another Eagle off to school


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July 10, 2023

High scoring defenseman Colin Handy is forgoing his final season of junior hockey eligibility to begin his collegiate career, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Nest of Eagles off to school


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July 8, 2023

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have confirmed the ascension of several graduated players to the American college hockey ranks ahead of the upcoming school season.

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Paper Kings add some speed


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July 8, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed two forwards with speed and a scoring touch, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Noah Zeppa to Soo Eagles


By
July 7, 2023

He is an established goalie of good repute who starred for the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League and the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Fighting Walleye to the Eagles


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July 4, 2023

Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have acquired a good size goalie in a trade with the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League.

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Cole Crowder to Sault College


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July 4, 2023

Cole Crowder

Sault College Cougars have added a huge presence to their lineup ahead of the looming 2023-2024 varsity men’s hockey season. Cole Crowder, a hulking 6-foot-5, 220 pound forward, is headed to Sault College from the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Iroquois Falls to Elliot Lake


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July 3, 2023

Right-hand shooting defenseman Blake Menard is now a member of the Elliot Lake Red Wings after being acquired in a recent Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash transaction with the relocated Iroquois Falls Storm.

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VIJHL to Blind River


By
June 30, 2023

Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have acquired a seasoned forward via trade with the Kerry Park Islanders of the Vancouver Island Jr. Hockey League.

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NOJHL to NHL draft picks


By
June 29, 2023

Teammates with the Soo Thunderbirds during the 2021-2022 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, Andrew Gibson and Cooper Foster have since become National Hockey League draft picks.

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Beavers of the area ponds


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June 28, 2023

As Blind River Beavers head coach and general manager Kyle Brick goes coast to coast in search of players he continues to pay close attention to area talent as he constantly strives to keep the small market Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League franchise combative and competitive.

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Pool lands on the Rock


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June 28, 2023

Elijah Pool is headed east from the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League to the reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Timmins Rock in a cash transaction.

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Hearst to Kam River


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June 27, 2023

Reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Kam River Fighting Walleye has acquired a homegrown defenseman from the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash transaction.

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Nyman returning to Rock


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June 22, 2023

Dogged defenseman Tenzin Nyman is in a pole position to upgrade from depth defender to regular role with the reigning Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Timmins Rock in 2023-2024.

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Paper Kings add goalie coach


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June 20, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie resident Bill Vanderleest is taking his goalie instructor skills a few hours down the highway. The affable, ageless Vanderleest has been hired as the goalie coach for the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Captain of the Rock


By
June 14, 2023

Felix “Freddy” Cadieux-Fredette has already played in more than 140 career games as a steady, ever ready defenseman for the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Boivin returning to Rock


By
June 13, 2023

Timmins Rock is poised to defend its 2022-2023 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship in 2023-2024 with its ace goalie between the pipes for another 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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Lumberjacks to Paper Kings


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June 12, 2023

Seasoned defenseman Liam Rampersad is on the move in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash transaction.

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Captain of the Paper Kings


By
June 10, 2023

Strong, steady defenseman Liam McDonald has been named the new captain of the Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

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Five for the Thunderbirds


By
June 7, 2023

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed five players who were with the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in 2022-2023.

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Hey all the way to Hearst


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June 7, 2023

Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have added 2005 birth year forward Owen Hey by way of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

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Local lads are for the Birds


By
June 5, 2023

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed a pair of Ontario Hockey League draft picks who played for the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in 2022-2023.

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Nickel Caps to Elliot Lake


By
June 5, 2023

Carter Carriere is moving up to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as a 15-year old defenseman who will not turn 16 until November.

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