Back in the game

Randy Russon
November 7, 2020

A pair of exhibition contests have marked the return of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to game activity.

Along with the rest of amateur hockey across the nation, the NOJHL had been dormant from game play since shutting down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday night return to play features included a 5-4 overtime win by the visiting French River Rapids over the Espanola Express and the Soo Thunderbirds scoring a 6-1 home ice verdict over the Blind River Beavers.

See below for photos via Chelsea Solomon in Espanola and Bob Davies in Sault Ste. Marie.

Espanola forward Devon Savignac moves the puck into the French River zone
Jared Dupuis of Blind River and Tyson Doucette of the Soo in puck pursuit
Blind River goalie Wyatt Courchaine, making one of 49 saves

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