French River Rapids colours, logo

May 18, 2015

French River Rapids, who will begin play as a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League expansion team in 2015-2016, have unveiled their team colours and logo.

The Rapids have adopted the blue-red-white colour scheme of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League and their newly-designed logo is pictured above.

A picturesque municipality of about 2,500 residents, French River is located between the much-larger northern Ontario communities of Sudbury and North Bay.

Allan Donnan, who also owns the Iroquois Falls Eskimos of the NOJHL, is the primary owner of the new French River team which will be coached and managed by former Ontario Hockey League and NHL defenceman Moe Mantha.

The 54-year old Mantha — who played in 673 NHL games as a journeyman defenceman and who coached the erstwhile Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League to two North Division championships over the past five years — has started to recruit players for French River.

One veteran junior who Mantha has already offered a sign is goalie George Hill, a 1995 birth-year who was with the Detroit Fighting Irish of the Tier 3, Midwest Jr. Hockey League (now the United States Premier Hockey League) in 2014-2015.

As part of an odd four-man goalie system with Detroit, Hill had a 6-5-1 record to go with a 3.66 goals against average and team-best .902 save percentage, regular season and playoffs included.

What you think about “French River Rapids colours, logo”

  1. I like the Logo and the Colors. & Moe will ice a tough team who works hard and play the game the right way.

  2. Best of Luck to you George! You are a good Goalie and a nice young man .. and I hope that you do well up in Canada.

  3. So so looking forward to having NOJHA team in Noelville “the French River Rapids”
    The Town is pumped with the Owner been here and of course Moe Manntha JR as Coach.
    This is great for the Area all the hockey fans who are here this is like a JR Hockey dream that come tru.e.

  4. After visiting Noelville with my son on Tues ans seeing the excitement from the town folk it should be exciting year. When you drive 5 hours to show your son the town he may play this was exciting for him to see the response. After meeting with the Coach my son was even more excited to get in the net for tryouts

  5. “My grandson just signed with the” RAPIDS ” Alex from Thunder Bay, hope he helps your team out Grampa Wilson.” GO RAPIDS GO “

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