One division for the NOJHL

June 12, 2024

The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has finalized its regular season schedule and playoff format for the 2024-2025 campaign.

A revised format will see each of the NOJHL’s 12 teams play 50 games. Each team will play twice during the league’s annual Showcase event, which goes October 1-2 at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury.

As part of the 312 game slate, which features a more balanced schedule, there are two notable changes that will take affect for the upcoming season.

• There will be just one division of 12, with the top eight teams in the final standings qualifying for the playoffs.

• The shootout has been eliminated and will see games that are tied after regulation go to a seven-minute overtime period, skating three players aside. Should contests remain without a winner being decided after OT, the game will end in a tie and each team will earn one point.

Teams will still receive two points for wins in regulation and OT as well as one for extra time defeats.

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