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NOJHL: By the Names

LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Gagne, Marc-Alain Begin, Eddie Davey – 2010 NOJHL Champion Abitibi Eskimos SUDBURY, Ont. – While the old adage goes: “You play for the logo on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back,” the storied history of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has produced a plethora of […]

NOJHL January update

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday a number of key points relating to the potential re-start of the 2020-21 regular season. It is to be noted however, that the resumption of league play remains entirely based up upcoming rulings by the Province of Ontario and the respective regional public health […]

NOJHL: By the Numbers

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has reached the holiday break and while current COVID-19 lockdowns across Ontario makes it unsure when play will resume in 2021, plenty of accomplishments, past and present, are worth noting. Here’s a look at some of them via NOJHL: By the Numbers: 1: That’s where the […]

GALLERY: Rebek pots pair as Thunderbirds top Express

ESPANOLA, Ont. – Avery Rebek provided a pair of second period goals, 33 seconds apart, to help the  Soo Thunderbirds defeat the Espanola Express 4-1 Sunday afternoon in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Regional Recreation Complex. An early power play got the Express on track as Devon Savignac flew up the ice […]

GALLERY: Walker strikes late for Express to clip Thunderbirds

ESPANOLA, Ont. – Cameron Walker’s third goal of the game, coming with 34.9 seconds remaining, was the difference as the Espanola Express pulled out a dramatic 4-3 win over the Soo Thunderbirds in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Saturday afternoon at the Regional Recreation Complex. A first period power play saw Espanola take advantage […]

GALLERY: Thunderbirds take 2nd straight from Express

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Jacob Doucette tallied twice and helped set-up the game-winner as the Soo Thunderbirds went on to defeat the Espanola Express 5-2 in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Thursday night at John Rhodes Community Centre. Sault Ste. Marie started strong, skating out to a 2-0 lead after one period of […]

GALLERY: Thunderbirds too much for Express

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Soo Thunderbirds picked up multi-point efforts from eight different skaters helping them go on to drop the Espanola Express 8-1 Tuesday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League encounter at John Rhodes Community Centre. Sault Ste. Marie began the night’s scoring late in the first period, as following a […]

8 additional NOJHL games for December announced

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League released Monday the information for eight additional regular season games that will be on the slate for December. They will be a pair of four-game match-ups that feature the Soo Thunderbirds meeting the Espanola Express and the Blind River Beavers going up against the Rayside-Balfour Canadians. All […]

NOJHL names its Players of the Month for November

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday its respective players of the month for November in the forward, defenceman, goaltender and rookie categories. FORWARD OF THE MONTH – QUINTON HILL, HEARST LUMBERJACKS: Appearing in five games during the time frame, which were all Lumberjacks’ victories, the 19-year-old from Coquitlam, B.C., registered […]

NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Espanola Express forward Devon Savignac along with goaltenders Alex Bugeja of the Soo Thunderbirds and Michael Nickolau of the Cochrane Crunch have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending November 29. DEVON SAVIGNAC, (F) ESPANOLA EXPRESS […]