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NOJHL partners with InStat

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that they have entered into a partnership for the 2021-22 season, with InStat, a statistical analysis and video scouting company. The InStat platform is currently used by hockey leagues, federations and organizations world wide. It has proven to be a vital tool for coaches, […]

Mazzuca named CJHL’s Chairman of the Board

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Friday its Executive Committee for the 2021-22 season. Robert Mazzuca (NOJHL) has been appointed CJHL Chairman of the Board for the upcoming campaign while Marty Savoy (OJHL) and Ryan Bartoshyk (AJHL) will serve as Vice-Chairs. Continuing his role on the CJHL executive committee, as treasurer, […]

Estevan Bruins (SJHL) to host 2022 Centennial Cup

CALGARY, Alta. – Following the February cancellation of all spring 2021 events, Hockey Canada has announced the new host cities for its three spring 2022 national championships – the Esso Cup, TELUS Cup and Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons. The Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, will head to Estevan, Sask., in 2022, marking […]

COVID-19 restrictions cause season cancellations by Espanola, French River, Rayside-Balfour

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in the Greater Sudbury area, the Espanola Express, French River Rapids and Rayside-Balfour Canadians have all made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of their respective seasons, effective immediately. This news comes in lieu of the recent […]

CJHL Q&A with Brent Ladds

CALGARY, Alta. – In these unprecedented times, the Canadian Junior Hockey League, like so many others, continues to be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will be no Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, handed out for a second straight year while many of the CJHL leagues and member clubs remain in a state […]

NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forwards Cooper Smyl (Soo Thunderbirds), Luke Bibby (Espanola Express) and Cooper Bowman (French River Rapids) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending February 28. COOPER SMYL, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – A tremendous return to the […]

Express – Rapids games this weekend postponed

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday that, out of an abundance of caution, that both tonight’s and tomorrow afternoon’s games between the Espanola Express and French River Rapids have been postponed. These postponements were initiated by the NOJHL once it was informed that a that a member from one of […]

Gallery: Espanola doubles up French River 4-2

ESPANOLA, Ont. – The Espanola Express saw Luke Bibby tally twice to help propel them to a 4-2 victory over the French River Rapids in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Wednesday at the Regional Recreation Complex. After storming back to pull out an amazing late comeback victory Tuesday, French River continued their momentum […]

Rapids stun Express late, win in shootout

PHOTO BY BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK FRENCH RIVER – Trailing by three goals with under two and a half minutes remaining in regulation, the French River Rapids stormed back with three unanswered tallies to tie it, then notched the lone marker in the shootout, to stun the Espanola Express and pull out an incredible […]

NOJHL to resume play

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday, in partnership and cooperation with its member clubs as well as the various regional Public Health Units (PHUs) in the region, that regular season play will resume, in certain areas, beginning Tuesday evening. Continuing to observe an over abundance of care and caution, it […]