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New to the Espanola net

Photo: Dylan Kosik, in action with the Dryden Ice Dogs of the SIJHL. Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has signed free agent goalie Dylan Kosik, Hockey News North has confirmed. By Randy Russon – Hockey News North February 1, 2022 The 20-year old Kosik has played for a number of teams over the past few […]

Wild West and the Express

PHOTO: Goalie Patrick Boivin backstopped Espanola to a recent 8-2 win over Elliot Lake. (Northern Exposures) A mere four points is all that separates the top five teams of the six members who comprise the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. By Randy Russon – Hockey News North October 19, 2021 Indeed, the upstart, […]

Rubic and Lafrance Express their interest in Espanola

With junior hockey slots beginning to fill, a pair of local 2004 forwards ensured themselves a place to play recently, as Ryan Rubic and Brayden Lafrance both inked on with the Espanola Express of the NOJHL. Randy Pascal Despite having game play slashed to next to nothing in 2020-2021, Rubic is comfortable that he will be able to hit the […]

Captain on the Express

Josh Boucher will be returning to the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for a third season, Hockey News North has confirmed. By Randy Russon – Hockey News North December 11, 2020 Boucher, a 2001 birth year forward who hails from Lively, Ontario, has played in 69 games for Espanola over the past two seasons and […]

Full steam ahead for Espanola Express

Luke Bibby (9) and Josh Boucher (21) of the Espanola Express celebrate a first-period goal against the French River Rapids during NOJHL action at Noelville Community Centre on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. PHOTO BY BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK NOJHL team has much of its roster built for 2021-22 Ben Leeson – The Sudbury Star More from […]

Express on the right track

By Randy Russon – Hockey News North December 11, 2020 It is still early in the 2020-2021 regular season. But with a record of 3-1-2 through its first six games, the Espanola Express seems to be on the right track from what has been somewhat of a train wreck through its first five seasons as members […]

‘The fact that we have returned is a major step’

Rayside-Balfour Canadians forward Mitchell Martin takes part in a practice at Chelmsford Arena in Chelmsford, Ontario on Friday, October 16, 2020. BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Commissioner Mazzuca talks return-to-play plans as NOJHL prepares to drop puck on regular season Ben Leeson – The Sudbury Star More from Ben Leeson NOJHL teams had their first taste […]