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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 SudburySports.com Despite having game play slashed to next to nothing in 2020-2021, Rubic is comfortable that he will be able to hit the […]

NOJHL releases its 2021-22 regular season schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday its 2021-22 regular season schedule with the 336-game slate currently set to commence on Thursday, September 16. Of note however, all of the scheduled dates remain tentative, pending approval on a return to play from provincial, regional and municipal health authorities as it relates […]

Northern Health Units Partner with NOJHL for “Vaccine Playoffs”

TIMMINS, Ont. — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) is teaming up with five northern health units to host a friendly “Vaccine Playoff” competition amongst teams. The goal of the competition is to encourage youth and all eligible hockey fans to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Team vaccination rates will be posted starting Wednesday, July […]

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 […]

NOJHL announces plans for 2021-22 season

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday its plans for the upcoming 2021-22 season. All of the dates remain tentative however, pending approval on a return to play from provincial, regional and municipal health authorities as it relates to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. The NOJHL expects to have a 56-game regular […]

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, […]