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Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction

By Grant Trayner On December 2nd after the Express home game against the Soo Thunderbirds the Espanola Express will be hosting a Pasta Dinner and Silent auction upstairs at the Espanola Recreation Centre from 4 to 8 pm. The cost to attend the dinner will be $15 and if you purchase a ticket to the […]


On September 10th the Espanola Express joined Blake Bond a childhood cancer fighter in a flag raising ceremony at the Espanola Town Hall. The ceremony is to bring awareness to Childhood Cancer. Blake who is a nine year old Espanola native and Express fan has recently undergone a bone marrow transplant to fight the leukemia […]

Okotoks, Alta., Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) to host 2019 CJHL Prospects Game

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the National Hockey League and Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Okotoks, Alta., has been selected as the host city for the 14th annual CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. MT at Pason Centennial Arena, home […]

Two veteran players board the Express

Press Release Espanola On. The Espanola Express are proud to announce the signing of 1999 birth year defenceman Colin Mcguire. The 6’2″ 180lbs defender hails from Bloomington Minnesota and is no stranger to the NOJHL. The veteran defenceman has played for the Hearst Lumberjacks and most recently the Timmins Rock and was a part of […]

2 Northern players join Express

Press Release Espanola, On. We are pleased to announce that the Espanola Express have signed 2 players from their own backyard in the AAA Great North Midget League. Joining the Express for the 2018-2019 season will be 2001 birth year Joel Rainville and 2002 birth year Chase Lammi. Both players saw NOJHL action last year […]

Express add speed

Press Release Espanola, On. The Espanola Express are pleased to announce the signing of speedy 2000 defenceman Malcom Gamelin. The 6’1″ native of St. Calixte Quebec will spend the upcoming season as an offensive force on the blue line for the Express. Gamelin played last season at the prestigious Ulysse Academy in Quebec, scoring 32 […]

2 returning players sign with the Express

Press Release Espanola, On. The Espanola Express are excited to announce 2 returning players from last season. Returning for their second year with the Express are 1 forward and 1 defenceman. “We are more than happy to have these guys coming back as vets for this season”, claimed GM Chad Clarke. “With a season under […]

Josh Zlatinszky Commits to Lindenwood University

News Release Espanola, Ontario Espanola Express Captain Josh Zlatinszky has committed to Lindenwood University- Belleville Lynx men’s hockey team for the 2018-2019 season. Zlatinszky will be following the footsteps of former Espanola Alumni Brad Edwards, Brandon Janke and Duane Wainman who graduated junior hockey in Espanola and went on to play in a national championship […]

NOJHL Commitment Tracker

SUDBURY, Ont. – Players in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League from the 2017-18 season continue to make commitments to move on to the next level as well as further their education for the upcoming campaign. The following is an updated list of those in the league this season who have recently or previously committed […]

Grandbois returns to Express

Press release Espanola, On. The Express have announced the return of veteran forward, 98 birth year Joel Grandbois. The 6’1″, 190lbs Blezard Valley resident will add an offensive punch to the Express line up. During the 2015-2016 season for the Espanola Express, Joel put up some impressive numbers amassing 21 goals and 17 assists in […]