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 […]

GALLERY: Soo solid in road win at Blind River

BLIND RIVER, Ont. – Cooper Smyl scored three times to collect his first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League hat trick in leading the Soo Thunderbirds to a 7-2 decision over the Blind River Beavers in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League matinee Sunday at the Blind River Community Centre. The hometown Beavers did get off […]

GALLERY: Smyl strikes in shootout as Thunderbirds edge Beavers

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Cooper Smyl had an impressive goal in regulation and notched the lone marker in the shootout to help propel the Soo Thunderbirds to a 6-5 victory over the Blind River Beavers in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action Friday evening at John Rhodes Community Centre. The hometown Thunderbirds opened 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: Thunderbirds on form in return win over Beavers

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Noah Boman tallied twice in his return to the Soo Thunderbirds roster as part of a 5-2 triumph over the Blind River Beavers in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Wednesday night at John Rhodes Community Centre. Finding their skating legs after a two-month layoff, it was the Thunderbirds held […]

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 […]

CJHL celebrates Black History Month

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, along with its member leagues across the country and areas of the northern U.S., takes great pride in recognizing and honouring Black History Month. Black History Month represents an important piece of the ongoing “Hockey is for Everyone” initiative, put forth by the National Hockey League and […]

Voodoos’ Praysner commits to NCAA D-III’s Salem State

POWASSAN, Ont. — The Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday that forward Raf Praysner has committed to the Salem State Vikings NCAA Division III program. The 20-year-old forward joined the Voodoos in a trade with the Soo Eagles in the fall of 2019. In 50 games in 2019-20, the 20-year-old […]