NOJHL announces 2022-23 regular season schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday the majority of it’s 2022-23 regular season schedule. On-ice action in the 348-game slate will run from September 8 through March 19, with each of the 12 NOJHL-member clubs playing 58 games apiece. This will feature each team having 28 home contests, as well […]

GALLERY: Thunderbirds finish Centennial Cup with loss to MJHL’s Kings

ESTEVAN, Sask. – The Dauphin Kings picked up a hat trick from Brayden Dube to help pace them past the Soo Thunderbirds 6-1 Wednesday in Centennial Cup preliminary round play at Affinity Place in Estevan. Striking first, Dauphin got on the board before the match-up was five minutes in, as Dube corralled a loose puck […]

GALLERY: Jr. A Senators shutout Thunderbirds

ESTEVAN, Sask. – The Ottawa Junior A Senators picked up a pair of goals from Simon Isabelle and received shutout goaltending courtesy of William Desmarais as part of a 4-0 victory over the Soo Thunderbirds in a Centennial Cup round robin matinee Monday afternoon at Affinity Place in Estevan. First period play saw the opening […]

Gold Miners’ Marcoux commits to ACHA’s West Virginia University

KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Kirkland Lake Goldminers announced Saturday that forward Camille Marcoux has committed to attend school and play for the West Virginia University Mountaineers men’s hockey program. Hailing from the Newfoundland/Labrador community of Goose Bay, the 20-year-old Marcoux spent three seasons in the NOJHL with Kirkland Lake. […]

GALLERY: Special teams sends Summerside over Soo

ESTEVAN, Sask. – The Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) rode the strength of three-man advantage markers to send them on their way to a 4-1 triumph over the Soo Thunderbirds Friday in Day 2 play at the Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons. Picking up an early four-minute power play, the Thunderbirds had a quality opportunity […]

GALLERY: Thunderbirds drop Centennial Cup opener

ESTEVAN, Sask. – The Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) surged to a three-goal lead and never looked back as they cruised to 6-1 victory over the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League champion Soo Thunderbirds Thursday in opening day action at the Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons. Trading early chances, the opposing netminders were equal to […]

Soo Thunderbirds Centennial Cup preview

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League champion Soo Thunderbirds are in Estevan, Sask., and are gearing up to open up play Thursday at the Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons. Here’s a look at the Thunderbirds heading into the 10-team event: HOW THEY ARRIVED: Playoff success saw the Sault Ste. Marie side […]

NOJHL names its final Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for 2021-22

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that the Soo Thunderbirds trio of Brock Santa Maria, Noah Metivier and Youssef Chaouachi have been named its final Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the 2021-22 season. BROCK SANTA MARIA, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – The Thunderbirds’ captain was clutch for his […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Soo Thunderbirds crowned NOJHL champions

Photos: Jay Houslander – SaultSports.com SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Captain Brock Santa Maria’s goal, 3:26 into overtime, lifted the Soo Thunderbirds to a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Hearst Lumberjacks Thursday evening in the seventh and deciding game of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy championship series at John […]

Thunderbirds’ Metivier named NOJHL Playoff MVP

Photo: Jay Houslander – SaultSports.com SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that Soo Thunderbirds’ goaltender Noah Metivier has been named its 2022 Playoff Most Valuable Player. The 18-year-old Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., product backstopped his club to four consecutive victories in the NOJHL final as the Thunderbirds rallied […]