Pandemic presents trainers with new challenges

Rock trainer Lacey Rigg — one of two female head trainers in the NOJHL — assists Timmins blue-liner Evan Beaudry off the ice during a game at the McIntyre Arena during the 2019-20 campaign. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made life a little more challenging for trainers across the league this season. FILE PHOTO/THE DAILY […]

‘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 […]

Former Thunderbirds blueliner commits to North Dakota

Tyler Dunbar is expected to join the University of North Dakota hockey team for the 2022-23 college hockey season By: Brad Coccimiglio Soo Today Former Soo Thunderbirds defenceman, and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. product, Tyler Dunbar has committed to the University of North Dakota. Dunbar is slated to join the UND hockey program beginning in 2022. […]

Sullivan appointed interim GM of Arizona Coyotes

NOJHL Alumni and Timmins native Steve Sullivan has been appointed interim general manager of the Arizona Coyotes. He moves into that position after the Coyotes parted ways with John Chayka. The club released a blunt statement on Sunday regarding Chayka’s departure. “John Chayka has quit as the general manager and president of hockey operations of […]

NOJHL, CMHA’s lead by example

Other leagues follow suit to provide mental health support to Jr. A players (Nov. 19, 2019) – The positive impact of a mental health and sports program delivered by local branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in partnership with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) has caught the attention of other Jr. […]

Rapids’ Smith signs with Wolves

Skating in his dad’s footsteps, Ryan Smith realized a childhood dream on Friday. Ben Leeson – The Sudbury Star More from Ben Leeson Smith, whose father Ed patrolled the Sudbury Wolves blueline in the mid-1980s, followed a standout performance at training camp with a commitment to the local OHL club on Friday. “Since peewee, since […]

East Division race too tight to call

With less than three weeks to go before the final buzzer sounds on the NOJHL’s 2018-19 regular season, we know which five East Division teams will advance to the playoffs. Thomas Perry More from Thomas Perry What remains to be determined, however, is the order of finish for the Hearst Lumberjacks (29-15-5-1), the Cochrane Crunch […]

Frappier promoted to Frontenacs (OHL)

New Kingston Frontenacs goaltender Marshall Frappier makes a save at practice in between Ryan Hotchkiss, left, and Ryan Cranford at the Leon’s Centre on Monday. (Ian MacAlpine/The Whig-Standard) IAN MACALPINE / IAN MACALPINE/KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Ian MacAlpine – The Tillsonburg News More from Ian MacAlpine Coming off a split of games between Christmas and New Year’s, the Kingston Frontenacs […]

Espanola Express on right track: Coach

Espanola Express players celebrate a goal during a game against the Timmins Rock in Timmins, Ontario on Friday, December 7, 2018.THOMAS PERRY/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Keith Dempsey For The Sudbury Star More from Keith Dempsey For The Sudbury Star The Espanola Express may still sit at the bottom of league standings in the NOJHL, but head coach […]