That Sudbury Sports Guy: Stories from the NOJHL Showcase

Rayside-Balfour Canadians goalie Jean-Marc Brisson (1) looks to make a save on Powassan Voodoos forward Brett Shawana (9) during NOJHL Showcase action at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Shawana scored on the play, but Rayside won the game 3-2. BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Randy Pascal For The […]

Frappier new Rapids bench boss

Shawn Frappier, head coach of the AAA Sudbury Wolves Minor Midgets, barks out instructions during a hockey game at McClelland arena in Copper Cliff, Ont. on Friday December 23, 2016. John Lappa/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network By Ben Leeson, Sudbury Star Friday, May 11, 2018 1:59:55 EDT PM “As much as I’m all about development, I’m a sore […]

GALLERY: Rock raise $5k for Broncos

TIMMINS – A Sunday afternoon fundraiser by the Timmins Rock raised $5,000 for the Humboldt Broncos, who are recovering after a collision killed 15 people on Friday night. By Emma Meldrum Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:17:44 EDT PM Rock team members posed for an end-of-season group photo ahead of the event at the McIntyre Arena. It’s a photo […]

PASCAL: NOJHL Showcase brings out the scouts

Noah Serre of the Rayside Balfour Canadians and James Redmond of the Timmins Rock battle for the puck during the NOJHL Showcase 2017 at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury, Ont. on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Gino Donato/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network By Randy Pascal, For The Sudbury Star Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:00:15 EDT PM […]

Hautanen commits to Mustangs

By Thomas Perry, The Daily Press (Timmins) Thursday, August 3, 2017 7:13:24 EDT PM TIMMINS – Former Timmins Rock defenceman Nicholas Hautanen will be patrolling the blue-line for the Morrisville State College Mustangs this season. Hautanen joins a number of other Rock grads — including Jordan Rendle and Brendan Campbell at Trinity Western University, Albert Rogers at Saint […]

New coach for Soo T-Birds

By Randy Russon July 7, 2017 Internationally acclaimed former player and coach John Parco will take over as the new bench boss of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, has learned. The highly-regarded, 45-year old Parco will move into the role with the Thunderbirds to replace fellow Sault Ste. Marie product Jordan […]

Wolves hire T-Birds’ Smith

By Bruce Heidman, Sudbury Star Thursday, July 6, 2017 6:37:07 EDT PM SUDBURY – For the second time this off season, the NOJHL has lost a head coach to the Ontario Hockey League. Jordan Smith is leaving the Soo Thunderbirds to become an associate coach with the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves. He will be joining former Powassan Voodoos coach […]

Beau in Powassan

The Powassan Voodoos reached to the Greater Toronto area and plucked a familiar face with heavy North Bay ties as Beau Moyer will return to the area to coach the Voodoos for the 2017-18 season. “It’s going to be a great challenge coaching the Voodoos,” said the 36-year-old North Bay native. “I have been looking […]

Voodoos’ Wray enlists with Battalion

POWASSAN – After leading the Voodoos to an NOJHL championship and an appearance at the Dudley Hewitt Cup in 2016-17, Scott Wray is stepped down to become an assistant coach with the OHL’s North Bay Battalion. The move is a natural progression given the Voodoos are an affiliate of the Battalion and Wray will take over from […]

Rock name Beer coach

By Thomas Perry, The Daily Press (Timmins) Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:25:26 EDT PM TIMMINS – Corey Beer helped lead the Cobourg Cougars to a Royal Bank Cup championship this season and the Timmins Rock are hoping he will guide the NOJHL club down a similar path in 2017-18. Ted Gooch, president of the Rock’s board of […]