High-scoring Hearst takes down Kirkland Lake

Media Library Photo: Marc-André Longval HEARST, Ont. – The high-scoring Hearst Lumberjacks continued their impressive goal production Friday night as they dropped the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 8-4 Friday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at Claude Larose Arena. Hearst needed just 140 seconds to open the night’s scoring as Dylan Ford put […]

Rock up to 2nd in CJHL Rankings; Thunderbirds, Voodoos also listed

CALGARY, Alta. – As competition in the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) hits November, there is a familiar team back on top of its Top 20 Rankings, announced Monday. The Brooks Bandits (AJHL) are tabbed No. 1 nationally this week as they continue their winning ways out in Alberta. A perennial power, Brooks has reeled […]

GALLERY: Express impress in road win over Rapids

FRENCH RIVER – Getting a goal and two assists from Devon Savignac helped propel the Espanola Express to a 6-1 triumph over the French River Rapids in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Saturday at the Noelville Community Centre. A harmless looking dump in helped Espanola open the scoring early in the contest when […]

Canadians hit win column in handing Rock 1st defeat

Rayside-Balfour Canadians forward Giordano Biondi cycles the puck behind the Rock net before Timmins blue-liner Bode Dunford can catch up with him. Biondi, playing his first game since returning to the Canadians lineup, did not have any points but it did not matter as Rayside-Balfour went on to post a 7-4 victory. BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY […]

GALLERY: Beavers sweep home-and-home vs. Thunderbirds

BLIND RIVER – Jacob Kelly notched a pair of impressive tallies to help propel the Blind River Beavers to a 6-3 victory over the Soo Thunderbirds in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest Saturday at the Blind River Community Centre. After winning in Sault Ste. Marie Friday, the hometown Beavers came out quickly in […]

GALLERY: Beavers double up Thunderbirds

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – A Nicholas Jameus second period penalty shot goal proved to be the game-winner as the Blind River Beavers went on to double up the Soo Thunderbirds 4-2 in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League encounter Friday night at John Rhodes Community Centre. Skating in the season-opener for both clubs, an […]

Frenzied finish sees French River outlast Espanola in NOJHL opener

ESPANOLA, Ont. – A Cooper Bowman effort in the sixth round of the shootout proved to be the difference as the French River Rapids pulled out a 6-5 victory over the Espanola Express in the 2020-21 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League regular season opener Friday at the Regional Recreation Complex. French River would also supply […]

NOJHL to reschedule this weekend’s Thunderbirds – Beavers contests

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday evening that this weekend’s pair of regular season contests between the Soo Thunderbirds and the Blind River Beavers are to be rescheduled to a later date. This comes about after earlier in the week, a trio of Blind River players had displayed a number […]

NOJHL Behind the Mic: Thomas Mercier, Rayside-Balfour Canadians

SUDBURY, Ont. – While many are patiently awaiting the return of on-ice action in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), among those who are anxious for this to happen is Thomas Mercier, the play-by-play voice of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians on HockeyTV. Gearing up to commence his fourth campaign behind the microphone broadcasting NOJHL contests, […]