Former Rapids’ standout Daoust bringing Memorial Cup to Noelville

SUDBURY, Ont. – Former Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League and French River Rapids standout Philippe Daoust is returning to Noelville Arena on Friday, August 12, and will have the Memorial Cup with him. Daoust, who won the Memorial Cup back in late June as a member of the Quebec Junior Hockey League’s Saint John Sea […]

Espanola Paper Kings name Marc Gagnon GM

ESPANOLA, Ont. – The Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League announced Friday that it has named Marc Gagnon as its general manager. Boasting a wealth of experience, at multiple levels of junior hockey, Gagnon joins the Paper Kings from the Huntsville Otters Jr. C program where he served as their […]

New name for Espanola’s NOJHL franchise

ESPANOLA, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League’s Espanola franchise has announced a new team name for the start of the 2022-23 season, that will now see the club called, the Paper Kings. “Coming out COVID-19, we felt it was a right time for a fresh start and a rebrand for our organization,” […]

Local hockey star vows to seize ‘big opportunity’ in QMJHL

Robbie Rutledge will be playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season after signing with the Charlottetown Islanders. Submitted photo ‘When I wasn’t drafted into the OHL, I thought my major junior dreams were kind of over. I kind of used it as motivation,’ admits Robbie Rutledge   Tyler Evans – ORILLIAMATTERS.COM Jul […]

Former Voodoos goalie signs with AHL’s Laval Rocket

Former Powassan Voodoos netminder Joe Vrbetic has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the AHL’s Laval Rocket on Sunday. The giant 6’6″ goaltender, had a record of 29 wins, 10 losses and six overtime losses in 45 regular season games with the North Bay Battalion, the Voodoos parent affiliate team. He also sported a 6-1 […]

Voodoos Bradshaw signs with Flint

Powassan Voodoos forward Alex Bradshaw has committed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement with the Flint Firebirds. “We are excited to officially welcome Alex to the organization,” Firebirds General Manager and Head Coach Ted Dent said. “He brings in good size and skill to our hockey club. We look forward to getting to […]

Powassan names Peter Goulet new head coach

POWASSAN, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Powassan Voodoos have named veteran bench boss, Peter Goulet, as its new head coach, the club announced Canada Day. Goulet, has been a full-time hockey coach for 18 years and has won championships with the Nepean Raiders in 2012 in the CCHL, and the Kingston Voyageurs […]

Lafleur steps down as Voodoos’ head coach

POWASSAN, Ont. – The Powassan Voodoos announce that coach Marc Lafleur has stepped down from his position with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League club, the team announced Wednesday. “I would like to take this time to announce that I will not be returning to the Powassan Voodoos for the 2022-23 hockey season,” said Lafleur. […]

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 […]