Former NOJHLers produced in SPHL in 2023-24

NOJHL alumnus Jean-Guy Trudel (Rouyn-Naranda Capitales) coached the Peoria Rivermen to the SPHL President’s Cup championship this season. TORONTO – The ever-increasing list of Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) alumni who competed at higher levels continues to grow. Looking at the numbers, you’ll find 95 CJHL alums played in the Southern Professional Hockey League during […]

Voodoos forward signs deal in England

Photo: Rhys Smetham celebrates a goal at home for the Voodoos. Photo courtesy Another graduating Voodoos player is taking a step forward in hockey development as forward Rhys Smetham has signed a three-year deal to play for the Bristol Pitbulls of the NIHL National League in England.   Smetham, who was born in England, played […]

NHL draft pick Miller among 20 NOJHL alumni who saw OHL action in 2023-24

SUDBURY, Ont. – The number of Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) alumni competing at higher levels continues to flourish. Of those who saw five, or more, games of on-ice action this past season in the Ontario Hockey League, 20 of them played previously in the NOJHL. Included in this list is former Soo Thunderbirds […]

Well over 100 NOJHL alumni played NCAA D-III in 2023-24

SUDBURY, Ont. – A look at the numbers saw well over 100 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League alumni attend school and compete with multiple NCAA Division III men’s hockey programs during the course of the 2023-24 season. In all, 122 former NOJHL skaters and goaltenders appeared with various NCAA D-III schools during the recently completed […]

CMHA’s Talk Today program caps 10th season milestone with greatest impact to date

Majority of North American-based players ranked for 2024 NHL Draft participated in Talk Today (Toronto, June 27, 2024) – With the 10th season of the Talk Today program supporting junior hockey now complete, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division is pleased to announce Talk Today had a greater impact in 2023-24 than any season […]

Eight NOJHL alumni on ECHL rosters in 2023-24

TORONTO – As the ECHL wrapped up their 2023-24 season earlier this month, it concluded a campaign that featured significant contributions from Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) alumni. In all, 161 former CJHLers saw action with ECHL clubs along the way. Seven of those alumnus suited up with the ECHL Kelly Cup-champion Florida Everblades at […]

Voodoos captain commits to Niagara

Photo: Thomas Perry – The Daily Press/Postmedia Network Voodoos veteran defenceman Alex Little has committed to play ACHA Division 1 hockey at Niagara University for the Purple Eagles, the club announced on Tuesday. The Minden, Ontario product broke multiple records in parts of four seasons with the Voodoos as he became the all-time points and goals […]

NOJHL announces 2024-25 regular season schedule

PHOTO : Rob Fera – Sudbury Light Event Photography One division and new OT format part of 312-game slate SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) announced Tuesday its regular season schedule for the 2024-25 campaign. A revised format will see each of the NOJHL’s 12-member clubs play 25 games at home and […]

Eagles’ Zolezzi off to NCAA D-III Oswego State

Photo: Bob Davies SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Soo Eagles have announced that goaltender Anthony Zolezzi has committed to attend NCAA Division III Oswego State University in the fall and compete with the Lakers men’s hockey program. The 19-year-old from Naperville, Illinois, appeared in 37 games with the Eagles […]

Former Voodoos coach becomes an OHL head coach in Owen Sound

The first head coach in Powassan Voodoos’ history has left the OHL’s North Bay Battalion to become the new head coach of the Owen Sound Attack. On June 4th, the Owen Sound Attack announced that Scott Wray, who had been an assistant coach for the past six seasons with the North Bay Battalion, was announced the 17th […]