VIDEO / GALLERY: NOJHL final is going the distance

Photos: Marc Johnson HEARST, Ont. – A Russell Oldham deflection goal, 6:11 into overtime, lifted the Soo Thunderbirds to 4-3 victory over the Hearst Lumberjacks Tuesday evening in a boisterous Game 6 of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s championship series at Claude Larose Recreation Centre. With the result, the Thunderbirds have roared back from […]

Timmins’ Brandon Perry named finalist for CJHL Coach of the Year

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association, announced Monday the names of the six finalists for the Darcy Haugan/Mark Cross Memorial Award, emblematic of CJHL Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 campaign. This honour, presented annually by the CJHL and NHLCA, is in memory […]

Chaffay; Glazer; Santa Maria pick-up weekly honours

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that the forward trio of Michael Chaffay (Soo Thunderbirds), Ryan Glazer (Hearst Lumberjacks) and Brock Santa Maria (Soo Thunderbirds) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending May 8. MICHAEL CHAFFAY, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Averaging two […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Soo holds on to send it back to Hearst for Game 6

Photos: Bob Davies SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Soo Thunderbirds struck early and never trailed, but had to hold on at the end to defeat the Hearst Lumberjacks 3-2 Sunday evening in Game 5 of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s championship series at John Rhodes Community Centre. With the victory, the Thunderbirds now […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Soo forces Game 5 in final with road win at Hearst

Photos: Marc Johnson HEARST, Ont. – The Soo Thunderbirds got goals from four different skaters to help them defeat the Hearst Lumberjacks 4-2 Friday night in Game 4 of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s championship series in front of a capacity crowd at Claude Larose Recreation Centre. With the outcome, the Lumberjacks still lead […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Pelletier’s OT winner gives Lumberjacks 3-0 series lead on Thunderbirds

Photos: Marc Johnson HEARST, Ont. – A Maxandre Pelletier marker 16:23 into overtime was the difference as the Hearst Lumberjacks pulled out a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Soo Thunderbirds Thursday night in the third game of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League championship series in a jam-packed Claude Larose Recreation Centre. The result gives […]

Powassan announces return of head coach Lafleur

POWASSAN, Ont. — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Powassan Voodoos announced Thursday, they have re-signed head coach for the 2022023 season. The veteran and award-winng coach Marc Lafleur looks being back behind the Voodoos’ bench for another campaign. “I am very pleased to be returning to the Voodoos for another season,” said Lafleur. He […]

Thunderbirds’ Gibson named finalist for CJHL’s Top Defenceman

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League released Thursday the names of the five players that have been selected finalists for the CJHL’s Top Defenceman Award for the 2021-22 campaign. Each of the finalists were determined through a voting process completed by the CJHL’s nine-member leagues, for their respective contributions over the course of […]