Eskimos’ leadership in good hands

IROQUOIS FALLS – Even though the Abitibi Eskimos have only seven veterans returning from the 2011-12 squad that was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the North Bay Trappers, leadership is one area the team does not have to worry about.   “Our captain, Richard Therrien, was a great captain last year,” […]

Eskimos fall to Gold Miners

IROQUOIS FALLS – If the Abitibi Eskimos looked like they were skating in a bit of a fog at the Jus Jordan Arena Saturday night, it’s because they were.   Both the Eskimos and the visiting Kirkland Lake Gold Miners — not to mention the more than 500 fans in attendance — had to deal […]

NOJHL Notebook 08/29/2012

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUEMEDIA RELEASE Release Date: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 NOJHL Notebook: Preseason game added as Soo to visit Elliot Lake Thursday SUDBURY –- The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced that one game has been added to the preseason schedule. That contest will be played Thursday evening in Elliot Lake as […]

The puck stops here

The battle to see who will be the Abitibi Eskimos No. 1 puck stopper for the 2012-13 Northern Ontario Junior ‘A’ Hockey League campaign will be a three-man race.    Martin Bilodeau, who backed up J.P. Fecteau last season, is looking to stake his claim on the top job as the Eskimos prepare for the […]

A case for the defence

The Abitibi Eskimos blueline for the 2012-13 campaign will feature at least four newcomers.   Only Dan Villeneuve, Kevin Walker and Kealey Cummings are back from last year’s squad, opening up a number of spots.   The Eskimos currently have nine blueliners in camp, including the three veteran defenders.   Cummings was limited to just […]

Therrien looks to lead attack

IROQUOIS FALLS – The Abitibi Eskimos have just three forwards back from the high-octane squad that found the back of the net 241 times during the 2011-12 regular season.   And since none of them are named Marc-Alain Begin, you might expect this year’s squad to be a little challenged when it comes to scoring […]

Main Camp under way

IROQUOIS FALLS – The puck dropped on Day 1 of the Abitibi Eskimos main training camp for the 2012-13 Northern Ontario Junior ‘A’ Hockey League season Monday night at the Jus Jordan Arena.   Coach and general manager Paul Gagne and his assistants put the 25 players on the ice through an up-tempo, hour-and-a-half session […]

NOJHL Notebook: 08/22/2012

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUEMEDIA RELEASE Release Date: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 NOJHL Notebook: AGM wrap-up SUDBURY –- The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League wrapped up their 2012 annual general meeting over the weekend in Sudbury. The following is a breakdown on the two-day event highlighting some of the newsworthy items that were discussed: EXECUTIVE […]

NOJHL names Ted Magee Executive Director

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUEMEDIA RELEASE Release Date: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 NOJHL names Ted Magee Executive Director SUDBURY –- The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday that Ted Magee has been appointed to the newly created position of Executive Director, effective immediately. Magee was unanimously approved in voting done by the NOJHL Executive […]