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DeGrazia looks to join select NOJHL company during NHL Draft

SUDBURY, Ont. – Should Rayside-Balfour Canadians centre Nicholas DeGrazia hear his name called at some point during this weekend’s National Hockey League Draft, he would join select company in being chosen directly from a team in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The 18-year-old Thunder Bay product was slotted 85th overall among North American skaters […]

NOJHL releases its 2021-22 regular season schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday its 2021-22 regular season schedule with the 336-game slate currently set to commence on Thursday, September 16. Of note however, all of the scheduled dates remain tentative, pending approval on a return to play from provincial, regional and municipal health authorities as it relates […]

Northern Health Units Partner with NOJHL for “Vaccine Playoffs”

TIMMINS, Ont. — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) is teaming up with five northern health units to host a friendly “Vaccine Playoff” competition amongst teams. The goal of the competition is to encourage youth and all eligible hockey fans to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Team vaccination rates will be posted starting Wednesday, July […]

NOJHL announces plans for 2021-22 season

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday its plans for the upcoming 2021-22 season. All of the dates remain tentative however, pending approval on a return to play from provincial, regional and municipal health authorities as it relates to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. The NOJHL expects to have a 56-game regular […]

Rayside-Balfour’s DeGrazia cracks NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings

CALGARY, Alta. – National Hockey League Central Scouting released their final rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft Thursday and 10 Canadian Junior Hockey League players earned their way on the list. Leading the CJHL contingent is Brooks Bandits (AJHL) defenceman Corson Ceulemans, who was slotted 14th among North American skaters. Next at 8th among NA […]

CJHL Virtual AGM recap

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Tuesday some of the key points from its recently completed Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually with each of its nine-member league commissioners and/or presidents. The AGM finalized the appointment of Robert Mazzuca (NOJHL) as chairman of the board, along with Marty Savoy (OJHL) […]

NOJHL partners with InStat

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that they have entered into a partnership for the 2021-22 season, with InStat, a statistical analysis and video scouting company. The InStat platform is currently used by hockey leagues, federations and organizations world wide. It has proven to be a vital tool for coaches, […]

Mazzuca named CJHL’s Chairman of the Board

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Friday its Executive Committee for the 2021-22 season. Robert Mazzuca (NOJHL) has been appointed CJHL Chairman of the Board for the upcoming campaign while Marty Savoy (OJHL) and Ryan Bartoshyk (AJHL) will serve as Vice-Chairs. Continuing his role on the CJHL executive committee, as treasurer, […]

Estevan Bruins (SJHL) to host 2022 Centennial Cup

CALGARY, Alta. – Following the February cancellation of all spring 2021 events, Hockey Canada has announced the new host cities for its three spring 2022 national championships – the Esso Cup, TELUS Cup and Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons. The Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, will head to Estevan, Sask., in 2022, marking […]

COVID-19 restrictions cause season cancellations by Espanola, French River, Rayside-Balfour

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in the Greater Sudbury area, the Espanola Express, French River Rapids and Rayside-Balfour Canadians have all made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of their respective seasons, effective immediately. This news comes in lieu of the recent […]