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‘The fact that we have returned is a major step’

Rayside-Balfour Canadians forward Mitchell Martin takes part in a practice at Chelmsford Arena in Chelmsford, Ontario on Friday, October 16, 2020. BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Commissioner Mazzuca talks return-to-play plans as NOJHL prepares to drop puck on regular season Ben Leeson – The Sudbury Star More from Ben Leeson NOJHL teams had their first taste […]

Rayside Balfour Jr. A Canadians Season wrap-up

The West Division Regular Season Champion RAYSIDE BALFOUR JR. A CANADIANS’ season ended on Thursday, March 12th, less than one hour prior to the start of their West Division semi-final play-off series with the Soo Eagles. As shocking and disappointing as the decision was for the players, staff and fans of the Canadians, the reasons […]

Canadians begin PLAY-OFFS on Thursday & Friday this week on home ice

The West Division Regular Season Champion RAYSIDE BALFOUR CANADIANS will open the West Division Best-of-seven semi-final play-off round with back-to-back home games this week against the SOO MICHIGAN EAGLES. Game #1 is:   THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH at 7 p.m. at the Chelmsford Arena Game #2 is:   FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH at 6:30 p.m. at the Chelmsford Arena […]

Wolf Tracks: Bowen’s magnificent Sunday

Exactly what the goaltending situation looks like the rest of the season for the Sudbury Wolves is anyone’s guess. But for at least one day, David Bowen was the king of the castle. Jeff Giffen For The Sudbury Star More from Jeff Giffen For The Sudbury Star His 26-save shutout against the top-ranked Ottawa 67’s […]

Canadians to wear Super Mario jerseys in support of charity

Brittany Zacerkowny is thrilled to be back in the superhero business. Well, the Super Mario business, to be precise. Ben Leeson        More from Ben Leeson An assistant advisor with the Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the NOJHL since last year, Zacerkowny also worked alongside owner Mark Burgess and senior adviser Blaine Smith as part of […]

Rangers’ Nickel City prospect shining up north

by Josh Brown    KITCHENER — Mitchell Martin needed to work on his skating. That was the message delivered by the Kitchener Rangers to their fourth-round pick from last year’s Ontario Hockey League draft after he attended the club’s rookie and main training camp. “They said once my skating improves, I’ll be good enough to play […]