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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 […]

LADIES NIGHT Lucky Draw Winner

Rayside Balfour Canadians Lucky Lady Candice McMillen entered our contest on February 13th LADIES NIGHT lucky draw contest. Candice and her boyfriend received a fantastic prize which consisted of: A $200 gift card from THE KEG RESTAURANT and a free limo ride courtesy of Owner Pete Schaj of NITE LITE LIMOUSINE!  The Rayside Balfour Canadians […]

Dokis First Nation hockey player hoping to lead his squad to national tournament

By Sam Laskaris RAYSIDE-BALFOUR— Mathieu Dokis-Dupuis is playing a much bigger role this season with the Rayside-Balfour Canadians. In fact, Dokis-Dupuis, a member of Dokis First Nation, is now one of the go-to players for the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) squad. Dokis-Dupuis, a 19-year-old forward, has already surpassed the 34 points he earned […]

Canadians Sweep January Remain Undefeated!

(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Rayside-Balfour Canadians completed the January sweep with a perfect 8-0 record. Last night at the Chelmsford arena, the Canadians hosted the defending Dudley cup champions the Hearst Lumberjacks. In an absolute thriller, the Canadians kept the streak alive winning in a shootout 3-2. Hearst came out of the gate strong opening […]

Canadians Remain Undefeated in 2020

The Rayside Balfour Jr. A Canadians are making a statement to the hockey world by winning all 7 games to date in 2020.   The Canadians scored 25 goals in three wins over the Espanola Express and Elliot Lake Wildcats last week to vault them into a tie for first place in the NOJHL’s Western Division […]