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NOJHL: By the Names

LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Gagne, Marc-Alain Begin, Eddie Davey – 2010 NOJHL Champion Abitibi Eskimos SUDBURY, Ont. – While the old adage goes: “You play for the logo on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back,” the storied history of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has produced a plethora of […]


The defending West Division Champion Rayside Balfour Canadians are pleased to announce the acquisition of 6’1”, 180 lb defenceman CHRIS INNES from the Timmins Rock. In exchange, the Rock receive a development fee. The skilled 17-year-old rearguard is an outstanding defenceman with the Sudbury Nickel Capital Major Midgets and was selected by the OHL Sarnia […]

NOJHL January update

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday a number of key points relating to the potential re-start of the 2020-21 regular season. It is to be noted however, that the resumption of league play remains entirely based up upcoming rulings by the Province of Ontario and the respective regional public health […]

NOJHL: By the Numbers

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has reached the holiday break and while current COVID-19 lockdowns across Ontario makes it unsure when play will resume in 2021, plenty of accomplishments, past and present, are worth noting. Here’s a look at some of them via NOJHL: By the Numbers: 1: That’s where the […]

GALLERY: Maltais tallies twice in Canadians win over Beavers

CHELMSFORD, Ont. – Rayside-Balfour Canadians captain Brad Maltais tallied twice to help lead his side to an eventual 5-1 triumph over the Blind River Beavers Sunday evening in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at Chelmsford Arena. The Canadians began the night’s scoring, early into a man advantage, as Maltais deflected from the slot […]

GALLERY: Kelly nets hat trick in Beavers win over Canadians

BLIND RIVER, Ont. – A solid three-goal, one-assist performance by Jacob Kelly helped propel the Blind River Beavers to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Soo Thunderbirds Saturday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League matinee at the Blind River Recreation Centre. A solid start saw the home side collect a pair of first period […]

GALLERY: Blind River takes high-scoring affair at Rayside-Balfour

CHELMSFORD, Ont. – A four-point night for Noah Minns helped lead the way as the Blind River Beavers went on to top the Rayside-Balfour Canadians 7-5 Thursday evening in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Thursday at Chelmsford Arena. After combining for 14 goals in a meeting in Blind River Tuesday, the two teams […]

GALLERY: Hat tricks for Perala & DeGrazia as Canadians outlast Beavers

BLIND RIVER – The Rayside-Balfour Canadians picked up three-goal nights from both Owen Perala and Nicholas DeGrazia to help them outlast the Blind River Beavers 8-6 in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Tuesday evening at the Blind River Community Centre. The visiting Canadians opened the scoring early on as Oliver Smith skated into […]

8 additional NOJHL games for December announced

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League released Monday the information for eight additional regular season games that will be on the slate for December. They will be a pair of four-game match-ups that feature the Soo Thunderbirds meeting the Espanola Express and the Blind River Beavers going up against the Rayside-Balfour Canadians. All […]

GALLERY: Power play paces Rock past Canadians

TIMMINS – The Timmins Rock scored three times on the power play to help them drop the Rayside-Balfour Canadians 4-1 in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League encounter Saturday at McIntyre Arena. The hometown Rock were quick to strike as Riley Robitaille jammed in the rebound off a right pad save by Rayside-Balfour’s David Bowen […]