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Now Available, Collector Team Souvenir Program

The Rayside Balfour Canadians are proud to have been able to operate the team this season, under extraordinary conditions, until early March 2021.   The Red zone designation by the Sudbury Health Unit and subsequent removal of our arena ice, left the club no choice but to cancel the remainder of the season. As a […]

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 […]

CJHL Q&A with Brent Ladds

CALGARY, Alta. – In these unprecedented times, the Canadian Junior Hockey League, like so many others, continues to be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will be no Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, handed out for a second straight year while many of the CJHL leagues and member clubs remain in a state […]

NOJHL to resume play

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday, in partnership and cooperation with its member clubs as well as the various regional Public Health Units (PHUs) in the region, that regular season play will resume, in certain areas, beginning Tuesday evening. Continuing to observe an over abundance of care and caution, it […]

CJHL celebrates Black History Month

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, along with its member leagues across the country and areas of the northern U.S., takes great pride in recognizing and honouring Black History Month. Black History Month represents an important piece of the ongoing “Hockey is for Everyone” initiative, put forth by the National Hockey League and […]

Hockey Canada cancels spring championships

CALGARY, Alta. — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel all spring 2021 national championships, including the Esso Cup, TELUS Cup, Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, and Allan Cup. The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, […]

Rayside-Balfour’s DeGrazia remains on NHL Central Scouting Watch List

SUDBURY, Ont. – National Hockey League Central Scouting released Friday afternoon an updated version of its Players to Watch List as a prelude to the 2021 NHL Draft and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League is represented. Rayside-Balfour Canadians centre Nick DeGrazia was tabbed with a ‘B’ rating, as a potential second or third round […]

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 […]