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NOJHL well represented among CJHL save percentage leaders

CALGARY, Alta. – Plenty of the quality goaltenders across the Canadian Junior Hockey League posted some impressive save percentage numbers during the 2019-20 regular season. In all, 38 netminders registered a save mark of .915, or better, among those stoppers who saw a minimum of 1,400 minutes of game action. There were also 10 goalkeepers […]


At the Rayside Balfour Canadians game against the Blind River Beavers on February 27th, 2020, over 500 fans attended the game played at the Chelmsford Arena and participated in bidding on player jerseys in the first-ever SUPER HERO JERSEY PROMOTION. Rayside Balfour Canadian players wore SUPER MARIO themed jerseys in support of the NOFCC. The […]


CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the return-to-hockey process in Canada. On March 12, the decision was made to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities across the country. This was a difficult decision, but […]

A Q&A with CJHL President Brent Ladds

CALGARY, Alta. – During these uncertain times, the Canadian Junior Hockey League continues to work diligently with its member leagues, partners, Hockey Canada, the National Hockey League as well as local, provincial and federal health organizations on potential ‘Return to Play’ scenarios and other areas of interest. With that in mind, CJHL President Brent Ladds […]

NOJHL Commitment Tracker: Matyasik, Hatanaka added

SUDBURY, Ont. – Two more Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League players have been announced as commitments to further their respective educations while continuing to play the game. Forward Zachary Matyasik of the Espanola Express will be heading to Northland College in Ashland, Wis., to attend school there and skate for the Lumberjacks, who are members […]

Rayside’s Graduate Ben Hatanaka Commits to LU Voyageurs

Coach Craig Duncanson and the Voyageurs Men’s Hockey program are excited to announce the commitment of eight players for the 2020-21 season.  After finishing the season near the bottom of the league in both offence and defence, both ends of the ice needed addressing and this list of incoming recruits checks off both boxes. Rayside-Balfour […]

Select NOJHL games to be rebroadcast free of charge on HockeyTV

  SUDBURY, Ont. – Fans of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League will have additional opportunities to watch selected NOJHL contests, free of charge, each week via HockeyTV. These games will be free for to anyone to view online, with an active HockeyTV account, regardless of subscription status. All the broadcasts from this season are […]

NOJHL by the Numbers: A 5-year window

SUDBURY, Ont. – The past five seasons has provided plenty of on-ice excellence in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The NOJHL has compiled some totals from this five-year window that highlights some of its elite skaters, goaltenders and clubs during this span. POINT PRODUCTION: In terms of offensive production during the past half-decade, the […]

Rayside-Balfour’s DeGrazia named finalist for CJHL’s Top Rookie of 2019-20

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday the names of the five players who have been selected finalists for the CJHL’s Top Rookie Award in 2019-20. Each of the contenders were determined through a voting process completed by each of the CJHL’s 10-member leagues, for their respective efforts during the course of […]

NOJHL Flashback: The Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats

SUDBURY, Ont. – From 1995-96 through 2001-02, there was no better team in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League than the Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats. This powerhouse was the class of the league in that span as they dominated opponents and rolled to seven consecutive NOJHL championships and were all but unstoppable on the ice. After finishing […]