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Bowen Staying In Sudbury

By David Elford The Rayside Balfour Canadians are proud to announce that stand-out goaltender David Bowen will be remaining in the Sudbury area and joining the Laurentian University Voyageurs’ Men’s Hockey team to further his career and education next fall. Bowen has spent parts of three seasons with Rayside, holding a career goals-against average of […]

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 […]

Canadians hit win column in handing Rock 1st defeat

Rayside-Balfour Canadians forward Giordano Biondi cycles the puck behind the Rock net before Timmins blue-liner Bode Dunford can catch up with him. Biondi, playing his first game since returning to the Canadians lineup, did not have any points but it did not matter as Rayside-Balfour went on to post a 7-4 victory. BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY […]

NOJHL Behind the Mic: Thomas Mercier, Rayside-Balfour Canadians

SUDBURY, Ont. – While many are patiently awaiting the return of on-ice action in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), among those who are anxious for this to happen is Thomas Mercier, the play-by-play voice of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians on HockeyTV. Gearing up to commence his fourth campaign behind the microphone broadcasting NOJHL contests, […]

NOJHL launches new app

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, in partnership with HockeyTech, announced Thursday the launch of a new and upgraded app that is now ready for download on mobile devices.This official mobile app of the NOJHL features all the latest league news and information.It will also provide real-time scoring data directly from each […]

Rayside Acquires Owen Perala From Cochrane Crunch

The Rayside Balfour Canadians are excited to announce that we have acquired Owen Perala from Cochrane Crunch for the start of the impending 2020-21 season. The 18-year-old is a native of Nipigon, ON is a 6’4”, 195 lbs forward who just completed his second season in Cochrane where he compiled and impressive 21 goals and […]

2020 World Junior A Challenge cancelled

CALGARY, Alta. – Following the cancellation of the 2019-20 hockey season and all national championships in March, Hockey Canada has worked tirelessly with its host organizing committees for 2020 and beyond. While a tremendous amount of work has gone into planning the fall 2020 events, the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a position where […]


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