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GALLERY: Toms’ 2-point night aids in Soo win vs. Blind River

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Soo Thunderbirds defenceman Connor Toms scored once and added an assist in helping his club defeat the Blind River Beavers 5-3 Tuesday evening in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at John Rhodes Community Centre. Picking off a pass in Blind River territory, Sault Ste. Marie open the scoring 15 […]

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 […]

GALLERY: Soo solid in road win at Blind River

BLIND RIVER, Ont. – Cooper Smyl scored three times to collect his first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League hat trick in leading the Soo Thunderbirds to a 7-2 decision over the Blind River Beavers in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League matinee Sunday at the Blind River Community Centre. The hometown Beavers did get off […]

GALLERY: Smyl strikes in shootout as Thunderbirds edge Beavers

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Cooper Smyl had an impressive goal in regulation and notched the lone marker in the shootout to help propel the Soo Thunderbirds to a 6-5 victory over the Blind River Beavers in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action Friday evening at John Rhodes Community Centre. The hometown Thunderbirds opened the […]

Gallery: Thunderbirds on form in return win over Beavers

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Noah Boman tallied twice in his return to the Soo Thunderbirds roster as part of a 5-2 triumph over the Blind River Beavers in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Wednesday night at John Rhodes Community Centre. Finding their skating legs after a two-month layoff, it was the Thunderbirds held […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]