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GALLERY: Soo strikes shorthanded late to pull out road win in Blind River

BLIND RIVER – Connor Toms’ goal, coming shorthanded with under five minutes to play proved to be the game-winner as the Soo Thunderbirds went on to defeat the Blind River Beavers 5-3 in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League matinee Sunday at the Blind River Community Centre. Starting off a kick save by the pad […]

GALLERY: Beavers take lengthy shootout over Thunderbirds

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – A Nathan Balkwill goal in the eighth round of the shootout proved to be the difference maker as the Blind River Beavers pulled out a narrow 3-2 decision over the Soo Thunderbirds in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action Saturday at John Rhodes Community Centre. A fast-paced first period saw […]

NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Timmins Rock goaltender Tyler Masternak along with forwards Olivier Cloutier-Faucher of the Hearst Lumberjacks and Jared Dupuis of the Blind River Beavers have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending November 22. TYLER MASTERNAK, (G) TIMMINS […]

GALLERY: Beavers sweep home-and-home vs. Thunderbirds

BLIND RIVER – Jacob Kelly notched a pair of impressive tallies to help propel the Blind River Beavers to a 6-3 victory over the Soo Thunderbirds in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest Saturday at the Blind River Community Centre. After winning in Sault Ste. Marie Friday, the hometown Beavers came out quickly in […]

GALLERY: Beavers double up Thunderbirds

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – A Nicholas Jameus second period penalty shot goal proved to be the game-winner as the Blind River Beavers went on to double up the Soo Thunderbirds 4-2 in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League encounter Friday night at John Rhodes Community Centre. Skating in the season-opener for both clubs, an […]

CJHL announces Standing Committees for 2020-21 campaign

CALGARY, Alta. — The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) has announced the formation of a number of committees for the 2020-21 season, to assist in the overall operation of the CJHL as well as its 10-member leagues and their 135 junior A clubs nationally. Guiding the CJHL for the 2020-21 campaign,  will be Chair of […]

Beavers – Thunderbirds cleared to resume team activities

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that the Blind River Beavers and Soo Thunderbirds have both been cleared to resume team activities and return to the ice. Their temporary shutdown came last week after a trio of Blind River players had displayed a number of COVID-related symptoms and in turn followed […]

NOJHL to reschedule this weekend’s Thunderbirds – Beavers contests

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday evening that this weekend’s pair of regular season contests between the Soo Thunderbirds and the Blind River Beavers are to be rescheduled to a later date. This comes about after earlier in the week, a trio of Blind River players had displayed a number […]

NOJHL to commence 2020-21 regular season Friday

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced late Thursday evening that its modified 2020-21 regular season will commence on Friday as the Espanola Express host the French River Rapids in a 7:30 p.m. start at the Regional Recreation Complex. Listed below are a number of plans of action and protocols that are […]

‘The fact that we have returned is a major step’

Rayside-Balfour Canadians forward Mitchell Martin takes part in a practice at Chelmsford Arena in Chelmsford, Ontario on Friday, October 16, 2020. BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Commissioner Mazzuca talks return-to-play plans as NOJHL prepares to drop puck on regular season Ben Leeson – The Sudbury Star More from Ben Leeson NOJHL teams had their first taste […]