NOJHL to host Showcase Oct. 11-12 in Sudbury



Release Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NOJHL to host Showcase Oct. 11-12 in Sudbury

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that they will be hosting the NOJHL Showcase Oct. 11-12 at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury.

The two-day event will feature all 12 NOJHL teams taking part and will see each league member club competing in two games apiece that will count towards the overall regular season standings.

In hosting the league Showcase, it will allow scouts, fans and the like the opportunity to see all 12 NOJHL member clubs compete in the same venue during two days of competition.

“We at the NOJHL are extremely excited to announce the participation of all 12 of our teams at the Showcase in October in Sudbury,” stated league commissioner Robert Mazzuca.

“By having our entire league competing under one roof over these two days it will provide an excellent opportunity for scouts at every level to view all our players and NOJHL clubs face-off at a fast-paced and competitive environment,” added Mazzuca.

“With a record number of NOJHLers moving on to compete at the next level the past couple of season, be it through the NCAA, the CHL or other leagues, the NOJHL Showcase will only help further enhance one of our goals of helping promote all of our players, coaches and officials in their efforts of advancing in their respective hockey and academic careers,” summarized the NOJHL commissioner.

The 2016 NOJHL Showcase schedule is as follows.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 Rayside-Balfour Espanola 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 French River Kirkland Lake 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 Soo Eagles Blind River 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 Powassan Iroquois Falls 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 Soo Thunderbirds Elliot Lake 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 Timmins Cochrane 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Kirkland Lake Powassan 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Iroquois Falls Timmins 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Espanola Soo Thunderbirds 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Elliot Lake Soo Eagles 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Cochrane French River 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Blind River Rayside-Balfour 9 p.m.

NOTE: With the addition of the NOJHL Showcase, each league member club will now play a 56-game regular season schedule.

This includes 27 at home, another 27 on the road as well as the two Showcase contests in which each team will serve as the home and visiting side once each.

The updated league regular season schedule will be distributed later today.

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