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Voodoos welcome back Mackley to hockey ops

POWASSAN, Ont. — The Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League are welcoming back former assistant general manager Mike Mackley back to the organization, the club announced Monday. Mackley will re-join the Voodoos to take over the position of vice president of hockey pperations and will work with associate general manager Brent Tomlinson […]

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 […]

Voodoos’ Praysner commits to NCAA D-III’s Salem State

POWASSAN, Ont. — The Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday that forward Raf Praysner has committed to the Salem State Vikings NCAA Division III program. The 20-year-old forward joined the Voodoos in a trade with the Soo Eagles in the fall of 2019. In 50 games in 2019-20, the 20-year-old […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NOJHL to commence preseason with next stage of return to play

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) announced Friday it will commence the next stage of its ‘Return to Play’ scenario with the beginning of a number of preseason games. On-ice action will begin tonight on two fronts as the Soo Thunderbirds host the Blind River Beavers in a 7 p.m. start […]

DeGrazia on NHL Central Scouting’s Players to Watch List

SUDBURY, Ont. – National Hockey League Central Scouting announced Tuesday its initial Players to Watch List as a prelude to the 2021 NHL Draft and a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League standout was one of those named. Rayside-Balfour Canadians centre Nick DeGrazia was tabbed a B-rated player, which features those who are projected to be […]

Powassan’s “JJ” seeking players for Nipissing U. study

2019-20 NOJHL players invited to complete survey View additional study details here In pursuit of his Master of Science in Kinesiology Degree from Nipissing University, Johnson is presently heading up a project where researchers at the North Bay, Ont.-based school are conducting a study investigating mouthguard and throat protector compliance of Junior ‘A’ hockey players […]

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 […]