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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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NOJHL releases ‘Return to Play’ guidelines

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) announced Friday its initial ‘Return to Play’ outline for the 2020-21 season. While it has traditionally been the plan, in previous years, for the NOJHL and its member teams to commence daily operations mid-August and have regular-season games typically starting in early-September, those options have […]

Head coach Gavin depart Voodoos

POWASSAN, Ont. — The Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League will have a new head coach behind the bench when the 2020-21 hockey season begins. The club has announced that Gavin is leaving his coaching position with the Voodoos to pursue a non-hockey related job opportunity. “I am officially announcing that I […]