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Flu bug results in postponement of Wednesday’s Paper Kings – Thunderbirds contest

SUDBURY Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced that Wednesday’s originally scheduled game between the Espanola Paper Kings and Soo Thunderbirds at John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie has been postponed. With the Paper Kings roster currently battling a flu bug throughout the majority of its line-up, the contest has […]

Piekarczyk pots pair as Rock edge Paper Kings

ESPANOLA, Ont. – Lucas Piekarczyk’s second goal of the game, coming 3:42 into the third period proved to be the decider as the Timmins Rock came back to edge the Espanola Paper Kings 4-3 Saturday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League affair held at the Regional Recreation Complex. It was the Paper Kings’ Lucas […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Paper Kings earn road win over Eagles

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lucas Signoretti scored once and was credited with setting-up three others to help lead the Espanola Paper Kings over the Soo Eagles 4-2 Friday evening in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at Pullar Stadium. Sault Ste. Marie did strike first as they clicked 40 seconds in when Kenny […]

Espanola ends Powassan winning streak in extra time

ESPANOLA, Ont. – A Joshua Rumolo marker off a two-on-one, a couple of minutes into overtime, gave the Espanola Paper Kings a 2-1 triumph over the Powassan Voodoos Wednesday evening in a hard-fought Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest at the Regional Recreation Complex. Notching the night’s opening tally nearly 12 minutes into the match-up, […]

GALLERY: Gold Miners clip Paper Kings in OT

Photos: Allyson Demers KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – A Christian Genova goal 73 seconds into overtime lifted the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners to a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Espanola Paper Kings Saturday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League get together at Joe Mavrinac Community Complex. Espanola did take the early lead, just over four […]

GALLERY: Special teams leads Timmins over Espanola

TIMMINS, Ont. – The Timmins Rock rode the strength of four power play goals to send them of their way to a 7-1 win over the Espanola Paper Kings in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League game Friday at McIntyre Arena. Espanola started strong with an Atley Gringorten effort that he buried from the slot […]

What is the World Jr. A Challenge?

By Jonathan Yue, Hockey Canada CORNWALL, Ont. — The last time the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) was played, in December of 2019, a young goaltender stole the show, earning Most Valuable Player honours and backstopping Canada East to within an overtime goal of its first gold medal. A year later, Devon Levi was starring […]

Shanks strikes twice in 3rd as Cubs clip Paper Kings

ESPANOLA, Ont. – A pair of Cameron Shanks strikes in the third period lifted the Greater Sudbury Cubs to a 5-4 road victory over the Espanola Paper Kings in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League Sunday matinee at the Regional Recreation Complex. Needing less than two minutes to notch their NOJHL-leading 100th goal of the […]

Paper Kings power past Rapids

ESPANOLA, Ont. – Getting two goals apiece from Kobe Braham, Yan Bessette and Lucas Signoretti, the Espanola Paper Kings went on to sink the French River Rapids 6-2 in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action Saturday evening at the Regional Recreation Complex. The Rapids scored first as Josh Russell spun to the right of the […]

GALLERY: Red Wings edge Paper Kings 3-2

Photos: Northern Exposures Photography ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – A Brodie Kearns tip-in tally midway through the third period, while his side was up a pair of skaters, proved to be the decider as the Elliot Lake Red Wings went on to defeat the Espanola Paper Kings 3-2 in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League affair Friday […]