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Blind River stays strong with win vs. Espanola

Photos: Helene Rancourt BLIND RIVER, Ont. – The surging Blind River Beavers continued their solid start to the season Saturday as the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League front-runners defeated the Espanola Paper Kings 6-2 at the Blind River Community Centre. A favourable bounce benefitted the Beavers early in the contest as an attempt from the […]

NOJHL names its Players of the Month for September

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday its Forward; Defenceman; Goaltender and Rookie of the Month for September. FORWARD OF THE MONTH: ZACHARY DEMERS, (F) HEARST LUMBERJACKS – A tremendous opening month of the campaign saw the 20-year-old St-Hubert, Que., product register a league-best 17 points with six impressive goals and […]

Paper Kings make the news

Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography An Espanola team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has not had a full winning season since the Rivermen of 2013-2014 posted a record of 32-23-1 and made it through two rounds of the playoffs. By Randy Russon Hockey News North September 28, 2022 Espanola was without an NOJHL team in […]

Trio of NOJHL clubs in initial CJHL rankings for 2022-23 season

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Monday that the Collingwood Blues (OJHL) are slotted No. 1 overall in its initial Top 20 Rankings for the 2022-23 season. After going unbeaten in regulation during preseason play, Collingwood has posted seven consecutive victories to begin competition in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, under […]

GALLERY: Espanola returns to win column in French River

Photos: Dal Photography FRENCH RIVER – Getting goals from five different skaters helped send the Espanola Paper Kings on their way to a 5-2 win over the French River Rapids Saturday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at Noelville Arena. Making a quick impression with his new teammates, recently acquired French River forward Dominic Suhr […]

Powassan prevails over Espanola in OT

ESPANOLA, Ont. – Mitch Wilkie’s first NOJHL goal, coming 3:55 into overtime, propelled the Powassan Voodoos to a 3-2 decision over the Espanola Paper Kings in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League competition Friday at the Regional Recreation Complex. The Voodoos also started strong, snagging a 2-0 lead after one period of play on tallies from […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Espanola comes back to defeat Powassan

Photos: Powassan Voodoos POWASSAN, Ont. – The surprising Espanola Paper Kings came back from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Powassan Voodoos 4-2 Wednesday night in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at the Powassan Sportsplex. Picking up an early power play, Powassan took advantage as they opened the scoring 2:40 into the […]

CJHL 2022-23 season early glance

CALGARY, Alta. – Seven of the nine members organizations that comprise the Canadian Junior Hockey League see their years nicely underway while the remaining two leagues will commence regular season competition Friday. Here’s an early glance at each of the nine CJHL leagues, with an updates on the beginning of the 2022-23 campaign. MHL President: […]

NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that defenceman Alex Little (Powassan Voodoos) as well as forwards Atley Gringorten (Espnaola Paper Kings) and Nicolas Pigeon (Timmins Rock) have ben tabbed its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Sept. 18. ALEX LITTLE, (D) POWASSAN VOODOOS – An […]

GALLERY: Gringorten grabs spotlight in Espanola win vs. Blind River

ESPANOLA, Ont. – The efforts of Atley Gringorten saw him score three times to propel the Espanola Paper Kings to a 6-2 triumph over the Blind River Beavers in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League affair Friday at the Regional Recreation Complex. All business early on, Espanola roared out to a 3-0 first period lead […]