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VIDEO / GALLERY: Paper Kings edge Cubs in OT

Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – A Yan Bessette man advantage marker, off a turnover, nearly three minutes into overtime lifted the Espanola Paper Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Thursday at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. Espanola were first to strike […]

Hearst rallies late in Espanola

ESPANOLA, Ont. – A pair of late power play tallies, in the final minute of regulation, propelled the Hearst Lumberjacks to a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Espanola Paper Kings Saturday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League meeting at the Regional Recreation Complex. Breaking into Espanola territory in the first minute of the contest […]

Paper Kings wrap-up win over Crunch

ESPANOLA, Ont. – The new-look Espanola Paper Kings impressed in their debut, defeating the Cochrane Crunch 7-3 Friday night in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League affair held at the Regional Recreation Complex. The two teams traded tallies in the first half of the opening period with Collin Lapointe connecting for Cochrane before Liam Bridgeman […]

NOJHL 2022-23 season preview

SUDBURY, Ont. – While it was 60 years ago the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League began its first-ever season, six decades later it’s the current 12-member clubs will commence play to determine a title holder for the 2022-23 campaign. Back in the day, it was the Espanola Eagles that were crowned the initial winners, while […]

Rapids sink Paper Kings in shootout

FRENCH RIVER – A Jackson Doyle rising backhand in the fourth round of the shootout was the difference at the French River Rapids defeated the Espanola Paper Kings 5-4 in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League exhibition play Thursday evening at Noelville Arena. French River started fast in the match-up thanks to a nice effort from […]

NOJHL preseason: Sunday wrap

Timmins blue-liner Christophe Petit takes down Cochrane Crunch forward Desmond Brazeau in front of Rock goalie Patrick Boivin during the first period of Sunday afternoon’s NOJHL exhibition contest at the Tim Horton Event Centre. Boivin and Josh Briand combined for a 17-save shutout as the Rock blanked the Crunch 4-0 in preparation for the Cottage […]

OHL’s Sudbury Wolves affiliate with Espanola Paper Kings

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce they have entered into an affiliation agreement with the Espanola Paper Kings of the NOJHL for the upcoming 2022-23 season. “We are excited to announce our affiliation with Jason and Marc and the rebranded Espanola Paper Kings for the 2022-2023 season,” said Sudbury Wolves VP […]

NOJHL announces Showcase schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday the game schedule for its upcoming Showcase, which goes October 4-5 at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury. The two-day event will feature all 12 NOJHL member clubs taking part, with all dozen match-ups counting towards the regular season standings. The Showcase […]

Espanola Paper Kings name Marc Gagnon GM

ESPANOLA, Ont. – The Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League announced Friday that it has named Marc Gagnon as its general manager. Boasting a wealth of experience, at multiple levels of junior hockey, Gagnon joins the Paper Kings from the Huntsville Otters Jr. C program where he served as their […]

New name for Espanola’s NOJHL franchise

ESPANOLA, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League’s Espanola franchise has announced a new team name for the start of the 2022-23 season, that will now see the club called, the Paper Kings. “Coming out COVID-19, we felt it was a right time for a fresh start and a rebrand for our organization,” […]