Sports

Blind River students stand tall at Ontario Winter Games

Four young athletes from Blind River performed well in a provincial biathlon competition. Sophie Azzi, a grade 10 student at École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord won the bronze medal in the “Senior Girls – Super Sprint” category and a silver medal … Continue reading

ELSS sends five swimmers to OFSAA

The Elliot Lake High School swim team of Alyssa Hebert, Gareth Hebert, Kyle Beaulieu, Owen Parsons and Emma Young represented the Northern Ontario Region at the provincials. It was held this year at the Pan Am Sports Complex in Toronto … Continue reading

Eagles edge Express to advance in NOJHL playoffs

Friday, March 6, 2020 – ESPANOLA, Ont. – A George Orfanos goal with just over six minutes remaining in the second period proved to be the game-winner as the Soo Eagles went on to edge the Espanola Express 2-1 in … Continue reading

Eagles take playoff opener over Express

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Soo Eagles skated out to a three-goal lead before the game was half over and never trailed as they went on to defeat the Espanola Express 7-1 Wednesday evening … Continue reading

Powassan wraps up regular season with home ice triumph over Espanola

Sunday, March 1, 2020 – POWASSAN, Ont. – Joe Whittet had two tallies, including the game-winner, and dished out an assist in leading the Powassan Voodoos to a 4-1 decision over the Espanola Express in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey … Continue reading

Canadians edge Express 2-1

Friday, February 28, 2020 – ESPANOLA, Ont. – Mathieu Dokis-Dupuis’ goal 12:55 into the first period held up as the game-winner as the Rayside-Balfour Canadians skated to a narrow 2-1 win over the Espanola Express in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey … Continue reading

Espanola High curling team going to provincials

The Espanola Spartan Boys Curling Team wrote their own Cinderella underdog story en route to claiming the title as the best High School Boys Curling team in Northern Ontario. Dave Gallant says after finishing in third place where only the top … Continue reading

NOJHL announces Soo Eagles – Espanola Express quarter-final series schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Sunday the game schedule for its upcoming first-round West Division playoff match-up between the No. 4 seeded Soo Eagles and the No. 5 Espanola Express. This best-of-three affair will commence … Continue reading

Express edge Thunderbirds in overtime

Sunday, February 23, 2020 – ESPANOLA, Ont. – An A.J. Favot power play goal 1:39 into overtime was the difference as the Espanola Express went on to trim the Soo Thunderbirds 4-3 in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Sunday … Continue reading

Blind River needs OT to hold off Espanola

Saturday, February 22, 2020 – BLIND RIVER, Ont. – The Blind River Beavers withstood a trio of late power play goals by the Espanola Express before eventually pulling out a narrow 6-5 decision in overtime Saturday in a Northern Ontario … Continue reading