Express earns first-ever win over Thunderbirds

Saturday, October 12, 2019 – SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Diego Pasula tallied twice while Matais Salem dished out three assists as the Espanola Express skated to their first-ever victory over the Soo Thunderbirds, a 5-2 decision, in a Northern … Continue reading

Matyasik strikes twice as Espanola defeats Elliot Lake

Friday, October 4, 2019 – ESPANOLA, Ont. – Zachary Matyasik tallied twice in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action Friday at the Regional Recreation Complex as the Espanola Express defeated the Elliot Lake Wildcats 5-3. The home side got going … Continue reading

Elliot Lake home opener cancelled due to arena structure problems

The Elliot Lake Wildcats did not take to the ice on Friday against the Blind River Beavers for their home-opener due to ongoing structural problems at Centennial Arena. The City of Elliot Lake closed down the arena due to ongoing … Continue reading

DeGrazia’s 4-point night leads Rayside-Balfour to 6th straight victory with triumph over Espanola

Thursday, September 26, 2019 – CHELMSFORD, Ont. – Rayside-Balfour Canadians rookie forward Nicholas DeGrazia had a shorthanded breakaway goal and dished out a trio of assists to help propel his side to a 6-2 triumph over the Espanola Express in … Continue reading


In North Shore League Fastball action, the Espanola Majors eliminated Elliot Lake 8 to 7 in extra innings to take the best of three series two to one. The Majors move on to play the Spanish Smokers in the finals … Continue reading

NOJHL team season preview: Espanola Express

With a change in ownership and a veteran coaching staff returning behind the bench, the Espanola Express look to continue making inroads within the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. Under new team president and general manager Jason Rapcewicz, along with … Continue reading

Boucher buries 2 as Express edge Rapids

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 – FRENCH RIVER – Josh Boucher’s second goal of the game, coming on the power play with four and a half minutes left in regulation, was the game-winner as the Espanola Express rallied to edge the … Continue reading

Awesome weekend on the diamond

Mindemoya was the site of the Special Olympics Regional Softball Championships this weekend hosted by Manitoulin Special Olympics. Twelve teams made up of around 200 players and coaches from Almaguin, North Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins and Manitoulin took … Continue reading

Caroline Ehrhardt wins eighth national title

Caroline Ehrhardt was on the podium once again this Saturday to accept a gold medal in triple jump. This is the eighth national title for Ehrhardt who won her event with a jump of 13.35 metres. She took the win … Continue reading

Manitoulin Special Olympics snowshoeing team going to Nationals

The Manitoulin Special Olympics snowshoeing team, which brought home a total of 15 medals from the Ontario Special Olympics provincial winter games held earlier this year, have been selected to compete in the 2020 Canada National Winter Games. The National … Continue reading