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Canadians climb back into share of 1st in NOJHL West with win over Express

Thursday, January 23, 2020 – CHELMSFORD, Ont. – A well-balanced offensive display saw the Rayside-Balfour Canadians get goals from eight different skaters as they went on to handle the Espanola Express 9-3 in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest … Continue reading

Memorial hockey game nets winnings for cancer room

Memorial hockey game nets winnings for cancer room The Manitoulin Secondary School Mustangs honoured the late Cassandra Cristo last Friday by retiring her number #16 and presenting the jersey to her mother. Cristo, an avid athlete and hockey player lost … Continue reading

Elliot Lake Figure Skaters do well at Sault Ste. Marie competition

Three skaters from the Elliot Lake Figure Skating Club brought home hardware from a competition in Sault Ste. Marie. Davina Weber got three golds and a silver while first-time competitors Charlotte Parsons and Khloe Duchesne both brought home bronze. The … Continue reading

Blind River collects road win in Espanola

Friday, January 17, 2020 – ESPANOLA, Ont. – The Blind River Beavers used a well-balanced offensive attack, getting goals from eight different skaters to help propel them to an 8-3 win over the Espanola Express in a Northern Ontario Junior … Continue reading

Manitoulin Mustangs plan cancer fundraising event in Cassie Cristo’s memory

The Manitoulin Secondary School Mustangs are hosting a hockey double-header fundraiser at the Little Current-Howland Recreation Centre in honour of Cassandra Cristo who recently passed away from cancer at the age of 20. Tonight, the girls’ team take to the … Continue reading

Rainville stops 44 to record 1st NOJHL shutout as Express blank Lumberjacks

Sunday, January 12, 2020 – ESPANOLA, Ont. – Joel Rainville of the Espanola Express stopped all 44 shots he faced to register his first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League shutout as his efforts helped his side blank the Hearst Lumberjacks … Continue reading

Elliot Lake Aquatics Club competition around the corner

The Elliot Lake Aquatics Club will be hosting a competition January 18th and 19th in Elliot Lake. Club spokesperson, Tania Beaulieu says the meet runs from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Saturday and starts at 9:00 am on … Continue reading

Express earn road win at Thunderbirds

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – A solid 35-save effort from Espanola Express goaltender Joel Rainville earned him first star honours as his performance backstopped his side to a 3-1 road triumph over the Soo Thunderbirds … Continue reading

Thunderbirds survive Express comeback with early OT triumph

Friday, January 3, 2020 – ESPANOLA, Ont. – A Jacob Kovacs tally 10 seconds into overtime helped the Soo Thunderbirds survive a comeback bid by the Espanola Express as they pulled out a 5-4 decision in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League … Continue reading

Senior Men’s Eastern Qualifier Playdown finals

The Senior Men’s Eastern Qualifier Playdowns held in Espanola this weekend will see five men’s curling rinks head to Sturgeon Falls to challenge each other to represent Northern Ontario. Espanola Curling Club spokesperson, Marc Lefebvre, says East and west will … Continue reading