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Rebranded: Elliot Lake Red Wings

SUDBURY, Ont. – Elliot Lake’s Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League franchise in set to return to with a new brand. The club has changed their name to the Elliot Lake Red Wings as they’re returning to the NOJHL with an … Continue reading

COVID-19 restrictions cause season cancellations by Espanola, French River, Rayside-Balfour

The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in the Greater Sudbury area, the Espanola Express, French River Rapids and Rayside-Balfour Canadians have all made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of their … Continue reading

NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week Soo’s Smyl; Espanola’s Bibby; French River’s Bowman garner accolades SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forwards Cooper Smyl (Soo Thunderbirds), Luke Bibby (Espanola Express) … Continue reading

Express – Rapids games this weekend postponed

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday that, out of an abundance of caution, that both tonight’s and tomorrow afternoon’s games between the Espanola Express and French River Rapids have been postponed. The postponements come about … Continue reading

Espanola doubles up French River 4-2

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – ESPANOLA, Ont. – The Espanola Express saw Luke Bibby tally twice to help propel them to a 4-2 victory over the French River Rapids in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Wednesday at the … Continue reading

Rapids stun Express late, win in shootout

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – FRENCH RIVER – Trailing by three goals with under two and a half minutes remaining in regulation, the French River Rapids stormed back with three unanswered tallies to tie it, then notched the lone marker … Continue reading

NOJHL to resume play

The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday, in partnership and cooperation with its member clubs as well as the various regional Public Health Units (PHUs) in the region, that regular season play will resume, in certain areas, beginning Tuesday … Continue reading

NOJHL January update

The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday a number of key points relating to the potential re-start of the 2020-21 regular season. It is to be noted however, that the resumption of league play remains entirely based up upcoming … Continue reading

NOJHL weekend wrap-up

Cameron Walker’s third goal of the game was the difference as the Espanola Express pulled out a dramatic 4-3 win over the Soo Thunderbirds in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Saturday afternoon at the Regional Recreation Complex. Avery Rebek … Continue reading

Thunderbirds too much for Express

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Soo Thunderbirds picked up multi-point efforts from eight different skaters helping them go on to drop the Espanola Express 8-1 Tuesday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League encounter at … Continue reading