The Canadian Junior Hockey League says there are five players who have been named finalists for the CJHL’s Top Defenceman Award for 2019-20. Each of the nominees was determined through a voting process completed by each of the CJHL’s 10-member … Continue reading

Finalist for CJHL’s Top Forward Award 2019-20 hails from Blind River

The Canadian Junior Hockey League released Thursday the names of the five young men who have been selected finalists for the CJHL’s Top Forward Award in 2019-20, including a player from Blind River. Each nominee was determined through a voting … Continue reading

New women’s hockey team in T.O.?

Reports are that the United States-based National Women’s Hockey League is in the process of establishing an expansion franchise in the Toronto area. The team will be headed by Margaret “Digit” Murphy, and the former Brown University coach already has … Continue reading

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Draft going ahead for NFL         

In the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell told NFL teams that the draft will go on as originally scheduled for next month. The draft will still take place from April 23rd to 25th. It was originally scheduled for big outdoor production in … Continue reading

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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