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Former Rapids coach advances to the pros

The Cincinnati Cyclones have named Alex Bezerra the team’s new Assistant Coach ahead of the 2021-22 ECHL season. Bezerra, 32, joins Jason Payne, who previously assumed the role since 2018 before being named Head Coach of the ‘Clones earlier this offseason. “I would like to thank Kristin Ropp, Jason Payne, and the Cyclones management for […]

Alban boys to play key roles for French River Rapids this season

French River Rapids forward Dominik Godin, left, and defenceman Brandon Hass, both of whom hail from Alban, are expected to play important roles for their hometown French River Rapids during the 2021-22 NOJHL season. PHOTO BY BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Team prepares to open exhibition schedule on Sunday Ben Leeson – The Sudbury Star More from […]

Rapids well underway in building NOJHL entry for 2021-22

French River Rapids head coach Paul Frustaglio speaks to his players during first-period NOJHL action against the Espanola Express at Noelville Community Centre on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. PHOTO BY BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Knowing that September can creep up quickly, Paul Frustaglio has set to work early in preparing the French River Rapids for […]

‘The fact that we have returned is a major step’

Rayside-Balfour Canadians forward Mitchell Martin takes part in a practice at Chelmsford Arena in Chelmsford, Ontario on Friday, October 16, 2020. BEN LEESON/THE SUDBURY STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Commissioner Mazzuca talks return-to-play plans as NOJHL prepares to drop puck on regular season Ben Leeson – The Sudbury Star More from Ben Leeson NOJHL teams had their first taste […]

NOJHL, CMHA’s lead by example

Other leagues follow suit to provide mental health support to Jr. A players (Nov. 19, 2019) – The positive impact of a mental health and sports program delivered by local branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in partnership with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) has caught the attention of other Jr. […]