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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. […]

Rapids’ Smith signs with Wolves

Skating in his dad’s footsteps, Ryan Smith realized a childhood dream on Friday. Ben Leeson – The Sudbury Star More from Ben Leeson Smith, whose father Ed patrolled the Sudbury Wolves blueline in the mid-1980s, followed a standout performance at training camp with a commitment to the local OHL club on Friday. “Since peewee, since […]

Sherry Bassin to return as adviser

Veteran coach Corey Bricknell is returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. French River Rapids of the NOJHL have hired the 43-year-old Bricknell as their new bench boss. Randy Russon  – Sault This Week More from Randy Russon Bricknell will take over coaching duties from Paul Frustaglio, who remains with the Rapids as president […]

Rapids name Corey Bricknell new Head Coach

Sudbury, Ont. – May 13, 2019 – The French River Rapids Hockey Club of the Northern Ontario Jr. A Hockey League are excited to announce that Corey Bricknell will take over as Head Coach. Corey was drafted in the OHL by the Newmarket Royals in the 92 draft. He was the 60th pick overall and […]

Rapids move on, two weeks after harrowing bus crash

Ryan Smith was sleeping. Sitting across from him, Philippe Daoust was busy on his phone. Hunter Brazier was at home sick. Keith Dempsey For The Sudbury Star More from Keith Dempsey For The Sudbury Star Most French River Rapids players were either dozing or looking at their digital devices during the ride back from Kirkland […]