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Former French River Rapids standout Philippe Daoust taken in NHL Draft

SUDBURY, Ont. – Just one season removed from playing in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, former French River Rapids forward Philippe Daoust was selected in the sixth round, 158th overall, by the Ottawa Senators in Day 2 of the National Hockey League Draft held Wednesday. The 18-year-old Barrie, Ont., product spent the 2018-19 campaign […]

NOJHL launches new app

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, in partnership with HockeyTech, announced Thursday the launch of a new and upgraded app that is now ready for download on mobile devices.This official mobile app of the NOJHL features all the latest league news and information.It will also provide real-time scoring data directly from each […]

2020 World Junior A Challenge cancelled

CALGARY, Alta. – Following the cancellation of the 2019-20 hockey season and all national championships in March, Hockey Canada has worked tirelessly with its host organizing committees for 2020 and beyond. While a tremendous amount of work has gone into planning the fall 2020 events, the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a position where […]

NOJHL releases ‘Return to Play’ guidelines

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) announced Friday its initial ‘Return to Play’ outline for the 2020-21 season. While it has traditionally been the plan, in previous years, for the NOJHL and its member teams to commence daily operations mid-August and have regular-season games typically starting in early-September, those options have […]

Harrison offers historical look at NOJHL

SUDBURY, Ont. – Throughout the lengthy and storied past of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, no one has seen or played a more prevalent role in it than its long-time statistician and historian David Harrison. From being around in its infancy, to still providing vital information on the league to this day, Harrison has […]

HOCKEY CANADA STATEMENT ON RETURN TO HOCKEY IN CANADA

CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the return-to-hockey process in Canada. On March 12, the decision was made to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities across the country. This was a difficult decision, but […]

A Q&A with CJHL President Brent Ladds

CALGARY, Alta. – During these uncertain times, the Canadian Junior Hockey League continues to work diligently with its member leagues, partners, Hockey Canada, the National Hockey League as well as local, provincial and federal health organizations on potential ‘Return to Play’ scenarios and other areas of interest. With that in mind, CJHL President Brent Ladds […]

NOJHL mourns passing of alumnus Quinn Robelle

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League is mourning the loss of one of its own following the passing of Quinn Robelle at just 23 years of age. Robelle passed away peacefully Thursday following a courageous battle with health issues. He spent two seasons in the NOJHL while suiting up on defence for […]

NOJHL by the Numbers: A 5-year window

SUDBURY, Ont. – The past five seasons has provided plenty of on-ice excellence in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The NOJHL has compiled some totals from this five-year window that highlights some of its elite skaters, goaltenders and clubs during this span. POINT PRODUCTION: In terms of offensive production during the past half-decade, the […]