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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 […]

NOJHL announces ownership change in Cochrane

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League and its board of governors announced Thursday evening it has formally ratified the transfer of the Cochrane Crunch franchise from Ryan and Katherine Leonard to Tom Nickolau. “The NOJHL welcomes Tom Nickolau to the league and we are confident his efforts will bode well for Cochrane, […]

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 […]

Remembering the Humboldt Broncos

  Thoughts still entrenched with those affected by the tragedy of April 6, 2018 CALGARY, Alta. – The early evening of Friday, April 6, 2018 was a time that changed all of us forever. It has now been two years since the devastating tragedy shocked the Humboldt Broncos, their families, loved ones, the community of […]

The 2019-20 season sees 777 CJHL alumni play NCAA D-III hockey

CALGARY, Alta. – The 2019-20 season once again saw the Canadian Junior Hockey League well represented in the NCAA Division III ranks. Overall, a total of 777 CJHL alumni attended schools and played for NCAA D-III programs across the U.S. during the campaign. Each of the 10 leagues that comprise the CJHL all featured multiple […]