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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 […]

Former NHLer takes over coaching reins for Soo Thunderbirds

  Original story posted on May 27, 2020 by Anishinabek News By Sam Laskaris of SAULT STE. MARIE – Former National Hockey League player Denny Lambert will once again be juggling responsibilities. Lambert, who works as a police officer with the Anishinabek Police Services in Garden River First Nation, has been hired as […]

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 […]

A tribute to Nolan Ford

By Matt Stefano With the NOJHL season cut short due to the coronavirus, the Soo Thunderbirds would like to take this time to recognize their graduating captain # 27 Nolan Ford. Ford, who was also known as “Fordy”, spent three seasons with the Soo Thunderbirds from 2017-2020, recording 19 goals and 68 points in 161 […]

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. […]

Thunderbirds snap three game losing streak

By Matt Stefano After dropping a 3-1 decision to the Rayside Balfour Canadians this past Wednesday night in the Soo, the Soo Thunderbirds were back on the road on Saturday night as they were in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for the first game of a home and home series against the Soo Eagles. The Thunderbirds, […]

Thunderbirds get swept in home and home series vs Beavers

By Matt Stefano After dropping a 4-1 decision to the Blind River Beavers on Friday night in Blind River, the Soo Thunderbirds were back on John Rhodes ice on Saturday for a rematch against the 3-0 Beavers. The Thunderbirds ended up getting swept in the home and home series against the Beavers on Saturday night […]

Thunderbirds are staying alive

By Matt Stefano The Soo Thunderbirds are staying alive! After dropping a 5-3 decision to the Hearst Lumberjacks back on Thursday night in Hearst and falling behind three games to one in the NOJHL Final series, the Soo Thunderbirds were hoping to keep their Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy hopes alive on Saturday night as they […]

Boman scores twice, but Thunderbirds drop game 3

By Matt Stefano After dropping a 7-3 decision to the Hearst Lumberjacks back on Sunday afternoon in game 2 of the NOJHL Final at the John Rhodes, the Soo Thunderbirds were in Hearst on Wednesday night for game 3. Despite outshooting the Lumberjacks 33-30 overall and going 2 for 3 on the power play, the […]

Thunderbirds hit the 40-win plateau

By Matt Stefano Following the cancellation of Sunday night’s game due to severe weather conditions, the Soo Thunderbirds were back in action on Tuesday night as they took on the Blind River Beavers at the John Rhodes Community Centre. The Thunderbirds, who entered Tuesday night’s game with 39 wins, picked up their 40th victory of […]

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