New Team. New Den. New Brand of Jr. A Hockey!

It will be a new home, a new name and certainly a new look for the Nickel City’s resident junior A hockey club, but general manager Jeff Forsyth says the same high standard that has kept the Rayside-Balfour Canadians near the top of the NOJHL standings in recent years will remain in place for their […]

Sudbury’s Jr. A hockey team is now known as the Greater Sudbury Cubs

With junior hockey games resuming in northern Ontario, fans will notice a few changes. The former Rayside-Balfour Canadians Jr. A franchise has officially been renamed and is now called the Greater Sudbury Cubs. For many years, the team’s home ice was the Chelmsford Community Centre and Arena; now the players will be facing off at […]

Cubs Care Program

For the past 19 months, many have served GREATER SUDBURY’s as front-line workers. You have kept us healthy and safe, you have educated our children and you have kept the grocery shelves stocked, and so much more through the pandemic. As a token of our sincere appreciation, we are offering up to 50 tickets for […]

DeGrazia looks to join select NOJHL company during NHL Draft

SUDBURY, Ont. – Should Rayside-Balfour Canadians centre Nicholas DeGrazia hear his name called at some point during this weekend’s National Hockey League Draft, he would join select company in being chosen directly from a team in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The 18-year-old Thunder Bay product was slotted 85th overall among North American skaters […]


The NOJHL Rayside Balfour Canadians are pleased to announce the addition of veteran NOJHL coach Dave Clancy as the team’s new Associate Coach. Clancy will be joined by Canadians’ Head Coach Vagelli Sakellaris behind the bench this season along with Assistant Coach & Goalie Coach Eric Navarro. Bobby Chaumont returns as the Skills Coach with […]

NOJHL releases its 2021-22 regular season schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday its 2021-22 regular season schedule with the 336-game slate currently set to commence on Thursday, September 16. Of note however, all of the scheduled dates remain tentative, pending approval on a return to play from provincial, regional and municipal health authorities as it relates […]

Northern Health Units Partner with NOJHL for “Vaccine Playoffs”

TIMMINS, Ont. — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) is teaming up with five northern health units to host a friendly “Vaccine Playoff” competition amongst teams. The goal of the competition is to encourage youth and all eligible hockey fans to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Team vaccination rates will be posted starting Wednesday, July […]


The Rayside Balfour Canadians Jr. A Hockey Club GM Jeff Forsyth has announced the acquisition of 19-year-old forward Alexander Dillon that has graduated from the Provincial Jr. C Hockey League. Dillon is 6’, 170 lbs and is a left-shot forward that can play all forward positions. The Whitby native has made the jump to Jr. […]


The Rayside Balfour Canadians organization is very eager and optimistic to finally get back to playing normal hockey once again and welcoming hockey fans back to our games. It is our goal to insure that we are able to have everything in place in time for our Home Opener in September. At this point in […]

NOJHL announces plans for 2021-22 season

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday its plans for the upcoming 2021-22 season. All of the dates remain tentative however, pending approval on a return to play from provincial, regional and municipal health authorities as it relates to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. The NOJHL expects to have a 56-game regular […]