Cubs Name Team Captains

The Greater Sudbury Cubs are pleased to announce the team’s leadership group for the 2021-22 season. The new team captain is Owen Perala, 19, who hails from Nipigon, Ontario. The big 6’4”, 200 lb forward was acquired from the Cochrane Crunch last season. Perala scored 21 goals and recorded 49 points in 55 games with […]

Winter Clothing Drive

In support of the winter clothing drive we are asking people to come and donate their gently used or new winter clothing items on Saturday, September 25 from 10am until 3pm and Saturday October 16th from 10am until 3pm at any of the four local Canadian tire store parking lots and help fill it Cooper […]

Perala returns to Cubs ahead of season opener

Greater Sudbury Cubs general manager Jeff Forsyth welcomed veteran forward Owen Perala back to the team this week, ahead of the NOJHL club’s season opener at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex on Thursday night. The 19-year-old Nipigon, Ont., product was coming off an appearance at the Sudbury Wolves’ main training camp and was one of […]

RB Canadians rebrand as Greater Sudbury Cubs

The Rayside Balfour Canadians have announced they are rebranding as the Greater Sudbury Cubs, circling back to a name the club previously held nearly 30 years ago. The team also has a new home-game arena — the Gerry McCrory Countryside arena in the city’s South End. The last time this Jr. A hockey franchise was […]

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 […]

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 […]