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  • Giving Tuesday – Nov 30

    Giving Tuesday – Nov 30

    It takes $10 per day to feed our most vulnerable citizens in Downtown Greater Sudbury and this Giving Tuesday, community partners Greater Sudbury Cubs and SWAT Media Group Inc. are teaming up in support of the Elgin Street Mission‘s one goal, one meal, one mission meal sponsorship program. “On this Giving Tuesday please join us […]
  • GALLERY: Thunderbirds cruise past Cubs

    GALLERY: Thunderbirds cruise past Cubs

    Game Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – Alfred Rotiroti had three goals Thursday, for his first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League hat trick, as part of  convincing 6-2 win by the Soo Thunderbirds over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in a match-up held at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. An early power play […]
  • Cubs prepare to battle Birds

    Cubs prepare to battle Birds

    The Greater Sudbury Cubs will attempt to stretch their win streak to six games on Thursday in a key divisional matchup with the Soo Thunderbirds. The Cubs trail the T-Birds by eight points for first place in the NOJHL West. Greater Sudbury defeated the Soo in their last meeting, 4-3 in overtime, for the first […]
  • GALLERY: Bedard’s hat trick helps Cubs bounce Beavers

    GALLERY: Bedard’s hat trick helps Cubs bounce Beavers

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – Getting a three-goal performance from Jaxon Bedard helped the Greater Sudbury Cubs skate to a 5-1 victory over the Blind River Beavers in a chippy Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Thursday at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. Blind River capitalized first, connecting 15 minutes into the […]
  • Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) to host 2022 Dudley-Hewitt Cup

    Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) to host 2022 Dudley-Hewitt Cup

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) in conjunction with the Northern Ontario Canadian Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Thursday that the Red Lake Miners will play host the 2022 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Junior A Championship, May 10-14, 2022.  […]
  • NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

    NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

    SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forwards Robbie Rutledge (Hearst Lumberjacks), Cameron Walker (Greater Sudbury Cubs) and Caleb Minns (Blind River Beavers) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Nov. 14. ROBBIE RUTLEDGE, (F) HEARST LUMBERJACKS – Skating in all four […]
  • GALLERY: Campbell hat trick sends Cubs over Red Wings

    GALLERY: Campbell hat trick sends Cubs over Red Wings

    Photos: Northern Exposures ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – A three-goal night for Kyler Campbell saw him notch his Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League-leading 16th, 17th and 18th tallies of the season as the Greater Sudbury Clubs defeated the Elliot Lake Red Wings 5-1 Saturday at Centennial Arena. Campbell opened the scoring eight minutes into the contest as […]
  • GALLERY: Biedermann hat trick leads Cubs over Red Wings

    GALLERY: Biedermann hat trick leads Cubs over Red Wings

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – Billy Biedermann scored three times to collect his initial Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League hat trick and added an assist to lift the Greater Sudbury Cubs to a 6-4 triumph in a chippy affair vs. the visiting Elliot Lake Red Wings Thursday at the Gerry McCrory Summerside Sports […]
  • Sudbury Cubs Weekly Update

    Sudbury Cubs Weekly Update

    The GREATER SUDBURY CUBS return to action this Thursday night when they host the ELLIOT LAKE REDWINGS at the Countryside Arena. Game time is 7:30. The Cubs will complete the week of action with a road trip to ELLIOT LAKE for a return-visit on Saturday night. The Cubs will hold a moment’s silence prior to […]
  • GALLERY: Ice issue causes suspension of Greater Sudbury – Espanola contest

    GALLERY: Ice issue causes suspension of Greater Sudbury – Espanola contest

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography CHELMSFORD, Ont. –  The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday evening the suspension of the remainder of tonight’s contest between the Greater Sudbury Cubs and Espanola Express due to an issue with the ice at Chelmsford Arena. A problem with the ice behind one of the nets deemed it unsafe […]
  • NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

    NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

    SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that the forward trio of Alexander Bradshaw (Powassan Voodoos); Chase Lefebvre (French River Rapids) and Kyler Campbell (Greater-Sudbury Cubs) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Oct. 31. ALEXANDER BRADSHAW, (F) POWASSAN VOODOOS – The 17-year-old […]
  • GALLERY: Campbell collects OT winner as Cubs edge Thunderbirds

    GALLERY: Campbell collects OT winner as Cubs edge Thunderbirds

    Game Photos: Bob Davies SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Kyler Campbell’s second goal of the game, coming a minute and a half into overtime, was the difference as the Greater Sudbury Cubs pulled out a 4-3 victory over the Soo Thunderbirds Friday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League West Division battle at John Rhodes […]
  • GALLERY: Bedard bags a pair in Cubs win over Eagles

    GALLERY: Bedard bags a pair in Cubs win over Eagles

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – A two-goal performance, including notching the eventual game-winner by Jaxon Bedard, helped propel the Greater Sudbury Cubs to a 4-1 decision over the Soo Eagles Thursday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. The home town Cubs opened the scoring 6:16 […]
  • GALLERY: Santa Maria sends Thunderbirds over Cubs

    GALLERY: Santa Maria sends Thunderbirds over Cubs

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – A Brock Santa Maria third period power play goal proved to be the only tally of the night as the Soo Thunderbirds prevailed 1-0 over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in a defensive Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League West Division battle Sunday evening at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. […]
  • Espanola holds off Greater Sudbury 4-3

    Espanola holds off Greater Sudbury 4-3

    Photos: Chelsea Solomon ESPANOLA, Ont. – The suddenly surging Espanola Express remained on track getting a pair of goals from James Eng to help lift them to a narrow 4-3 win over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action Friday at the Regional Recreation Complex. On the power play midway through […]
  • GALLERY: Beavers earn road win over Cubs

    GALLERY: Beavers earn road win over Cubs

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – The Blind Beavers picked up two goals apiece from Hunter Berry and Evan Fraccaro to help lead them to a 5-2 victory over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Thursday at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. After a 30-minute late start due […]
  • GALLERY: Espanola picks up 5-3 win over Greater Sudbury

    GALLERY: Espanola picks up 5-3 win over Greater Sudbury

    Photos: Chelsea Solomon ESPANOLA, Ont. – A Kyle Caron marker with just over eight minutes left in regulation proved to be the game-winner as the home town Espanola Express skated to a 5-3 decision over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League meeting Friday at the Regional Recreation Complex. Espanola opened […]
  • GALLERY: Shanks strikes twice as Cubs clip Red Wings

    GALLERY: Shanks strikes twice as Cubs clip Red Wings

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – A pair Cameron Shanks tallies late in the second period proved to be the difference as the Greater Sudbury Cubs held on for a narrow 2-1 triumph over the Elliot Lake Red Wings in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Thursday at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. […]
  • SmartCell Communications, Elgin Street Mission and Sudbury Cubs Team Up to Fight Hunger

    SmartCell Communications, Elgin Street Mission and Sudbury Cubs Team Up to Fight Hunger

    The ceremonial puck-drop on Thursday, October 14 signifies more than the start of another exciting Sudbury Cub’s home game. It announces a partnership between the Sudbury Cubs, SmartCell Communications and The Elgin Street Mission that will help bring good food and support to those living with hunger in the Sudbury community. For every goal scored […]
  • GALLERY: Cubs hold off Red Wings

    GALLERY: Cubs hold off Red Wings

    Photos: Northern Exposures ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – A 42-save effort by Greater Sudbury Cubs netminder Jake Marois backstopped his club to a 5-4 victory over the Elliot Lake Red Wings Friday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest at Centennial Arena. The lone marker in the first frame came in the final minute of the […]
  • GALLERY: Espanola in form with victory over Greater Sudbury

    GALLERY: Espanola in form with victory over Greater Sudbury

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – A solid road effort backed by 35 saves by netminder Patrick Boivin and goals from four different skaters lifted the Espanola Express to a 4-2 triumph over the Greater Sudbury Clubs in a boisterous Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League affair Thursday at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. Picking […]
  • NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

    NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

    SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Hearst Lumberjacks goaltender Liam Oxner, Soo Thunderbirds defenceman Creo Soloman and Greater Sudbury Cubs forward Kyler Campbell have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Oct. 3. LIAM OXNER, (G) HEARST LUMBERJACKS – Getting the start […]
  • GALLERY: Harris pots winner as Cubs get by Eagles

    GALLERY: Harris pots winner as Cubs get by Eagles

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – Ben Harris’ first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League goal, coming in the latter stages of the second period, proved to be the game-winner as the Greater Sudbury Cubs went on to defeat the Soo Eagles 5-3 Sunday evening at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. Greater Sudbury began […]
  • Campbell leads Cubs over Beavers

    Campbell leads Cubs over Beavers

    BLIND RIVER, Ont. – Sudbury Cubs forward Kyler Campbell scored three times to register his first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League hat trick Saturday as he helped lead his side to a 5-2 triumph over the hometown Blind River Beavers at the Community Centre. Neither squad would convert offensively in the first period as the […]
  • GALLERY: Thunderbirds solid in road win over Cubs

    GALLERY: Thunderbirds solid in road win over Cubs

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event PhotographySUDBURY, Ont. – A two-tally outburst early in the second period helped send the Soo Thunderbirds to an eventual 4-2 victory over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League West Division match-up Thursday evening at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.The visiting Thunderbirds began the night’s scoring nearly […]
  • GALLERY: Thunderbirds stun Cubs with late 4-goal rally

    GALLERY: Thunderbirds stun Cubs with late 4-goal rally

    Game Photos: Bob Davies SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. –The Soo Thunderbirds stormed back from a three-goal deficit with four unanswered tallies of their own in the game’s final 10 minutes to pull out a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in a thrilling Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League matinee Sunday at John Rhodes […]
  • GALLERY: Greater Sudbury’s Rainville solid in blanking Elliot Lake

    GALLERY: Greater Sudbury’s Rainville solid in blanking Elliot Lake

    Photos: Northern Exposures ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – Joel Rainville stopped all 52 shots he faced to register his Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League-leading second shutout of the season while Seth Coulter dished out four assists as the Greater Sudbury Cubs blanked the Elliot Lake Red Wings 6-0 Friday evening at Centennial Arena. It took the visiting […]
  • Campbell strikes late in OT as Cubs clip Beavers

    Campbell strikes late in OT as Cubs clip Beavers

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – A Kyler Campbell goal with 5.8 seconds left in overtime was the difference as the Greater Sudbury Cubs pulled out a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Blind River Beavers Thursday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. The Cubs would also […]
  • Cubs Name Team Captains

    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

    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 […]
  • Cubs Derail Espanola Express

    Cubs Derail Espanola Express

    The newest franchise in the NOJHL opened the 2021-22 season on a positive note with a convincing 4-0 win over the Espanola Express on Thursday night at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Arena in front of 424 happy fans. The Cubs raised the curtain on the new season with Cubs’ owner Mark Burgess welcoming back hockey […]
  • Perala returns to Cubs ahead of season opener

    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 […]
  • GALLERY: Cubs blank Express in NOJHL season opener

    GALLERY: Cubs blank Express in NOJHL season opener

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event PhotographySUDBURY, Ont. – Greater Sudbury Cubs goaltender Joel Rainville turned aside all 27 shots he faced to post a shutout while backstopping his team to a 4-0 triumph over the Espanola Express Thursday evening in the 2021-22 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League regular season opener at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.The […]
  • Buckle Up And Take A Flight Through The New Cub Den

    Buckle Up And Take A Flight Through The New Cub Den

    Amazing fly through video compliments of Cameron Perdue at Incapture Media Creator and industry partner Aerial Aspects.
  • RB Canadians rebrand as Greater Sudbury Cubs

    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!

    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 […]
  • GALLERY: Cubs victorious over Rapids in preseason debut

    GALLERY: Cubs victorious over Rapids in preseason debut

    Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography SUDBURY, Ont. – A Carter Geoffroy goal late in regulation was the game-winner as the Greater Sudbury Cubs etched out a narrow 2-1 victory over the French River Rapids Sunday evening in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League exhibition encounter at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. Appearing in their initial exhibition […]
  • Sudbury’s Jr. A hockey team is now known as the Greater Sudbury Cubs

    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 […]
  • New Jr. A hockey franchise launched for Greater Sudbury

    New Jr. A hockey franchise launched for Greater Sudbury

    SUDBURY – The former Rayside-Balfour Canadians Jr. A franchise has officially been renamed and rebranded as the Greater Sudbury Cubs and will now play out of the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex, commencing this Sunday when they host the French River Rapids in preseason action at 6:30 p.m. This decision was made for a couple […]
  • Cubs Care Program

    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 […]
  • NOJHL expands vaccination policy

    NOJHL expands vaccination policy

    SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that, effective immediately, with the commencement of the 2021-22 exhibition and regular season, it will be expanding its current vaccination policy, as it applies to members of the NOJHL Community. This expanded policy will cover all spectators and other attendees at all NOJHL events, […]
  • DeGrazia looks to join select NOJHL company during NHL Draft

    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 […]
  • CANADIANS ADD ASSOCIATE COACH

    CANADIANS ADD ASSOCIATE COACH

    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

    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”

    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 […]
  • CANADIANS ADD VETERAN FORWARD

    CANADIANS ADD VETERAN FORWARD

    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. […]
  • RAYSIDE BALFOUR JR. A CANADIANS HOCKEY UPDATE

    RAYSIDE BALFOUR JR. A CANADIANS HOCKEY UPDATE

    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

    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 […]
  • Rayside-Balfour’s DeGrazia cracks NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings

    Rayside-Balfour’s DeGrazia cracks NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings

    CALGARY, Alta. – National Hockey League Central Scouting released their final rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft Thursday and 10 Canadian Junior Hockey League players earned their way on the list. Leading the CJHL contingent is Brooks Bandits (AJHL) defenceman Corson Ceulemans, who was slotted 14th among North American skaters. Next at 8th among NA […]
  • NOJHL partners with InStat

    NOJHL partners with InStat

    SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that they have entered into a partnership for the 2021-22 season, with InStat, a statistical analysis and video scouting company. The InStat platform is currently used by hockey leagues, federations and organizations world wide. It has proven to be a vital tool for coaches, […]
  • Estevan Bruins (SJHL) to host 2022 Centennial Cup

    Estevan Bruins (SJHL) to host 2022 Centennial Cup

    CALGARY, Alta. – Following the February cancellation of all spring 2021 events, Hockey Canada has announced the new host cities for its three spring 2022 national championships – the Esso Cup, TELUS Cup and Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons. The Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, will head to Estevan, Sask., in 2022, marking […]
  • CJHL Q&A with Brent Ladds

    CJHL Q&A with Brent Ladds

    CALGARY, Alta. – In these unprecedented times, the Canadian Junior Hockey League, like so many others, continues to be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will be no Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, handed out for a second straight year while many of the CJHL leagues and member clubs remain in a state […]