NOHA Partnership with The Drill Book

The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) is proud to announce a new partnership with The partnership will give coaches access to an innovative new product that will change the way they develop aspiring athletes and will revolutionize the deliver productive, innovative and incredibly fun practices.

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Sudbury to Host 2018 Telus Cup


Canada’s National Midget Championship returns to Ontario for the 13th time, and to Sudbury for second time


CALGARY, Alta. – The TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship, is headed back to Sudbury, Ont., for the first time in two decades, with the Nickel City set to host the 45th edition of the tournament from April 23-29, 2018 at the Sudbury Community Arena.


Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Northern Ontario Hockey Association and the Ontario Hockey Federation, made the announcement Tuesday in Sudbury.


The city last hosted the tournament in 1998, when it was known as the Air Canada Cup. It is the 13th time Ontario will play host, joining Oshawa (1974, 1975); Cornwall (1980); North Bay (1984); Gloucester (1987); Thunder Bay (1988); Kitchener (1993); Sudbury (1998); Sault Ste. Marie (2003, 2013); Kenora (2004); and Arnprior (2008).


“The TELUS Cup is the pinnacle of the minor hockey system in Canada, and it has long been one of the most prestigious tournaments on our calendar,” said Tom Renney, Hockey Canada president and CEO. “We know the passion the people of Northern Ontario have for our game, and it’s exciting to be able to take Canada’s National Midget Championship back to Sudbury for a second time, and to the province of Ontario for a 13th.”


“I have seen first-hand through the years the passion Sudbury has for hockey at every level, and it’s exciting that my hometown will welcome the nation in April 2018 for the TELUS Cup,” said Joe Drago, chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors. “This event is a tremendous opportunity for the community to shine on a national stage, and I look forward to being there when the puck drops.”


The host Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves of the Great North Midget League – the 2008 TELUS Cup champions – will be joined by five regional winners (Atlantic, Central, Pacific, Quebec and West) to compete for a national title. It will be the sixth time a team from Sudbury has competed in the event.


“We’re eager to create a world-class hockey tournament and memorable experience for all the participants and visitors coming to the TELUS Cup,” said Albert Corradini, general manager of the Wolves. “Sudbury has had tremendous success in hosting past provincial championships, and with the support and community spirit that has been shown from our local partners, we know fans are in for an exciting time. We’re looking forward to welcoming back the country on the 20th anniversary of the last time Sudbury played host, and the 10th anniversary of our national championship win.”


“The City of Greater Sudbury is very excited for the opportunity to showcase our hockey-crazed city with our signature Northern Ontario hospitality, and the serious hockey talent up here with the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves,” said Paul Schweyer, major events development officer with the City of Greater Sudbury. “This will be ‘the’ event when it comes in April 2018, which will no doubt reflect in community support and attendance. We look forward to working with the organizing committee, Sudbury Minor Hockey Association, Northern Ontario Hockey Association, Ontario Hockey Federation, Hockey Canada and numerous volunteers to create a memorable, world-class experience for participants and visitors.”


The sentiments are echoed from the host committee and Sudbury Minor Hockey Association president Craig Maki.


“On behalf of the executive of the Sudbury Minor Hockey Association I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Hockey Canada for the tremendous privilege and responsibility of hosting the 2018 TELUS Cup,” said Maki. “The Sudbury Minor Hockey Association is beyond excited to be invited to play an integral role in this event, as these types of opportunities are a fantastic way showcase the great community of Sudbury on a national stage.”

The schedule and ticket information for the 2018 TELUS Cup will be announced at a later date.


A number of future NHLers have taken part in Canada’s National Midget Championship since its inception in 1974, including 53 first-round draft picks, three No. 1 selections (Gord Kluzak, Wendel Clark and Sidney Crosby) and eight future Hockey Hall of Fame inductees (Glenn Anderson, Ron Francis, Mike Gartner, Al MacInnis, Larry Murphy, Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman).


For more information on the TELUS Cup, visit or follow the tournament via social media at Facebook or Twitter.

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Canada Day Flash Sale – Take advantage of a discount on tickets for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto

To mark Canada Day celebrations, Hockey Canada is happy to offer a flash rebate on its 6-Game & 7-Game packs in Toronto, with both packages including at least two Team Canada games. Until 11 a.m. ET on Monday, July 4, the public can enjoy a 20% discount on packages located in the Red Section.

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Team NOHA Staff Applications 2016-2017

The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) is seeking applications for the positions of Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Trainer for Team NOHA.


Team NOHA is comprised of the best OHL Draft Eligible (2001 born) players in Northern Ontario and will compete at three showcase events during the 2016/2017 season, including the OHL Cup and OHL Gold Cup.


The deadline to apply for the positions is July 31, 2016.


Any questions regarding the Team NOHA Application Process can be directed to NOHA Technical Director, Andrew Corradini at or (705) 474-8851.


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Rick Barron named OHF Hockey Bill Richmond Award Winner

Etobicoke, ON – June 29, 2016 – The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) held their annual Awards Banquet on June 25, 2016 at the Westin Bristol Place in Etobicoke, ON. Among the winners was the NOHA’s Rick Barron from New Liskeard, who won the the Bill Richmond Memorial Award which recognizes “outstanding achievement and involvement in the area of hockey development within the OHF.”

Rick has been involved within minor hockey circles in the Town of New Liskeard for over 37 years and it is very evident that he is extremely happy being heavily involved in the game. In his years of coaching, he has been involved with all levels of hockey from the Initiation Program to Midget and sometimes, multiple teams in the same year. For Rick, success was always measured by his respect towards players to “pull the same rope” and lead by example.

He possesses many certifications from the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP), including his High Performance 1, his Development 1, his Coach Level, and his Intro to Coach. He gives back to the community and game as a certified Master Learning Facilitator for the NCCP Programs and formerly for the Harassment and Abuse program. Rick has been an evaluator and a coach at the Regional and Provincial Under 17 Program for more than 20 years.

Rick’s involvement and dedication is not only reflected in his own children by in the thousands of children he has been a coach, fan, executive member, teacher, mentor, and most importantly a friend. These children have all learned values and life long lessons that exceed far beyond the walls of the arena for the rest of their lives.

The NOHA congratulates Rick Barron on being awarded the Bill Richmond Memorial Award and hopes he continues to be a positive role model for all coaches within the NOHA.

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Six Team NOHA Alumni Invited to Hockey Canada’s National Team Summer Showcase

CALGARY, Alta. – The top 196 players in Canada have been invited to attend men’s camps as part of the National Teams’ Summer Showcase from July 26-Aug. 6.

In its second summer, the National Teams’ Summer Showcase will bring together Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp (44 players) and Canada’s national under-17 development camp (111 players) in Calgary, at the Markin MacPhail Centre from July 26-Aug. 2. Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp (41 players) will be hosted in Toronto July 30-Aug. 2, and will feature a four-game series against the Finland, Sweden and the United States from Aug. 3-6 in Plymouth, Mich.

Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp

From July 26-Aug. 1, 111 players – 12 goaltenders, 36 defenceman and 63 forwards – will participate in practices and games on one of six teams: Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Red, and White.

Following the development camp, players will continue to be evaluated through the early season before 66 are selected to represent Canada on one of three national teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White – at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which is scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 5 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

This year, 110 players have been drafted or listed by CHL teams, including 42 from the Ontario Hockey League, 40 from the Western Hockey League and 28 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Team NOHA  Alumni:

Name S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown 2015-16 Team CHL Draft
Cameron Lamour L 6’0” 163 07/01/00 Naughton, Ont. Sudbury (GNML) SAG 2016 (3, 53)
Ethan Lavallee L 6’7” 232 01/30/00 Skead, Ont. EC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) SAR 2016 (4, 79)
Chad Denault R 6’1” 174 04/17/00 Iroquois Falls, Ont. Sudbury (GNML) PBO 2016 (3, 49)
Damien Giroux L 5’8” 159 03/03/00 Val Caron, Ont. Sudbury (GNML) SAG 2016 (3, 44)
Billy Moskal R 6’0” 175 03/22/00 Sudbury, Ont. Sudbury (GNML) LDN 2016 (2, 40)

Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp

From July 29-Aug. 2, 44 players – four goaltenders, 16 defencemen, and 24 forwards – will participate in practices and three Red-White intrasquad games.

Of the 44 players who have been invited to the selection camp, 22 will be selected for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the 2016 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, Aug. 8-12 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. Canada has won the summer under-18 tournament 11 times in the last 12 years, including the last eight consecutive years.Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp

Team NOHA Alumni

Brady Lyle R 6’2” 187 06/06/99 North Bay, Ont. North Bay (OHL) 2017 Draft

Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp

From July 30-Aug. 6, 41 players – four goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 23 forwards – will participate in practices from July 30-Aug. 2 in Toronto before playing in a series against the Finland, Sweden, and the United States at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

Jankowski will continue to monitor these players and other potential candidates during the first few months of the 2016-17 season and at the CHL Canada Russia Series to determine who will be invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December. In total, 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship when it returns to Canadian ice Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017 in Montreal and Toronto.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence, please or follow along via social media on FacebookTwitter, and

Bauer First Shift Program to be held in the Greater Sudbury Region, Chapleau, Manitoulin Island, Iroquois Falls, Thessalon – Fall 2016

The Northern Ontario Hockey Association is proud to announce the Bauer First Shift program is being hosted in the Greater Sudbury Region, Chapleau, Manitoulin Island, Iroquois Falls, and Thessalon Centres this Fall.


The Bauer First Shift Program is an initiative to open the doors for children ages 6-10 who have never played hockey before.

For a registration fee of $199, participants will receive head-to-toe equipment from Bauer, expertly fitted to the player, as well as six weeks of on-ice sessions focussed on learning and fun.

For more information on the program, please visit The First Shift


To enroll your child, please go the The First Shift Program Locator




Two NOHA Goalies Invited to 11th Annual Hockey Canada Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp

NOHA Goaltenders Cameron Lamour and Colton Point have been selected to be part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp in the Under 17 and Under 20 divisions, respectfully.

The Program of Excellence Camp celebrates and develops the top talent in Canada, with a three-day experience of on-ice and off-ice instruction with Kory Cooper (Mississauga, OHL), Dan DePalma (Kamloops, WHL), Brad Kirkwood (Hockey Canada), Phil Myre (Saginaw, OHL), Stéphane Proulx (Gatineau, QMJHL) and Paul Schonfelder (Ottawa, OHL). The Camp is run by Ryan Jankowski (Hockey Canada), and Fred Brathwaite.

The Camp will be held June 9-12 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Congratulations to both Goaltenders as they continue their hockey journey!

Visit Hockey Canada for more information.

Dr. Tom Pashby Trainer of the Year Award 2016

Congratulations to Lisa Parise for winning the Provincial Dr. Tom Pashby Trainer of the Year Award!








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Also, congratulations to Carla Vine, winner of the NOHA Regional Dr. Tom Pashby Trainer of the Year Award!

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