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Northern Ontario Junior
This is the 2019-20 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 50th season overall dating back to the founding of the NOHA Junior B Hockey League in 1970, and the league's 42nd season under this name. Each team will play 56 games with 27 at home, 27 on the road and two games being held at Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for the 4th Annual NOJHL Showcase October 15-16, 2019. The regular season will run September 5th, 2019 to March 1st, 2020. [1]

The league will send two teams to take part in the 2020 SJHL / MJHL Showcase in Regina, Saskatchewan January 21-22, 2020.[2]

NOHA 100th anniversary logo

NOHA 100th anniversary logo

Suspending of PlayEdit

The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that effective Friday, March 13, all games and hockey-related activity involving its member clubs have been cancelled, until further notice, due to the continued threat of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic as well as potential exposure and contamination of its players, team staff members, on and off-ice officials, volunteers and fans.[3]

Membership changesEdit

  • None for 2019-20 but the Elliot Lake Wildcats announce on May 10, 2020 that the team will be sitting out the 2020-21 season.[4]

Division AlignmentEdit

Eastern Division
Team Joined Centre Arena
Cochrane Crunch 2012 Cochrane Tim Horton Events Centre
French River Rapids 2015 Noelville Noelville Arena
Hearst Lumberjacks 1988 Hearst Claude Larose Recreation Centre
Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 2003 Kirkland Lake Joe Mavrinac Community Complex
Powassan Voodoos 2014 Powassan Powassan Sportsplex
Timmins Rock 1991 Timmins McIntyre Arena
Western Division
Blind River Beavers 1999 Blind River Blind River Memorial Community Centre
Elliot Lake Wildcats 2014 Elliot Lake Elliot Lake Centennial Arena
Espanola Express 2015 Espanola Espanola Regional Recreation Complex
Rayside-Balfour Canadians 2000 Rayside-Balfour Chelmsford Community Centre
Soo Eagles 2015 Sault Ste. Marie, MI Pullar Stadium
Soo Thunderbirds 1999 Sault Ste. Marie, ON John Rhodes Community Centre

StandingsEdit

Eastern DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL T GF GA Pts
Powassan Voodoos 56 45 9 1 1 264 141 92
Timmins Rock 56 42 11 2 1 231 100 87
Hearst Lumberjacks 56 31 18 4 3 202 177 69
Cochrane Crunch 56 26 25 3 2 166 189 57
Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 56 18 32 5 1 154 228 42
French River Rapids 56 13 38 4 1 136 250 31

Western DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL T GF GA Pts
Rayside-Balfour Canadians 56 40 11 3 2 260 163 85
Blind River Beavers 56 37 15 1 3 223 158 78
Soo Thunderbirds 56 30 19 3 4 220 166 67
Soo Eagles 56 30 21 2 3 185 171 65
Espanola Express 56 17 34 4 1 167 247 39
Elliot Lake Wildcats 56 7 46 3 0 115 333 17


Copeland Cup-McNamara Trophy PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The top five teams in each division qualify for the playoffs. The fourth place team plays the fifth place team in a best of three series. The series winner becomes the fourth seed and plays the first place team in the division semifinals and the second place team plays the third place team in best of seven series. The semifinal winners meet in the best of seven division championship series. The division champions meet in the best of seven Copeland Cup-McNamara Trophy final.

The playoff champion (or the runners-up if the Cochrane Crunch win the Copeland Cup-NcNamara Trophy Playoffs) will advance to the 2020 Dudley Hewitt Cup. The winner of that tournament will advance to the 2020 Centennial Cup being held at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba hosted by the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

East Preliminary RoundEdit

West Preliminary RoundEdit

East SemifinalsEdit

Balance of series had not started when playoffs are cancelled.

ReferencesEdit

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