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

Membership changesEdit

  • None

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


To be added upon completion of the regular season.

Copeland Cup-McNamara Trophy PlayoffsEdit


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, Manitobahosted by the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.


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