Espanola Express
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City: Espanola, Ontario
League: Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
Founded: 2014
Home Arena: Espanola Regional Recreation Complex
Colors: Red, White, Black
Franchise history
2015-Present: Espanola Express

The Espanola Express are a team based in Espanola, Ontario. They are based out of the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex. The team was founded in 2015 as an Expansion team in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The team replaced the Canadian International Hockey League team in town; the Espanola Rivermen. The team had previously been in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League for the 2013-14 season, but withdrew to form the CIHL. The CIHL was down to two teams by the end of the 2014-15 season. With it being apparent that the CIHL might not take to the ice for the 2015-16 season, a local group came forward to secure a lease at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex and gain an expansion team in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The town previously had four other NOJHL teams:

The town also previously had a franchise in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League; the Espanola Kings who were members of the league from 2007-2009

The Espanola Eagles had previously been a member of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey Association from 1962-1971 when the team dropped out of the league.

original Espanola Express logo

team's text logo

Season by Season[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
2015-16 54 12 39 0 3 27 132 243 5th of 6, West
1th of 12, NOJHL
L, Play-In 0-2 Soo Eagles
2016-17 56 9 45 1 1 20 139 297 6th West
11th of 12 NOJHL
Did not qualify
2017-18 56 2 52 1 1 6 114 344 6th West
12th of 12 NOJHL
Did not qualify
2018-19 56 10 43 0 3 23 145 291 6th West Did not qualify
2019-20 56 17 34 1 4 39 167 247 5th West L, Play-In 0-2 Soo Eagles
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