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Randy Pascal
2021-12-15
Coach Jason Young might well believe that Sudbury “AAA” hockey would be best served by a singular team at every age group, yet he still finds a way to get results with what he has.

With Young at the helm, the Nickel City U14 AAA Sons posted the best results of the quartet of local teams which attended the Vaughan Kings Classic Tournament last weekend, advancing to the semi-finals before being eliminated.

The host team proved to be their nemesis as Young and company dropped a 5-1 decision to the Vaughan Kings to open round robin play, rebounding with ties against both the Toronto Nationals (3-3) and the Barrie Colts (1-1).

Needing a win to advance, the Nickel City crew edged the Mississauga Reps 4-3 before being blanked 3-0 by Vaughan in the semi-finals. A big part of the Sons’ success has come with the ability of the team to integrate newcomers to “AAA” hockey, including Azilda native Hudson Goulet this year.

“I played “AA” two years ago but I have three friends at my school who told me to tryout, because they are on the team," explained the 13 year-old grade 8 student at E.S.C. Ste Marie. Certainly, the pandemic experience helped ease the way for the young forward who netted a pair of goals on the weekend.

“I was practicing with them last year because coach Jason brought me up,” said Goulet. “He liked how I played, he liked how I created offense; he made me a better player.”

Lining up for the entire tournament with teammates Bryson Villeneuve and Owen Blay at his side, Goulet was thrilled with the efforts of the hard-working trio. “We played really good, I find I play really well with them,” he said.

“Me and Bryson have a lot of chemistry because I played AA with him two years ago, and Owen is always in the right spot and the right time.”

In other divisional play, the Sudbury U12 AAA Nickel Capitals picked up a win and a tie in four outings, whitewashed 2-0 by the Peterborough Jr Petes in their opener, fighting their way to a 6-5 win over the North York Rangers, beaten 5-1 by the Toronto Titans and closing things out with a 3-3 draw with the Markham Waxers.

The Nickel City U12 AAA Sons managed to secure a 2-2 tie with the Ottawa Sting and lost a pair of tight battles to the Kitchener Jr Rangers (4-2) and the Toronto Red Wings (4-3), finishing at 0-3-1 after a 5-0 loss to the powerhouse Vaughan Kings.

Finally, the Nickel City U13 AAA Sons will look to regroup, garnering some valuable experience despite not hitting the win column with games against the Toronto Titans (5-0), Vaughan Kings (4-0), Ottawa Valley Titans (7-2) and Whitby Wildcats (6-1).

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NOHA Tournament Round-Up

Posted by Andre Leduc at Nov 22, 2021 11:12AM PST ( 0 Comments )

NOHA Tournament Round-Up,

The NOHA wants to promote and support our Teams by sharing their tournament wins!

To get your team involved, please send the following to Lindsay Morell (lmorell@noha-hockey.ca) to be shared on our social media pages:

Team Name:

Tournament Name:

Champions Photo:

Tournament Round-Ups will be posted Mondays/Tuesdays as time permits.

Thank you!

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NOHA Video Review Policy - UPDATED

Posted by Andre Leduc at Nov 4, 2021 11:12AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Good afternoon,

Please find attached the updated NOHA VIDEO REVIEW POLICY, as approved by the NOHA Board of Directors.

Note that the change is with respect to the timeline to submit a video request which has been amended from 24 hours to 72 hours.

Please ensure that all of your Teams are aware of the policy.

Jason Marchand
NOHA Executive Director
jmarchand@noha-hockey.ca
Note that the NOHA website is now located at www.noha-hockey.ca

The document NOHA_Video_Review_Policy.pdf was attached to this post.

Hockey Canada has released a new Maltreatment Rule for the 2021-2022 season. Find the official press release HERE.

You can also access the Hockey Canada Rule Book, with the new rule here: rulebook_casebook_e.pdf (hockeycanada.ca)

In an effort to educate Associations and Coaches/Team Officials on the new Maltreatment rule, the NOHA has planned an additional session to be held via Zoom where we will review the new Maltreatment rule. See the link below:

November 22 at 7:00 p.m. – https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvceuorD8iH9wi_NJala8U57YTO3Cf75Zr

Registration is required for these sessions.