News and Announcements


March 31st, 2022
For Immediate Release

Nickel City Hockey Association (NCHA) U12 AA Jr Sons join forces with other U12 teams to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross.

Inspired by the Sudbury Lady Wolves (SLW) U15 A team, Nickel City Hockey Association (NCHA) U12 AA Jr Sons started their own fundraising campaign to raise money for those tragically affected by the catastrophic attacks happening in the Ukraine.

In March at the Tournament of Champions (TOC) held in Timmins, the U12 AA JR Sons challenged other teams in their division to donate money for goals they scored during the tournament. For every goal scored, that team asked their families to donate an amount of their choosing. The money raised went to the Canadian Red Cross and their Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal efforts.

“We have an amazing group of players and families, and this fundraising campaign is proof of that. The players rallied and as a team we were able to raise almost $1200.00! I want to thank the other teams in our division for taking part as well. This just goes to show what our hockey community can do when we come together," said Kevin O’Shaughnessy, Head Coach, U12 AA Jr Sons.

Lennox Therrien, player for the U12 AA Jr Sons adds, “We just wanted to do something to help. When Coach Kevin brought up the idea, we wanted to score as many goals as we could. After the parents gave their donations, most of the players put some of their own money in too.”

The U12 AA division at the TOC raised a total of $2,655.00!

The team encourages other families and teams to donate, if they are able, to their charity of choice.

(Picture attached is not from TOC)


Media Contact:

Valerie Villeneuve
Manager, U12 AA Jr Sons

The document Media_Release_-_U12_Jr_Sons_Raise_Money_for_Charity_-_March_31st.docx was attached to this post.


The NOHA has approved our plan to consolidate cards with each association hosting age groups as follows:


Leave of absences are as follows:


We will be posting coaching applications in the near future and will be collaborating on Coach selection, player evaluations and working together at all levels as needed throughout the season.

We are expecting an increase in the number of AA and/or A teams at the levels where we are dropping to a single AAA team.

Keep an eye on the NCHA and SMHA website for coaching applications!!


Gaston Lescault & Angela Vendette

The document SMHA_and_NCHA_are_collaborating_on_AAA_for_the_2022.docx was attached to this post.

Team NOHA Roster Announcement: NOHA and GNU18L Announce Roster for OHL Cup

North Bay, ON – March 22, 2022 – The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) in conjunction with the Great North U18 League (GNU18L) is pleased to announce the 19 players (2 goaltenders, 6 defensemen, 11 forwards), born in the year 2006 who have been selected to participate at the OHL Cup to be held from March 30 to April 4, 2022 at the Scotiabank Pond in Mississauga.

“On behalf of the NOHA Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate the 19 Players who were selected to represent the NOHA at the upcoming OHL Cup. The OHL Cup is a premier event for OHL Draft-eligible Players and is a tremendous opportunity for Players in the North.”, said NOHA President Sue Shepherdson.

Results from Team NOHA games at the OHL Cup will be available at and via Twitter @nohahockey

Team NOHA Roster

For more information regarding Team NOHA, please contact Jacob Brown at

Press Release – NOHA and GNU18L Announce Roster for OHL Cup

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Mask policy update Mar 21 2022

Posted by NCHA at Mar 24, 2022 5:26AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

As you are aware, the Provincial Government no longer requires masks in many settings, which took effect today.

The OHF Return to Hockey Framework presently is in Stage 3, which DOES state that masks are required in dressing rooms and on the benches for bench staff.

While there will be further direction coming from the OHF as early as March 22, please ensure that your Teams are aware that they will need to follow the current directive under the OHF Return to Hockey Framework, which does require masks to be worn as directed above.

Jason Marchand
NOHA Executive Director
Note that the NOHA website is now located at


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