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Eskis come up big at “the Mac”

  Martin Bilodeau turned in a stellar effort on Friday night as the Eskis sent the Blue Devils home with their tails between their legs. The Abitibi Eskimos of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League redeemed themselves with a 4-2 victory at the McIntyre Arena against the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils. “I think the players […]

Eskimos’ Jacob Kord earns star status

The Abitibi Eskimos failed to find the win column this week, however, one of their players — winger Jacob Kord — has been named one of the Northern Ontario Junior ‘A’ Hockey League’s Players of the Week. Kord, who just returned from the injury list, picked up four points in this past weekend’s two games […]

Eskis manage one point out of possible four

An ineffective power-play and a costly penalty late in overtime cost the game for the Eskis. The Abitibi Eskimos of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League had a disappointing home-and-away series against the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils this past weekend, as they only managed to pick up one point out of a possible four. This […]

Eskimos gun down T-Birds

IROQUOIS FALLS — Abitibi Eskimos finally discovered the formula for not trailing 5-2 in the third period — score six goals in the first two periods. The Eskimos scored early and often to stun the Soo Thunderbirds 10-4 at the Jus Jordan Arena Saturday night. That decisive victory followed three straight Northern Ontario Junior ‘A’ […]

Eskimos rally, beat Blue Devils

IROQUOIS FALLS — Trailing 5-2 in the third period is becoming habit forming for the Abitibi Eskimos. Last Thursday, the Eskimos trailed 5-2 in the third period before rallying to force overtime in a game they eventually lost 6-5 to the Trappers. On Saturday, they trailed the Sudbury Cubs 5-2 before coming up one goal […]

Eskimos’ comeback falls short

For the second straight game, the Abitibi Eskimos found themselves trailing by three goals in the third period. Unlike Thursday night in North Bay, however, the Eskimos’ comeback attempt on home ice against the Sudbury Cubs fell one goal short. Trailing 5-2 heading into the third period, the Eskimos got power-play goals from Corey Hamel […]

Articles Cats rookie earns promotion

Erik Robichaud earned a promotion before the Moncton Wildcats reached the one-third mark of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League regular season. The 18-year-old rookie centre was moved up to the second line with left winger Devon MacAusland and right winger Marek Hrivik. That trio has been together for the past two contests. “It’s a […]

Another Sudbury Saturday night!

Abitibi Eskimos can thank Trapper Justin Schneeberger for the single point they were able to salvage from Thursday night’s contest in North Bay. And with only four points separating the Eskimos, the Trappers and the Sudbury Cubs at the top of the Northern Ontario Junior ‘A’ Hockey League Eastern Division standings, that could prove to […]

Salituro saves Trappers in overtime

The North Bay Trappers finally solved the Abitibi Eskimos, but that’s not how anybody drew it up. Matt Salituro scored his hat trick goal in overtime to help the Trappers beat the Eskimos for the first time this season, a 6-5 win in front of 521 fans at Memorial Gardens that nearly got away. Leading […]

Articles Delaurier makes 2011 CJHL Prospects Games

Abitibi Eskimos centre Jordan Delaurier will be one of two Northern Ontario Junior ‘A’ Hockey League players suiting up for Team East during the 2011 CJHL Prospects Games. Delaurier and Soo Thunderbirds defenceman Fraser Turner will be part of the squad that takes to the ice at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C., on […]