The Espanola Express faced some heartbreakers in Northern Ontario Junior A hockey play this weekend.

The Soo Eagles edged the Express 3-2 Saturday and the Rayside-Balfour Canadians double up on them 4-2.

And the Rayside-Balfour Canadians triumphed over the Elliot Lake Wildcats 4 to 1 on Saturday.

In other local hockey news, Express captain Matt Reynolds presenting a $500 cheque to the Espanola Helping Hands Food Bank this weekend.
The players raised the money themselves over the holidays by going door to door Christmas caroling, wrapping presents at the mall and other various holiday activities.