The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced its schedule for the upcoming West Division semifinal series between the Soo Thunderbirds and the Soo Eagles.
This popular cross-border rivalry renews Thursday as the two sides square off in Game 1 at 7:00 p.m at the John Rhodes Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The Thunderbirds will also host Game 2, who goes Saturday at 7:00 p.m back at John Rhodes.
Shifting to venerable Pullar Stadium for Games 3 & 4, the Eagles will serve as the home team on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 24th at 7:30 p.m.
John Rhodes would be the site for a Game 5, if it is needed, and it’s slated for Saturday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Game 6, if required, will go on Monday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m back at Pullar while the Thunderbirds would hold Game 7, should the series go the distance, on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m at the John Rhodes Centre.
The following is the schedule for the NOJHL ‘s West Division semifinal match-up between the Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles:
West Division Semifinal
(1) Soo Thunderbirds vs. (4) Soo Eagles
Game 1: Thursday, March 16th @ Thunderbirds 7:00 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 2: Saturday, March 18th @ Thunderbirds 7:00 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 3: Wednesday, March 22nd @ Eagles 7:00 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 4: Friday, March 24th @ Eagles 7:30 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 5*: Saturday, March 25th @ Thunderbirds 7:00 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 6*: Monday, March 27th @ Eagles 7:00 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 7*: Wednesday, March 29th @ Thunderbirds 7:00 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
*- if necessary