NOJHL announces Soo Thunderbirds – Elliot Lake Wildcats West Division final schedule


Release Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

NOJHL announces Soo Thunderbirds – Elliot Lake Wildcats West Division final schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday the game schedule for upcoming West Division final between the Soo Thunderbirds and the Elliot Lake Wildcats.

This rotating schedule will see the Thunderbirds serving as the home team for Game 1 & 3 and if necessary Game 5 & 7.

The Wildcats will host Game 2 & 4 and if required Game 6.

Action in this best-of-seven affair will begin Saturday at Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Centennial Arena in Elliot Lake will then be the site for Game 2 on Monday at 7 p.m.

Next up will be Game 3, which goes Wednesday, April 6 at Essar Centre and features a 7 p.m. face-off.

Game 4 is slated for Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Elliot Lake.

If a Game 5 should come about it will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Essar Centre in the Soo.

Should Game 6 be necessary, Centennial Arena will be the venue on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

The date for a Game 7 if the series goes the distance will be announced once finalized based on availability at Essar Centre.

That contest is tentatively scheduled for either Tuesday, April 12 or Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

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NOJHL West Division final
No. 1 Soo Thunderbirds vs. No. 2 Elliot Lake Wildcats
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Saturday, April 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7:30 p.m. (Essar Centre)
Game 2: Monday, April 4 @ Elliot Lake 7 p.m. (Centennial Arena)
Game 3: Wednesday, April 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (Essar)
Game 4: Friday, April 8 @ Elliot Lake 7:30 p.m. (Centennial)
Game 5*: Saturday, April 9 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7:30 p.m. (Essar)
Game 6*: Monday, April 11 @ Elliot Lake 7 p.m. (Centennial)
Game 7*: T.B.A. @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (Essar)
*- if necessary