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NOJHL announces Canadians – Thunderbirds West Division Final schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday the game schedule for its West Division Final between the Rayside-Balfour Canadians and the Soo Thunderbirds.

This best-of-seven match-up begins Friday and Saturday with Games 1 & 2 at 7 p.m. at Chelmsford Arena.

From there the two sides will move to John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., for Game 3 on Wednesday, April 4 and Game 4 on Thursday, April 5 in a pair of 7:30 p.m. starts.

If necessary, Game 5 would be held Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m. at Chelmsford Arena.

Should a Game 6 be required, the Thunderbirds would host it on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Then if the series go the distance, Game 7 would be held Wednesday, April 11 in a 7 p.m. start at the home venue of the Canadians, Chelmsford Arena.

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NOJHL Playoffs

Series H
West Division Final
No. 1 Rayside-Balfour Canadians vs. No. 2 Soo Thunderbirds
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Friday, March 30 @ Rayside-Balfour 7 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 2: Saturday, March 31 @ Rayside-Balfour 7 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 3: Wednesday, April 4 @ Sault St. Marie 7:30 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 4: Thursday, April 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7:30 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 5*: Sunday, April 8 @ Rayside-Balfour 4 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 6*: Monday, April 9 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7:30 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game7*: Wednesday, April 11 @ Rayside-Balfour 7 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)

Photos courtesy of  James Egan’s Sports Photography