COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – The Timmins Rock will be in Collingwood, Ont., next week representing Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League at the Cottage Cup Jr. A preseason challenge.
The six-team event runs August 31 through September 2 with the Rock taking on four Ontario Junior Hockey League sides and one from the Central Canada Hockey League.
Each contest will consist of two, 20-minute periods throughout the three days of competition.
Timmins will begin play Aug. 31 as they take on Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) at 8:20 p.m.
Next will be meetings versus the North York Rangers (OJHL) and the Milton Menace (OJHL) at 12:20 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., respectively, on Sept. 1.
They’ll then finish-up Sept. 2 with match-ups against the host Collingwood Blues (OJHL) at 10:40 a.m. and the Navan Grads (CCHL) at 2 p.m.
NOJHL exhibition action starts tonight as the Elliot Lake Red Wings host the Blind River Beavers in a 7 p.m. start at Centennial Arena.
League preseason games are slated to be streamed live on HockeyTV.com.
The following is the NOJHL preseason schedule, as of August 26:
|Friday, Aug. 26||Blind River Beavers||Elliot Lake Red Wings||7 p.m.||Centennial Arena|
|Sunday, Aug. 28||Blind River Beavers||Espanola Paper Kings||1 p.m.||Regional Rec. Complex|
|Sunday, Aug. 28||Timmins Rock||Cochrane Crunch||2 p.m.||Tim Horton Events Centre|
|Sunday, Aug. 28||French River Rapids||Powassan Voodoos||4 p.m.||Powassan Sportsplex|
|Tuesday, Aug. 30||Powassan Voodoos||French River Rapids||7 p.m.||Noelville Arena|
|Tuesday, Aug. 30||Blind River Beavers||Elliot Lake Red Wings||7 p.m.||Centennial Arena|
|Wednesday, Aug. 31||Timmins Rock||Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)||8:20 p.m.||Eddie Bush Arena|
|Thursday, Sept. 1||North York Rangers (OJHL)||Timmins Rock||12:20 p.m.||Eddie Bush Arena|
|Thursday, Sept. 1||Timmins Rock||Milton Menace (OJHL)||3:20 p.m.||Eddie Bush Arena|
|Thursday, Sept. 1||Espanola Paper Kings||French River Rapids||6 p.m.||Noelville Arena|
|Friday, Sept. 2||Collingwood Blues (OJHL)||Timmins Rock||10:40 a.m.||Eddie Bush Arena|
|Friday, Sept. 2||Navan Grads (CCHL)||Timmins Rock||2 p.m.||Eddie Bush Arena|
|Friday, Sept. 2||Cochrane Crunch||Hearst Lumberjacks||7 p.m.||Claude Larose Recreation Centre|
|Friday, Sept. 2||Soo Eagles||Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL)||7 p.m.||Norwest Arena|
|Friday, Sept. 2||Powassan Voodoos||Renfrew Wolves (CCHL)||8 p.m.||Ma-Te-Way Arena|
|Saturday, Sept. 3||Carleton Places Canadians (CCHL)||Powassan Voodoos||1:30 p.m.||Ma-Te-Way Arena|
|Saturday, Sept. 3||Hearst Lumberjacks||Cochrane Crunch||4 p.m.||Tim Horton Events Centre|
|Saturday, Sept. 3||Soo Eagles||Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL)||7 p.m.||Norwest Arena|
|Sunday, Sept. 4||T.B.A. (CCHL)||Powassan Voodoos||T.B.A.||Ma-Te-Way Arena|
|Sunday, Sept. 4||Soo Eagles||Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL)||5 p.m.||Norwest Arena|
|Tuesday, Sept. 6||Cochrane Crunch||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||7 p.m.||Joe Mavrinac Community Complex|
|Dates/times subject to change|
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