Kirkland Lake – Espanola semifinal series schedule announced



Release Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Kirkland Lake – Espanola semifinal series schedule announced

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Sunday the game schedule for the upcoming semifinal series between the No. 2 Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and the No. 3 Espanola Rivermen.

The two teams were confirmed to be second round opponents after the top-seeded Soo Thunderbirds won their quarter-final series in five games over the Blind River Beavers Sunday evening thus guaranteeing the Thunderbirds would meet the winner of the Elliot Lake – Abitibi series while the Gold Miners and Rivermen will tangle in the other semifinal.

Game 1 of the Kirkland Lake – Espanola best-of-seven affair is set for Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex.

The series will then shift to the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex for game 2 on Sunday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The Gold Miners return home to host game 3 on April 1 before the Rivermen head back to Espanola for game 4 on April 3 in a pair of 7:30 p.m. starts.

If required, game 5 is slated for April 5 at “The Joe” with game 6, if necessary, slated for April 7 at the Regional Recreation Complex with the Rivermen serving as the home side in yet another 7:30 p.m. start.

Should the series go down to the wire, game 7 is scheduled for April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Lake.

The game schedule for the Thunderbirds and their semifinal opponent will be announced once it is finalized.

No. 2 Kirkland Lake Gold Miners vs. No. 3 Espanola Rivermen
Best-of-seven series

Game 1: Friday, March 28 @ Kirkland Lake 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Sunday, March 30 @ Espanola 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Tuesday, April 1 @ Kirkland Lake 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: Thursday, April 3 @ Espanola 7:30 p.m.
Game 5*: Saturday, April 5 @ Kirkland Lake 7:30 p.m.
Game 6*: Monday, April 7 @ Espanola 7:30 p.m.
Game 7*: Wednesday, April 9 @ Kirkland Lake 7:30 p.m.

*-if necessary