SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday the game schedule for the upcoming West Division semifinal series between the Rayside-Balfour Canadians and the Blind River Beavers.
Rayside-Balfour will host Games 1 & 2 in this best-of-seven affair with the opener slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16 while the next contest will be held on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at Chelmsford Arena.
From there the series shifts to the Blind River Community Centre for Games 3 & 4 on Tuesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 22 with both meetings featuring a 7:30 p.m. face-off.
If necessary, Game 5 goes Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Chelmsford with a Game 6, if required, slated for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 back in Blind River.
Should the series go the distance, Game 7 would go Tuesday, March 27 and features a special 5:30 p.m. start time.
All NOJHL postseason contests will be streamed online live and on demand via HockeyTV.com.
West Division semifinal
No. 1 Rayside-Balfour Canadians vs. No. 4 Blind River Beavers
Game 1: Friday, March 16 @ Rayside-Balfour 7 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 2: Sunday, March 18 @ Rayside-Balfour 3:30 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 3: Tuesday, March 20 @ Blind River 7:30 p.m. (Community Centre)
Game 4: Thursday, March 22 @ Blind River 7:30 p.m. (Community Centre)
Game 5*: Friday, March 23 @ Rayside-Balfour 7 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 6*: Sunday, March 25 @ Blind River 7:30 p.m. (Community Centre)
Game7*: Tuesday, March 27 @ Rayside-Balfour 5:30 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
*- if necessary
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