NOJHL announces Rayside-Balfour – Soo Eagles West Division semifinal schedule

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

This best-of-seven affair will commence Saturday, March 16 in a 7 p.m. start at Chelmsford Arena.

Rayside-Balfour will also host Game 2, which is slated for Sunday, March 17, back in Chelmsford at 6:30 p.m.

From there, the match-up shifts to venerable Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for Games 3 & 4 on Thursday, March 21 (7 p.m.) and Friday, March 22 (7:30 p.m.).

If necessary, the Canadians will be the home side for Game 5 on Sunday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.

It then goes back to Pullar Stadium, if a Game 6 is needed, on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m.

Should the series go the full seven games, Rayside-Balfour will stage it on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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West Division semifinal
No. 2 Rayside-Balfour Canadians vs. No. 3 Soo Eagles
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Saturday, March 16 @ Rayside-Balfour 7 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 2: Sunday, March 17 @ Rayside-Balfour 6:30 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 3: Thursday, March 21 @ Soo Eagles 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 4: Friday, March 22 @ Soo Eagles 7:30 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 5*: Sunday, March 24 @ Rayside-Balfour 6:30 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 6*: Tuesday, March 26 @ Soo Eagles 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 7*: Wednesday, March 27 @ Rayside-Balfour 7:30 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
*-if necessary